Vital Football

Latest QPR News

One to Watch - Peter Odemwingie

One to Watch - Peter Odemwingie

Name: Peter Odemwingie

Date of Birth: 15/7/1981

Nationality: Nigeria

Former Clubs: Bendel Insurance, La Louviere, Lille, Lokomotiv Moscow

League Appearances (Goals): 300 (96)

International Appearances (Goals): 54 (9)

Stat of the Day Peter Odemwingie is only the second player to have scored 10+ goals in a Premier League season for WBA after Rob Earnshaw

With a bucketload of goals and name full of vowels, Peter Odemwingie was West Brom`s saviour last season, guiding them incisively to safety. Add to that the fact that he was signed at a cut price £2.5 million and it`s easy to see why the striker was revered as one of the players of the season last campaign. This season has failed to live up to expectations, however, as injuries, an alleged falling out with Roy Hodgson and a frustrating dip in form has seen Odemwingie mirror his side`s performances; largely inconsistent. Rumours are circulating the Nigerian will be sold in the summer, but whilst he is turning out for West Brom he still poses a considerable threat to any waiting opposition. Odemwingie came on as a substitute against QPR at Loftus Road earlier this season, and his pace, creativity and flair was the main reason The Baggies managed to steal a point. His altruistic work rate has endeared him to the West Brom fans and his ability to pop up with important goals has seen him secure his sides Premier League status yet again, as well as become a firm Hawthorns favourite.

Playing Career

Odemwingie started his career at the CSKA Moscow Academy before breaking through at senior level for Nigerian hometown club Bendel Insurance. He scored 19 goals in 53 league appearances from 2000 to 2002. He signed for Belgian club La Louviere in 2002 and made his mark by helping his side to the Belgian Cup in his first season. Scoring nine goals in 44 appearances attracted the attention of French side Lille and before long he was a first team regular for the Ligue 1 team. His impressive goalscoring run continued as several top European clubs soon started to monitor the Nigerian`s progress. Finishing up with 23 goals in 75 appearances for Lille, Lokomotiv Moscow signed Odemwingie for a reported $14 million in 2007.

In his three seasons for Lokomotiv, Odemwingie became the driving force of their attack and managed 21 goals in the Russian Premier League from 75 games. The striker joined West Brom in August 2010, only a day before the opening game of the 2010/2011 season against Sunderland. He fitted in just one training session and made a dream debut by scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over the Black Cats. Odemwingie had an impressive first season in English football which saw him finish as the Barclays Premier League`s fifth highest scorer with 15 goals, helping his side to avoid relegation.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:danielqpr
Date:Friday April 13 2012
Time: 7:39PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Mike Towell – RIP

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
A genuine threat. He did well to turn the game at LR.
Boxer
13/04/2012 21:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Rangers Rejuvenated As Fulham Flop

QUEENS Park Rangers claimed their first win at Craven Cottage since January 1980 as Fulham missed two open goals and two spot-kicks.

Cheered on by a travelling contingent of 3000, Rangers took the game to the Cottagers and came out with just rewards, despite the home set getting a lot of help from referee Lee Mason.

Alex Smithies was the hero of the first half - saving top-scorer Tom Cairney`s spot-kick - before Conor Washington guided home his first league goal for QPR via the aid

Fulham v QPR - Team News

Polter and Lynch come back into the line-up

One to Watch - Tom Cairney

Ryan Forrester profiles Fulham midfielder and top scorer - Tom Cairney

The Men in Black - Fulham v QPR

Profiling this weekend's official - Lee Mason

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM - Burton Albion v QPR
Suggested By:
Smithies0%
Onuoha0%
Hall0%
Caulker0%
Bidwell0%
Henry0%
Luongo25%
Borysiuk0%
Chery0%
Wszolek50%
Washington0%
Polter25%
Lynch0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 28 2016 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship