Taiwo Michael Awoniyi is a professional Nigerian footballer who plays for the Premier League club, Liverpool, as a striker.
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Taiwo Michael Awoniyi
Full Name: Taiwo Michael Awoniyi
Date of Birth: August 12th, 1997
State of Origin: Kwara, Nigeria
Net Worth: £1.35 million
Who is Taiwo Michael Awoniyi?
Taiwo Michael Awoniyi is a Nigerian-born professional footballer who players for the Liverpool Premier League club.
He was born in Ilorin, Nigeria, on August 12th, 1997.
What is Taiwo Awoniyi’s Height and Weight?
How tall is Taiwo Awoniyi?
Taiwo Michael Awoniyi’s height is 1.83m and his weight is 74kg.
Taiwo Awoniyi Early Life
Taiwo Michael Awoniyi was born on August 12th, 1997 to a retired Police Officer, Solomon Awoniyi. He grew up with his family in Ilorin, Nigeria where he developed an undying interest in football.
Taiwo Michael Awoniyi Education
Taiwo Michael Awoniyi had his basic education in Ilorin where he grew up. He attended GDSS Airport in Ilorin and graduated in 2010. Afterward, he began to play football, first as a hobby, before he enrolled in the Imperial Soccer Academy in Ogun State, Nigeria, and graduated in 2012.
He also played at the Copa Coca Cola in London and was part of the Nigeria National U-15 team.
Taiwo Awoniyi Career
Taiwo Michael Awoniyi’s professional career would begin in 2013 when he played at the FIFA U17 World Cup tournament in the United Arab Emirates where he was part of the Nigerian team. He scored the only two goals against Uruguay and then bagged the opener against Sweden in the next round.
At a Coca-Cola football competition in London in 2010, Taiwo Michael Awoniyi was voted the Most Valuable Player. It was at the competition that Semi Olofinjana spotted him due to his exceptional performance and made him join the Imperial Soccer Academy.
In 2015, he represented Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand and this was after he had won the 2015 African U-20 Championship in Senegal.
In 2016, he debuted, although as a late substitute, in a German Cup match played against Hertha Berlin. He played as a substitute in a few more matches before his debut on February 19th, 2016 when he played for 89 minutes against FC St. Pauli.
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In the same year, he joined NEC on a season+long loan and there he made his Eredivisie debut in a 4-0 defeat of NEC to PSV Eindhoven.
Also, in 2016, Taiwo Michael Awoniyi was selected by Nigeria for the 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
In 2017, Taiwo Michael Awoniyi joined the Belgian Club Royal Excel Mouscron on a season-long loan where he debuted in a match against KSC Like ten, scoring within the first 23 minutes of the match.
In 2018, he signed a new long-term with the Premier League club, Liverpool, and sealed a season-long loan to KAA Gent, another Belgian Club although he would later be loaned back to Mouscron because his loan to Gent was cut short.
In the same 2018, Taiwo Michael Awoniyi got married to the love of his life, Taiwo Jesudun.
In 2019, the Premier League club, Liverpool announced that Taiwo Michael Awoniyi had joined Mainz 05 on a season-long loan.
Taiwo Awoniyi Personal Life
Taiwo Michael Awoniyi got married to the love of his life, Taiwo Jesudun, in a White Wedding held in Ilorin on June 16th, 2018.
First, they tied the knot traditionally in Kabba on June 15th, 2018.
Who Is Taiwo Awoniyi’s Wife?
Taiwo Michael Awoniyi’s wife is Taiwo Jesudun.
Taiwo Awoniyi Awards
In 2013, Taiwo Michael Awoniyi was honored with the Member of the Order of the Nigeria award along with his teammates.
Taiwo Awoniyi Net Worth
Taiwo Awoniyi’s net worth is estimated at £1.35 million.