Razak Omotoyossi

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Razak Omotoyossi
Désiré A. sègbè Ecureuils du Bénin avec Razack Omotoyossi et M. Aoudou.JPG
Désiré Sègbè Azankpo alongside Stéphane Sessegnon and Razack Omotoyossi.
Surname Razak Omotoyossi
birthday October 8, 1985
place of birth LagosNigeria
position striker
Years station Games (goals) 1
2000-2002 FC Ebedei ? 0(?)
2002-2003 Sunshine Stars ? 0(?)
2004 JS Pobè ?? (13)
2005 AJSA FC ? 0(?)
2005-2006 Sheriff Tiraspol 38 0(9)
2007-2008 Helsingborgs IF 33 (16)
2008-2009 Al-Nasr 9 0(4)
2009-2010 FC Metz 25 0(2)
2011 GAIS 13 0(2)
2011 Syrianska FC 6 0(3)
2011-2014 al Zamalek SC 22 (14)
2014 Kahramanmaraşspor 9 0(2)
2014-2015 KAC Kénitra 7 0(1)
2015 Olympique Safi 3 0(0)
2015 Al-Nahda Club
2016– Hearts of Oak SC
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2004-2016 Benin 52 (21)
1 Only league games are given.
As of January 10, 2018

Razak Omotoyossi (born October 8, 1985 in Lagos , Nigeria ) is a Beninese football player . The striker , who made his debut for the Beninese national team in 2004 , became the Allsvenskan top scorer in the 2007 season .


Career start in Africa

Omotoyossi began his career in his native Nigeria. After he was initially under contract with FC Ebedei , he moved to Sunshine Stars in 2002 . An incident in the game against FC Enyimba almost cost him his career in 2003: After the referee was attacked in the game, the Nigerian association punished him with a five-year ban. While video footage showed that another player was standing near the referee, the association insisted on his judgment.

Omotoyossi then fled to Benin. It was not until nine months after the judgment had been made that the Nigerian Association recognized his mistake and overturned the misjudgment. Nevertheless, Omotoyossi stayed in Benin, where he continued his career with the clubs JS Pobè , where he only played three months but was still top scorer, and AJSA FC . He also took citizenship of the country.

Change to Europe

For the first time in Europe, Omotoyossi attracted attention at the U20 World Cup in the Netherlands. He scored the first goal for a Beninese national team in a tournament organized by FIFA . The Moldovan club Sheriff Tiraspol then took him under contract in the 2005/06 season. In Moldova, he distinguished himself as a regular goalscorer in the championship and cup. The striker won both titles with his club, while he had established himself in the Benin national team from 2004. With his scoring danger in club football, he made a name for himself beyond national borders as well as as a player in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup .

Omotoyossi was before the Allsvenskan season 2007 from Helsingborgs IF in the Allsvenskan brought where the striker in his debut season alongside Henrik Larsson get 14 hits in 23 appearances. He was the top scorer in the league together with Marcus Berg . He also proved himself to be a goalscorer in the European Cup, at the winter break of the 2007/08 season he led the competition's top scorers together with Luca Toni and Larsson with six goals each in the UEFA Cup . In the defeat against PSV Eindhoven in the round of the last 32 teams in February 2008 and the resulting elimination from the competition, however, he could no longer score a goal.

In the summer of 2008, Omotoyossi was signed by the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nasr , and the parties agreed not to disclose the transfer fee. The engagement was unsuccessful for him, so that he remained without a club after the end of the contract. At first he trained without having signed a contract in Egypt with al Ahly Cairo , before he returned to Europe after six months of unemployment and signed a contract with FC Metz in June 2009 . In the summer of 2010 he left the club and was then looking for a new club. He completed various test trainings without success, including at the English Premier League club FC Blackpool . From September 22 to October 1, 2010 he then completed a trial training session at Swansea City from the English second division , but could not recommend himself for a contract there either.

On March 30, 2011, the Swedish club GAIS announced the commitment of Omotoyossi. At the Gothenburg club he signed a contract that was valid until the summer of that year. Although he played 13 league games in the Allsvenskan by the end of July, he was mainly a supplementary player. Shortly before the start of the transfer window in August, league rivals Syrianska FC announced the player's commitment.

For the second half of the 2013/14 season he moved to the Turkish second division club Kahramanmaraşspor .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c "Benin Republic will shock Eagles in Ghana, says Omotoyossi" in the Guardian (accessed January 22, 2008)
  2. Statistics Omotoyossis at fussballdaten.de (accessed January 22, 2008)
  3. a b "Razak Omotoyossi inspires the fans" at de.fifa.com (accessed January 22, 2008)
  4. goal.com: "Razak Omotoyossi Joins Metz After Six Months Of Unemployment" (accessed June 30, 2009)
  5. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1295932/Blackpool-Metz-striker-Razak-Omotoyossi-trial.html
  6. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/swansea_city/9023969.stm
  7. gais.se: "Razak Omotoyossi är clear för GAIS" ( Memento of the original from April 2, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (accessed on March 30, 2011)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.gais.se
  8. svenskafans.com: "Razak Omotoyossi ansluter" (accessed on July 27, 2011)