Femi Opabunmi


Position         : Midfielder

Date of birth : 3 March, 1985

Team              : Grasshopper Zurich (Switzerland)

Nationality     : Nigeria

Notes              : Scored a goal to help Nigeria win the African U/17 Championships. With Collins Osunwa out with injury he became Nigeria's key player with the goals at the World U/17 Championships also in 2001. This included a hat-trick against Australia and won him the Silver Shoe as second highest goalscorer. His good play, which also won him the Bronze Ball as third best player in the tournament, helped Nigeria reach the final where they lost to France. Has attracted attention from clubs such as Manchester United, Lyon and Celta Vigo. Was at the 2002 World Cup. Has moved from 3SC Ibadan in Nigeria to Grasshopper Zurich in Switzerland.


LAST UPDATED: 3 July, 2003

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