What happened to Obafemi Martins?

What happened to Obafemi Martins?
Obafemi Martins in the Wuhan Zall jersey

Obafemi Martins became very well known at the beginning of the years 2000 not only for being an excellent striker that he was, if not also for being the fastest footballer of those early Pro Evolution Soccer that so many afternoons and nights of glory gave.

But the Nigerian born in 1984, he also had a great career. Not in vain is one of the few players who were able to play in the 4 best leagues in Europe. He played in Italy at Inter Milan. In the Premier he wore the shirts of Newcastle and Birmingham. In Germany, Wolfsburg and in Spain the Levante who played the Europa League in the season 2012-13. In addition, he also wore other shirts such as the Rubin Kazan.

Known for celebrating goals by doing several somersaults, Obafemi Martins he was the fastest player to go through many leagues. In fact, in Spain he became famous in his first game for beat Cristiano Ronaldo's record.

what happened to obafemi martins
Obafemi Martins somersaults were a classic in his time as a player. On this occasion celebrating with Levante two goals against Granada. PHOTO: The vanguard

What happened to Obafemi Martins?

In 2013, Obafemi Martins left Levante in the middle of the knockout round of the Europa League round of 16 against Rubin Kazan. He came from scoring two goals, one in the Valencia City and another in Athens, to an entire Olympiakos that came bounced from the Champions. At that moment, Martin's had 29 years and decided to leave European football in which he had been since he was almost a teenager. And it was the beginning of the decline of his career.

He left for the Seattle Sounders who paid his clause to the Granota team and was in the MLS for three seasons, until 2016 in which he went to Chinese football. First to play for SH Shenhua and then for Wuhan Zall FC where his contract ended. 1 of January of 2021 and since then he has been free. For the time elapsed and his age, everything indicates that he has already left professional football.

What happened to Obafemi Martins
Wuhan Zall was his team between March and December 2020, in full pandemic explosion. PHOTO: Twitter Wuhan Zall
Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol

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