Shola Ameobi

Shola Ameobi (2008)

Foluwashola " Shola " Ameobi ( born October 12, 1981 in Zaria, Nigeria ) is an English- Nigerian football player and plays for Newcastle United. His younger brothers Tomi and Sam, with whom he plays together in Newcastle, are also professional footballers.


Ameobi came at the age of five with his parents to England. At age 13, he came to the Newcastle United Academy. He made his debut one day before his 18th birthday in the reserve team. On 9 September 2000, he completed his debut in the home game against Chelsea and has since become part of the extended squad of Newcastle United.

In the English U-21 national team, he came between 2000 and 2003 to a total of 20 missions, in which he scored seven goals. In November 2012, he made ​​his debut for the Nigerian national team.

Social Commitment

Ameobi involved as ambassador to Show Racism the Red Card. Along with Sol Campbell he recorded a video statement against racism and discrimination.