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Peter Odemwingie

  • Position: Striker
  • Squad number: 11
  • Date of birth: 15 July, 1981 (28 years old)
  • Height: 6'0" (182cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
2 Peter Odemwingie
0|0 Peter Odemwingie
1 As substitute
8|22 Total Nigeria
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
3 Total Nigeria
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Peter Odemwingie
0 Peter Odemwingie
3 Total Nigeria
2 Total Nigeria
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
1|2 Peter Odemwingie
0|0 Peter Odemwingie
36|28 Total Nigeria
5|1 Total Nigeria
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Nigeria games played

  1. Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
    Saturday, 12 June Match report
  2. Greece 2-1 Nigeria
    Thursday, 17 June Match report
  3. Nigeria 2-2 South Korea
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report

Player profile

Odemwingie captained the side at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations but criticised the defensive tactics used by manager Shaibu Amodu in the semi-final loss to Ghana.

A quick right winger who can also play up front, he was born in the USSR. His father went to study medicine in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he married a Russian woman.

Some observers felt he was Nigeria’s best player during the qualifying campaign. He was selected as an over-age player for the Beijing Olympics, playing in the defeat to Argentina in the final.

After making his name in Belgian football, he had a two-year spell with Lille before joining Lokomotiv Moscow in 2007. He scored seven times in 25 games in the 2009 Russian Premier League, helping his club finish fifth.

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