Ayo Obileye

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Ayo Obileye
Ayo Obileye 2017-03-04 1.jpg
Obileye playing for Eastleigh in 2017
Personal information
Full name Stephen Ayomide Oluwagbenga Obileye[1]
Date of birth (1994-09-02) 2 September 1994 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Homerton, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Number 24
Youth career
2008-2010 Leyton Orient
2010–2011 Chelsea
2011–2013 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Sheffield Wednesday 1 (0)
2014–2016 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2014–2015 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 26 (2)
2015–2016 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 16 (1)
2016– Eastleigh 12 (3)
2016 Dover Athletic (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:25, 28 March 2017 (UTC).

Stephen Ayomide Oluwagbenga "Ayo" Obileye (born 2 September 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League club Eastleigh.

Early life[edit]

Obileye was born in Homerton University Hospital in the London Borough of Hackney to Nigerian parents.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Obileye started his career in the youth system at Leyton Orient, before joining Chelsea as a schoolboy. He stayed with the club until 2011, but failed to earn a scholarship with the club.[6] In 2011, he moved north to sign a two-year scholarship with the academy at Sheffield Wednesday.[3] He made his professional debut at the age of 16 in August 2011, starting in the 0–0 draw with Yorkshire rivals Bradford City at Valley Parade in the Football League Trophy, which Bradford went on to win on penalties.[7] He was made captain of the Development Squad for the 2012–13 season, and was awarded with his first professional contract for the club in May 2013, signing a one-year deal on completion of his scholarship.[8] In March 2014, he was linked with moves away from the club as he wanted to return to his London roots, and spent a short time training with Premier League side Crystal Palace.[6] In May 2014, he left Sheffield Wednesday at the end of his contract having only made one first team appearance, turning down a new deal.[6]

In October 2014, he signed for Football League Championship side Charlton Athletic after impressing on trial, and was placed in the U21 Development Squad.[9] He initially signed on a short-term deal, but in November 2014 his contract was extended until June 2015.[10] Later in the month he signed for Football League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month youth loan deal.[10] As part of the loan agreement he was still eligible to play for Charton's U21 Development Squad.[3] He made his debut on the same day, coming on as a substitute for Damian Batt in the 1–0 away defeat to AFC Wimbledon.[11] In December 2014, his loan was extended for a further month, having made four appearances for the Daggers.[12] He continued to have a positive impact in the Daggers back-line and in January 2015 his loan was again extended for a further month.[13] He continued to remain a permanent fixture in the Daggers defence, extending his stay in February 2015 until the end of the season.[14] He returned to Charlton in May 2015, having made 26 appearances for the Daggers, scoring twice.[11]

In August 2015, he returned to Dagenham & Redbridge on loan until January 2016, after a successful loan the previous season.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Obileye playing for Eastleigh in 2017
As of match played 28 March 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheffield Wednesday 2011–12[16] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
2012–13[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Charlton Athletic 2014–15[17] Championship 0 0 0 0
2015–16[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2014–15[11] League Two 26 2 0 0 26 2
2015–16[18] League Two 16 0 2 1 3[a] 0 21 1
Total 42 2 2 1 3 0 47 3
Eastleigh 2016–17[17] National League 12 3 3 1 0 0 15 4
Dover Athletic (loan) 2016–17[17] National League 3 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 57 5 5 2 0 0 4 0 66 7
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ayo Obileye". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Obileye signs up". 10 May 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chase hots up for Obileye". 12 March 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Charlton Defender Joins on Loan". 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Transfer News: Crystal Palace lead chase for Sheffield Wednesday's Ayo Obileye". 11 March 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bradford City vs. Sheffield Wednesday". 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  8. ^ "Obileye signs up". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-05-10. 
  9. ^ "Charlton snap up former Manchester City and Sheffield Wednesday youngsters". 7 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Obileye joins Dagenham & Redbridge on loan". 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "Games played by Ayo Obileye in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ayo Obileye: Dagenham extend Charlton Athletic defender's loan". 15 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Defender Extends Loan Stay". 5 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Ayo Obileye: Charlton midfielder extends Dagenham loan spell". 9 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Defender Returns On Loan To The Daggers". 18 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Ayo Obileye in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f "A. Obileye - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Ayo Obileye in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

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