Edward Ofere Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Edward Ofere
  • Born: March 28th, 1986 (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Height: 6' 3
  • Position: Striker
  • Signed: February 6th, 2016
  • First Manager: Mixu Paatelainen
  • Career Totals: 13 appearances, 3 goals
  • Also Played For: Inverness Caledonian Thistle


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2015-16 6 (7) 3 2 0 30.8% 23.1% 46.2%
Totals: 6 (7) 3


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 14/05/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
 10/05/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H) 3 - 3
 06/05/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 10/05/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H) 3 - 3
 06/05/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 10/05/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  3 - 3
 06/05/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 14/05/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 2
 10/05/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  3 - 3
 06/05/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 24/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 3
 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 1
 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 11/03/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 02/03/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 16/02/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 3
 13/02/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 0


Biography

Born in Lagos, Edward began his career with Nigerian side Enugu Rangers, becoming a first team squad player in 2003. He spent two seasons in the Flying Antelopes first team, and collected his first International cap for Nigeria in a friendly match in 2004, before signing on loan at Swedish club Malmo FF in August 2005 at the age of 19. Two months later he was given a three year contract, scoring on his debut in April 2006, but originally struggled to hold down a regular first team place. By 2008 he began to hit form and was given a contract extension, and went on to finish as the clubs leading scorer during the
2009 season.

By 2010 he was drawing attention from English Premiership side Newcastle United, Belgians Genk and clubs in China and the Middle East, however he signed a 3 year deal with Italian Serie A side Lecce in August. After a good start in Italy, a cruciate ligament injury against Lazio ruled him out for the rest of the season. Further injuries limited his appearances for Lecce, and in July 2013 he returned to Sweden to play for Division 1 side Trelleborgs until the end of the season. After scoring an impressive eight goals in eleven games, he signed for Danish Superliga side FC Vestsjælland in December, but then moved on to Sogndal in Norway in August 2014 after just nine games.

In February 2015, Edward signed for Inverness Caledonian Thistle until the end of the 2014–15 season. He became an important part of the team, scoring six goals in 13 appearances. He scored in their 3-2 Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Celtic, later collecting a winners medal after the Final victory over Falkirk at Hampden, and scored the goal that guaranteed the club European football for the first time. After failing to negotiate a contract extension, Edward left Scotland for Turkey, where he signed a short term deal with Boluspor, but returned to Scotland in February 2016 to sign a contract until the end of the season at Tannadice.

Debut (as sub)

February 13th, 2016
Hamilton Academical 0 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premiership)

Full Debut

February 20th, 2016
Dundee United 2 - 1 Heart of Midlothian

League (Premiership)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Edward was born on this date in Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Born in Lagos, Edward began his career with Nigerian side Enugu Rangers, becoming a first team squad player in 2003. He spent two seasons in the Flying Antelopes first team, and collected his first International cap for Nigeria in a friendly match in 2004, before signing on loan at Swedish club Malmo FF in August 2005 at the age of 19. Two months later he was given a three year contract, scoring on his debut in April 2006, but originally struggled to hold down a regular first team place. By 2008 he began to hit form and was given a contract extension, and went on to finish as the clubs leading scorer during the

  • Perhaps unsurprisingly, given two wins from the last two outings, Mixu Paatelainen stuck with same starting eleven for a third time. The only change to the squad was on the bench where new signing Edward Ofere replaced Henri Anier. For Hamilton, midfielder Grant Gillespie returned to the starting line-up in place of the suspended Darian MacKinnon.

  • Simon Murray, Edward Ofere and Blair Spittal all came into Mixu Paatelainen’s starting side with Guy Demel missing through injury and Ryan Dow and Billy Mckay left on the bench. The previous week’s loss to Hamilton coupled with Kilmarnock taking all three points over the weekend meant the maths were simple – United had to win tonight to avoid relegation being confirmed at the home of their city rivals.

  • Frederic Frans opened the scoring in the sixth minute, crashing a header into the United net as he rose unchallenged to meet Penrice’s driven corner from the right. Simon Murray was, as usual, making a nuisance of himself and set Knoyle off down the right; his deep cross was met at the back post by Billy Mckay, but the striker could only find the side netting from the angle. Murray was again at the heart of United’s next attack, a cute turn on the right touchline gave him room to drive past Penrice and fire a cross come shot through the six yard area but it found neither the net nor a team mate. In an even half, Partick seemed content to hit United on the counter attack and United were fortunate that Kris Doolan did not spot the run of Edwards, otherwise the Thistle attacker would have been clean through on goal. United’s best chance of the half came on twenty one minutes: Dixon robbed Amoo off the ball on the half way line and raced forward before sliding the ball to Mckay 25 yards out. Mckay took a single touch and fired a wicked shot that had Thistle keeper Scully stretching to push away from goal. Mckay then had another effort from distance, but this time the shot screwed well wide. John Rankin was next to try his luck from distance, fully forty yards from goal, he fired a free kick which the Thistle defence did well to deflect for a corner. Souttar was unfortunate not to make contact with Fraser’s cross and the chance came to nothing. In the forty first minute United were undone again, as has been so often this season, by their own poor defending. A long ball was flicked on by Amoo, looping the ball over Souttar, Dillon stretched to clear, but the ball rebounded off his own chest into the path of Kris Doolan, who waltzed past Kawashima and rolled the ball into the empty net.

  • Last Appearance - Kilmarnock 2 - 4 Dundee United

    United kicked off at Rugby Park with recently appointed manager Ray McKinnon sitting in the stands, and caretaker boss Gordon Young taking charge for one last time for the final League game of a very difficult season. The stand-in coach made four changes from the midweek draw with Partick Thistle, with Luis Zwick, Mark Durnan, Coll Donaldson and Justin Johnson coming in for Kawashima, Harry Souttar, Sean Dillon and Billy Mckay.