Lateef Elford-Alliyu

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Lateef Elford-Alliyu
Lateef Elford-Alliyu.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Ibadan, Nigeria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2006–2010 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
2010 Hereford United (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Keflavík (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 16 (5)
2012 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
2012 Bury (loan) 13 (2)
2012 Bury 5 (0)
2013 Crawley Town 6 (0)
2013–2014 Tamworth 11 (2)
2014–2015 Valletta 35 (16)
2015–2016 Coventry City 0 (0)
National team
2009 England U17 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:06, 26 January 2016 (UTC).

Lateef Elford-Alliyu (born 1 June 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker and is currently unattached.

Playing career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

'Pan' as he was known to his teammates at West Bromwich Albion was catapulted into the limelight after scoring from the half-way line in a pre-season friendly against Stafford Rangers aged 15. Having made his way through the youth teams at West Bromwich Albion, he featured regularly for their Under 18 team before joining Hereford United on loan in late January 2010.[2] He made his debut in the Football League for his loan club on 30 January 2010 in a 2–0 defeat to Port Vale,[3] this being his sole appearance for the club. On 24 February 2010 he returned to his parent club after the end of his loan period.[4] After regularly appearing for the Baggies' reserve side, he joined Icelandic top flight side Keflavík Football Club on 14 May 2010 until the middle of June on loan along with fellow West Bromwich Albion player Kayleden Brown.[5]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

He joined Tranmere Rovers on loan on 25 November 2010.[6] His debut for the club came on 11 December in a 1–2 home defeat to Leyton Orient.[7] His loan period was then extended until 4 January 2011[8] and then to early February.[9] He scored his first goal for the club on 8 January against Walsall.[10] He scored his first brace of his career in a 2–1 win over Plymouth Argyle on 12 February 2011.[11]

After picking up an injury which would keep him out for the rest of the season he returned on 24 March 2011 to his parent club for treatment, ending his loan period.[12] He rejoined Tranmere for a second loan spell in January 2012, for an initial one-month period.[13]

Bury[edit]

On 20 February 2012, Elford-Alliyu joined Football League One side Bury on loan until the end of the season.[14] Five days later on 25 February 2012, Elford-Alliyu scored on his debut in a 1–1 draw against Leyton Orient. His second goal came on 24 March 2012, in a 1–1 draw against Preston North End.

On 16 May 2012, Elford-Alliyu was released by West Bromwich Albion; the club having decided not to exercise its one-year option on his contract.[15] On 3 July 2012, Elford-Alliyu signed for Bury on a one-year deal.[16] However, Elford-Alliyu made only five appearance and his first team opportunities was limited under new manager Kevin Blackwell, who is Richie Barker successor after he went to manage Crawley Town, which later became his future club.

Crawley Town[edit]

After a year at Gigg Lane, Elford-Alliyu signed for Crawley Town on a free transfer.[17] He made his debut for the club, coming on as a substitute for Mike Jones, in a FA Cup third round match as Crawley Town lose 3–1 against Reading;[18] on 12 January 2013, he made his league debut, coming on as a substitute for Nicky Adams in a 2–0 loss against Tranmere Rovers.

Tamworth[edit]

On 31 August 2013, Elford-Alliyu signed a one-year deal with Conference National side Tamworth, following his release from Crawley Town.

Coventry City[edit]

After spending the 2014-15 season with Maltese side Valletta, Elford-Alliyu signed a four-month contract with Coventry City on 1 September 2015.[19]

International career[edit]

He made 9 appearances for the England national under-17 football team in 2009 scoring one goal including going to the European championship making two starts and one substitute appearance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hereford Sign West Brom Duo". League Football Education. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Shaw, Steve (30 January 2010). "Port Vale 2 Hereford Utd 0". The Sentinel. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Elford-Alliyu returns to West Brom". Sky Sports. 24 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Baggies trio go to Iceland". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "WBA Striker Joins Rovers on Loan". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tranmere 1–2 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Tranmere Rovers extend Lateef Elford-Alliyu loan deal". BBC Sport. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Tranmere Extend Elford-Alliyu Loan". Tranmere Rovers. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Tranmere 3–3 Walsall". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Plymouth 1 – 3 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Lateef Elford-Alliyu out for the rest of the season". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Tranmere Rovers sign West Brom's Lateef Elford-Alliyu on loan". BBC Sport. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Baggies striker joins". Bury FC. Bury FC. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Albion reveal who's staying and who's going". WBA FC. WBA FC. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Adam Lockwood, Marcus Marshall and Lateef Elford-Alliyu join Bury". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lateef Elford-Alliyu joins Crawley after Bury release striker". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Crawley 1 – 3 Reading". BBC Sport. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Coventry City sign former West Bromwich Albion striker Lateef Elford-Alliyu following successful trial". Coventry City. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 

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