Aminu Umar

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Aminu Umar
Aminu Umar.jpg
Umar at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Aminu Umar
Date of birth (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Abuja, Nigeria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Çaykur Rizespor
(on loan from Osmanlıspor)
Number 50
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Wikki Tourists 10 (1)
2013–2014 Samsunspor 45 (8)
2015– Osmanlıspor 101 (22)
2018–Çaykur Rizespor (loan) 7 (1)
National team
2012– Nigeria U20 16 (6)
2016– Nigeria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2016

Aminu Umar (born 6 March 1995) is a Nigerian football striker who currently plays for the Turkish Süper Lig club Çaykur Rizespor on loan from TFF First League club Osmanlıspor[2] and the national team.

Club career[edit]

Wikki Tourists[edit]

In 2012–2013 season Umar has scored one league goal for Wikki Tourists in the Nigeria Premier League the top league of Nigerian football.[3][4]


Umar joined Turkish club Samsunspor from Wikki Tourists in the 2013 summer transfer season at age 18.[5] He scored four league goals in his first season and established himself as the club's preferred striker in place of his compatriot Ekigho Ehiosun.[6][7]

International career[edit]

Umar has played for the Nigeria national under-20 football team. He was the leading scorer in the 2013 African youth championship with four goals and scored twice at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Turkey.[8] He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[9] Umar scored the second goal against Denmark that send Nigeria to the semi-final of Rio 2016 Olympic games.


  1. ^ Aminu Umar Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Aminu Umar.
  4. ^ Akpayen, George (30 April 2012). "Goal king race tied as Ofoedu hits nine". SuperSport.
  5. ^ "Umar Samsun'da Mutlu" (in Turkish). Haber Gazetesi. 10 July 2013.
  6. ^ Wejinya, Sammy (13 January 2014). "Aminu continues to impress at Samsunspor". SuperSport.
  7. ^ "Umar Işıldıyor, Ekigho Hırs Küpü" (in Turkish). Samsun Haber. 20 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Samsunspor unveil Umar Aminu Thursday". MTN Football. 7 August 2013. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014.
  9. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (24 June 2016). "Kelechi Iheanacho included in Nigeria's Olympics squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2016.

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