With his well taken goal at Craven Cottage on Sunday, even though it looked offside, Shola Ameobi now has 49 goals for Newcastle, and is one ahead of Nobby Solano, and one short of a landmark 50 goals for his home town club.
Shola Ameobi – has 49 goals for his home town club
Shola’s goal on Sunday was his 3rd of the season and his career has been rehabilitated under Joe Kinnear, who has talked to him one on one, and instilled confidence into the 27 year old, and it shows.
Shola is now level with Kevin Keegan on the Newcastle scoring charts, although Kevin scored those goals in just 78 games during his playing time at the Tyneside club, from 1982-1984. Shola has appeared for Newcastle 245 times, with 145 starts, to amass his current 49 goals total.
One more goal and Shola will take his place in the top 40 goal-scorers in the club’s history.
Ameobi’s first appearance for the club was on 9th September, 2000 against Chelsea at St. James’ Park, and his first goal for the club came in January, 2001. The Nigerian-born 6’2” striker has quietly racked up the goals for Newcastle, and played 20 times for the England Under-21 side with 7 goals.
Shola – full name Foluwashola Ameobi – has been on Tyneside since he was just 9 years old when the family moved to Newcastle from their native Nigeria.
Saturday would be a perfect time to score for the local lad, at home to Wigan, where he will no doubt get a good ovation from the crowd, for his contribution to our club.
Go for it Shola.