Rinsola Babajide is a talented English-Nigerian professional footballer who has made her mark in the world of women's football.
Born on 17 June 1998, the Super Falcons player has emerged as one of the most promising Nigerian wingers.
Rinsola Babajide early years and club career
Following her high school graduation, Rinsola Babajide pursued her education at the University of East London.
During her time at the university, she showcased her football skills by playing for the university's competitive football team.
Rinsola's journey in football began to take shape when she joined Millwall Lionesses Ladies in January 2015, having previously played for Crystal Palace Ladies.
Her professional debut for Millwall Lionesses came on March 18, in a fiercely contested FA Women's Super League (WSL) match against the London Bees, which ended in a draw.
In February 2017, Rinsola made a significant move to Watford Ladies, where she continued to showcase her talent.
During the 2017 Spring Series, she emerged as one of Watford's top scorers, netting three crucial goals for the club.
However, it was her transfer to Liverpool Women on 25 January 2018 that truly propelled her into the limelight.
Rinsola's remarkable performances for Liverpool Women earned her recognition and applause from fans and pundits alike.
She played a pivotal role for the team but unfortunately, Liverpool Women faced relegation to the Championship in 2020.
After her time with Liverpool, Rinsola embarked on a new journey, joining Brighton & Hove Albion Women's Football Club on a season-long loan deal on 26 July 2021.
This loan spell allowed her to gain valuable experience and further hone her skills in the competitive world of women's football.
In 2023, Rinsola Babajide made yet another exciting move in her club career.
Following an 18-month stint with Real Betis, she signed a two-year deal with UDG Tenerife, a prominent club in the Spanish Liga F, further solidifying her reputation as a top-tier talent in women's football.
Rinsola Babajide notable achievements and international recognition
Rinsola Babajide's contributions to her clubs have been nothing short of remarkable.
During the 2018/19 WSL season, she emerged as Liverpool's second-highest goal scorer with two campaign goals.
In the following season, she maintained her impressive form, becoming Liverpool's joint-second WSL goal scorer in the 2019/20 season.
On the international stage, Rinsola has represented England at the Under-21 level, showcasing her potential to become a future star for the senior national team.
In August 2018, she was part of the England U20s squad that clinched bronze at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
Her remarkable journey continued as she earned a place in a training camp for the England senior team in September 2020, a testament to her outstanding skills and dedication to the sport.
Notably, due to her family background, Rinsola Babajide is also eligible to represent Nigeria.
In October 2023, she answered the call to represent Nigeria (Super Falcons), marking a significant milestone in her international career. She made her debut against Ethiopia during 2024 Olympic qualifying.
— Rinsola Babajide 🍫 (@rinss98) October 9, 2023
- FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup third place: 2018
- Liverpool Women's Player of the Season Award (2019–20)
Rinsola Babajide family
The Nigerian winger comes from a family with a strong passion for football.
She shares this love for the sport with her younger brother, Bunmi Babajide, who is a talented football player himself and represents Carshalton Athletic.
Rinsola Babajide net worth
As of 2023, Rinsola Babajide's net worth stands at an impressive $792,000.
In addition to her earnings from her football career, Rinsola has also secured notable brand endorsements, with sports goods manufacturing giant Puma being one of her sponsors.
Rinsola Babajide boyfriend
As of the latest available information, Rinsola is single. Her focus appears to be on her football career and personal pursuits.
Rinsola Babajide remarkable facts
Meet new Super Falcons winger, Rinsola Babajide @rinss98 currently playing for Spanish Liga F club UDG Tenerife.
She is left-footed & was Liverpool Women's top scorer for two seasons after netting 10 league goals in 45 appearances.
She won bronze the FIFA U20 World Cup with… pic.twitter.com/nQv0y6jPTo
— Nsidibe Akpan (@nsidibeakpan23) October 10, 2023
1. In a memorable amateur game while playing for the University of East London women's team against University College, London women's team in 2016, Rinsola made headlines by scoring an astonishing 14 goals in a resounding 40-0 victory for her team.
This extraordinary performance garnered widespread media attention in England and played a pivotal role in catching the eye of scouts, ultimately leading to her signing by Watford F.C. Ladies in February 2017.
2. During the 2017 FA Women's Super League (WSL) Spring Series, an interim edition of the FA WSL, Rinsola emerged as Watford F.C. Ladies' joint-top goalscorer.
This unique tournament was introduced to bridge the gap between the 2016 and 2017-18 FA WSL seasons, and Rinsola's goal-scoring prowess continued to shine.
3. Rinsola made a significant impact during her time with Liverpool F.C. Women.
She was the team's second-highest goalscorer in the 2018-19 FA WSL season, demonstrating her ability to find the back of the net consistently.
She repeated this feat by becoming the joint-second highest FA WSL goalscorer for Liverpool in the 2019-20 season.
4. In April 2019, Rinsola marked a special occasion, her father's birthday, by achieving a remarkable milestone in her career.
She scored her first professional hat-trick for Liverpool F.C. Women during a memorable 5-2 victory over Bristol City in a Women's Super League match.
5. As of June 2020, Rinsola had not yet represented England at the senior international level, leaving her eligible to potentially play for the Nigerian national women's team due to her Nigerian ethnicity.
This adds an intriguing dimension to her international career prospects.
6. Rinsola is represented by New Vision Sports Group, an Athlete Management Agency based in Richmond, London, England, United Kingdom.
This agency assists in managing her career and opportunities within the world of professional football.
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