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‘Mathematical’ Odegbami clocks 60 today


Former Green Eagles legend, Patrick Olusegun Odegbami, is celebrating his 60th brithday today.

Born on August 27, 1952, in Abeokuta, the retired Nigerian footballer was brought up in the northern city of Jos, Plateau State. 

Nicknamed Mathematical for his famous deft touches on the ball, speed and precision of his crosses from the right wing, he has won 46 caps and scored 23 goals for the National Team. He is also remembered to have guided Nigeria to its first Africa Cup of Nations title at the 1980 tournament in his homeland.

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

His younger brother, Wole Odegbami, is also a former national team player. He is currently a columnist in some of Nigeria’s sports papers.

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