Thomas Sowunmi

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Thomas Sowunmi
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Personal information
Full nameThomas Babatunde Sowunmi
Date of birth (1978-07-25) 25 July 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ajka
Number 7
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–1998 Dunaújváros 0 (0)
1998–2001 Vasas 84 (22)
2001–2002 Dunaújváros 34 (5)
2002 Ajaccio 0 (0)
2002–2003 Dunaújváros 11 (1)
2003–2005 Ferencváros 31 (7)
2005–2006 Slovacko 24 (4)
2006–2007 Hibernian 5 (0)
2007–2009 Vasas 46 (5)
2009–2010 Siófok 42 (15)
2010–2011 APOP 7 (1)
2011–2012 Siófok 28 (4)
2013– Ajka 56 (18)
National team
1996–1997 Hungary U-19 1 (0)
1996–1999 Hungary U-21 2 (0)
1999–2006 Hungary 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 1 June 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 February 2009

Thomas Sowunmi (born 25 July 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Hungarian international footballer.

Lagos Metropolis in Nigeria

Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the most populous in Nigeria, and the most populous on the African continent. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations. Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa; the megacity has the highest GDP, and also houses one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent.

Nigeria Federal republic in West Africa

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.

Sowunmi was born in Nigeria to a Hungarian mother and a Nigerian father and spent the first nine years of his life in the African state. [1] He started playing football aged 13 and began a professional football career with Dunaferr.

Africa The second largest and second most-populous continent, mostly in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. The majority of the continent and its countries are in the Northern Hemisphere, with a substantial portion and number of countries in the Southern Hemisphere.

Sowunmi left for Vasas Budapest in 1998 but returned to his first club in 2001. He made his first appearance for Hungary in August 1999, in a 11 draw against Moldova. [2] Sowunmi was the first person of color to represent Hungary at football. [2] He spent a short spell in France with AC Ajaccio but returned to Hungary with Ferencvaros in 2003. He was signed by FC Slovacko in 2005 but after one season became involved in a dispute with the club. Eventually he was released from his attachment to the Czech team following police and FIFA intervention. [1]

The Moldova national football team represents Moldova in association football and is controlled by the Football Association of Moldova, the governing body for football in Moldova. Moldova's home ground is Zimbru Stadium in Chișinău and their head coach is Igor Dobrovolski. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Georgia on 2 July 1991.

The term "person of color" is used primarily in the United States to describe any person who is not white. The term encompasses all non-white people, emphasizing common experiences of systemic racism. The term may also be used with other collective categories of people such as "communities of color", "men of color" (MOC), and "women of color" (WOC). The term "colored" was originally equivalent in use to the term person of color, but usage of the appellation "colored" in the Southern United States gradually came to be restricted to "negroes".

France Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories

France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.

Sowunmi signed for Scottish club Hibernian on 6 February 2007 after impressing manager John Collins while on trial. In just his second match he came on as a half-time substitute in a Scottish Cup quarter-final tie at Queen of the South and scored the decisive goal in a 2–1 win. Sowunmi was released by Hibernian in June, and Sowunmi re-signed for Vasas Budapest in September 2007.

Hibernian F.C. Scottish association football club

Hibernian Football Club, commonly known as Hibs, is a professional football club based in the Leith area of Edinburgh, Scotland. The club plays in the Scottish Premiership, the top tier of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), finishing 4th in the 2017–18 season.

Scottish Cup

The Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the Scottish Cup, is an annual association football knock-out cup competition for men's football clubs in Scotland. The competition was first held in 1873–74. Entry is open to all 90 clubs with full membership of the Scottish Football Association (SFA), along with up to eight other clubs who are associate members. The competition is called the William Hill Scottish Cup for sponsorship reasons.

Queen of the South F.C. association football club

Queen of the South Football Club are a Scottish professional football club formed in March 1919 and located in Dumfries. The club currently plays in the Scottish Championship, the second tier of Scottish football. They are officially nicknamed The Doonhamers but are usually referred to as Queens or QoS. Their home ground since their formation has been Palmerston Park.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Sowunmi: Panther tried to pounce for me". Edinburgh Evening News . Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 2007-04-12.
  2. 1 2 Toma, Razvan (6 May 2011). "Colourful Pioneers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 December 2013.