‘Heel of God’ Jon Otsemobor leaves MK Dons

Jon Otsemobor
Jon Otsemobor

Full back Jon Otsemobor has left MK Dons by mutual consent.

After a month-long loan spell at Tranmere Rovers, Otsemobor returned to Milton Keynes on Monday, but agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.

Otsemobor go down in Dons folklore after scoring the winning goal in injury time in the 2-1 victory AFC Wimbledon in December 2012 with a lackadaisical lob over Neil Sullivan to secure a stop in the FA Cup third round - a goal which saw Dons fans dub him the ‘Heel of God.’

But finding himself as third choice right back after the summer signing of Lee Hodson and the emergence of George Baldock, Otsemobor, 30, felt it was the right time to move on.

He said: “From the fans, to the manager, to the players; I’ve loved every minute of my time here.

“I am disappointed to be leaving because despite having been with a few teams in my career, MK Dons is one of the only clubs I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being at.

“There are some great lads here, the training is different and enjoyable and the fans have been brilliant too.

“Of course, that goal against AFC (Wimbledon) will probably go down as one of the best I’ve ever scored because of the timing and the occasion. It’s something I’ll never forget.”

Dons boss Karl Robinson added: “I’d like to publicly thank Jon for his efforts and endeavours, while at the club.

“We can’t afford to carry three right-backs and we’ve got Lee and George who are younger, fresher and part of the long-term development of the club. The future lies with those two and Semy understands that.

“He’ll always hold a place in all of our hearts for his goal against AFC (Wimbledon). We’ll all tell our kids about his goal and he will always be a part of the club’s history.”