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Jonathan OBIKA

A young striker signed on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season in February 2011, after a similar loan at Peterborough was cut short following a change in manager, Obika made his Town debut on the very same day that his deal was agreed, coming on as a substitute with Swindon already 3-0 down at Leyton Orient - bizarrely, after the game, manager Danny Wilson complained about his lack of options up front, stating that Obika though he had great pace, he needed a strong forward to play alongside him.

Obika started the following weekend, and though he didn't give a particularly good performance himself, the Town were unlucky to lose 2-1 at Colchester, and he kept his place the following weekend for a home game with Carlisle. The striker soon had the County Ground crowd on his back after squandering two golden opportunities, and generally giving a frustrating performance, looking disinterested off the ball, and selfish when on it - but with injuries to Elliot Benyon, Vincent Péricard and Thomas Dossevi, he found himself in the position of being the most senior striker in the squad. Wilson paired him up front with another loan player, Mike Grella, for the trip to Southampton the following weekend - when that ended in a 4-1 defeat, Wilson tendered his resignation.

New boss Paul Hart obviously didn't fancy Obika as a player - after bringing him on for the last twenty minutes of a 0-0 draw with Walsall in his first match in charge, he didn't name him in the eighteen the following weekend - a few days later, parent club Tottenham recalled Obika from his loan, and sent him out again to Yeovil.


Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'16/'17 27 (+3) 6 - - - - (+1) - 27 (+4) 6
'15/'16 27 (+5) 11 1 - 1 1 1 - 30 (+5) 12
'14/'15 22 (+13) 9 1 - - - 1 1 24 (+13) 10
'10/'11 3 (+2) - - - - - - - 3 (+2) -
TOTAL 79 (+23) 26 2 - 1 1 2 (+1) 1 84 (+24) 28


8 FEB 2011 IN Tottenham Hotspur
16 MAR 2011 OUT Tottenham Hotspur
(loan return)
1 SEP 2014 IN Tottenham Hotspur
Undisclosed fee (believed to be around £200,000)
30 JUN 2017 OUT (released)
» Oxford United

full name

Jonathan Chiedozie Obika

U-20 international apps

2 apps
U-19 international apps

1 apps

date of birth
12 September 1990


usual positions
centre forward

youth career
Tottenham Hotspur

senior career
Tottenham Hotspur
Yeovil Town (loan)
Yeovil Town (loan)
Millwall (loan)
Crystal Palace (loan)
Peterborough United (loan)
Yeovil Town (loan)
Yeovil Town (loan)
Charlton Athletic (loan)
Oxford United
St. Mirren