Martin Offiah

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 29th December, 1966
Current Age
54 years and 301 days

Awards & Accolades

Man Of Steel Award
1988
Lance Todd Trophy
1992, 1994
English Hall Of Fame
2013

Biography

Exciting Great Britain flankman, originally from the Roslyn Park RU club, joined Widnes in 1987 and broke Frank Myler’s try-scoring record in his first season. Offiah made his Test debut against France in 1988, playing in all three Tests on the Lions Tour of Australia in 1988, and won a match race at Wentworth Park (defeating Dale Shearer and John Ferguson after Greg Alexander withdrew from the event). In 1992 Offiah scored 4 tries for Wigan in the final of the World Sevens competition and was rated one of the success stories of the Lions’ tour later that year. (However, Offiah’s standing as the fastest man in rugby league received a huge dent when he was beaten in a match race by P’matta’s Lee Oudenryn at P’matta Stadium). Offiah gave good value in the first two ‘guest’ spots with Easts and St George but lasted just half a match with the Roosters in 1993 before dislocating his shoulder in the match against Penrith. Offiah’s major defensive weakness was often exposed in top-class competition and his efforts in the final two Tests of the 1994 Ashes series were not his best.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1988-94 33 26 -   - 104 19 14 0 57.58% List
England 1992, 1995-96 5 8 -   1 33 4 1 0 80.00% List
Overall 1988-1996 38 34 0   1 137 23 15 0 60.53% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1988 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1988 1 1 0   0 4 1 0 0 100.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1988-92 8 6 -   - 24 3 5 0 37.50% List
England 1992-1995 3 2 -   - 8 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1988-1995 11 8 0   0 32 5 6 0 45.45% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1989 12 9 -   - 36 5 6 1 41.67% List
St George NSWRL 1991 14 11 -   - 44 8 4 2 57.14% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1993 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1989-1993 27 20 0   0 80 14 10 3 51.85% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1989, 1993 13 9 -   - 36 6 6 1 46.15% List
St George 1991 14 11 -   - 44 8 4 2 57.14% List
Overall 1989-1993 27 20 0   0 80 14 10 3 51.85% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Widnes Championship 1987/88 35 42 -   - 168 26 9 0 74.29% List
Widnes Championship 1988/89 40 57 -   - 228 31 8 1 77.50% List
Widnes Championship 1989/90 29 37 -   - 148 20 9 0 68.97% List
Widnes Championship 1990/91 36 40 -   - 160 28 8 0 77.78% List
Wigan Championship 1991/92 16 30 -   - 120 16 0 0 100.00% List
Wigan Championship 1992/93 36 30 1   2 124 30 5 1 83.33% List
Wigan Championship 1993/94 32 35 -   1 141 26 6 0 81.25% List
Wigan Championship 1994/95 0 52 -   - 208 nan% List
Wigan Championship 1995/96 0 26 -   - 104 nan% List
London Super League 1996 0 3 -   - 12 nan% List
Wigan Super League 1996 0 12 -   - 48 nan% List
London Super League II 1997 0 11 -   - 44 nan% List
London Super League III 1998 11 7 -   - 28 6 5 0 54.55% List
London Super League IV 1999 16 13 -   - 52 8 7 1 50.00% List
Salford Super League V 2000 25 16 -   2 66 10 15 0 40.00% List
Salford Super League VI 2001 20 7 -   - 28 8 12 0 40.00% List
Overall 1987-2001 296 418 1   5 1,679 209 84 3 70.61% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Widnes 1987-90 140 42 -   - 168 105 34 1 75.00% List
Wigan 1991-93 84 30 -   - 120 72 11 1 85.71% List
London 1996-99 ? 3 -   - 12 ? ? ? ?  
London 1998-99 27 7 -   - 28 14 12 1 51.85% List
Salford 2000-01 45 16 -   2 66 18 27 0 40.00% List
Overall 1987-2001 ? 418 1   5 1,679 ? ? ? ?  

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