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Peter Olayinka Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Peter Olayinka

Peter Olayinka is an award-winning Nigerian professional football player.

He currently plays as a forward for Slavia Prague in the Fortuna Liga of the Czech Republic.
We'd be seeing Peter Olayinka's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, football career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and more.

Peter Olayinka Profile

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Full name: Peter Olayinka Oladeji
Date of birth: 18th November 1995
Age: 27 years (2022)
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: 36 Lion FC Football Academy
Spouse(s): Yetunde Barnabas
Occupation: Football
Religion: Christianity
Net worth

Peter Olayinka Biography And Football Career

Peter Olayinka was born on the 18th of November, 1995 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He started his career in army children with (Baba Boss) in Ibadan before moving to Lagos-based 36 Lion FC football academy. In January 2012, he joined Bylis in the Kategoria Superiore, playing with the club's under-19s due to being just 17 at the time.

During the 2012–13 season, Olayinka got promoted to the senior team under Agim Canaj and he made his professional debut on 20 October 2012 in an Kategoria Superiore game against Luftëtari, in which he came on as an 84th-minute substitute for Jetmir Sefa in the 2–0 win.

Following the departure of Canaj and the arrival of Naci Şensoy as head coach in November, Olayinka received more playing time under Şensoy who showed faith in the young player. He scored his first goal on 3 February 2013 against Teuta an Albanian Cup tie that ended in a 2–2 draw.

He scored again a month later on 3rd March against Laçi in a 3–2 away loss. He scored again in the Albanian Cup in the first leg of the semi-finals against Skënderbeu, scoring the first goal in a 1–1 draw at the Skënderbeu Stadium.

He featured in 14 league games during the 2012–13 campaign without scoring and helped his side narrowly avoid relegation to the Kategoria e Parë, starting 6 games and completing the full 90 minutes on 2 two occasions. 

He scored three times in the Albanian Cup in 10 appearances, as his side reached the final for the first time in their history. He started up front in the final against Laçi but was substituted off late in extra time, just before Laçi snatch the game through an Emiliano Çela winner in the 119th minute.

Following the end of the 2012–13 season, Peter Olayinka attracted clubs from both within Albania and abroad, and it was reported that Portuguese club FC Porto offered Bylis €500,000 for his services but the offer was turned down. He left the club in the 2013 summer, asking the governing body of football FIFA to release him from his contract with the club, a move that was turned down by FIFA because he was still under contract.

Bylis then took up the option to renew his contract, meaning he was unable to play for another club without their permission, but in order to get around this, he joined Northern Cypriot club Yenicami Ağdelen for the 2013–14 season as the North Cyprus Süper Lig is not officially recognised by FIFA. He scored 8 league goals in 21 games to help the club win the Süper Lig for the first time in 20 years. He also scored 6 times in 5 Federasyon Kupası games as his side were beaten finalists, taking his goal tally to 14 goals in 26 games for the club.

He had allegedly agreed on terms with Kukësi but on 28th August 2014, he agreed to terms with reigning Albanian champions Skënderbeu, and was seen as a replacement for Pero Pejić who had recently moved to Kukësi. His transfer to Skënderbeu was heavily disputed by Kukësi and its president Safet Gjici, who also appealed the move to the Albanian Football Association and reported the player to the police. Nonetheless, Olayinka joined up with the rest of the Skënderbeu squad ahead of the 2014–15 season, and he played his first game for the club in a 0–0 away draw at Apolonia on 19 September, where he played the full 90 minutes.

On 21 July 2018, Slavia Prague signed Olayinka to a four-year contract from Gent for €3,200,000.

Personal Life

Peter Olayinka got married to his beautiful wife, Yetunde Barnabas in March 2021. Yetunde Barnabas is an award-winning actress, model, beauty queen and film producer. She initially gained recognition as the winner of The Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja pageant in 2017 and was crowned Miss Tourism Nigeria in 2019.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Peter Olayinka on:
Instagram @olayinka_peter
Twitter @peter_olayinka1

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