Taye Taiwo

Taye Taiwo Biography / Profile

Taye Ismaila Taiwo was born on April 16th, 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria. Born with a twin sister, she died while they were still toddlers. He is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Rovaniemen Palloseura (RoPS) in Finland. He also featured for the Nigerian national team between 2004 and 2012.

Taye Taiwo Age

Taye Taiwo is 39 years old.

Taye Taiwo Early Life

Tawio had a humble beginning at Isheri Olofin axis of Lagos State. 

Taye Taiwo Career

After spending a year at Nigeria Division 1 club Gabros International, Taiwo was bought by Nigeria Premier League side, Lobi Stars. He spent one season at Lobi Stars. In 2005, at the age of 20, Taiwo was signed by French club, Olympique de Marseille. The Nigerian left back scored Marseille's winning goal against Olympique Lyonnais on 21 March 2010, with a trademark left-footed strike from long range. He also scored Marseille's winning goal against US Boulogne on 17 April 2010. On 23 April 2011, he scored the only goal at the Stade de France against Montpellier HSC to win the 2011 Coupe de la Ligue. On 9 May 2011, A.C. Milan coach, Massimiliano Allegri, confirmed the signing of Taiwo along with French defender Philippe Mexès. The two were to play for Milan for the 2011–12 season. He made his debut with the club on 24 September 2011 in the home league match won 1–0 against Cesena where he was eventually replaced by Luca Antonini. In December 2011, Taiwo made an interview for the French sports newspaper L'Équipe where he said that he was disappointed with his current experience at A.C. Milan, commenting on problems with Massimiliano Allegri and on the fact that he wasn't playing. Despite the player spending much time on the substitutes bench, Taiwo iterated that he remained committed to the Italian club.

On 24 January 2012, Queens Park Rangers secured the signing of Taiwo from AC Milan on a loan deal until the end of the season, with the option to buy for a fee of around £3.5 million. After making a move to QPR, Taiwo said he was expecting to make an impact at the club, rather than sitting on the bench. He made his debut on 1 February against Aston Villa in Birmingham, in a match which ended 2–2. On 31 July 2012, he joined Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv on a one-year loan deal with the option of making the move permanent at the end of the season. On 5 July 2013, he signed a three-year deal with Turkish side Bursaspor. He was linked with a move to the Premier League by joining newly promoted club Cardiff City, but opted to move to Turkey. On 23 August 2015, Taiwo joined HJK for the remainder of the season with an option for a one additional year. In October of the same year, HJK exercised their option of keeping Taiwo under contract for the 2016 season. Taiwo signed for Lausanne on 30 January 2017. He joined Allsvenskan side AFC Eskilstuna in August 2017. In 2018, he joined Finnish club, RoPS.

Taiwo featured for Nigeria at the 2005 U-20 FIFA World Cup, finishing runners-up to Argentina. He got his first senior national team call-up in 2004, and represented the team in numerous competitions including the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was capped 53 timed for the Super Eagles scoring 5 goals.

Taye Taiwo Personal Life

A devote Muslim, Taye Taiwo is married to Nimot Taiwo, and they have two children, a son and a daughter.

Taye Taiwo Awards

The Nigerian left back has won numerous awards including: Bonze ball at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship', 2006 Confederation of African Football Young Player of the Year, and Ligue 1 Team of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Taye Taiwo Net Worth

His net worth is not available.

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