|Birthdate:||October 12, 1981|
Foluwashola "Shola" Ameobi (born 12 October 1981) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker. He spent 14 years at Newcastle United, where he received a winner's medal in 2010 when Newcastle lifted the Championship trophy. He holds the record for the most appearances as a substitute in the Premier League. On leaving Newcastle in 2014, he briefly represented Gaziantep BB in Turkey and back in England with Crystal Palace before joining Bolton Wanderers. Born in Nigeria but raised in England, Ameobi was capped by the England under-21 team before making his Nigeria debut in 2012 and representing them at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.