Toby Ajala

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Toby Ajala
Personal information
Full name Ridwan Oluwatobi A. T. Ajala[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-27) 27 September 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Newham, London, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Torquay United
Number 10
Youth career
Elite Pro Sports
Home Farm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–? Ilford ? (?)
20??–2011 Interwood ? (?)
2011 Hull City 0 (0)
2011 Interwood ? (?)
2011–2012 Hayes & Yeading United 10 (0)
2012–2014 Bristol City 2 (0)
2012–2013 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 12 (0)
2013 Cheltenham Town (loan) 0 (0)
2014 Welling United 15 (0)
2014– Torquay United 18 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:13, 16 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ridwan Oluwatobi A. T. "Toby" Ajala (born 27 September 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Torquay United as a winger.

Early life[edit]

Ajala was born in Newham, London, and moved to Dublin aged five. He played youth football in Dublin for Home Farm, before returning to London aged 16.[2]


Ajala began his senior career with Isthmian League side Ilford in 2008.[3] He then played for Buntingford Town in the Herts Senior County League & former Bedfordshire League side Southill Alexander before going back to play for Danny Bailey at Middlesex County Football League side Interwood until 2011 when he had a trial with Doncaster Rovers before joining Championship club Hull City, though he never played for their first team. He returned to Interwood before playing in the Conference National for Hayes & Yeading United in the 2011–12 season. Ajala has also had trials with Brentford and Newcastle United.

Bristol City[edit]

Ajala joined Bristol City for the 2012–13 season, signing a contract until January 2013 then to the end of the 2012–13 season. He was awarded the number 35 shirt and made his professional début for the club on 16 April 2013 in a 0–1 home defeat to Birmingham City, a match in which City were also relegated. He came on as an 89th minute substitute for Neil Kilkenny.[4]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

Ajala joined League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a short term loan deal in 2012.[5] He made his debut for the Football League Two side in an FA Cup tie against Milton Keynes Dons on 2 December 2012. He made an assist for the equaliser but it proved only to be a consolation as the match ended 2–1 to MK Dons.[6] He was recalled by Bristol City for upcoming matches.

Welling United[edit]

Ajala signed for Welling United on 31 January 2014.[7] He played 15 times for the Wings, before leaving at the end of the season.

Torquay United[edit]

Ajala signed a one-year deal with Torquay United on 20 July 2014.[8]


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