Michael Obafemi Feed
On This Day: Obafemi's Old Trafford late show
Enjoy extended highlights of a battling Saints display from 2020.
Happy Birthday, Michael Obafemi!
Take a look at some of the Academy graduate's best bits on the day he turns 21.
No fresh injury concerns ahead of Leicester cup tie
Ralph Hasenhüttl updates on the fitness of his squad.
Vestergaard helps Denmark to Nations League success
Saints' defender the only victor on a busy day of Saints representation on the international stage.
Saints' November international guide
Armstrong involved in historic week for Scotland.
Obafemi: I'm here to score goals
Striker delighted with late equaliser.
Obafemi shortlisted for Golden Boy award
Saints forward is one of 100 young players to be nominated across Europe.
ePL Invitational: Leicester vs Southampton
Quarter-final action from the Premier League's FIFA 20 tournament.
ePL Invitational: Everton vs Southampton
Last 16 action from the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 tournament.
Obafemi to feature in second ePremier League Invitational tournament
Striker to represent Saints on FIFA 20.
Obafemi: We've got to rebuild
Young striker on disappointment at West Ham.
Obafemi shortlisted for Goal of the Month
Strike in December recognised by the Premier League.
Obafemi won't be risked
Ralph Hasenhüttl gives a team news update ahead of the Crystal Palace game.
SAINTS: Obafemi hungry for more
Find out what's inside Saturday's matchday programme.
Duo prepare for international action
A look at those representing their respective countries.
Saints' November international guide
Yoshida stands on the brink of personal milestone.
Five Saints in action as international fixtures end
How our internationals fared.
Yoshida and Bednarek star in wins
How our international stars faired on Thursday.
Quartet set for international action
Which Saints players have fixtures on Thursday.
Saints' October international guide
Keep track of our players on international duty.
Saints' September international guide
Find out when and where our players are during the international break.
Long and Obafemi named in provisional Ireland squad
Ireland face Switzerland and Bulgaria next month.
Michael Obafemi Saints HistoryLast updated 30 Jul 2021
|Season||Appearances||Emirates FA Cup||Carabao Cup||Premier League||Goals|
Michael Obafemi Season Stats
Michael Obafemi BiographyLast updated 26 Jul 2021
Former clubs: N/A
Saints Academy Graduate
Micahel Obafemi enjoyed a star-studded youth career; featuring for the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Watford as he rose his way up the academy pyramid.
He moved to the south coast from Leyton Orient in July 2016, going on to feature for Saints in the U18s Premier League and FA Youth Cup during the 2016/17 season, scoring 3 goals in 17 appearances.
Obafemi’s involvement in the Saints academy increased during the following season, playing for both the U18s and U23s, alongside featuring for the first team in both the EFL Trophy and the Premier League.
Premier League Debut
The Irishman made his professional debut as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Spurs in January 2018, aged just 17 years and 199 days.
Behind Luke Shaw, Obafemi became the second youngest player to feature in the Premier League for Southampton.
His first professional goal came just over 11 months later; Obafemi scored the third goal in Saints’ 3-1 win at Huddersfield in December 2018.
The goal meant he became the club’s youngest scorer in the Premier League to date, at 18 years and 169 days old.
His performances for Saints meant that Obafemi soon gained some recognition at an International level, as he was called-up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad in November 2018. The striker made his debut as a second half substitute in the 0-0 draw with Denmark. He also therefore became the first player born in the 2000s to win a senior cap.
Obafemi has continued to feature at International level, making his debut for the Republic of Ireland U21s in October 2019 in a 0-0 draw with Italy.
Establishing as a Saint
In 2019/20, Obafemi scored four goals in 25 appearances, 14 as a substitute, and most memorably scored the opener in the 2-0 Boxing Day victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
He began the season though with the winning goal against Fulham in the Carabao Cup. He also netted at the London Stadium in a defeat to West Ham and scored a late equaliser as Saints drew 2-2 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.