Christian Obodo is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He was briefly kidnapped upon a visit to his native Nigeria in June 2012.
NAME: Christian Obodo
DATE OF BIRTH: 11 May 1984
PLACE OF BIRTH: Warri, Nigeria
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
He was plucked from relative obscurity in the Nigerian league, playing for Plateau United before he became one of the hottest properties in the Italian Serie A where he had a brilliant season at Perugia. He scored his first ever Serie A goal in a 2–2 draw against Inter at the end of the season 2003.
Fiorentina signed him as a key part of their renovation as the team came back to Serie A in 2004. They only bought half the registration rights and in 2005 La Viola and Perugia were forced to make a blind auction to decide his future. Perugia won the auction but immediately sold him to Udinese