Peter Osaze Odemwingie is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward and winger.
NAME: Peter Osaze Odemwingie
DATE OF BIRTH: 15 July 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Odemwingie was born in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union to a Nigerian father (Peter Odemwingie Sr.) and a Russian mother (Raisa), both of whom were medical students. He moved with his family to Nigeria when he was two years old before completing his secondary education in Russia. Whilst living in Russia he played in the youth teams at KAMAZ and CSKA Moscow. At the age of 17 he moved back to Nigeria and after spending a short time with amateurs AS Racines Lagos he became a professional with Nigeria Premier League side Bendel Insurance, where he scored 19 goals in 53 league appearances from 2000 to 2002.