Michael Obafemi
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Forward

Michael Obafemi

IRE Irish
Key Performance Stats Last updated 19 Sep 2020
Games Played
1
Minutes played
6
Games Started
0
Goals
0
Goals
0
Inside
box
0
Outside
box
0
Set
pieces
0
Conversion rate
0%
Total
shots
1
Shots on
target
0
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Michael Obafemi Saints History

Last updated 19 Sep 2020
Total matches
34
Emirates FA Cup
2
Carabao Cup
4
Premier League
28
Goals
5
Seasons
4
Saints debut
21 Jan 2018
Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances Emirates FA Cup Carabao Cup Premier League Goals
1 0 1 0 0
2019/20 25 2 2 21 4
2018/2019 7 0 1 6 1
2017/2018 1 0 0 1 0

Michael Obafemi Season Stats

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Last updated 19 Sep 2020

General

Games Played
0
1
Minutes played
0
6
Games Started
0
0
Subs on/off
0
0

Attack

Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
1
Shots on target
0
0
Mins per goal
0
0
Conversion rate
0%
0%
Inside box
box 0
box 0
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
0
0
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
0
0

Distribution

Passes Completed
/ 0
/ 2
Crosses completed
/ 0
/ 1
Assists
0
0
Chances created
0
0

Defence

Clearances
0
0
Blocks
0
0
Interceptions
0
0
Tackles won
/ 0
/ 0
Duels won
/ 0
/ 1
Aerial duels won
/ 0
/ 1

Discipline

Fouls awarded
0
0
Fouls conceded
0
0
Yellow cards
0
0
Red cards
0
0

Michael Obafemi Biography

Last updated 18 Sep 2020
Nationality
Irish
Age
20
Height
169 cm
Weight
71 kg
Saints debut
21 Jan 2018

Former clubs: N/A

Saints Academy Graduate

Micahel Obafemi enjoyed a star-studded youth career; featuring for the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Watford as he rose his way up the academy pyramid.

He moved to the south coast from Leyton Orient in July 2016, going on to feature for Saints in the U18s Premier League and FA Youth Cup during the 2016/17 season, scoring 3 goals in 17 appearances.

Obafemi’s involvement in the Saints academy increased during the following season, playing for both the U18s and U23s, alongside featuring for the first team in both the EFL Trophy and the Premier League.

Premier League Debut

The Irishman made his professional debut as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Spurs in January 2018, aged just 17 years and 199 days.

Behind Luke Shaw, Obafemi became the second youngest player to feature in the Premier League for Southampton.

His first professional goal came just over 11 months later; Obafemi scored the third goal in Saints’ 3-1 win at Huddersfield in December 2018.

The goal meant he became the club’s youngest scorer in the Premier League to date, at 18 years and 169 days old.

Irish International

His performances for Saints meant that Obafemi soon gained some recognition at an International level, as he was called-up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad in November 2018. The striker made his debut as a second half substitute in the 0-0 draw with Denmark. He also therefore became the first player born in the 2000s to win a senior cap. 

Obafemi has continued to feature at International level, making his debut for the Republic of Ireland U21s in October 2019 in a 0-0 draw with Italy.

Establishing as a Saint

In 2019/20, Obafemi scored four goals in 25 appearances, 14 as a substitute, and most memorably scored the opener in the 2-0 Boxing Day victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

He began the season though with the winning goal against Fulham in the Carabao Cup. He also netted at the London Stadium in a defeat to West Ham and scored a late equaliser as Saints drew 2-2 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.