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PFA Team Talk: Kay Odejayi

Kay Odejayi is an EFL veteran who made over 600 appearances across the English divisions in his 20 years in the professional game. He now supports the PFA’s Player Services team to help members connect with the union’s support services.

The former striker started his career as a trainee at Bristol City before progressing on to spells at Forest Green Rovers, Cheltenham Town and Championship side Barnsley. It was with Barnsley in 2008 that he scored to knock Chelsea out of the FA Cup quarter-final.

In 2010 Odejayi moved to Colchester United, where he made over 100 appearances, and spent the latter seasons of his career at Tranmere Rovers, and National League sides Stockport County and Guiseley.

Now, having retired from the professional game, Odejayi has found new purpose with the players’ union.

“Obviously, we all have to stop playing at some point, so it’s just about giving yourself the best possible chance to make that transition,” he said.

“Even as a player myself, I don’t think I was fully aware of just how much the PFA offers its members. Now I want to play a role in that process and help connect players to what the union does.”

In his role with the PFA’s Player Services team, Kay works closely with a number of clubs across the midlands and acts as a direct player liaison between members and the PFA. 


Kay Odejayi

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