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11 goals in 18 games: Lesser known former Leeds United trainee Tomi Ameobi prospering abroad

Former Leeds United and Newcastle trainee Tomi Ameobi is flourishing in Canada.

Brothers Shola Ameobi and Sammy Ameobi are attempting to get different stages of their careers back on track in the Championship, but their lesser known sibling has finally found his groove.

Tomi Ameobi joined Leeds as a teenager after being failing to make it at Newcastle, signing a contract at Elland Road back in 2007.

He barely made an impact, making only one appearance for the club, in a League Cup match against Portsmouth.

He is now playing in Canada for NASL side FC Edmonton, and is enjoying the most prolific spell of his career.

Ameobi's time at Leeds did not work out, dropping down the divisions until he was playing non-league for Forest Green Rovers and then Whitley Bay, before deciding to try his luck abroad.

Spells in both Iceland and Finland energised him, before he signed with Edmonton last year, and he has been at the club for the longest he has been with any side since his spell with Leeds.

In Canada he is enjoying playing regularly, scoring 11 times in 18 games over the course of the season.

It could be suggested that the 27-year-old has found his level, but also the attacker is finally benefiting from being settled and enjoying his football.

His brother Shola Ameobi is the best known of his siblings, and scored against Leeds on his Bolton debut a few weeks ago, while Sammy Ameobi is on loan at Cardiff from Newcastle.

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