Taiwo Awoniyi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Nottingham Forest and the Nigeria national team.
Awoniyi won the Most Valuable Player award at a Coca-Cola football tournament in London in 2010. Seyi Olofinjana noticed his performance at the event and extended an invitation for him to join the Imperial Soccer Academy.
Awoniyi paid over £400,000 to join the English club Liverpool on August 31, 2015, however, he was immediately loaned to FSV Frankfurt in Germany.
As a late substitution in a German Cup encounter against Hertha Berlin, Awoniyi made his Frankfurt debut. He played six league games as a substitute before making his league debut on February 19, 2016, against FC St. Pauli, for 89 minutes.
Awoniyi was demoted while playing for Frankfurt, and at the end of the campaign, he joined Liverpool. Awoniyi signed a five-year contract to join Nottingham Forest, a recently promoted Premier League team, on June 25, 2022. For Forest, the transfer fee paid was alleged £17 million, setting a club record.
He scored his first Premier League goal in a 1-0 victory over West Ham United on August 14, 2022. He scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at home over his old team, Liverpool, on October 22, 2022.
He scored five goals in three games toward the close of the campaign, including the game-winning goal on May 20, 2023, at home against Arsenal to keep the team in the Premier League.
At the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Awoniyi played for Nigeria and helped his country win the title by tallying four goals. After winning the 2015 African U-20 Championship in Senegal, he also represented Nigeria at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
He made his Nigeria U-23 team debut on April 12, 2015, and scored twice against Zambia to help his squad advance to the 2015 All-African Games.
He was chosen by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional Olympic team in 2016. He made his debut in Nigeria’s 1-0 loss to the Central African Republic after Gernot Rohr chose him to represent Nigeria in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Does Taiwo Awoniyi have a child?
According to our search, Taiwo Awoniyi has a son named Emmanuel with his wife, Taiye Jesudun.