|Full name||Haruna Babangida|
|Date of birth||1 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Kaduna, Nigeria|
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|2002–2003||→ Terrassa (loan)||38||(5)|
|2004||→ Cádiz (loan)||14||(0)|
|2010||Mainz 05 II||2||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2012|
Babangida is a hard working, quick right wing who can also play on the left side.
Haruna Babangida started his youth career at Shooting Stars, before signed by Ajax at the age of 13. He was snapped up by Barcelona a year later. In 1998, aged 15, Babangida made his first-team debut for the Catalan giants in a pre-season friendly against AGOVV Apeldoorn, becoming the second youngest ever player to feature for Barcelona. However, he did not make the breakthrough and in 2002–03 was loaned to second division side Terrassa, before spending the following season playing for Barcelona B and Cádiz (in the second half).
Greece and Cyprus
In the first season, he played 25 league appearances and started 11 times for the double-winners. He rarely scored, but scored his first UEFA Champions League goal at home against Lyon, in the third minute, but the match ended as 1–4 lost.
On 25 May 2007, Olympiakos officially released Haruna Babangida.
On 14 June 2010, he signed a one-year contract for Mainz 05 with an option to extend the contract for two more years. On 26 June 2010, he scored his first goal against Panathinaikos. The half season that was less than successful for Babangida, with only a single appearance in the Bundesliga. In December of that year, Mainz released him.
On 12 January 2011, he joined Vitesse as a testplayer and on 16 January he signed a contract until the end of the season.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Copa de la Liga||Europe||Total|
|Ukraine||League||Ukrainian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2004–05||Metalurh Donetsk||Premier League||8||2||0||0|
|Greece||League||Greek Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Cyprus||League||Cypriot Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2007–08||Apollon Limassol||First Division||23||9||–||–|
|Russia||League||Russian Cup||Premier League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2009||Kuban Krasnodar||Premier League||14||1||–||–|
|Nigeria national team|
- "Haruna Babangida: Im dritten Anlauf bei Mainz 05" (in German). 1. FSV Mainz 05. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
- "Babangida wins over Olympiacos". UEFA.com. 18 August 2005. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
- "UEFA Champions League". uefa.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-16.
- "Haruna Babangida: Im dritten Anlauf bei Mainz 05" (in German). 1. FSV Mainz 05. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
- "Tuchel schrumpft wohl 05-Kader" [Tuchel plans to shrink 05-squad] (in German). Sport 1. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
- "Haruna Babangida". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.