Akeem Latifu

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Akeem Latifu
Personal information
Full name Akeem Latifu
Date of birth (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Kano, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Right back
Club information
Current team
Zira
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Bussdor FC 35 (10)
2009 Ocean Boys 12 (1)
2010 Akwa United 15 (5)
2010–2011 Strømsgodset 2 (0)
2011–2014 Hødd 76 (5)
2013 Aalesund (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2015 Aalesund 58 (2)
2016 Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk 6 (0)
2016 Alanyaspor 0 (0)
2017– Zira 11 (0)
National team
2007 Nigeria U-20 4 (0)
2015– Nigeria 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2017

Akeem Latifu (born 16 November 1989 in Kano) is a Nigerian footballer, who plays for Zira FK.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Latifu began his career for Bussdor United F.C. and signed in January 2009 a contract for Ocean Boys F.C.. After a half-year who earned 17 caps left Ocean Boys F.C.[1] and signed for Nigeria Premier League rival Akwa United F.C. in January 2010.[2] On 9 August 2013 he signed a loan-contract with Aalesund.

On 21 January 2017, Latifu signed a 1.5-year contract with Azerbaijan Premier League side Zira FK.[3]

International[edit]

Latifu was part of the Nigeria national under-20 football team at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and played four games in the tournament.

Latifu was called up to Nigeria national football team on 16 March 2015.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 29 April 2017[4][5]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Strømsgodset 2010 Tippeligaen 2 0 0 0 2 0
Hødd 2011 Adeccoligaen 30 1 3 1 33 2
2012 29 1 7 0 36 1
2013 17 3 3 0 1 0 21 3
Total 76 5 13 1 - - 1 0 - - 90 6
Aalesunds (loan) 2013 Tippeligaen 11 0 0 0 11 0
Aalesunds 2014 Tippeligaen 29 1 4 1 33 2
2015 29 1 3 0 32 1
Total 58 2 7 1 - - - - - - 65 1
Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk 2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League 6 0 1 0 7 0
Alanyaspor 2016–17 Süper Lig 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zira 2016–17 Azerbaijan Premier League 11 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 164 7 21 2 - - 1 0 - - 186 9

International[edit]

Nigeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 2 0
Total 2 0

Statistics accurate as of match played 29 March 2015[6]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hødd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Silly Season: Spillere på prøvespill | NorskeFans.com | Norsk fotball
  2. ^ Akwa United FC, Uyo - The Squad
  3. ^ "Zirə Akim Latifu ilə müqavilə imzaladı". fczire.az (in Azerbaijani). Zira FK. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "A.Latifu". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Akeem Latifu". nifs.no (in Norwegian). nifs. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Akeem Latifu". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 February 2017.