Joe Aribo

Joseph Oluwaseyi Temitope Ayodele-Aribo (born 21 July 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Rangers and the Nigeria national team.

Joe Aribo
Personal information
Full name Joseph Oluwaseyi Temitope Ayodele-Aribo[1]
Date of birth (1996-07-21) 21 July 1996 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Camberwell, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rangers
Number 17
Youth career
Kinetic Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Staines Town 22 (0)
2015–2019 Charlton Athletic 81 (14)
2019– Rangers 58 (10)
National team
2019– Nigeria 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:30, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:28, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Staines TownEdit

Aribo played for Staines Town under Marcus Gayle in the Isthmian League Premier Division, winning the club's academy player of the year award in April 2014.[3]

Charlton AthleticEdit

Aribo joined Charlton Athletic in September 2015 following a successful trial, and signed a one-year contract in May 2016.[4] He made his first team debut as a 62nd-minute substitute for Andrew Crofts in a 2–0 defeat to Crawley Town in an EFL Trophy group stage match at The Valley on 16 October 2016.[5]

In the 2018/19 season, Joe Aribo helped Charlton climb back into The Championship under manager Lee Bowyer via the Play Offs, which Charlton won via an injury time winner at Wembley against Sunderland, in what proved to be Aribo's final game for Charlton.

RangersEdit

Aribo was offered a new contract by Charlton at the end of the 2018–19 season,[6] but he instead opted to sign a four-year deal with Scottish Premiership club Rangers.[7] He made his competitive debut for the club on 9 July 2019 in a 4–0 win over St Joseph's of Gibraltar in the Europa League.[8] He suffered a head injury in a match in September 2019.[9] On 21 February 2021, Aribo put in a man of the match performance and scored during a Scottish Premiership win against Dundee United.[10]

Style of playEdit

Aribo is a versatile player who can play centrally or in a wide midfield role. Technically proficient, he is able to use his long legs to shield the ball from opponents effectively. Speaking in October 2016, Aribo said that his strengths were "driving with the ball and getting up the pitch".[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 15 May 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Staines Town[a] 2014–15[12][13] Conference South 22 0 2 0 1[b] 0 25 0
Charlton Athletic 2015–16[14] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[15] League One 19 0 1 0 0 0 2[c] 0 22 0
2017–18[16] League One 26 5 1 0 2 0 7[d] 1 36 6
2018–19[17] League One 36 9 0 0 0 0 3[e] 1 39 10
Total 81 14 2 0 2 0 12 2 97 16
Rangers 2019–20[18] Scottish Premiership 27 3 3 1 4 1 15[f] 4 49 9
2020–21[19] Scottish Premiership 31 7 2 0 1 0 9[g] 1 43 8
Total 58 10 5 1 5 1 24 5 92 17
Career total 161 24 9 1 7 1 37 7 214 33
  1. ^ Can't obtain data for the FA Cup third qualifying round replay and FA Trophy third qualifying round.
  2. ^ One appearance in the FA Trophy
  3. ^ Two appearances in the EFL Trophy
  4. ^ Five appearances in the EFL Trophy and two in the League One play-offs
  5. ^ Three appearances in the League One play-offs
  6. ^ Fourteen appearances in the Europa League
  7. ^ Seven appearances in the Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of match played 17 November 2020[20]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Nigeria 2019 4 2
2020 2 0
Total 6 2

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list the Nigeria's goal tally first.[20]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 September 2019 Dnipro-Arena, Dnipro, Ukraine 1   Ukraine 1–0 2–2 Friendly
2 13 October 2019 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore 2   Brazil 1–0 1–1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

Charlton Athletic

Rangers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2015 and 31/08/2015" (PDF). The FA. p. 1. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Joe Aribo". 11v11. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. ^ Youlton, Clive (14 May 2014). "Staines Town prospect is no ordinary Joe". SurreyLive. Reach. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ Jones, George (19 May 2016). "Development squad duo sign new contracts". Charlton Athletic FC. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  5. ^ Jones, George (4 October 2016). "CHECKATRADE TROPHY REPORT | Charlton Athletic 0 Crawley Town 2". Charlton Athletic FC. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Charlton Athletic offer Patrick Bauer and Joe Aribo new contracts". BBC Sport. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Joe Aribo: Rangers sign midfielder from Charlton Athletic". BBC Sport. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  8. ^ Thomas Duncan (9 July 2019). "St Joseph's 0-4 Rangers: Steven Gerrard's team win Europa League qualifier". BBC Sport.
  9. ^ "Joe Aribo: Rangers midfielder set to miss next few games". 26 September 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Rangers 4-1 Dundee United". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 February 2021.
  11. ^ Jones, George (5 October 2016). "ADDICKS' FUTURE | Getting to know Joe Aribo". Charlton Athleetic FC. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  12. ^ "J. Aribo". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  13. ^ For FA Cup second qualifying round: "Staines Town 5–0 Leverstock Green". Leverstock Green F.C. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
    For FA Cup third qualifying round: Youlton, Clive (11 October 2014). "Bassett lifts Staines Town in FA Cup rescue act". Surrey Live. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round replay: Youlton, Clive (3 December 2014). "Staines Town agony over dramatic FA Trophy exit at Poole Town". Surrey Live. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  20. ^ a b "Aribo, Joe". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  21. ^ Law, James (26 May 2019). "Charlton Athletic 2–1 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Rangers top-flight champions for first time since 2011 after Celtic drop points". BBC Sport. 7 March 2021. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  23. ^ "Rangers 0-1 Celtic: League Cup final 'went my way' - Fraser Forster". BBC Sport. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.