Denis Odoi has become something a cult hero at Craven Cottage since his arrival in the summer of 2016 from Belgian top-flight outfit Lokeren for an undisclosed fee.
Odoi began his career at Oud-Heverlee Leuven, before moving to Sint-Truiden in 2009. Belgian giants Anderlecht then signed him for a reported £1.3m in 2011, and in each of his two seasons at the club he won the Belgian Pro League, whilst also representing Anderlecht in Europe.
Odoi joined Lokeren in 2013 and made 37 appearances in his debut campaign as they finished fifth in the league and won the Belgian Cup. That trophy win set up a UEFA Europa League qualifier against Hull City, whom they beat on away goals to progress to the group stages.
He departed Lokeren having made 117 appearances for the club in three years.
Odoi has represented his country at Under-20 and Under-21 level, and was handed his Belgium debut in 2012 in an international friendly against Montenegro.
After endearing himself to the Fulham faithful on his debut with a ridiculous bit of skill using his back, Odoi has gone on to score a number of goals – most famously his slow-motion header at the Hammersmith End which took us to Wembley.
A red card in the Play-Off Final threatened to blot his copybook, but his teammates held on to ensure it was soon forgotten.
14th July 2016
27th May 1988
Place Of Birth
5th Aug 2016 vs Newcastle United (Sky Bet Championship)