[People Profile] All We Know About Michael Obafemi Biography, Career, Family, Networth
Michael Oluwadurotimi Obafemi was born on in July 6, 2000. He was an Irish professional footballer, who plays as striker with EFL Championship club Swansea City as well as the Republic of Ireland national team.
Childhood and early life
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Profiling Michael ” Oluwadurotimi ” ObafemiA Quick Glance At Michael " Oluwadurotimi " Obafemi
|Full Names||Michael Oluwadurotimi Obafemi|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Date Of Birth||12 November 2002|
|State of Origin||Dublin, Ireland/Nigeria|
|Current team||Swansea City|
2015–2016 Leyton Orient
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2021– Swansea City
2017–2018 Republic of Ireland U19
2019–2020 Republic of Ireland U21
2018– Republic of Ireland
|Salary||£9,000 per week|
|Net Worth||£2 million|
Obafemi was born in Dublin to Nigerian parents. His family relocated from Ireland to England and he grew up in the London region. His elder sister Afolabi Obafemi, too is a professional footballer.
Obafemi has been released by Watford before his 14th birthday celebrations in 2014. He was able to take a year off of the game , before becoming a member of Leyton Orient in 2015, then moving to Southampton in the summer of 2016.
Obafemi made his debut with Southampton as an substitute in the second half of the 82nd minute in 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on 21 January 2018. At 17 years old and 199 days old, Obafemi was the second-youngest player to make the Premier League appearance for Southampton following Luke Shaw, who was 17 years old and 116 days.
He scored his debut professional goal by scoring the third goal of the 3-1 win at Huddersfield on the 22nd December of 2018 at the age of 18 and 169 days the Southampton’s youngest goal scorer within the Premier League.
On the 31st of August, 2021, Obafemi signed a contract with Swansea City for a fee estimated at between PS1.5 to PS2 million. He signed an agreement for three years. On 23 October 2021 Obafemi was the first player to score a goal in his career for Swansea during their 1-1 loss at Birmingham City.
Obafemi was able to represent England, Nigeria, and the Republic of Ireland. In November 2018, he pledged his loyalty to Ireland. Republic of Ireland.
Obafemi was a player for his country, the Republic of Ireland at under-19 level, making his debut during the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification campaign.
On November 6, 2018 Obafemi was included as a senior player in the Republic of Ireland squad for the first time, for the friendly match against Northern Ireland on 15 November as well as the UEFA Nations League match against Denmark on November 19th, 2018. Obafemi was called in as an extra in the second part of the draw with Denmark in order to play his first game. He was also an early player from the decade 2000 to be awarded an official jersey for Ireland. Obafemi began his career with Ireland’s under-21 team Republic of Ireland under-21 team on October 10, 2019 as a substitute during an 0-0 draw against Italy the under-21s Tallaght Stadium.
On the 11th of June in 2022, Obafemi made his first appearance for the national team at a senior level in an UEFA Nations League match against Scotland with only one goal and scoring but a groin strain led to Obafemi replaced five minutes later after scoring. He was substituted with Scott Hogan.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Vice-President II, Mallam Shehu Dikko believes that the soccer’s body’s governing body shouldn’t be held accountable for Southampton youngster Michael Obafemi’s recent selection to the Ireland Republic, as he says the rising player was approached by the Super Eagles’ trip to London this summer.
Footballlive.ng informs that Dikko admitted that it’s disconcerting to witness Obafemi close to being bound by Ireland However, Dikko claims it’s not because of lack of effort by the NFF.
In Dublin and raised by Nigerian parents The 18-year-old has represented Ireland at the youth level even though he was born in London.
Obafemi was the first player to make an game appearance with Southampton in the past two seasons, when Obafemi was on the bench during the club’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur in January of 2016.
This made him the second-youngest player to ever play for The Saints at first team equal to Luke Shaw and last weekend He made his second appearance for the club against Manchester City.
While saying that the NFF would like to wish the kid best of luck in his decision, Dikko disclosed further that the NFF top shots attempted to get at the Southampton kid prior to the Eagles match against England before the World Cup, but hinted that the Saints child might have defied officials.
Dikko said: “We tried getting across to him at an training session located in London but we were unable to find his contact.
“The thing is we are wishing him a successful career with Ireland although we wish he had played for us.”