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Shola Ameobi

33-Year-Old Forward     Free Agent  


Birthdate:  October 12, 1981    Birthplace:  Zaria, Nigeria    Nationality:  Nigeria    Height:  6' 3"    

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Ameobi scored in the 18th minute of Newcastle's 3-0 victory over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Ameobi scored his second goal in his last three matches, but those two goals are his only on the season, so he probably shouldn't be counted on to net in Newcastle's final match against Liverpool.

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April 21, 2014

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Ameobi scored in the 23rd minute of Newcastle's 1-2 loss to Swansea City on Saturday.

Ameobi nicked his first goal of the year to match his goal total from last season. The veteran forward doesn't get enough playing time to warrant consideration in fantasy.

February 6, 2014

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Ameobi said that the Newcastle players are not distracted by the departure of Joe Kinnear heading into Saturday's match against Chelsea, reports Sky Sports.

Ameobi said that the players are focused on their jobs, and will work to do what the coaches are asking of them on the field this weekend.

January 2, 2013

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Ameobi was not named to Nigeria's African Nations Cup roster, which means he will remain active for Newcastle, according to ESPN FC.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was not in favor of letting Ameobi leave for the African Nations Cup and now he doesn't have to worry about finding a replacement.

October 16, 2012

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Nigeria is considering calling up Ameobi to be part of the African Cup of Nations squad, reports Sky Sports.

Ameobi is a former England U21 player, but could make the jump to Nigeria if he has the desire to do so.

March 4, 2012

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Ameobi, always one to score big goals, did it again on Sunday, netting in the second half to rescue a 1-1 draw for Newcastle.

Ameobi had a thunderstrike earlier in the season to steal points away from a match against Spurs, and he stole a giant point for the Magpies that keeps them well in the hunt for the top four still.

November 18, 2011

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October 24, 2011

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He only recently returned from a shoulder injury. Some reports say he could be out up to six weeks.