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Joseph Oluwaseyi Temitope Ayodele-Aribo (born 21 July 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish club Rangers. Born in England, he represents Nigeria at international level.

Joe Aribo
Personal information
Full name Joseph Oluwaseyi Temitope Ayodele-Aribo[1]
Date of birth (1996-07-21) 21 July 1996 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Camberwell, London, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position 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 10 (1)
National team
2019– Nigeria 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:00, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:00, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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]

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]

Style of playEdit

Speaking in October 2016, Aribo said that his strengths were "driving with the ball and getting up the pitch".[10] He has been nicknamed "The English Yaya Touré"

Career statisticsEdit

As of 10 November 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Charlton Athletic 2015–16[11] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[12] League One 19 0 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 22 0
2017–18[13] 26 5 1 0 2 0 7[b] 1 36 6
2018–19[14] 36 9 0 0 0 0 3[c] 1 39 10
Charlton Athletic total 81 14 2 0 2 0 12 2 97 16
Rangers 2019–20[15] Scottish Premiership 10 1 0 0 3 1 10[d] 3 23 5
Rangers total 10 1 0 0 3 1 10 3 23 5
Career total[e] 91 14 2 0 5 1 22 5 120 20
  1. ^ Two appearances in the EFL Trophy.
  2. ^ Five appearances in the EFL Trophy and two in the League One play-offs
  3. ^ Three appearances in the League One play-offs
  4. ^ Nine appearances in the Europa League
  5. ^ Statistics for Staines Town not recorded.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list the Nigeria's goal tally first.[16]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2019 Dnipro-Arena, Dnipro, Ukraine   Ukraine 1–0 2–2 Friendly
2. 13 October 2019 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore   Brazil 1–0 1–1

HonoursEdit

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. ^ "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. Retrieved 16 October 2016.[dead link]
  5. ^ Jones, George (4 October 2016). "CHECKATRADE TROPHY REPORT | Charlton Athletic 0 Crawley Town 2". Charlton Athletic FC. Retrieved 16 October 2016.[dead link]
  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. ^ Jones, George (5 October 2016). "ADDICKS' FUTURE | Getting to know Joe Aribo". Charlton Athleetic FC. Retrieved 16 October 2016.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Games played by Joe Aribo in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Joe Aribo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  17. ^ Law, James (26 May 2019). "Charlton Athletic 2–1 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2019.