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Rabiu Afolabi

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Rabiu Afolabi
Personal information
Full name Rabiu Afolabi
Date of birth (1980-04-18) 18 April 1980 (age 44)
Place of birth Osogbo, Nigeria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 NEPA Lagos
1997–2003 Standard Liège 89 (2)
2000–2001Napoli (loan) 0 (0)
2003–2005 Austria Wien 60 (1)
2005–2009 Sochaux 123 (5)
2009– 2011 Red Bull Salzburg 62 (4)
2011- Monaco 9 (1)
National team
2000– Nigeria 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 October 2009

Rabiu Afolabi (born 18 April 1980[1] in Osogbo, Nigeria) is a Nigerian soccer player. He plays for F. C. Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga as defender.

Career[change | change source]

After playing good in the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup in 1997 he went to Europe and played for Standard Liège. He signed 2000 for SSC Napoli in the Seria A but had no breakthrough. So he went back to Belgium. 2003 till 2005 the played the first time in Austria for FK Austria Wien. After his time in France( FC Sochaux 2005-2009) he signed for F.C. Red Bull Salzburg. 2011 he his in AS Monaco now playing in the League 2 in France

International[change | change source]

He started with the team of Nigeria in the 1999 African Youth Championship. The he was captain of the Nigerian team at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria, where they reached the quarter finals. On 17 June 2000, he made his first match in the senior team in a 2002 World Cup qualifing match against Sierra Leone. Rabiu Afolabi was member of the Nigerian team for the 2002 and 2010 World Cups.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rabiu Afolabi Bio, Stats, News". ESPN. Retrieved 2 January 2013.[permanent dead link]

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