Marvin Ogunjimi

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Marvin Ogunjimi
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Personal information
Full name Marvin Ogunjimi
Date of birth (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 33) [1]
Place of birth Mechelen, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1997–1999 Rapid Leest
1999–2001 Roosendaal
2001–2003 Racing Mechelen
2003–2004 Mechelen
Senior career*
2004–2011 Genk 84 (30)
2007–2008Waalwijk (loan) 27 (10)
2011–2014 Mallorca 7 (0)
2012Standard Liège (loan) 3 (0)
2013Beerschot (loan) 10 (1)
2013–2014OH Leuven (loan) 18 (0)
2014–2015 Strømsgodset 19 (8)
2016 Suwon 10 (3)
2016Ratchaburi Mitr Phol (loan) 7 (1)
2017 Skënderbeu Korçë 6 (0)
2017 Okzhetpes 7 (0)
2017–2018 MVV Maastricht 13 (1)
2018 Dinamo Brest 3 (0)
2018 Sài Gòn 7 (0)
2019 Lierse Kempenzonen 18 (3)
2019–2020 Patro Eisden 14 (0)
2021– Mons 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Belgium U18 2 (0)
2006 Belgium U19 8 (0)
2010–2011 Belgium 7 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 19:29, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Marvin Ogunjimi (born 12 October 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer of Nigerian descent who plays as a forward for Mons. Until 2011, he played for the Belgian national team and has obtained 7 caps.


Club career


Born in Mechelen, Ogunjimi made his professional debut with Racing Genk during the 2005–06 season. In 2007, he went on loan, playing for RKC Waalwijk. While with Waalwijk he appeared in 27 games and scored 10 goals. Upon returning to Genk, Ogunjimi became a prominent player for the Belgian side helping the club to the domestic title in the 2010–11 season. He also scored both of their goals as they won the 2009 Belgian Cup Final. [2] In the Summer of 2011 Ogunjimi was supposed to be transferred last minute to RCD Mallorca but the papers arrived 7 minutes too late at FIFA so the transfer was refused.


On 14 November 2011, Mallorca announced Ogunjimi's move to their side. On 31 August 2012, he joined Standard Liège on a loan deal. In mid-February 2014, Ogunjimi signed for the New England Revolution on trial until the end of the month.


On 6 June 2014, Ogunjimi signed for Strømsgodset. The new club reportedly paid a small fee to Mallorca. [3] He got his first match against Steaua in the second round of Champions League qualifications on 16 July 2014. On 2 August the same year, he scored in his home league debut match against Sogndal IL, which ended 1–1. He scored another three goals in the next three matches. Following this, he struggled under manager David Nielsen, and went 11 matches without scoring in the league. When new manager Bjørn Petter Ingebretsen took over, he put his faith in Ogunjimi, and the Belgian finally found the net on 21 June 2015. He scored four goals in three matches in the league, and one in the Europa League qualifications in June and July 2015, before he got injured in the second leg of the first qualifying round of the Europa League. On 14 July 2015, Strømsgodset announced that Ogunjimi had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and would miss the rest of the 2015 season. [4]

Suwon FC

Ogunjimi signed for Suwon FC on 12 February 2016 [5] and was loaned from July 2016 to Ratchaburi Mitr Phol. Upon return his contract was terminated by mutual consent as Suwon FC had suffered relegation. [6]

Skënderbeu Korçë

On 1 February 2017, Ogunjimi signed for Skënderbeu Korçë until the end of December 2017. [7] He made his first Albanian Superliga appearance one month later on 4 March in team's 1–1 home draw versus Teuta Durrës, playing the last 27 minutes as a substitute. [8] His first and only start would come only on the final matchday against Partizani Tirana, playing for 60 minutes as Skënderbeu drew 2–2 at home, failing to retain the Albanian Superliga for the first time in five years. [9] Following the end of 2016–17 which saw the team losing the championship for the first time in six years and losing the Albanian Cup final to Tirana, [10] Ogunjimi was released after going goalless in 7 appearances, including 6 in league, which only 1 was as a starter. [11]


On 17 June 2017, FC Okzhetpes announced the signing of Ogunjimi. [12]

International career

On 8 October 2010, he made his international debut for Belgium against Kazakhstan in Astana, coming on at half-time and scoring twice in a 2–0 victory. [13] Only four days later, in his second appearance against Austria, Ogunjimi started and scored a goal to tie the game at 3–3 in the 87th minute, as the match finished in a thrilling 4–4 tie. [14]

Career statistics


As of match played 10 September 2016 [15] [16]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague Cup Europe /
Genk 2005–06 8000----80
2006–07 0000----00
RKC Waalwijk 2007–08 271000----2710
Genk 2008–09 17342----215
2009–10 291211--103113
2010–11 321521--423818
2011–12 6000--51111
Mallorca 2011–12 7010----80
Standard Liège 2012–13 3020----50
Beerschot 2012–13 10100----101
Leuven 2013–14 18000----180
Strømsgodset 2014 11400--20134
2015 8410--21115
Suwon FC 2016 8300----83
Ratchaburi 2016 7100----71
Career total18552104--14420960


As of match played 11 October 2011 [17]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
Belgium 201023

International goals

As of match played 11 October 2011. Belgium score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ogunjimi goal. [18]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
18 October 2010 Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan1Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1–02–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
312 October 2010 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels, Belgium2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3–34–4
43 June 20114Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1–01–1
57 October 20116Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 4–04–1


Racing Genk [15]

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