Kudus Oyenuga

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Kudus Oyenuga
Personal information
Full name Olalekan Kudus Oyenuga[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Walthamstow, London, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Dartford
Number 9
Youth career
2008–2011 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2011MyPa (loan) 3 (0)
2011Bury (loan) 1 (0)
2012St Johnstone (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013 Hayes & Yeading United 36 (15)
2013–2015 Dundee United 1 (0)
2014Boreham Wood (loan) 16 (3)
2014–2015Cowdenbeath (loan) 28 (6)
2015–2016 Hartlepool United 8 (1)
2016–2017 Greenock Morton 24 (4)
2017–2018 Chelmsford City 33 (10)
2018– Dartford 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:25, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Olalekan Kudus Oyenuga (born 18 March 1993) is an English footballer, who plays as a striker for Dartford.

He has played for Tottenham Hotspur, Hayes & Yeading United, Dundee United, Hartlepool United and Greenock Morton. He has also played for MyPa, Bury, St Johnstone, Boreham Wood and Cowdenbeath on loan.

Career[edit]

Oyenuga was born in Walthamstow[2] and began his football career by joining the Tottenham Hotspur academy in 2008. In April 2011, Oyenuga agreed a two-year deal with Tottenham and then went out on loan to Finnish side MyPa, until the end of August 2011.[3]

On 15 August 2011, he joined Bury on loan for a month,[4] making one appearance, coming on as a substitute, in a 2–1 loss against Charlton on 28 August 2011.[5] Afterwards, he left Bury. In November, Oyenuga went on trial with Southampton after scoring twice in a reserve match in a 4–1 win over Plymouth Argyle,[6] but no move was made.

In the January 2012 transfer window, Oyenuga joined Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone on loan, until the end of the season.[7] On 14 February he made his St Johnstone debut, coming on as a substitute in extra time, in a 2–1 loss against Hearts in a fifth round replay in the Scottish Cup. Two months later, he made his league debut, coming on as a substitute, in a 2–0 loss against Celtic. At the end of the season, Oyenuga returned to Tottenham and was soon released by the club.[8]

In August 2012, Oyenuga joined Hayes & Yeading United[9] He established himself in the first team, making 40 appearances and scoring eighteen in all competitions. In addition, he was the club's top-scorer and helped the club avoid relegation.[10] At the end of the season it was thought that Oyenuga might leave the club.[11] The club then granted permission for him to leave the club.[12]

After leaving Hayes & Yeading United, Kudus returned to Scotland, joining Dundee United on trial, along with former teammate Calum Butcher.[13] After impressing manager Jackie McNamara during their trial,[14] both players subsequently joined the club, Oyenuga signing a three-year contract.[15] On 22 September 2013, he made his Dundee United debut, coming on as a substitute against Motherwell.[16]

In January 2014, Oyenuga joined Boreham Wood on loan until the end of the season.[17] On 25 August 2014, he was loaned out again, this time to Scottish Championship club Cowdenbeath until January 2015,[18] later extended for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[19] On 13 May 2015, he was released by Dundee United.[20]

On 6 July 2015, Oyenuga signed for Hartlepool United on a free transfer, becoming their eighth signing of the summer.[21] He scored his first goal for Hartlepool in a 1–0 FA Cup win against Cheltenham Town on 7 November 2015.[22] A week later he scored his first league goal in a 3–1 win over Leyton Orient.[23]

On 4 May 2016, Oyenuga was named as one of three players released by Hartlepool United, and went on trial at Livingston and then Greenock Morton.[24] After his trial match for Morton, Oyenuga signed a five-month contract with the club.[25] He scored his first goal for Morton in a 1–1 draw with Dumbarton on 20 August 2016.[26] In late December, Oyenuga would sign a contract to keep him at the club until the end of the season.[27] He was released at the end of his contract.[28]

In June 2017, Oyenuga signed for Chelmsford City.[29] On 5 August 2017, Oyenuga scored twice on his debut for the club in a 2–0 win against Gloucester City.[30]

