Segun Odegbami at 70

Patrick Olusegun Odegbami was born on 27 August 1952 in Lagos, Nigeria to Jacob Adebola Odegbami and Beatrice Bintu Odegbami. He is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Odegbami’s father was an older half-brother of the Nigerian author, Amos Tutuola. He was brought up in the northern city of Jos, Plateau State with many other members of his extended family.

He played for IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan his entire career which was from 1970 to 1984 and his last game was the 1984 African Champions Cup final defeat to Zamalek of Egypt.

Nicknamed Mathematical, Odegbami was famous for his skill on the ball, speed and precision of his crosses from the right wing.

In 2007, Odegbami appeared on Nigerian TV Show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” hosted by Frank Edoho where he played a game for charity with Zebrudaya and donated his winnings to The Little Saints’ Orphanage.

In September 2015, he stated his intention to run for FIFA presidency.

In June 2022, he launched a radio station in Nigeria called Eagles 7 Sports Radio, 103.7 FM.

Odegbami guided Nigerian National Team to its first ever Africa Cup of Nations Title at the 1980 tournament, won altogether, 46 caps and scored 23 goals for the Nigeria national team. He won All-Africa Games’ Silver medal in 1978.

At the 2021 edition of The Ballers Awards which was held on Sunday, 12 June, 2022, at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, he was honoured with the Nigerian Legendary Award.

He attended the Polytechnic of Ibadan where he studied Engineering.

He married his wife, Oyinda in 2010. He also has a daughter who sings under the name May7ven.

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