Patrick Olalere

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Patrick Olalere
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-04-28) 28 April 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Myrtle Beach FC (manager)
Youth career
1991–1992 Carson-Newman College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993 Charleston Battery 15 (5)
1994 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (7)
1994 Fort Lauderdale Strikers ? (2)
1995–1996 Charleston Battery 28 (30)
1997 New England Revolution 1 (0)
1997 Jacksonville Cyclones 5 (0)
1997–1998 Charleston Battery 25 (12)
1998 Staten Island Vipers 8 (0)
1999 South Carolina Shamrocks 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Patrick Olalere (born 28 April 1972) is a Nigerian football manager and former player. He is the current coach of the Myrtle Beach FC. A former professional player, he was active primarily in the United States, he played as a striker.


College career[edit]

Olalere was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He played college soccer at Carson-Newman College.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In the summer of 1993, Olalere played for the Charleston Battery of the USISL. In the fall of 1993, Olalere had an unsuccessful trial with the Buffalo Blizzard of the National Professional Soccer League. In the spring of 1994, he signed with the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers. After an outstanding start to the season, scoring seven goals, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the American Professional Soccer League signed Olalere.[2] He finished the season with the Strikers, scoring only two goals.[3] He returned to the Charleston Battery in 1995 and remained with them until 1998, scoring 47 goals in 83 games.[1] In 1997, the New England Revolution selected him in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft. He played one game before being released on April 16, 1997.[4] He then moved to the Jacksonville Cyclones before finishing the season with the Battery. In 1998, he began the season with the Battery, but finished it with the Staten Island Vipers.[citation needed] In 1999, Olalere finished his career with the South Carolina Shamrocks.

Managerial career[edit]

In November 2011 he became head coach of the Myrtle Beach FC of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).


  1. ^ a b "Player profile". Charlston Battery. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  2. ^ FORT LAUDERDALE TO SIGN GAMBLERS' LEADING SCORER Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, July 15, 1994
  3. ^ "American Professional Soccer League 1994 Season". A-League Archive. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  4. ^ April 16, 1997 Transactions

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