Funso Ojo

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Funso Ojo
Funso Ojo.jpg
Ojo at PSV, September 2011
Personal information
Full name Funso-King Ojo
Date of birth (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aberdeen
Number 22
Youth career
Olse Merksem
–2004 Beerschot AC
2004–2008 PSV Eindhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 PSV Eindhoven 11 (0)
2011VVV-Venlo (loan) 8 (0)
2012–2013 Beerschot AC 24 (1)
2013–2014 Royal Antwerp 8 (0)
2014–2015 FC Dordrecht 32 (0)
2015–2017 Willem II 58 (0)
2017–2019 Scunthorpe United 78 (3)
2019– Aberdeen 5 (0)
National team
2006 Belgium U15 4 (0)
2006–2007 Belgium U16 16 (0)
2007 Belgium U17 5 (0)
2010 Belgium U20 1 (0)
2011 Belgium U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:39, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:29, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Funso Ojo (born 28 August 1991) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Scottish club Aberdeen.

Career[edit]

Ojo played his first Eredivisie match for PSV on 5 May 2009 against Willem II.[1][2] He made five appearances for PSV in the Europa League, including two in the qualifying rounds.

On 18 July 2017, Ojo signed a three-year contract with Scunthorpe United.[3] He made his competitive debut for the club in the season-opening match against AFC Wimbledon, which ended in a 1–1 draw at Glanford Park.[4] His first goal for Scunthorpe came on 7 October 2017, in the 2–1 loss to Wigan Athletic.[5]

Ojo was linked with a transfer to Scottish club Hibernian in June 2019.[6] Ojo believed that he could leave Scunthorpe on a free transfer after they were relegated to EFL League Two, but the proposed move stalled after Scunthorpe disputed whether Ojo could do this.[6] Later in the summer, Scunthorpe accepted offers of £125,000 from Hibernian and Aberdeen.[7] Ojo moved to Aberdeen, signing a three-year contract with the club.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 September 2019 [9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PSV Eindhoven 2008–09 Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
2010–11 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
2011–12 5 0 2 0 3[a] 0 10 0
Total 11 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 18 0
VVV-Venlo (loan) 2010–11 Eredivisie 8 0 0 0 3[b] 0 11 0
Beerschott 2012–13 Pro League 24 1 1 0 0 0 25 1
Antwerp 2013–14 Second Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Dordrecht 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 13 0 0 0 4[b] 1 17 1
2014–15 Eredivisie 19 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
Total 32 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 37 1
Willem II 2015–16 Eredivisie 32 0 2 0 4[b] 0 38 0
2016–17 28 0 1 0 0 0 29 0
Total 60 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 67 0
Scunthorpe United 2017–18[10] League One 41 2 2 0 1 0 3[c] 0 47 2
2018–19[11] 39 1 0 0 0 0 1[d] 0 40 1
Total 80 3 2 0 1 0 4 0 87 3
Aberdeen 2019–20[12] Scottish Premiership 5 0 0 0 1 0 4[a] 0 10 0
Career total 228 4 9 0 2 0 19 1 258 5
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in the Eredivisie/Eerste Divisie promotion/relegation play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in the 2018 EFL play-offs and 2017–18 EFL Trophy
  4. ^ Appearance in the 2018–19 EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willem II in conversation with Funso Ojo" (in Dutch). Brabants Dagbald. 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Willem II picks Funso Ojo away at Dordrecht" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 2 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Funso Ojo: Scunthorpe United sign Belgian midfielder on three-year contract". BBC Sport. 18 July 2017.
  4. ^ Scunthorpe 1-1 AFC Wimbledon - BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  5. ^ Ojo reacts to first Iron goal - Scunthorpe United. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b Elgott, Jordan (28 June 2019). "Hibs end bid for Scunthorpe's Funso Ojo pursuit but close on Preston's Chris Maxwell". BBC Sport.
  7. ^ Winton, Richard; White, Mike (11 July 2019). "Hibernian & Aberdeen have bids accepted for Scunthope's Funso Ojo". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, Tyrone (14 July 2019). "Funso Ojo: Aberdeen complete £125,000 deal for midfielder". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  9. ^ Funso Ojo at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Games played by Funso Ojo in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Games played by Funso Ojo in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Games played by Funso Ojo in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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