|Full name||Rabiu Afolabi|
|Date of birth||18 April 1980|
|Place of birth||Osogbo, Nigeria|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2000–2001||→ Napoli (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009– 2011||Red Bull Salzburg||62||(4)|
|* 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
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]
- "Rabiu Afolabi Bio, Stats, News". ESPN. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official Website
- Players profile Official Website FC Red Bull Salzburg
- Guardian football stats-Rabiu Afolabi
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