Spoof: Atdhe Nuhiu's alleged 500+ goal record suggests Owls were daft to let him go
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Spoof: Atdhe Nuhiu's alleged 500+ goal record suggests Owls were daft to let him go

Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu has a remarkable goal scoring record to rival the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to his Wikipedia page.

Nuhiu joined the Owls on a free transfer in 2013.

It quickly became apparent that the striker lacked the technical skills and dazzling footwork to get you up off your seat, but his size and enthusiasm saw him become a cult figure.

Owls supporters quickly dubbed him big Dave, due to his size and power.

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While Nuhiu never managed to establish a regular starting role, he became a useful tool off the bench and made over 200 appearances for the Owls over seven seasons.


The Kosovo international’s official record saw him net some 40 goals for Wednesday.

But given the cult figure and almost comical character he was, somebody has edited his Wikipedia page to show a rather more glamourous career with a ludicrous scoring record.

Now reaching a steady height of 6ft 9inch, Nuhiu’s Wikipedia page shows a career of over 500 goals with spells at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

United surely dropped the ball not signing him permanently after 69 goals in 28 games on loan.

While of course Nuhiu’s Wikipedia page is just a slight exaggeration of his true ability, there are some Owls fans who feel the 31-year-old could have played a part this season.

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Steven Fletcher left a big void when he departed last summer, with Callum Paterson, Jordan Rhodes and Josh Windass struggling for consistency this season.

The Owls are the second lowest scorers in the Championship this term with 28 goals in 38 games. Only bottom club Wycombe Wanderers have found the net on fewer occasions.

While nobody realistically believes Nuhiu has been that absent 20-goal-a-season striker, his size, physicality and determination made him a nuisance for opposing defenders.

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