Korede Aiyegbusi

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Korede Aiyegbusi
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Personal information
Full name Olukorede Afolabi O. O. Aiyegbusi
Date of birth (1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Hackney, England
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Shakhter Karagandy
Number 13
Youth career
2006–2007 Essex Knights
2008–2009 NC State Wolfpack
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Cary Clarets 7 (1)
2010–2012 Sporting Kansas City 9 (0)
2013 FC Haka 22 (1)
2014 Servette 11 (0)
2014–2015 VfB Auerbach 23 (3)
2015 AFC United 8 (0)
2015–2016 Siah Jamegan 12 (0)
2016–2017 AFC Eskilstuna 10 (0)
2017– Shakhter Karagandy 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2017.

Olukorede Afolabi O. O. "Korede" Aiyegbusi (born 15 July 1988 in London) is an English footballer who plays for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Shakhter Karagandy.


College and amateur[edit]

Aiyegbusi moved from England to the United States in 2006 to attend and play college soccer at the Community College of Baltimore County Essex in Maryland, where he was a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association All-American and All-Maryland JUCO Conference first-team.[1] He transferred to North Carolina State University in 2008, and went on to make 41 appearances for the Wolfpack, all of them starts.[2][3]

During his college years Aiyegbusi also played for Cary Clarets in the USL Premier Development League.[4]


Aiyegbusi was drafted in the second round (20th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City Wizards.[3][5]

He made his professional debut on 27 March 2010, in Kansas City's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against D.C. United.[6]

Aiyegbusi remained with Kansas City through the 2012 season before being released by mutual agreement on 3 December 2012.[7] He subsequently entered the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft and became a free agent after going undrafted in both rounds of the draft.

On 21 February 2013 Aiyegbusi signed with First Division side FC Haka.[8] After one season in Finland, Aiyegbusi signed for Swiss club Servette FC Genève on 3 January 2014.

On 10 August 2015, Aiyegbusi left VfB Auerbach after one season with the club to join Superettan side AFC United.[9]

Aiyegbusi joined Iranian side Siah Jamegan in November 2015.[10]

In January 2017, Aiyegbusi went on trial with Kazakhstan Premier League side Shakhter Karagandy.[11]


Aiyegbusi represented Great Britain in the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.[1]


Aiyegbusi holds dual British and Nigerian citizenship. He is the fourth born of five siblings.


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