Segun Odegbami: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Wife, Cars, Achievements, Houses, How Rich is He in 2024?

Segun Odegbami

Segun Odegbami: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Wife, Cars, Achievements, Houses, How Rich is He in 2024?

Kolawole Babatunde 16:43 - 11.06.2024

Segun Odegbami: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Wife, Cars, Achievements, Houses, How Rich is He in 2024?

Who is Segun Odegbami? 

Segun Odegbami, nicknamed "Mathematical" for his precise style of play, is a former Nigerian footballer who carved a legendary career. He spent his entire club career as a winger with Nigerian sides, becoming a national hero and a true icon of African football.

How old is Segun Odegbami? (Segun Odegbami Age)

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Segun Odegbami was born on August 27, 1952, making him 71 years old as of June 2024. The former Nigerian winger, however, remains very agile and rocks a look that is way younger than his age. 

Where is Segun Odegbami from? 

Segun Odegbami was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to his parents, Bintu Abeke and Jacob Adebola Odegbami, but he grew up in the northern city of Jos in Plateau state. However, he hails from Wasinmi Community in Ogun State, where both of his parents are from. It was in Jos he discovered his talents in soccer and he played the game like most children in the city. 

Segun Odegbami Profile

Full name: Patrick Olusegun Odegbami

Birth date: August 27, 1952

Nationality: Nigerian

Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Age: 71 years old (as of June 2024)

Profession: Retired soccer player, economist, industrialist, politician, political activist, farmer, writer, broadcaster 

Position: Winger 

Height: 5 ft 9in (1.81m)

Marital status: Married

Spouse: Oyinda Adeyemi

Children: May Odegbami, Funmi Odegbami, Morenike Odegbami, Tito Odegbami 

Parents: Bintu Abeke and Jacob Adebola Odegbami

Net worth: Unavailable 

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Segun Odegbami Background 

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Segun Odegbami. Credit: X

Despite his passion for football, he took his education seriously, attending Saint Theresa Primary School and Saint Murumba Secondary School. He then went on to earn qualifications in Mechanical Engineering at The Polytechnic, Ibadan. This educational background, coupled with his calculated playing style, contributed to his famous nickname. Interestingly, his brother, Wole Odegbami, also represented Nigeria on the international stage.

Segun Odegbami Club Career

Segun Odegbami was a one-club man, playing his entire professional career for Shooting Stars Sports Club (formerly IICC Shooting Stars) in Ibadan. He joined the club in 1970 and remained a key player until his retirement in 1984.  He captained the team and played a pivotal role in their success, notably helping them become the first Nigerian club to win a continental title – the African Cup Winners' Cup in 1976. Sadly, his final game was a heartbreaking loss in the African Champions Cup final.

Segun Odegbami International Career

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Segun Odegbami in action for the Green Eagles

After helping Shooting Stars win the African Cup Winners’ Cup in 1976, Segun Odegbami came into the spotlight, thus earning an invitation to the Super Eagles (then Green Eagles). Odegbami made his debut for the Nigerian national team (then known as the Green Eagles) in 1976 and quickly established himself as a vital player.  He was instrumental in Nigeria's run to their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980, hosted on home soil.  His exceptional performance, including scoring goals in the final against Algeria, earned him a joint top scorer award for the tournament and a place in the hearts of Nigerian fans.

The AFCON performance also earned him a second place finish at the African Footballer of the Year award, which was won by Cameron’s Jean-Manga Ougene. He went on to captain the team at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, earning 47 caps and scoring 23 goals during his time with the national team before retiring from international football in 1982 due to a knee injury.

When did Segun Odegbami retire? 

Segun Odegbami hung up his international boots in 1982 due to a knee injury. This forced him out earlier than planned, but he still enjoyed a club career until 1984.  He remained a star for Shooting Stars, even captaining the team, but his final match was a bittersweet one - a loss in the African Champions Cup final against Zamalek of Egypt.

Segun Odegbami Style of Play

Nicknamed "Mathematical" for his pinpoint accuracy, Segun Odegbami was a winger known for his technical brilliance. He dazzled on the right flank with his exceptional skill on the ball. His pace allowed him to outrun defenders, while his precise crossing created numerous scoring opportunities for teammates. 

Segun Odegbami Achivements 

Segun Odegbami carved a successful career both for club and country, earning him legendary status in Nigerian football. Here's a breakdown of his achievements:

National team

Africa Cup of Nations Champion (1980) 

Africa Cup of Nations topscorer: (1980) 

Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 1978, 1980

MasterCard African Team of the 20th Century: 1998

National Award of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) for 1980 AFCON triumph 

Club Level (IICC Shooting Stars)

3 Nigerian Premier League Titles (1976, 1980, and 1983)

2 Nigerian FA Cup Victories (1977 and 1979)

1 African Cup Winners' Cup (1976)

Where is Segun Odegbami now? 

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Segun Odegbami and veteran cinematographer Tunde Kelani (Far left) at Eagle 7 FM 103.7 Abeokuta. Credit: @tkelani/X

Following his retirement, Odegbami has remained a major figure in Nigerian sports and media. He is a columnist, businessman, broadcaster, author, actor, publisher, and sports administrator. He spends a significant amount of time in Ogun State, where he established a successful sports academy (SOCA) and recently launched Eagle 7 Sports Radio.

Odegbami once appeared on the Nigerian “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” show in 2007, hosted by Frank Edoho. He played alongside famous Nollywood comedian Zebrudaya and donated all his winnings to The Little Saints’ Orphanage on the Strong Tower Mission. 

Segun Odegbami Sports Academy 

Segun Odegbami ensured that his legacy extended beyond his playing days, as he established the first multi-sport secondary school in 2003.

He named it Segun Odegbami International College and Sports Academy (SOCA). At SOCA, they offer programmes in football (soccer), basketball, tennis, and track & field to children aged 10 to 15 years old. Deserving students at the school also get scholarships. 

Segun Odegbami Net Worth 

Unfortunately, there are no verified sources to estimate Segun Odegbami’s net worth. However, the legendary Nigerian player has surely done well for himself in life, as he got fame, money, cars, and houses quite early in his life. 

Segun Odegbami Wife and Family 

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Segun Odegbami and Oyindamola Adeyemi. Credit: The Will

Segun Odegbami married Oyindamola Adeyemi in 2010. According to reports, he met her at an NGO event he put together, and the duo fell in love. However, several sources suggest that they are no longer an item, and there are no reports of any woman in the ex-Winger's life right now.

Odegbami has been blessed with children, with Funmi Odegbami and May Odegbami, also known as May7ven in the music industry, being the most popular ones. 

The ex-Eagles star unfortunately lost his son Oluwagbeminiyi in 2024, and he expressed his grief by penning a tribute to him. 

Segun Odegbami and Funmi Iyanda

Segun Odegbami was involved with legendary talk show host Funmi Iyanda. The pair had a daughter, Morenike, but eventually went their separate ways. 

Odegbami, however, married another woman, Jumoke Tejumola Odegbami. The union was also dissolved, but not before they had kids.

Segun Odegbami House 

Segun Odegbami has several houses, including a mansion on Victoria Island, Lagos. However, he sold his house in Ibadan as a form of protest against the ill treatment and pitiable conditions some of his ex-Shooting Stars have been subjected to post-retirement.