Ekundayo Jayeoba

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Ekundayo Jayeoba
Personal information
Full name Ekundayo Jaiyeoba
Date of birth (1980-04-04) 4 April 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Strumska Slava
Number 18
Youth career
NEPA Lagos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Velbazhd Kyustendil 26 (5)
2001–2005 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 86 (19)
2005–2008 Levski Sofia 24 (12)
2008 Maccabi Herzliya (loan) 11 (2)
2008 Chernomorets Burgas 13 (1)
2009–2010 Vihren Sandanski 37 (9)
2010–2011 Etar 1924 27 (2)
2011 Dorostol Silistra 6 (0)
2012–2013 Marek Dupnitsa 21 (17)
2013– Strumska slava 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ekundayo Jaiyeoba (born 4 April 1980) is a Nigerian football player who currently plays for Strumska slava in Bulgaria.


Ekundayo is a striker but has spent most of last season recovering from a serious injury that he suffered in late fall of 2004. He joined Levski in 2004 after spending a couple of seasons at Lokomotiv Plovdiv. "Dayo", as fans call him, is a prolific striker and is among the best young attackers in the Bulgarian football championship.

Bulgarian "A" Group[edit]

2003-04: Helped Lokomotiv Plovdiv win the Bulgarian APFG League championship with nine goals in 26 appearances.

2004: Featured for Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their UEFA Champions League second round qualifier, as they got eliminated by Belgian side Club Brugge.

2004-05: Started the season with Lokomotiv Plovdiv but later joined another Premier League club Levski Sofia. Signed a three-and-a-half year contract for €150,000. Teamed up with fellow Nigerian Richard Eromoigbe.

2005-06: Sidelined for six months after suffering an Achilles tendon injury in a UEFA Cup first round qualifying game against Slovenian club NK Publikum.

2006-07: Helped Levski Sofia to join at UEFA Champions League Group stage.

2007-08: He started the season with Levski Sofia but on 31 January 2008 шhe agreement for the transfer of the Nigerian PFC Levski player to the Israeli Maccabi Herzliya has been finalized at the very end of the winter transfer period. The footballer will be playing on loan until the end of the season but there is also an option for the Israeli club to buy his transfer rights.

2008: After playing on loan at Maccabi Herzilya, Levski sold him to Chernomorets in the Bulgarian League. He returns to familiar terrain where he made his mark wearing the colours of Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Levski Sofia.

2009: After several months in Burgas, he is loaned by Vihren Sandanski and later bought.

2010: In June his contract with Vihren expired and he left gladiators to join ambitious Etar 1924.

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