Nurudeen Orelesi

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Nurudeen Orelesi
Personal information
Full name Nurudeen Adegbola Orelesi
Date of birth (1989-04-10) April 10, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
KF Skënderbeu Korçë
Number 80
Youth career
Bolowotan FC
First Bank FC
2006–2007 UD Salamanca
2007–2008 SC Bonifika
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 SC Bonifika 3 (0)
2009–2010 ECO Lagos 11 (1)
2010–2011 Dinamo Tirana 34 (2)
2011–2014 KF Skënderbeu Korçë 97 (4)
2014–2016 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 32 (1)
2016– KF Skënderbeu Korçë 40 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Nigeria U20 4 (1)
2011–2012 Nigeria U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 June 2016.

Nurudeen Adegbola Orelesi (born April 10, 1989 in Lagos) is a Nigerian football player currently playing for Skenderbeu in the Albanian Superliga. He is well known for his powerful and accurate long shots.

Club career[edit]

Orelesi began his career with First Bank, later joined to UD Salamanca. On 2 October 2007 left Spain to sign with Slovenian Second League club SC Bonifika,[1] his first season played in the reserve team before in July 2008 promoted to the seniorside who played three games in his first professional season 2008/2009,[2] in September 2009 signed than for ECO F.C. Lagos.

Dinamo Tirana[edit]

Orelesi joined Albanian champions Dinamo Tirana on 1 August 2010 for a reported fee of €25,000 from ECO Lagos FC, signing a one-year contract with the club holding the option of renewing for an additional year.[3]

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

He signed for his second Albanian side, Skënderbeu Korçë on 23 June 2011 on a four-year contract.[4][5]

Metalurh Zaporizhya[edit]

On 20 August 2014 Orelesi signed for Ukraine club Metalurh Zaporizhya.[6][7] for a fee of €100.000 from Skënderbeu Korçë.[8]

Return to Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

On 21 January 2016, Orelesi returned to Skënderbeu Korçë for his second spell with the Albanian champions.[9] He was allocated the squad number 80 and during the second part of 2015–16 season he contributed with 15 league appearances, helping the club to win its six consecutive league title, his fourth personal.[10]

International career[edit]

He represented Nigeria at 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.[11]

Honours[edit]

Skënderbeu Korçë

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registracijski zapisnik NZS" (PDF) (in Slovenian). Nzs.si. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Orelesi Nurudeen Adegbola - NK Bela krajina" (in Slovenian). nk-bk.com. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Nurudeen Orelesi joins FC Dinamo". All Nigeria Soccer. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Nureedin Orelesi firmos per Skenderbeun" (in Albanian). Albania Sport. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nurudeen Orelesi: FC Kryvbas Offered Me A Two - Year Contract". All Nigeria Soccer. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Orelesi Joins Ukrainian Club Metalury Zaporizhzhia". Soccer Laduma. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Orelesi Heading To Ukraine". S100.ng. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Orelesi drejt Ukrainës" (in Albanian). Ora Sport. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Rinald Bregasi (21 January 2016). "Zyrtare, Orelesi rikthehet te Skënderbeu" (in Albanian). Super Sport Albania. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Skënderbeu kampion i Shqipërisë, korçarët fitojnë titullin e 6-të radhazi (VIDEO)" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  11. ^ List of Players - FIFA.com

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