In June 2018, Oyenuga signed for Dartford.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 November 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 2011–12[32] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MyPa (loan) 2011[33] Veikkausliiga 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Bury (loan) 2011–12[32] League One 1 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 3 0
St Johnstone 2011–12[32] Scottish Premier League 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Hayes & Yeading United 2012–13[33] Conference South 36 15 1 0 1[b] 0 38 15
Dundee United 2013–14[34] Scottish Premiership 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Boreham Wood (loan) 2013–14[33] Conference South 16 3 0 0 0 0 16 3
Cowdenbeath (loan) 2014–15[35] Scottish Championship 28 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 31 6
Hartlepool United 2015–16[36] League Two 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 2
Greenock Morton 2016–17[37] Scottish Championship 24 4 1 0 2 0 3[c] 0 30 4
Chelmsford City 2017–18[33] National League South 33 10 4 0 2[b] 0 39 10
Dartford 2018–19[33] National League South 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
Career total 162 39 11 1 4 0 7 0 184 40
  1. ^ Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearance in the FA Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Scottish Premiership play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Second Year – Kudus Oyenuga". Tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  3. ^ Striker moves to Finland on loan after agreeing new deal (13 April 2011). "Spurs youngster signs on | Tottenham Hotspur News, Fixtures, Results, Transfers". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  4. ^ "Tottenham striker in on loan". Bury FC. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  5. ^ "FULL-TIME: Bury 1 Charlton 2". Bury Times. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Saints look at Spurs youth". Sky Sports. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  7. ^ "SAINTS SECURE TWO UNDER 21s ON LOAN". Official Page of St Johnstone. 30 January 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Released players revealed". Sky Sports. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga signs for Hayes & Yeading". Football Exclusives. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga 'loving life' at Hayes & Yeading United". Uxbridge Gazette. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Axed Dons midfielder attracting interest from United". Uxbridge Gazette. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  12. ^ "United agree deal with ex-Bradford City hitman". Uxbridge Gazette. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Dundee United boss confident of tying up permanent deals for trialists". STV Sport. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Spurs duo in Jackie McNamara's sights as he looks for new faces at Tannadice". Daily Record. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Dundee United sign Calum Butcher and Kudus Oyenuga". BBC Sport. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Dundee United 2–2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  17. ^ "Boreham Wood sign Dundee United striker Kudus Oyenuga". Boreham Wood Times. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  18. ^ "Cowden Bring In Loan Striker". Cowdenbeath F.C. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  19. ^ "OYENUGA LOAN EXTENDED". Dundee United F.C. 2 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  20. ^ "CONTRACT NEWS". Dundee United F.C. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 13 May 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga Signs For Pools". Hartlepool United F.C. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  22. ^ "Hartlepool 1-0 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  23. ^ "Hartlepool 3-1 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  24. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (4 August 2016). "Morton earn 1-1 draw in Kilbirnie friendly". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  25. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (8 August 2016). "Kudus Oyenuga signs for Morton". Greenock Morton F.C. Archived from the original on 25 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  26. ^ "Morton 1-1 Dumbarton". BBC Sport. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  27. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (29 December 2016). "Kudus signs until end of the season". Greenock Morton F.c. Archived from the original on 30 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  28. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (15 May 2017). "Player contracts update". Greenock Morton FC. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  29. ^ "Clarets add four to squad". Chelmsford City F.C. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  30. ^ "Clarets victorious in League opener". Chelmsford City F.C. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  31. ^ "Player News: Kudus Oyenuga". Dartford F.C. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  32. ^ a b c "Games played by Kudus Oyenuga in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  33. ^ a b c d e Kudus Oyenuga at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  34. ^ "Games played by Kudus Oyenuga in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  35. ^ "Games played by Kudus Oyenuga in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  36. ^ "Games played by Kudus Oyenuga in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  37. ^ "Games played by Kudus Oyenuga in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.

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