Tobi Adewole

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Tobi Adewole
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Adewole playing for Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2018
Personal information
Full name Oluwatobiloba A. Adewole
Date of birth (1995-10-14) October 14, 1995 (age 28)
Place of birth Cheverly, Maryland, United States
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Team information
Current team
Greifswalder FC
Number 2
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2013–2016 George Washington Colonials 64 (5)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2016 Jersey Express 4 (0)
2017–2019 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 74 (3)
2020 Saint Louis FC 12 (0)
2021 Phoenix Rising 9 (0)
2021 Indy Eleven 6 (0)
2022 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 5 (0)
2022–2023 RW Koblenz 32 (0)
2023– Greifswalder 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of August 21, 2023

Oluwatobiloba "Tobi" A. Adewole (born October 14, 1995) is an American professional soccer player. He currently plays as a centre-back for Greifswalder FC in the Regionalliga Nordost.

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Career

Born in Cheverly, Maryland, Adewole played for various youth soccer clubs, namely Olney BGC, Bethesda SC, and Potomac SC. [1] In 2013, Adewole enrolled at George Washington University, where he played for his college's soccer team, the George Washington Colonials. [1] While at college, he also played four matches for the Jersey Express of the USL Premier Development League in 2016. [2]

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

On January 9, 2017, Adewole signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League [3] after impressing then-head coach Dave Brandt in an open trial. [1]

Adewole made his professional debut on July 4, starting for the Riverhounds in their 1–3 loss against Charlotte Independence. [4] The next season, on April 14, 2018, he scored his first professional goal in a 1–0 victory over Ottawa Fury FC at Highmark Stadium. [5]

During the 2019 season, Adewole started almost every match for the Riverhounds, forming a formidable partnership with Joseph Greenspan and Thomas Vancaeyezeele in defense. [1] He scored his first goal of the season on March 23 against Swope Park Rangers, his 71st-minute goal being the equalizer in a 2–2 game. [6]

In December 2019, it was announced that Adewole was out of contract with the Riverhounds. [7]

Saint Louis FC

Prior to the 2020 season, Adewole joined another Championship club, Saint Louis FC. [8] He made his debut for the club on July 11 in a 0–2 defeat against Indy Eleven. [9] Adewole completed his season with Saint Louis FC with just 12 appearances. [10]

Phoenix Rising

On December 1, 2020, Adewole signed with Championship club Phoenix Rising. [8] He made his debut for the club on April 30, 2021 as a starter in a 4–1 victory over San Diego Loyal. [11] After 9 games, Adewole and Phoenix Rising mutually agreed to part ways on September 8. [12]

Indy Eleven

On September 24, 2021, Adewole was signed by Indy Eleven and made his club debut on September 29, 2021. [13]

Colorado Springs Switchbacks

On April 22, 2022, he signed with Colorado Springs Switchbacks. [14]

RW Koblenz

Adewole signed with German Regionalliga Südwest side RW Koblenz in late July 2022. [15]

Greifswalder

On 18 July 2023, Greifswalder FC announced the signing of Adewole. [16]

International

Adewole is able to play for both the United States and Nigeria. In April 2018, he said "I want to play for Nigeria. I’m just 22 and believe I can contribute a lot to the national team." [17]

Career statistics

As of match played July 10, 2021 [10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupContinentalTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Jersey Express 2016 USL PDL 4040
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2017 United Soccer League 15000150
2018 United Soccer League 24120261
2019 USL Championship 35230382
Total7435000793
Saint Louis FC 2020 USL Championship 120120
Phoenix Rising 2021 USL Championship 9090
Career total95350001003

Personal life

Adewole's parents were Nigerian immigrants who moved to Washington D.C. for work. [1] His oldest brother, Tomi, played college soccer for the Villanova Wildcats, and his sister, Teju, was a sprinter for the Princeton Tigers. [1]

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References

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  10. 1 2 Tobi Adewole at Soccerway
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  13. "Indy Eleven". Archived from the original on September 30, 2021. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  14. "Switchbacks FC Sign Defender Tobi Adewole".
  15. "Rot-Weiß Koblenz: Neuzugang Guthörl überzeugt mit Dynamik und Vielfalt". kicker.
  16. "Tobi Adewole wechselt zum Greifswalder FC" (in German). Greifswalder FC . Retrieved August 21, 2023.
  17. Ajom, Jacob (April 21, 2018). "Tobi Adewole: It'll be an honour to play for Nigeria". Vanguard NGR. Retrieved January 7, 2020.