Rinsola Babajide

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Rinsola Babajide
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Babajide with Liverpool in November 2020
Personal information
Full name Omorinsola Omowunmi Ajike Babajide[1]
Date of birth (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.74 m)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Crystal Palace
2015–2016 Millwall Lionesses 31 (7)
2017–2018 Watford 15 (3)
2018–2022 Liverpool 45 (10)
2021-2022Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 3 (0)
2022–Real Betis 8 (1)
National team
2016-2017 England U19 9 (0)
2017-2018 England U20 6 (0)
2019 England U21 8 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12 February 2020

Omorinsola Omowunmi Ajike Babajide (born 17 June 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish Primera División club Real Betis, on loan from Liverpool FC. She previously played for Millwall Lionesses and Watford Ladies Football Club, Brighton & Hove Albion and she has represented England at Under 21 level.

She was Liverpool’s second highest goal scorer in the 2018/19 WSL season with two campaign goals.

Babajide was then Liverpool's joint-second WSL goal scorer in the 2019/20 season with one single league goal. She didn’t feature for Liverpool in the second half of the 2020/21 Championship season after refusing to train[2] with the first team squad and was then subsequently moved down into the age group development squad away from the first team.[3]

Club career[edit]

Millwall Lionesses[edit]

She joined Millwall Lionesses Ladies from Crystal Palace Ladies in January 2015,[4] but made her professional debut on March 18 against the London Bees in a FA WSL match which ended in a draw.[5]

Watford Ladies[edit]

In February 2017, Babajide completed a transfer to Watford Ladies.[6] She scored her first competitive goal for the club in a 3-2 loss to London Bees in a FA WSL Spring Series fixture.[7] Babajide finished as Watford's joint top scorer in the 2017 Spring Series, with three goals.[8]

Liverpool Women[edit]

Her transfer to Liverpool was announced on 25 January 2018.[9] Babajide was part of the squad that saw Liverpool relegated to the Championship in 2020.[10]

Brighton & Hove Albion WFC

On 26 July 2021, Brighton & Hove Albion Women Football Club announced the signing of Rinsola on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool Women.[11]

International career[edit]

In August 2018, Babajide was part of the England U20s squad that claimed bronze at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[12]

Due to her family background, Babajide is also eligible to represent Nigeria.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League League Cup[a] FA Cup[b] Continental[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Millwall Lionesses 2015 FA WSL 2 17 3 5 2 1 0 23 5
2016 14 4 1 0 2 0 17 4
Total 31 7 6 2 3 0 0 0 40 9
Watford 2017 FA WSL 2 9 3 0 0 9 3
2017–18 6 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Total 15 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 19 3
Liverpool 2017–18 FA WSL 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2018–19 17 4 1 1 0 0 18 5
Total 21 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 5
Career total 67 14 11 3 3 0 0 0 81 17
  1. ^ Includes the FA WSL Cup
  2. ^ Includes the FA Women's Cup
  3. ^ Includes the UEFA Women's Champions League

Honours[edit]

England U20s

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Players - England" (PDF). FIFA. 24 September 2016. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Babajide requests to leave Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  3. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/em_sandy/status/1370725207653163008. Retrieved 3 April 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Aloia, Andrew; Garry, Tom (18 March 2015). "Women's Super League Two 2015 club-by-club season preview". BBC. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ Christopher-Browne, Philippa (20 March 2015). "BABAJIDE: IT WAS A GOOD FIRST GAME". millwall.fawsl.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  6. ^ Matthews, Anthony (10 February 2017). "Watford Ladies announce signing of six players ahead of Spring Series opener at Aston Villa". Watford Observer. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  7. ^ Kingsley, Igho (27 February 2017). "Babajide Scores First Competitive Goal For Watford Before Linking Up With England Squad". allnigeriasoccer.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Ladies sign England U20 international Babajide". a Liverpool Football Club. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Rinsola Babajide: Liverpool Ladies sign England U20 striker from Watford Ladies". BBC Sport. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Liverpool's relegated women underfunded and in disarray". The Guardian. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Babajide joins Albion on loan". www.brightonandhovealbion.com. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  12. ^ "ENGLAND WIN BRONZE MEDAL AT FIFA U20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP". The FA. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Photo confirmation : Liverpool's Nigeria-eligible winger joins Real Betis Feminas".