Debola Ogunseye

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Debola Ogunseye
Personal information
Full name Debola Ogunseye
Date of birth (1988-04-27) April 27, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
TKİ Tavşanlı Linyitspor
Number 52
Youth career
2003–2005 Olabisi Onabanjo University
2006–2008 Newberry Indians
2009 Furman Paladins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Mississippi Brilla 15 (14)
2010 Charlotte Eagles 11 (5)
2010–2011 Kartalspor
2011– TKİ Tavşanlı Linyitspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 15, 2010.

Debola Ogunseye (born April 27, 1988 in Lagos) is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for TKİ Tavşanlı Linyitspor in the Turkish TFF First League.


College and amateur[edit]

Ogunseye attended Olabisi Onabanjo University in his native Nigeria, and was part of the team which won the 2005 West African University Games and a silver medal in the Nigerian University Football League. He moved to the United States in 2006 after being offered a scholarship to attend and play college soccer at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina.

At Newberry he was named to the All-SAC first team, the DAKTRONICS All-Appalachian Region second team and the NSCAA Appalachian Region first team as a freshman, to the all-SAC First Team and the All-Appalachian Region first feams by DAKTRONICS and the NSCCA as a sophomore, and earned NSCAA All-Southeast Region honors as a junior in 2008,[1] before transferring to Furman University prior to his senior year.[2] He is ranked second in Newberry history with 48 goals, 19 assists and 115 total points.

During his college years Ogunseye also played in the USL Premier Development League with Mississippi Brilla,[3] earning All-Conference and All-League honors and being named a finalist for the PDL MVP award.[4]


Undrafted out of college, Ogunseye signed with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Second Division after taking part in the 2010 USL Men's Player Showcase.[5] He made his professional debut on April 17, 2010, in a game against Charleston Battery,[6] and scored his first professional goal on May 14, 2010 in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[7] He remained with Charlotte for three months before signing with Turkish side Kartalspor on July 28, 2010.[8]

Ogunseye later moved to fellow TFF First League side TKİ Tavşanlı Linyitspor.


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