Abdulrahman Taiwo

Abdulrahman Taiwo (born 5 August 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a centre-forward for SønderjyskE in the 3F Superliga.[2]

Abdulrahman Taiwo
Personal information
Full name Abdulrahman Taiwo
Date of birth (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 23)
Place of birth Nigeria
Position(s) Forward[1]
Club information
Current team
SønderjyskE
Number 25
Youth career
Abees Academy Abuja
Kwara United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Kwara United
2017 Bursaspor 0 (0)
2017 Zbrojovka Brno 0 (0)
2018–2019 Nitra 18 (3)
2019–2021 DAC Dunajská Streda 33 (10)
2020Karviná (loan) 13 (3)
2020Zemplín Michalovce (loan) 8 (6)
2021– SønderjyskE 12 (1)
National team
2016 Nigeria U23
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:03, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Taiwo played in Nigeria with Abees Academy Abuja and Kwara United.[3][4] In 2017, he had a nine-month stint with Turkish club Bursaspor, which preceded a move to FC Zbrojovka Brno of the Czech First League in September 2017.[5][6][7] In January 2018, Taiwo completed a transfer to Slovakia to join Nitra.[8][9] He scored five goals in pre-season for Nitra, notably netting braces against ex-team FC Zbrojovka Brno and MTK Budapest respectively.[10][11] He made his debut on 28 July in the Slovak Super Liga, featuring for the full duration of a 2–1 loss against Žilina.[2] Taiwo's first competitive goal came in August versus Slovan Bratislava.[2]

In January 2019, Taiwo moved across Slovakia to DAC Dunajská Streda.[4] A year later, after six goals for DAC, Taiwo returned to the Czech First League on loan with Karviná.[2][12] He scored on debut versus Zlín on 15 February 2020.[2][13]

On 19 August 2021, Taiwo joined Danish Superliga club SønderjyskE on a deal until June 2025.[14]

International careerEdit

In June 2016, Taiwo was selected for the Nigeria U23s' provisional squad ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[15] However, he wasn't picked in Samson Siasia's final selection.[16] Taiwo did represent the U23s at the 2016 Suwon Invitational Tournament a month prior.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 23 June 2020.[2]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bursaspor 2016–17 Süper Lig 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC Zbrojovka Brno 2017–18 First League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nitra 2018–19 Super Liga 18 3 0 0 0 0 18 3
DAC Dunajská Streda 9 4 0 0 0 0 9 4
2019–20 9 2 1 0 2[a] 0 0 0 12 2
Total 18 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 30 6
Karviná (loan) 2019–20 First League 12 3 0 0 0 0 12 3
Career total 49 13 1 0 2 0 0 0 52 13
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in the UEFA Europa League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abdulrahman Taiwo". World Football. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Nigeria - A. Taiwo". Soccerway. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Kwara hit amateurs for seven in Cup". SuperSport. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Dunajská Streda podpísala trojročnú zmluvu s Taiwom". MY Nitra. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Zbrojovka přivedla portugalského beka Gomeze a nigerijského útočníka Taiwa". Brnensky Denik. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Abdulrahman Taiwo - Nitra". Football Database. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Abdulrahman Taiwo Nitra - Soccer iDNES.cz". iDNES.cz. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Pod Zoborom začala zimná príprava". FC Nitra. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Z Nitry do AS Rím a naspäť: Najväčší slovenský útočnícky talent je späť". Sport7. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  10. ^ "NIT 3-0 BRN - Nitra - Brno - Match Summary". FlashScore. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  11. ^ "MTK 3-3 NIT - MTK Budapest - Nitra - Match Summary". FlashScore. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Posila do útoku. Karviná získala Taiwa z Nigérie". Deník. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Nigerijský hráč Karviné Abdulrahman Taiwo: Všichni v klubu jsme jako rodina". Deník. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  14. ^ NIGERIANSK ANGRIBER TIL SØNDERJYSKE, soenderjyske.dk, 19 August 2021
  15. ^ "Kelechi Iheanacho included in Nigeria's Olympics squad". BBC Sport. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Siasia names Mikel, 17 others for Rio 2016". Pulse. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Siasia names Okechukwu, Awoniyi, 18 others for Suwon pre-Olympics tournament". Goal. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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