6 Facts About Obafemi Martins

1. At the finals in South Africa, Obafemi Martins played in just two games for a total of 71 minutes, without scoring.

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2. On 17 November 2007, Obafemi Martins captained Nigeria for the first time, in a friendly match against Australia for his 19th appearance.

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3. On 14 February 2007, Obafemi Martins apologised for missing the game but said he believed his mother's health was more important.

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4. On 24 October 2014, Obafemi Martins signed a new three-year contract extension with Seattle, nearly doubling his annual salary to more than $3 million.

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5. On 13 September 2012, Obafemi Martins moved to Levante on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract.

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6. The name "Obafemi Martins" translates literally to "the king loves me" in the Yoruba language.

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