Mobi Oparaku

Mobi Oparaku
Personal information
Full name Mobi Patrick Oparaku
Date of birth (1976-12-01) 1 December 1976
Place of birth Owerri, Nigeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Iwuanyanwo Nationale
1995 R.S.C. Anderlecht
1995–1997 K.V. Turnhout 30 (2)
1997–1999 Royal Capellen FC 25 (5)
2000 El Paso Patriots 13 (3)
2001 Connecticut Wolves 23 (1)
2001–2005 Rivoli United F.C. 4 (0)
2005–2008 Gateway F.C.
2008–2010 Enyimba International F.C.
National team
1993 Nigeria U-17 6 (0)
1996 Nigeria U-23 6 (0)
1996–2003 Nigeria 8 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 March 2008.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 March 2008
Olympic medal record
Representing  Nigeria
Men's Football
1996 Atlanta Team Competition

Mobi Patrick Oparaku (born 1 December 1976 in Owerri, Imo State) is a former Nigerian football player who last played for Enyimba International F.C..


He played for several clubs in Belgium. In 2000, Oparaku spent one season with the El Paso Patriots in the USL A-League.[1] In 2001, he played for the Connecticut Wolves.[2] In December 2005 turn back to Nigeria with teammate Rashidi Yekini to Gateway F.C.[3]

International career

Oparaku played 6 matches at 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship.[4] For Nigeria national football team, he was a participant at the 1996 Olympic Games,[5] where Nigeria won the gold medal and at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.


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