Peter Odemwingie


BornJuly 15, 1981


Peter Osaze Odemwingie is a footballer who plays for EnglishPremier League club West Bromwich Albion as a striker. ASfter proceeding through the youth systems at KAMAZ and CSKA, he first plied his trade with Nigerian Premier League side Bendel Insurance, where he scored 19 goals in 53 league appearances from 2000 to 2002. He signed for Belgian club La Louvière in 2002 and made his mark by helping the club to win the Belgian Cup in his first season. However, on 16 July 2007, he signed for Lokomotiv Moscow for a reported fee of $14 million on a four-year contract. On 20 August 2010 Odemwingie signed for English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract. Odemwingie ended the 2010–11 season as West Bromwich Albion's top goalscorer with a club record of 15 league goals. On 18 August it was announced that Odemwingie had signed a new three-year agreement with West Bromwich Albion, after a £4,000,000 bid from Wigan Athletic was turned down by the club. Odemwingie scored a spectacular goal at Ewood Park, Blackburn on 17 December, putting West Brom into a late lead. He also played in the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations where he played in the semi-final losing to Côte d'Ivoire 1–0. He was included to play for Nigeria in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. He was part of the Nigerian football team that competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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