Taiwo Awoniyi

by John Max 28 Sep,2021
Taiwo Awoniyi
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Taiwo Awoniyi
  • Country Nigeria NG
Facts
  • Birth Name Taiwo Micheal Awoniyi
  • Birth Place Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Famous Name Taiwo Awoniyi
  • Net Worth $1 million
  • Position in Team Forward
  • Current team Union Berlin
  • Nationality Nigerian
  • Ethnicity African
  • Profession Footballer
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Taiwo Jesudun
  • Children 1

Taiwo Awoniyi is a Nigerian professional footballer who is signed to the  Bundesliga club Union Berlin as a forward. At the international level, he has played for Nigeria's U17, U18, and U19 national levels. Further, his style of play has been compared to Nigeria's all-time highest goalscorer, Rashidi Yekini. 

Ilorin, Nigeria native, Taiwo Awoniyi was born on 12th August 1997, under the star sign. The twenty-four years old holds a Nigerian nationality and is of African ethnic background. He stands 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) tall. 

How Much Is Taiwo Awoniyi's Net Worth In 2021?

Taiwo Awoniyi is currently signed to the Union Berlin. Neither the club nor the footballer has revealed their financial terms. 

Salary History

Year Team Salary
2016 Liverpool     £239,200
2017 Liverpool     £239,200
2018 Liverpool     £239,200
2019 Liverpool     £395,200
2020 Liverpool     £395,200
2021 Liverpool     £395,200

His current market value is €5 million, updated on 9th June 2021. As of 2021, his net worth is $1 million. 

Is Taiwo Awoniyi In A Relationship?

Taiwo Awoniyi is a married man. He tied the knot with Taiwo Jesudun tied the knot in an engagement and traditional wedding in Kabba on 15 June 2018, followed by a white wedding on 16 June in Ilorin.

TaiwoTaiwo Awoniyi and his wife SOURCE: Instagram @awoniyi18

The couple shares a baby boy together. 

Awoniyi often shares pictures of his adorable pictures on his IG. 

Football Career

Club Career

At a Coca-cola football competition in London, he has voted the Most Valuable Player in 2010. His performance in the game by Seyi Olofinjana who invited him to join the Imperial Soccer Academy where he spent five years.

On 31st August 2015, Taiwo signed to English club Liverpool for a reported transfer fee of £400,000. He was immediately moved to  FSV Frankfurt on loan. On 19th February 2016, he made his debut playing 89 minutes against FC St. Pauli. After he suffered relegation and was not kept at the end of the season. 

On 26 August 2016, Taiwo joined NEC on a season-long loan. He made his Eredivisie debut on 10th September in a 4-0 loss of his side  PSV Eindhoven, being replaced in the 72nd minute by Michael Heinloth. Again, he suffered his second consecutive relegation, being relegated from Eredivisie in 2017.

He then signed to Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron on a season-long loan, making his debut on 12 August against  KSC Lokeren and scored within 23 minutes.

On 17th July 2018, he agreed on a new long-term deal with Liverpool. 

Soon, he was sealed a season-long loan to another Belgian club, KAA Gent. His loan to Gent was cut short, and Awoniyi was loaned to Mouscron again. On 6 August 2019, he joined Bundesliga side Mainz 05 on a season-long loan. In June 2020, he was hospitalized after sustaining a severe concussion during a 1–0 loss to FC Augsburg in the league. 

On 19th September 2020, he joined Bundesliga side Union Berlin for a year. On 20 July 2021, Awoniyi joined Union Berlin for the second time, but this time on a permanent basis. 

International Career

During the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Taiwo Awoniyi scored four goals. Also, he represented Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand after winning the 2015 African U-20 Championship in Senegal. He was named for Nigeria's 35-man provisional team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.       

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