Rhema Obed

Rhema Obed
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Obed with Rapid Bucharest
Personal information
Full name Rhema Chukwardiamara Obed
Date of birth (1991-09-11) 11 September 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
2004–2010 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Geylang United 12 (1)
2012 Sektzia Nes Tziona ? (?)
2013 Ethnikos Gazoros 8 (0)
2013–2014 Rapid Bucharest 2 (0)
2014–2015 Sheffield 18 (0)
2015 Krško 8 (0)
National team
2006 England U16 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:47, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Rhema Chukwardiamara Obed (born 11 September 1991) is an English footballer who last played as a defensive midfielder for Krško in the Slovenian PrvaLiga.

Club career

Arsenal Youth

Obed first signed for Arsenal in 2004 as a schoolboy at the age of 13 signing scholarship terms in 2008.[2] A product of the Arsenal Academy, Obed came to prominence during the Gunners' 2008–09 Premier Academy League and 2009–10 Premier Academy League.

During a trial with Danish Superliga club OB in 2010, he appeared in the Danish Reserves League on 23 November.[3] He also had trials with Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United after his release by Arsenal.[4]

Rhema Obed playing For Geylang United in 2012

Geylang International

In January 2012 Obed signed for Geylang United. On 23 March, he scored his first goal for the club, putting the Eagles ahead in the ninth minute with a right-footed volley against Balestier Khalsa.[5] Within the same year, Obed was invited to attend Hapoel Tel Aviv's pre-season training camp in Hungary.[6] Although he impressed with two assists in three games, Hapoel Tel-Aviv opted out of signing him, rather choosing to sign the former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba.

Whilst playing for Hapoel Tel Aviv, Sektzia Nes Tziona enquired about Rhema's availability, which prompted him to sign a 1-year deal, but he left in September.

Ethnikos Gazoros

Rhema Obed Playing For Ethinkos Gazoros

On 28 January 2013, Obed signed for Ethnikos Gazoros in Football League of Greece.[7] totalling 8 appearances for half the season.

Rapid Bucharest

Obed signed for Rapid Bucharest in Romania on a 3-year contract,[8] but left in 2014 due to unpaid wages.


In July 2014 he joined Sheffield of Northern Premier League Division One South, at level 8 of the English football league system.[9]


Ahead of the 2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga season he joined newly promoted Krško,[10] but left again in October the same year.[11]

Style of play

Obed plays primarily as a defensive midfielder, His key strengths are his physical ability and dribbling, often switching from defensive to offences stances as the match progresses.[12]

International career

Obed is eligible to represent Nigeria due to him being of Nigerian descent.[citation needed] In 2006, he played for the England national under-16 football team.[13]




  1. ^ Rhema Obed at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Rhema Obed Signs Scholarship Terms". Retrieved 15 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Arsenal-talent på prøve i OB". Fyens Stiftstidende (in Danish). 23 November 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Tidligere Gunners-talent besøger OB". Bold.dk (in Danish). 23 November 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Goal match report". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ "One match report". one.co.il. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Sport.gr Report". sport.gr. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  8. ^ "ziare.com Report". ziare.com. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Rhema Obed player profile". Sheffield FC. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Krško pripeljalo nekdanjega mladinca Arsenala" (in Slovenian). Slovenian Press Agency (STA). 4 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Cvijanović do konca sezone pri Gorici" (in Slovenian). Delo. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Rhema Obed Interview". footballopod.com. Archived from the original on 25 August 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Sky Sports Victory Shield". Irish Football Association. 10 November 2006. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013.

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