Aminu Umar (born 6 March 1995) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Nigeria national football team.

Aminu Umar
Aminu Umar.jpg
Umar at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Aminu Umar
Date of birth (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Abuja, Nigeria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Wikki Tourists 10 (1)
2013–2014 Samsunspor 45 (8)
2015–2019 Osmanlıspor 101 (22)
2018–2019Çaykur Rizespor (loan) 31 (6)
2019–2022 Çaykur Rizespor 44 (4)
National team
2012– Nigeria U20 16 (6)
2016– Nigeria 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:28, 20 December 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 31 May 2016

Club careerEdit

Wikki TouristsEdit

In 2012–2013 season Umar scored one league goal for Wikki Tourists in the Nigeria Premier League the top league of Nigerian football.[2][3]

SamsunsporEdit

Umar joined Turkish club Samsunspor from Wikki Tourists in the 2013 summer transfer season at age 18.[4] He scored four league goals in his first season and established himself as the club's preferred striker in place of his compatriot Ekigho Ehiosun.[5][6]

International careerEdit

Umar has played for the Nigeria national under-20 football team. He was the leading scorer in the 2013 African youth championship with four goals and scored twice at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Turkey.[7] He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[8] Umar scored the second goal against Denmark that send Nigeria to the semi-final of Rio 2016 Olympic games.

HonoursEdit

Nigeria U23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aminu Umar Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ THE NIGERIA U-20 NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM. westafricanfootball.com (27 May 2012)
  3. ^ Akpayen, George (30 April 2012). "Goal king race tied as Ofoedu hits nine". SuperSport.
  4. ^ "Umar Samsun'da Mutlu" (in Turkish). Haber Gazetesi. 10 July 2013.
  5. ^ Wejinya, Sammy (13 January 2014). "Aminu continues to impress at Samsunspor". SuperSport.
  6. ^ "Umar Işıldıyor, Ekigho Hırs Küpü" (in Turkish). Samsun Haber. 20 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Samsunspor unveil Umar Aminu Thursday". MTN Football. 7 August 2013. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014.
  8. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (24 June 2016). "Kelechi Iheanacho included in Nigeria's Olympics squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2016.

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