Oladimeji Lawal

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Oladimeji Lawal
Personal information
Full name Mohammed Oladimeji Lawal
Date of birth (1971-07-24) 24 July 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Ifo, Nigeria
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Julius Berger
1989–1991 Madrid B 24 (0)
1991–1993 Shooting Stars
1993–1994 Kortrijk 3 (0)
1994 Hellenic
National team
1990 Nigeria 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mohammed Oladimeji Lawal (born 24 July 1971) is a former Nigerian footballer who played as a midfielder for clubs in Nigeria, Spain and Belgium. He is a FIFA-licensed players' agent.[1]

Club career[edit]

Lawal moved started his footballing career with Femo Scorpion Football club of Eruwa alongside the likes of Mutiu Adepoju and moved to Spain at age 18 and signed with Real Madrid, and would spend two seasons with the B team, one in the Segunda División and one in Segunda División B. He was never promoted to the main squad, and returned to Nigeria to play for Shooting Stars F.C..

In 1993, Lawal joined Belgian Second Division side K.V. Kortrijk for one season. He played in the South African Premier Soccer League with Hellenic FC during 1994.[2]

International career[edit]

Lawal played for Nigeria in the 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship in Canada and the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.[3]

Lawal made several appearances for the senior Nigeria national football team. He scored on his debut, an 1992 African Nations Cup qualifier against Togo in 1990.[4]


His younger brother, Abass Muyiwa, is also a footballer. A midfielder, he has had professional stints in Spain, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.[5]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Callies trap Hellenic" (in Afrikaans). Die Burger Laaste. 12 October 2004. 
  3. ^ Oladimeji LawalFIFA competition record
  4. ^ Solaja, Kunle (10 February 2011). "Ehiosun is 58th scoring debutant". Supersport.com. 
  5. ^ Passela, Amith (11 November 2010). "Value for money is Lawal's main goal". thenational.ae. 

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