Daniel Ola

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Daniel Ola
Personal information
Full name Daniel Ola
Date of birth (1982-11-23) November 23, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
1997–1999 King Faisal Babes
1999–2000 Carouge
2000–2001 Lazio
2001 Chievo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 L'Aquila 45 (3)
2003–2005 Teramo 58 (4)
2005–2008 Cesena 42 (1)
2009 Botev Plovdiv 6 (0)
2010–2011 Persebaya Surabaya 26 (1)
2011–2012 FC Jūrmala 47 (5)
2012 Daugava Daugavpils (loan) 14 (2)
2013 Daugava Daugavpils 27 (2)
2014 UTA Arad 6 (0)
2014– Fidelis Andria 16 (1)
Bisceglie 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July, 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 2014

Daniel Ola (born November 23, 1982 in Accra) is a Ghanaian-Nigerian football defender, who currently plays in Italy for the Serie D side Bisceglie.


His name "Ola" means "Wealth" in Yoruba.[1] Ola began his career with King Faisal Babes.

He came to Europe in 1999 and played in Switzerland for Carouge[2] before June 2000 when he was scouted by S.S. Lazio and he joined the club's reserves. The Roma based club played in the UEFA Champions League in 2000.

In 2001 Ola left the club and moved to Chievo. After 6 months he left Verona and moved to L'Aquila and played 45 games, and scored 3 goals in the Serie C1 as well.

In 2003, he was transferred to Teramo. He was sold to Cesena in co-ownership deal in summer 2007.

Ola left the club in the summer of 2008 and one year later he signed a contract with Bulgarian club Botev Plovdiv.[3] In May 2010 he joined Persebaya. In April 2011 he joined the Latvian side FC Jūrmala.[4]

In August 2012 Ola was loaned to another Latvian Higher League club Daugava Daugavpils. He scored 2 goals in 14 matches and helped his team become the champions of Latvia. After the 2012 season his contract with Jūrmala expired, and Ola joined Daugava Daugavpils on permanent basis, helping the club win the Latvian Supercup in the beginning of the year.

In February 2014 Ola was transferred to the Romanian Liga II club UTA Arad alongside his former Daugava teammate Stanley Ibe.[5] Their club was relegated to the Liga III after the season.

In September 2014 Ola signs an 1-year deal with the Serie D side Fidelis Andria, winning the championship and been promoted to Lega Pro.

At the end of the season Ola become a free agent; in July 2015 he signed with the Italian Serie D side Bisceglie.

International career[edit]

His first call on 5 August 2008 was to the Nigeria national football team against South Africa.[6] He was an unused substitute.


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