Ismahil Akinade

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Ismahil Akinade
Personal information
Full name Ismahil Akinade
Date of birth (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Ibadan, Nigeria
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
–2012 St Patrick's Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 St Patrick's Athletic 0 (0)
2012–2014 Bray Wanderers 69 (9)
2015–2017 Bohemians 47 (19)
2018– Waterford 17 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2018

Ismahil Akinade (born 11 February 1994) is a Nigerian-born[1] footballer who plays for Waterford in the League of Ireland.


Bray Wanderers[edit]

Akinade started his career at St Patrick's Athletic Under 19's (making the bench for the first team once as an unused substitute) before moving on to Bray Wanderers where he was a huge hit with fans and won the club's Young Player of the Year award for the 2013 season. Akinade parted ways with Bray at the end of the 2014 season after he played a huge part in guaranteeing the Seagulls' safety in the Premier Division.


Midway through the 2015 League of Ireland season, Akinade signed for Bohemians, making his debut in a 2–1 win away to Dundalk on 6 June, setting up the first goal.[2] Akinade was nominated for Young Player Of The Year[1] after scoring 10 goals in 18 matches in his first season with the club. In October 2015, he agreed to a new contract.[3][1] Akinade went on to score 5 goals in 18 appearances for the 2016 season and in the 2017 season injury ruled him out for the first half of the season, when he returned he scored memorable goals against fierce rivals Shamrock Rovers in a 2–1 win in Tallaght[4] and the winner against Dundalk in Oriel Park.[5]


Akinade left Bohs to sign for Waterford for the 2018 League of Ireland Premier Division season.[6] Akinade made his debut in a 2-1 win against Derry City on 17 February 2018.[7]




Personal life[edit]

It was reported in October 2014 that Akinade and two other people had received suspended sentences for the 2010 sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl in Kildare.[8][9] In 2017, Akinade was absent for half the season due to an illness. In February, he had his spleen removed and returned in June.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Nigerian striker Ismahil Akinade extends stay at Irish club Bohemians". Goal. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "League Report: Dundalk 1 - 2 Bohemians -". Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ Fitzmaurice, Aidan (30 October 2015). "Akinade deal boosts Euro hopefuls Bohs". The Herald (Ireland). Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ "SSE Airtricity League". Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ "League Report: Dundalk 0 - 1 Bohemians -". Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Blues Swoop for Premier Division Duo - Waterford FC". 17 November 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
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  8. ^ "Three men sentenced for sexual abuse of teenage girl". Irish Times. 31 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Three Kildare men sentenced for sex abuse of teenage girl". Irish Examiner. 31 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2015.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  10. ^ "Bohemians boss Keith Long admits his side are missing Ismahil Akinade".