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Obafemi Martins

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Date of Birth October 28, 1984
Age 38 years, 3 months, 14 days
Place of Birth Lagos
Country Nigeria
Profession Soccer Player
Horoscope Scorpio

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Obafemi Martins is a famous Soccer Player, born on October 28, 1984 in Nigeria. As of January 9, 2023, Obafemi Martins’s net worth is $25 Million. He became a member of the Nigerian national team in 2004.

Parents Alhaji Obafemi, Alhaja Martins
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Spouse Abigail Barwuah
Children(s) Tyler Martins, Kelvin Martins, Kendrick Martins
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Biography

Nigerian forward who won Italy’s Serie A Championship with Inter Milan in 2006. He joined the Seattle Sounders in 2013, then signed with Shanghai Shenhua in 2016. His future for the national team has been placed in doubt on numerous occasions after separate incidents of controversy. In August 2006, the Nigerian FA (NFA) website had his date of birth down as 1 May 1978, which would have made him 28 years of age rather than 21. The NFA soon confirmed that it had been an administrative error and apologised for the confusion it had caused. However Martins threatened to quit playing for the national team after the blunder had initially put his move to Newcastle in doubt..

He was raised with two brothers, Oladipupo and John Ronan.

Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins (born 28 October 1984) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward. He is known for his speed on the ball. After leaving Nigeria for Italy at age 16, he has since played for a number of top-division clubs around Europe. He began his senior career in 2002 at Serie A club Inter Milan, before moving to Premier League club Newcastle United in 2006, and then to Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg in 2009. Having joined Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan in July 2010, they loaned him to Birmingham City in January 2011.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Martins joined the local football club F.C. Ebedei, having been scouted by manager Churchill Oliseh while playing on the streets of his hometown. After a year with the club, Serie C side A.C. Reggiana made a move for the player. After a three-month trial, Martins and fellow Ebedei teammate Stephen Makinwa signed youth contracts with the club in 2000. His first season in Italy saw Martins break into the first team squad, and later in the year Serie A sides Perugia and Inter Milan made offers for the forward.

Obafemi Martins Net Worth

Obafemi Martins is one of the richest Soccer Player & listed on most popular Soccer Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Obafemi Martins's net worth $25 Million.

Net Worth $25 Million
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Source of Income Soccer Player
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He began his professional career with Italy’s A.C. Reggiana in 2000.

Martins joined the local football club F.C. Ebedei, having been scouted by manager Churchill Oliseh while playing on the streets of his hometown. After a year with the club, Serie C side A.C. Reggiana made a move for the player. After a three-month trial, Martins and fellow Ebedei teammate Stephen Makinwa signed youth contracts with the club in 2000. His first season in Italy saw Martins break into the first team squad, and later in the year Serie A sides Perugia and Inter Milan made offers for the forward.

Martins didn’t become a regular member of the first team squad until the 2002–03 season. During this season he was given his first UEFA Champions League appearance by manager Héctor Cúper, entering as a substitute against his future employers, Newcastle United, at St James’ Park. He scored his first Champions League goal in a match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen to secure Inter’s place in the quarter finals; footage of his celebratory somersaults were subsequently used by UEFA to advertise the following season’s competition. He scored again in the semi-final match against Inter’s arch-rivals Milan, but couldn’t prevent the club losing out on away goals to the competition’s eventual winners. In the championship, he scored once in four appearances.

Martins was signed by Inter Milan in 2001 for a €750,000 transfer fee, and in his first season he scored 23 goals for the youth team, helping them to win the Campionato Nazionale Primavera in 2001–02 season. His form for the youth side led to his first-team league debut the following season, starting in a match against Parma on 22 December 2002 which was won by Inter 2–1.

Obafemi Martins Wife

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After Martins submitted a transfer request, Premier League club Newcastle United completed a deal with Inter for the striker on 24 August 2006 for €15 million. Martins signed a five-year deal. He was paraded in front of the Geordie fans before their UEFA cup tie against FK Ventspils, and inherited the club’s cherished number 9 shirt, vacated after the retirement of the club-record goalscorer Alan Shearer in April.

Height, Weight & Body Measurements

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Soccer Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Nigeria. Obafemi Martins celebrates birthday on October 28 of every year.

Martins signed a long-term contract with Inter Milan in 2005 which ran until 2010 and was worth around €2.5 million annually. By scoring in the 3–1 win at Anderlecht in the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League group stage, Martins become the first ever teenage to score in three consecutive Champions League seasons. He was also protagonist in team’s successful run in Coppa Italia, scoring six goals, including a hat-trick against Bologna, as the tournament ended in conquest. Martins amassed 22 goals in 45 matches across all competitions, setting a new personal best; his good form for Inter earned him a spot in Nigeria’s 2006 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Is Obafemi Martins still playing?

On 15 July 2020, it was announced that Martins returned to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

How much does Obafemi Martins earn per week?

How much does Obafemi Martins earn? After leaving Shanghai Shenhua, the footballer joined another Chinese club known as Wuhan Zall. There, he reportedly earns about $127,000 per week.

Which state is Obafemi Martins from?

Obafemi Martins Early Life Akinwunmi in Lagos State, Nigeria. Born on October 28th 1984, Martins was raised in Lagos State alongside his two brothers; John Ronan and Oladipupo, who was a football player at a time.

How old is Obafemi Martin?

37 years (October 28, 1984)

Who is the Nigeria richest footballer?

John Obi Mikael is currently the richest footballer in Nigeria, according to Celebritynetworth.com. Now a free agent, the star has a net worth of $45 million. His career started with a local Nigerian club Plateau United before moving to the Norwegian Club Lyn.

Although he had some success with Inter, scoring 28 goals for the club in 88 league games as well as 11 goals in European competitions, he was sold in August 2006. This was due to Inter bringing in two new strikers; first Argentinian Hernán Crespo was brought in on loan from Chelsea and then the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimović was bought by Inter from Juventus.

On 17 November 2007, Martins captained Nigeria for the first time, in a friendly match against Australia for his 19th appearance. On 12 November 2009 he scored a spectacular goal in the 83rd minute against Kenya in Nairobi, thus ensuring Nigeria’s qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. At the finals in South Africa, Martins played in just two games for a total of 71 minutes, without scoring. In the first group game, he came on as a 52nd-minute substitute for Victor Obinna. In the third game he was used as a 57th-minute substitute for Nwankwo Kanu. Nigeria exited the tournament bottom of Group B with only one point.

On 6 February 2007, Martins failed to turn up for the 4–1 friendly defeat against Ghana, despite being ordered to play. He later explained his absence was due to the fact he had travelled to Lagos to visit his sick mother. The Nigerian caretaker coach Augustine Eguavoen was furious with Martins and threatened to ban him from the national team. On 14 February 2007, Martins apologised for missing the game but said he believed his mother’s health was more important. He also said that he would be available to play for Nigeria in the future. He made his return to the national side on 24 March 2007, playing the full match against Uganda in an African Cup of Nations Qualifying match and won.

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