Michael Babatunde

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Michael Babatunde
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Personal information
Date of birth (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Qatar SC
Number 10
Youth career
Water FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Heartland
2011–2013 FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 44 (2)
2013–2015 FC Volyn Lutsk 36 (4)
2015 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2 (0)
2016 Raja Casablanca 13 (6)
2016– Qatar SC 6 (7)
National team
2013– Nigeria[1] 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 November 2016

Michael Babatunde (born 24 December 1992) is a Nigerian football midfielder, who plays for Qatar SC in the Qatargas League.

Nigerian native Michael Babatunde has established records for goals scored and great performances en route to worldwide recognition as midfielder and forward.

Biography[edit]

Born on December 24, 1992, in Lagos, Nigeria, soccer player Michael Babatunde moved to Ukraine at the age of 19, signed by FC Kryvbas of Ukraine from Heartland FC of Nigeria. Michael Babatunde became a star in Ukraine after Scoring his first goal against FC Chornomorets Odesa, scoring 2 goals at will with the team which lead his club to stay at the Ukrainian Premier League from 2010 to 2013 before the club went bankrupt. In 2012-2013 he set a record for most goals assist in a calendar year and has scored 6 goals in total at the Ukrainian Premier League from 2010-2015. He later went on a free transfer to FC Volyn, he was invited a couple of times to the Nigeria National Team, and later played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

George Kazembe I was born on December 24, 1992, in Lagos, Nigeria. As a young boy, he tagged along when he turns 5 years, played soccer with friends, un-intimidated by the bigger boys. At the age of 8, he was recruited to join the youth academy club in Lagos. Recognizably smaller than most of the kids in his age group, Michael eventually got recognized by a bigger academy FC Watermark Academy where he was groomed as a professional, later linked with FC Heartland, played several games for U-17, U-20 and Super Eagle the National Team of Nigeria. Michael has played a total of 4649 minutes, 81 Appearances, 44 Lineups, 37 Substitutes, 21 Substitute out, 47 Substitute on bench, 6 Goals, 13 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards. He has been in Ukraine from 2010 to 2015.

On 31 May 2016 Michael Babatunde join Qatar SC in the in Qatar second division.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Babatunde". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36417827

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