James Adeniyi

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James Adeniyi
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Personal information
Full name Segun James Adeniyi
Date of birth (1992-12-20) 20 December 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Club information
Current team
Skënderbeu Korçë
Number 78
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Bylis Ballsh 22 (1)
2012–2013 Tomori (loan) 12 (2)
2014–2016 Laçi 55 (24)
2016– Skënderbeu 32 (10)
National team
2009 Nigeria U17 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2016.

Segun James Adeniyi (born 20 December 1992) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Skënderbeu Korçë in the Albanian Superliga.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Adeniyi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into a Muslim family, and was raised in the Mushin neighbourhood of Lagos along with his two brothers and four sisters. In 2009, he was called up to a training camp hosted by the Nigeria under-17 national team, but he was later dropped and didn't make the final squad that went on to tour Qatar.[1]

Bylis Ballsh[edit]

In January 2012 Adeniyi joined Albanian Superliga side Bylis Ballsh, where other Nigerian players were already part of the squad, and he initially joined the club's youth team before being promoted to the first team ahead of the 2012–13 campaign. He made his professional debut on 23 September 2012 in an Albanian Superliga tie against FK Kukësi, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Shkëlzen Kelmendi in the 1–0 loss.[2] Just a few days later on 26 September, Adenine made his first professional start in an Albanian Cup tie against Tërbuni Pukë, where he also scored his first professional goal in the 2–0 win.[3]

Laçi[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

On his European debut in the first qualifying round of the Europa League on 3 July 2014, James scored his first European goal against Slovenian side Rudar Velenje away from home. His goal came in the 89th minute of the game which equalised the score at 1–1.[4] He also scored during the return leg, opening the score only to have a last gasp equaliser take the game to extra time and then penalties, where Laçi won 3–2 in the shootout and where Adeniyi scored the winning penalty.[5]

After Laçi were eliminated from Europa League, James played his first league match on 24 August 2014, assisting Erald Doku in a 1–1 home draw against Partizani Tirana.[6] On 20 September, in the matchday 5 against Tirana, James set-up his second assist of the season in a 2–0 home over the capital club.[7] He scored his first goal of the season on 27 September in a 1–1 away draw against Flamurtari Vlorë, scoring the goal in 31st minute with a great chip from outside the zone.[8]

In first leg of first round of 2014–15 Albanian Cup against Naftëtari Kuçovë, he scored the opener in 6th minute, helping the team to get a comfortable 2–0 away win.[9] He celebrated the goal with a T-shirt writing "Allah is great".[9]

2015–16 season[edit]

On 12 August 2015, in the 2015 Albanian Supercup match held at Qemal Stafa Stadium, James scored twice for the team in an eventual 2–2 draw; he also scored his penalty shootout attempt helping Laçi to win the match 8–7 by penalty shootouts. That was the club's first Albanian Supercup in history.[10]

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

On 1 February 2016, in the last day of the winter transfer window, James left Laçi to join Skënderbeu Korçë, where he signed a three-year contract.[11] He debuted with the club six days later in the match against Kukësi, where James first assisted the first goal of Salihi and later scored for himself in an eventual 3–1 home win, placing Skënderbeu two points clear at the top.[12]

On 4 May, in the matchday 33 of the league against Laçi, James was the main protagonist by providing three assists and netting twice for himself as Skënderbeu Korçë scored six goals in the first half in an eventual 6–1.[13] In the final matchday of Albanian Superliga against Flamurtari Vlorë, James provided the assist of the team's second goal in an eventual 2–0 away success, helping the club to win its sixth consecutive league title and seventh overall.[14] He finished the season by scoring 23 goals in all competitions with Laçi and Skënderbeu, including 15 in league, setting a new personal best.

2016–17 season[edit]

James started the new season on 24 August by playing the last 10 minutes of the 2016 Albanian Supercup, where Skënderbeu was defeated 3–1 by Kukësi at the Selman Stërmasi Stadium.[15] He started the league season by making another appearance as a substitute as the team won 2–1 against Flamurtari Vlorë at home.[16] On 24 September, in the matchday 4, in his first match as a starter, James scored the lone goal against Luftëtari Gjirokastër as Skënderbeu grabbed the fourth consecutive win.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 September 2016[18][19][20]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bylis Ballsh 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 6 0 2 1 8 1
Total 6 0 2 1 8 1
Tomori Berat 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 12 2 12 2
Total 12 2 12 2
Bylis Ballsh 2013–14 Albanian Superliga 16 1 1 1 17 2
Total 16 1 1 1 17 2
Laçi 2013–14 Albanian Superliga 11 4 1 0 12 4
2014–15 27 11 6 5 4[a] 2 37 18
2015–16 17 9 3 5 2[a] 0 1[b] 2 23 16
Total 55 24 9 10 6 2 1 2 71 38
Skënderbeu Korçë 2015–16 Albanian Superliga 17 6 2 1 19 7
2016–17 2 1 0 0 1[b] 0 3 1
Total 19 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 22 8
Career total 108 34 14 13 6 2 2 2 130 51
  1. ^ a b All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearance in Albanian Supercup

Honours[edit]

Laçi[18]
Skënderbeu Korçë[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SL10 Chats To KF Laci's Adeniyi James". Sl10.ng. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kukësi vs. Bylis Ballsh 1 – 0". Soccerway. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tërbuni Pukë vs. Bylis Ballsh 0 – 2". Soccerway. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rudar Velenje 1–1 KF Laçi". UEFA.com. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "KF Laçi 1–1 Rudar Velenje". UEFA.com. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  6. ^ Vladimir Prenga (25 August 2014). ""Luftë" për një pikë, Partizani barazon në Laç. Trajneri Duro: Raçiç, "bast" im i fituar" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Vladimir Prenga (20 September 2014). "Zhgënjen Tirana, Laçi i Cungut i jep leksion. Acarohet Magani: S'dua gjeneralë në fushë" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Ermal Sika (28 September 2014). "Laçi ndal Flamurtarin, incidente në tunel. Gjoka: Na mungon qetësia para portës" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Laçi shënon që në tunel, Naftëtari është i dorëzuar" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Laçi fiton Superkupën e Shqipërisë, kurbinasit mundin Skënderbeun me penallti" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Zyrtare, James Adeniyi vishet bardhekuq" (in Albanian). Skënderbeu Korçë. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  12. ^ Alfred Lleshi (7 February 2016). "Salihi dhe Xhejms likujdojnë Kukësin, kampionët rikthehen në krye" (in Albanian). Telesport.al. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  13. ^ Andi Deçka (4 May 2016). "Skënderbeu luan tenis me Laçin" (in Albanian). Super Sport Albania. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Skënderbeu shpallet kampion; korçarët mposhtin 2-0 Flamurtarin" (in Albanian). Top Channel. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  15. ^ Rinald Bregasi (24 August 2016). "Kukësi fiton Superkupën e Shqipërisë" (in Albanian). Super Sport Albania. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Olsi Avdiaj (8 September 2016). "Hamdi Salihi dhe Skënderbeu nisin mbrojtjen e titullit" (in Albanian). Shekulli.com.al. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  17. ^ Erald Kodheli (24 September 2016). "Skënderbeu fiton por nuk shkëlqen" (in Albanian). Super Sport Albania. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  18. ^ a b c "Nigeria - J. Adeniyi - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Football : Segun James Adeniyi". Football Database. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  20. ^ "Profile of James Adeniyi". Scoresway. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 

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