Olarenwaju Kayode

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Olarenwaju Kayode
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Personal information
Full name Olarenwaju Ayobami Kayode[1]
Date of birth (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Ibadan, Nigeria
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Gazişehir Gaziantep
(on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
Number 10
Youth career
Marvellous FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 ASEC Mimosas 11 (3)
2012Luzern (loan) 1 (0)
2013Heartland (loan)[2] 0 (0)
2013–2014Maccabi Netanya (loan) 25 (10)
2014–2015 Maccabi Netanya 31 (13)
2015–2017 Austria Wien 67 (30)
2017–2018 Manchester City 0 (0)
2017–2018Girona (loan) 12 (0)
2018Shakhtar Donetsk (loan) 6 (2)
2018– Shakhtar Donetsk 10 (1)
2019–Gazişehir Gaziantep (loan) 2 (2)
National team
2009 Nigeria U17 5 (0)
2011–2013 Nigeria U20 15 (4)
2011 Nigeria U23 3 (0)
2017– Nigeria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2019

Olarenwaju Ayobami "Larry" Kayode (born 8 May 1993) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Turkish club Gazişehir Gaziantep on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk and for the Nigeria football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kayode began his career with Red Bull Ghana and signed in February 2010 for ASEC Mimosas.

On 2 February 2012 Kayode left ASEC Mimosas[3] joining Swiss club FC Luzern on loan until 30 November 2012.[4]

Maccabi Netanya[edit]

On 10 October 2013, Kayode signed a one-year contract with Israeli club Maccabi Netanya.[5]

Austria Wien[edit]

After another successful season with Maccabi Netanya, netting 13 goals and 6 assists, Kayode signed a four-year deal with FK Austria Wien.[6] On 2 August 2015, Kayode scored on his FK Austria Wien debut against SC Rheindorf Altach.[7]

Manchester City[edit]

On 17 August 2017, Manchester City signed Kayode on a four-year deal[8] and immediately loaned him out to Girona for the 2017–18 season.[9] Kayode made his La Liga debut on 19 August 2017, replacing Portu in a 2–2 home draw against Atlético Madrid.[10]

On 2 March 2018, Kayode was loaned to Ukrainian Premier League club Shakhtar Donetsk after his loan at Girona was terminated.[11]

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

On 8 June 2018, Shakhtar Donetsk announced that following Kayode's successful loan spell they would exercise their option to sign him permanently for an undisclosed fee. Kayode signed for Shakhtar on a five-year deal.[12]

Gazişehir Gaziantep (loan)[edit]

On 9 August 2019, Kayode was loaned to Turkish Süper Lig side Gazişehir Gaziantep.[13]

International career[edit]

Kayode played for the Nigeria national under-17 football team the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[14] On 3 May 2010 earned his first call-up for the Nigeria national under-20 football team for the Qualifiers to the African Youth Championship in Libya.[15] He was called on 12 April 2011 for the 2011 African Youth Championship in South Africa.[16] Kayode made his debut for the senior Nigeria national football team in a friendly 1-1 tie with Senegal on 23 March 2017.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 June 2019 [18]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Luzern (loan) 2011–12 Swiss Super League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Macabi Netanya 2013–14 Liga Leumit 25 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 29 11
2014–15 Ligat HaAl 31 13 1 0 2 0 0 0 34 13
Total 56 23 5 1 2 0 0 0 63 24
Austria Wien 2015–16 Austrian Bundesliga 34 13 3 0 0 0 37 13
2016–17 33 17 3 2 12[a] 5 48 24
Total 67 30 6 2 12 5 85 37
Manchester City 2017–18 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Girona (loan) 2017–18 La Liga 12 0 1 0 13 0
Total 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Shakhtar Donetsk (loan) 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 3
Shakhtar Donetsk 2018–19 10 1 2 0 0 0 4[b] 0 16 1
Total 16 3 4 1 0 0 4 0 24 4
Career total 152 56 16 4 5 0 13 5 186 65
  1. ^ Appearances in the Europa League
  2. ^ Three appearances in the Champions League, one appearances in Europa League

International[edit]

As of 2 June 2019
Nigeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 4 0
2018 0 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

ASEC Mimosas

Maccabi Netanya

Shakhtar Donetsk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/08/2017 and 31/08/2017" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 7. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Kayode Olarenwaju :: Kayode Tobi Olarenwaju Ayobami :: Austria Wien :: Photos :: thefinalball.com". www.thefinalball.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. ^ "KAYODE Olarenwaju: ASEC Mimosas - Le site officiel". asec.ci. Archived from the original on 1 August 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Dario Lezcano zum FC Luzern" [Dario Lezcano to FC Luzern]. Neue Luzerner Zeitung Online (in German). 2 February 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  5. ^ "קאיודה עבר בדיקות וחתם לעונה בנתניה". Sport5.co.il - אתר ערוץ הספורט. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  6. ^ Adewuyi1, Lolade (23 May 2015). "Olarenwaju Kayode completes Austria Wien medical and four-year deal". Goal. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  7. ^ Strecha, Alexander (3 August 2015). "Eine Ode auf Kayode" [An ode to Kayode]. Kurier (in German). Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Olarenwaju Kayode confirms move from Austria Wien to Manchester City on a 4-year deal". Manchester City. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  9. ^ "The scorer of the Austrian Bundesliga will strengthen the attack of Girona" (in Catalan). Girona F.C. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  10. ^ "El ADN del Atlético no se ficha" [You can't sign Atlético's DNA] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Kayode loaned out to Shakhtar". Shakhtar Donetsk. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  12. ^ "There'll be some strengthening". Shakhtar Donetsk. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018. Kayode will continue to play in Shakhtar. We redeemed his transfer from Manchester City and signed a five-year contract
  13. ^ "TRANSFER - OLARENWAJU KAYODE GAZİŞEHİR'DE!". GFK. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  14. ^ Olarenwaju KayodeFIFA competition record
  15. ^ "NFF invites AZEEZ,35 others to Flying Eagles:: All Nigeria Soccer - The Complete Nigerian Football Portal". www.allnigeriasoccer.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  16. ^ Nigeria's Flying Eagles up close Archived 2012-03-18 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "Nigeria v Senegal". BBC Sport. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  18. ^ Olarenwaju Kayode at Soccerway. Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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