Stephen Odey
Personal information
Full name Stephen Pius Odey
Date of birth (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Randers
Number 90
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 MFM 42 (23)
2017–2019 Zürich 45 (12)
2019–2022 Genk 11 (0)
2020–2021Amiens (loan) 28 (6)
2021Randers (loan) 20 (7)
National team
2017– Nigeria 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:31, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
‡ 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 Danish Superliga club Randers FC.

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] On 31 August 2021, he joined Danish club Randers FC on loan for the 2021-22 season with an option to buy.[6] After scoring five goals in seven games Randers confirmed on 21 November 2021, that they had bought Odey free from Genk at the end of his loan deal, becoming the most expensive transfer in Randers' history.[7] Odey signed a deal until June 2024, running from the 2022-23 season.

International career

On 13 August 2017, Odey made his debut for Nigeria, as a substitute, in a 1–0 loss against Benin.[8]

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. ^ RANDERS FC LEJER STEPHEN ODEY I GENK, randersfc.dk, 31 August 2021
  7. ^ RANDERS FC KØBER STEPHEN ODEY, randersfc.dk, 21 November 2021
  8. ^ "Benin vs. Nigeria". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. ^ "League Bloggers Award January 2017".
  10. ^ "League Bloggers Award March 2017".