Tomi Ameobi

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Tomi Ameobi
Personal information
Full name Oluwatomiwo Ameobi
Date of birth 16 August 1988 (1988-08-16) (age 23)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club BÍ/Bolungarvík
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2005 Newcastle United
2005–2007 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Leeds United 0 (0)
2007–2008 Scunthorpe United (loan) 9 (0)
2008–2009 Doncaster Rovers 1 (0)
2008 Grimsby Town (loan) 2 (0)
2009 Mansfield Town (loan) 4 (0)
2009–2010 Forest Green Rovers 28 (5)
2010–2011 Whitley Bay 4 (0)
2011– BÍ/Bolungarvík 20 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:46, 10 September 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Oluwatomiwo "Tomi" Ameobi (born 16 August 1988 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)[1] is an English footballer of Nigerian descent who plays as a forward for BÍ/Bolungarvík.


[edit] Career

[edit] Leeds United

The 2007–08 season was Ameobi's first campaign in the Leeds United first team. He previously played for the club's reserve side, which finished sixth in Division One Central of the Pontin's Holidays League in 2006–07.[2] Ameobi signed his first professional contract with Leeds United on 8 August 2007.[3] He had been offered the contract on 8 May,[4] but had to wait three months to sign the deal as the club had been placed under a transfer embargo. He made his first appearance of the pre-season in Leeds United's 2–0 defeat against Northern Premier League side Guiseley on 6 August. He started the match, which was the club's final pre-season fixture, but was replaced after 75 minutes. Ameobi made his debut for Leeds on 28 August, against Portsmouth in the Football League Cup.He was loaned out to the Championship side Scunthorpe United in November 2007, making nine appearances without scoring a goal.

[edit] Doncaster Rovers

Ameobi returned to Leeds before joining Doncaster on 22 July. On 24 September 2008 he was loaned to Football League Two side Grimsby Town.[5] He later returned to Doncaster after just two appearances, failing to impress newly appointed manager Mike Newell. Ameobi signed for Conference National outfit Mansfield Town on loan in January 2009.[6] He returned to Doncaster the following month, having played five games for Mansfield, but was released from his contract on 7 May.[7]

[edit] Forest Green Rovers

In September 2009 Ameobi signed for Forest Green Rovers.[8] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 away win over Hayes & Yeading in January 2010[9] and also in that month represented Forest Green in the 3rd round of the FA Cup against Notts County.[10] At the end of the season he was released by the club having made 28 league appearances and having scored 5 times.

[edit] Whitley Bay

In July 2010 it was announced that Ameobi was on trial with Whitley Bay. He subsequently signed a contract for the club having impressed in their pre-season friendlies. On 4 September 2010 he featured in the 2-2 draw away at Billingham Synthonia coming on as a half-time substitute.

[edit] BÍ/Bolungarvík

In May 14, 2011, Ameobi played his first game in an Icelandic league, and there in the second division. Ameobi's opponents were ÍR, but BÍ/Bvk. lost the game on Torfnesvöllur, 1-2. He scored BÍ/Bvk.'s goal in the game. Ameobi scored again in the second match of the season, winning Haukar away at Ásvellir, 2-1.

[edit] Personal life

Ameobi is the younger brother of Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi and the older brother of Newcastle United striker Sammy Ameobi.

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