[People Profile] All We Know About Sheyi Ojo biography, Career, Family, Networth

All We Know About Sheyi Ojo biography, Career, Family, Networth

Oluwaseyi Babajide “Sheyi” Ojo is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League side Liverpool.

Ojo joined Liverpool at the age of 14 and went through their academy. Ojo spent time with Championship clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic before making his competitive debut at Liverpool in January 2016.

Ojo represented England at the under-16, under-17 and under-18 levels.

Sheyi Ojo

CLUB CAREER

Early career

Ojo joined MK Dons’ academy at the age of 10 years. Ojo was already playing for the Dons’ U18 team and was part of the first team squad at the age 13 Ojo was the first MK Dons youth player to earn an international cap during his time at the club.

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Profiling Oluwaseyi Babajide Ojo

A Quick Glance At Oluwaseyi Babajide Ojo
Full NamesOluwaseyi Babajide Ojo
Place of birthHemel Hempstead, England
Date Of Birth19 June 1997
State of OriginHemel Hempstead, England
ProfessionFootballer
position Winger
Current teamCardiff City
careerNumber 10
Youth career
2007–2011 Milton Keynes Dons
2011–2015 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team
2015–2022 Liverpool
2015 → Wigan Athletic (loan)
2015–2016 → Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)
2017–2018 → Fulham (loan)
2018–2019 → Reims (loan)
2018–2019 → Reims II (loan)
2019–2020 → Rangers (loan)
2020–2021 → Cardiff City (loan)
2021–2022 → Millwall (loan)
2022– Cardiff City
National team
2011 England U16
2012–2014 England U17
2014–2015 England U18
2015–2016 England U19
2017 England U20
2017 England U21
Salary£10,000 per week
Net Worth$1 million.

Ojo was 14 when Liverpool defeated competition from several European top clubs, including a multimillion-pound offer by Chelsea to sign him for an undisclosed sum. This fee is believed to have been in the region of PS2million. Ojo and fellow Liverpool player Harry Wilson were joint top scorers in April 2014’s prestigious U17 Future Cup.

Wigan Loan

Ojo, who had made several appearances on Liverpool’s bench during the festive period over the holiday period, joined Wigan Athletic on a loan deal on February 2, 2015. Ojo made his professional debut five days later. He was a substitute in the 59th minute for Wigan against AFC Bournemouth. Wigan named Ojo their Man of The Match because he had had a positive influence on the match.

Loan to Wolverhampton

Ojo scored the winning goal in Liverpool’s friendly against Swindon Town on 2 August 2015. Ojo signed a new, long-term contract with Liverpool on 4 August 2015. He also confirmed that he would be joining Wolverhampton Wanderers as a season-long loan. As a substitute for Ojo, he made his Wolves debut in the 84th minute. He was then given a yellow card and his team beat Blackburn Rovers. He made his Wolves debut three days later in a 2-1 League Cup victory over Newport County. He assisted Nouha Nicko with the Wolves’ first goal.

Liverpool: Return

Liverpool recalled Ojo on 7 January 2016. Ojo made his competitive debut for Liverpool on 7 January 2016. He was recalled by Liverpool as a substitute in the FA Cup Third Round match against Exeter City. The result was a 2-2 draw. Ojo scored his first competitive goal in the replay against Exeter, on 20 January. His goal was the second in an 3-0 win.

Ojo replaced Joe Allen on the 20th March 2016 in the 87th minutes of a 3-2 defeat to Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium. Three weeks later, he was able to make his debut for Liverpool in Premier League against Stoke City. He assisted Daniel Sturridge in Liverpool’s second goal in a win of 4-1.

Sheyi Ojo

Ojo suffered a back fracture and was unable to return to training for the 2016-17 season.

Fulham Loan

Ojo joined Fulham as a season-long loanee on 16 August 2017. Ojo scored twice in a 5-4 victory over Sheffield United on 21 November. On 9 December, he scored the winning goal in a 1-1 win over Birmingham City. Ojo was given a yellow card on 23 December and scored in a win over Barnsley, 2-1.

Loan to Stade de Reims

Ojo signed a contract extension with Liverpool on 30 August 2018 and was loaned to Stade de Reims for a full season. Ojo also played for Reims II.

Lending to Rangers

Rangers of Scotland’s Premiership announced that Ojo was signed on a season-long loan. This came just one day before Ojo turned 22. On 9 July 2019, he made his competitive debut with the club in a 4-0 victory over St Joseph’s in Gibraltar in 2019-20 UEFA Europa League. He also scored the second goal.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

Ojo, who was born in England is eligible to represent England. He is also eligible to represent Nigeria through his Nigerian heritage in international football. Ojo represented England at the under-16, under-17 and under-18 levels. He also played under-19, 20 and 21 years old. Ojo was in his teens when he played at an international age group. Ojo represented England U17s at St George’s Park Tournament 2012, aged 15. Ojo represented England U17s at the 2014 Algarve Tournament. England came second to Germany in the final game, with Ojo scoring a 1-0 win.

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Ojo was called up by England’s U18 team in September 2014 for a double-header against the Netherlands. Ojo was present in both games, with England winning 7-2. Ojo was called up to the England U19 team on 27 August 2015. He played 90 minutes in an away win against Germany. He also played against France in the tournament and provided 2 assists to The Young Lions for a 2-1 victory.

Ojo was selected to represent England in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Ojo was first in the tournament against Guinea. He also played in a few games including the semi-final match with Italy, in which he helped in two goals. Ojo was substituted for Kieran Donwell in 62 minutes of the final. England defeated Venezuela 1-0. This is England’s first victory in a global tournament after their 1966 World Cup win.

He stated that he would represent Nigeria in the future, September 2018.

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PERSONAL LIFE

His name, Babajide, was born in Hemel Hempstead (England). It is a variation of the Yoruba name Babatunde which means “Father has Return” or “Father comes back to life”. Ojo attended Rainhill Media Arts College in Rainhill, England, during his time at the Liverpool Football Academy.

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