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Lloyd Owusu

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Biography

Date of birth

12/12/1976

Signed

23/12/2003

Country

Ghana

Owusu began his career with non-league Slough Town and scored four goals on his debut at Wexham Park under Royals boss-to-be Brian McDermott.

A fee of £25,000 took him to Brentford where he starred up front and fired 22 goals in the Bees’ unsuccessful 2001/02 promotion campaign under Steve Coppell; Owusu had a hand (or rather a head) in Martin Rowlands’ opener in the famous play-off decider on the last day of the season that year.

He scored one minute into his Sheffield Wednesday career the following season in a 2-0 home win against derby opponents Sheffield United, but after relegation he switched to Madejski Stadium around Christmas time during the 2003/04 season.

Owusu hit the woodwork on his home debut, a 3-0 defeat to Jobi McAnuff’s Wimbledon. Off the pitch, big Lloyd was a big softie, but on it he was an imposing and powerful centre forward who became famed for his ‘raise the roof’ goal celebration at Madejski Stadium.

His first goal came in January 2004 with the opener in a 1-1 draw at home against Ipswich, he capped a great team move with a memorable goal in a 3-0 win over Watford a year into his Royals career, and Owusu went on to post ten goals in total wearing blue and white hoops, before a move back to Brentford in 2005.

In total the Slough-born striker made over 190 league starts for the Bees, netting an impressive 77 times.

His career was to take a slight tumble from there, moves to Yeovil, Cheltenham, Brighton, Luton and Barnet followed but Owusu was unable to find his feet and the form that he had shown previously.

His latest move saw him back to Australia playing for Hakoah Sydney City East in the National Premier League NSW 2.

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