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Moses Odubajo

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1993 (24 years old)

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Midfielder

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1.78 / 72.11

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£3,500,000

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Soccer

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Hull

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English League Championship

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Moses Adeshina Ayoola Junior Odubajo (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right winger or right-back for Premier League club Hull City. He has also represented England at U20 level. Odubajo is a product of the Leyton Orient youth system.

Born in Greenwich, London, Odubajo began his career at age 14 with local team Millwall, spending time with the club on trial, before leaving football behind following the death of his mother. He returned to Millwall following a break from the game, but failed to win a scholarship deal. Odubajo was recommend by the Lions to Leyton Orient and went on trial with the club, playing youth team matches. He was offered a scholarship by youth team manager Wayne Burnett, though the manager later changed his mind about the deal. Burnett left Orient in the summer of 2009 and Odubajo returned to the club, impressing new youth team manager Andy Edwards and finally winning a scholarship deal. He appeared for the youth team during the 2009–10 season, helping the team into the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup. Odubajo received his first call up to the senior squad for a League One match versus Notts County on 18 September 2010. Awarded the number 26 shirt, he remained on the bench for the 3–2 defeat and was an unused substitute on another nine occasions during the 2010–11 season. Odubajo scored three goals in 23 appearances for the Orient youth team during the 2010–11 season and signed a one-year professional contract with the club on 29 April 2011.

Awarded the number 22 shirt, Odubajo was called into the first team squad for four of Orient's matches early in the 2011–12 season and made his professional debut in a Football League Trophy first round East London derby versus Dagenham & Redbridge on 7 September 2011. Beginning the match on the bench, Odubajo replaced Elliot Omozusi after 64 minutes in a match which resulted in a penalty shootout. He scored a penalty in the shootout, which Orient lost 14–13. Odubajo made his league debut as a 77th-minute substitute for Matthew Spring in a 3–1 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic on 17 September. He made four further appearances during the 2011–12 season and made his first start for the club in the final game of the campaign at home to Rochdale. In the match, he scored Orient's winner (his first senior goal), shooting from 25 yards in a 2–1 win. This strike earned him the club's Goal of the Season award. On 25 June 2012, Odubajo signed a new one-year deal with the Os.

On 7 August 2015, Odubajo joined Hull City for a fee of £3.5 million, signing a three-year deal. He made his debut on 11 August 2015 in the first round of the League Cup away to Accrington Stanley in a 2–2 draw, that Hull won 4–3 on penalties. Odubajo was first choice right back throughout the 2015-16 season and Hull were promoted to the Premier League via the play offs.

In July 2016, Odubajo suffered a serious knee injury ruling him out for up to six months.


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