Stephen Odey
Personal information
Full name Stephen Pius Odey
Date of birth (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 23)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Amiens
(on loan from Genk)
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 MFM 42 (23)
2017–2019 Zürich 45 (12)
2019– Genk 11 (0)
2020–Amiens (loan) 28 (6)
National team
2017– Nigeria 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 August 2018

Stephen Pius Odey (born 15 January 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer, who plays as a forward for French club Amiens, on loan from Genk.

Club career

Odey played in the second edition of GTBank-Lagos state principals cup where he was the captain of the winning Dairy Farm Senior secondary school Agege. He also topped the list of the GTBank 13-man all star team of that year. He trained at CampGTBank with 23 other students under lead coach Mark Elis, former coach at Arsenal.

He is the all-time top scorer for MFM in the Nigerian Professional Football League, the highest football league level in Nigeria. Odey was the highest goalscorer for MFM in the 2015–16 season.[1][2] He scored his first career hat-trick in January 2017 against Lobi Stars.[2]

On 4 October 2017, Odey completed a transfer to Swiss club FC Zürich.[3]

On 28 June 2019, it was confirmed that Odey had joined Genk on a five-year contract.[4] On 11 September 2020, he joined Ligue 2 club Amiens SC on loan.[5]

International career

On 13 August 2017, Odey made his debut for Nigeria, as a substitute, in a 1–0 loss against Benin.[6]

Honours

Individual

FC Zürich

References

  1. ^ "NPFL Top Scorers 2015-2016".
  2. ^ a b "Stephen Odey first hat-trick".
  3. ^ "Der FC Zürich verpflichtet Stürmer Stephen Odey" (in German). 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ Stephen Odey joins KRC Genk, fcz.ch, 28 June 2019
  5. ^ "Der FC Zürich verpflichtet Stürmer Stephen Odey" (in Dutch). 11 September 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Benin vs. Nigeria". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ "League Bloggers Award January 2017".
  8. ^ "League Bloggers Award March 2017".