Biography Of Michael Obiku (Footballer)

Michael Edirin Obiku is a retired Nigerian football striker. He is currently coach at Feyenoord Rotterdam’s Soccer Schools.

NAME: Michael Edirin Obiku

DATE OF BIRTH: 24 September 1968


OCCUPATION: Footballer

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Obiku started his career with Flash Flamingoes in his native Nigeria and earned a move to highfliers Iwuanyanwu Nationale. From there, he moved on to become very successful in Cyprus. Then Feyenoord Rotterdam chairman Jorien van den Herik, who had a house on Cyprus, lured him to Rotterdam. On club level he won the Dutch Eredivisie in 1993 and the KNVB Cup in 1994 and 1995 with Feyenoord. He later became the first Nigerian to play in the J1 League.In 1999–2000 he returned to Cyprus and to his favourite team Anorthosis Famagusta FC.

He represented the Nigerian national team at the 1988 African Cup of Nations, played in two World Cup qualifying matches  and played 12 minutes at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He played his final international match in April 1993 against Ethiopia.

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