James Okoli

James OkoliJames Okoli arrived at Fir Park on a short term contract towards the end of the 2000/01 season as Billy Davies tried to strengthen the playing squad as the side pushed to try and secure a top six finish in the SPL. The Nigerian was a tall robust centre back who had previous experience in the Netherlands, Greece and Germany. He made his debut against Rangers on the 17th March 2001 as the side lost 2-1, conceding a goal in the last minute.

Okoli would only play five games in total for the Steelmen, one win over St Johnstone and four defeats against Rangers, Hearts, Aberdeen and Dundee United respectively. After receiving a red card at Tannadice he wouldn’t make any further appearances for the club.

He was somewhat a nomadic player as he never really settled anywhere, after departing Lanarkshire he had a brief spell with York City before making a return to Scottish football with Dumbarton which proved to be even shorter than his time at Fir Park.

James Okoli
6′ 1″
12st 3lbs
Date of Birth:
11th January 1976
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

VVOG 1995 1996
FC Zwolle 1996 1997
VVOG 1997 1998
FC Augsburg 1998 1999
Hertha BSC II 1999
Thesprotos 1999 2000
Motherwell 2001 2002
York City 2002 2003
Dumbarton 2003 2004
FC Ismaning 2005
Zwart Wit ’63 2006
Ionia Hania 2006

Well Career:

Apps Goals
5 0
Scottish Cup:
0 0
League Cup:
0 0
0 0
5 0