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Taiwo Awoniyi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for English Premier League club Liverpool. Awoniyi’s style of play has been compared to that of Rashidi Yekini, Nigeria’s all-time highest goalscorer.
Taiwo Micheal Awoniyi was born on August 12, 1997(age 24 years) in Ilorin, Nigeria.
In 2010, Awoniyi was voted the Most Valuable Player at a Coca-Cola football competition in London. His performance at the competition was spotted by Seyi Olofinjana who invited him to join the Imperial Soccer Academy.
On 31 August 2015, Awoniyi signed for English club Liverpool for a fee of around £400,000 but was immediately loaned out to FSV Frankfurt.
Awoniyi made his debut for the club as a late substitute in a German Cup match against Hertha Berlin. After being named as a substitute for six league matches, he made his debut on 19 February 2016, playing 89 minutes against FC St. Pauli. With the team of the 2. Bundesliga, Awoniyi suffered relegation and was not kept at the end of the season.
On 26 August 2016, NEC confirmed that Awoniyi had joined them on a season-long loan and was expected to join the squad the following week after the formalities of his work permit were completed. On 10 September, he made his Eredivisie debut in a 4–0 defeat of NEC to PSV Eindhoven, being replaced in the 72nd minute by Michael Heinloth. With Nijmegen, the Nigerian suffered his second consecutive relegation, being relegated from Eredivisie in 2017.
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In July 2017 Awoniyi left Nijmegen and joined Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron on a season-long loan, and on his debut on 12 August (also his birthday) started the match against KSC Lokeren and scored within 23 minutes.
On 17 July 2018, Awoniyi signed a new long-term deal with Liverpool and on 23 July sealed a season-long loan to another Belgian club, KAA Gent. On 11 January 2019, it was announced that his loan to Gent was cut short, and Awoniyi was loaned to Mouscron again. In April 2019 he said that his struggle to get a UK work permit could end his Liverpool career.
On 6 August 2019, Liverpool confirmed Awoniyi had joined Bundesliga side Mainz 05 on a season-long loan. He was hospitalized in June 2020, after sustaining a severe concussion during a 1–0 loss to FC Augsburg in the league.
On 19 September 2020, Awoniyi left for his seventh loan spell, this time joining Bundesliga side Union Berlin for a year.
Awoniyi represented Nigeria at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and went on to win the tournament, scoring four goals during the competition. He also represented Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand after winning the 2015 African U-20 Championship in Senegal.
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On 12 April 2015, he scored a brace on his debut for the Nigeria U-23 team in a match against Zambia, as his team went on to qualify for the 2015 All African Games.
He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Taiwo Awoniyi is married his longtime girlfriend Taiwo Jesudun. They had their engagement and traditional wedding in Kabba on 15 June 2018, followed by a white wedding on 16 June in Ilorin. Awoniyi and his wife have a child together.
Taiwo Awoniyi net worth
How much is Taiwo Awoniyi worth? Taiwo Awoniyi net worth 2021 is estimated at around £800,000. His Salary is £7,600 per week. His main source of income is from his football career. He is regarded as one of the young talented and influential footballers in Nigeria.