Martins uses shirts from all his old clubs to upholster chairs

Posted by Chris Wright

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty ImagesObafemi Martins has collected quite a collection of dining-room chair covers . . er, jerseys in his long career.

It's fair to say that Obafemi Martins falls comfortably into the "journeyman" subsection of the striker genus, having turned out for nine teams - Reggiana, Inter Milan, Newcastle, Wolfsburg, Rubin Kazan. Birmingham, Levante, Seattle Sounders and Nigeria -- over the course of his 13-year career.

Indeed, the supposedly 28-year-old Nigerian forward spent almost half of that time at Inter between 2001 and 2006, meaning he's successfully managed to clock up seven different clubs in the seven years either side of his stint at the Nerazzurri as well as 39 caps for his national side.

Not that he's forgotten his past employers, mind you; as Martins, currently plying his trade in the MLS with Seattle Sounders, went on Instagram to show has used one of his own shirts from each of his former clubs to upholster the backs of his ludicrously opulent, gilded dining room chairs...

Very nice! Certainly, beats the tired old "framed and hung above the pool table" approach that most other professionals seem to favour.

Photos via Instagram / MLS Soccer

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