Oluwasemilogo Adesewo Ibidapo Ajayi is a Nigerian footballer who also plays for West Bromwich Albion as a centre-back and midfielder.
He was born on November 9th, 1993, in London to Ibi and Kemi Ajayi.
Family and Siblings
Adesewo has a number of siblings, with the most popular being Jay Ajayi, Solomon Ajayi, and Fikayo.
Jay Ajayi is a retired American football player who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami dolphins.
His career was, however, short-lived due to many injury spells which forced him to retire.
Like his brother, Jay, Solomon Ajayi is an American footballer who featured as a linebacker for the Liberty Flames before signing in 2020 with Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent.
FikayoAjayi is the most versatile of the Ajayi brothers and has played rugby before fully focusing on soccer.
His career as a footballer only lasted a couple of years with a spell of hamstring injuries before finally breaking one of his legs.
His last soccer club was with MLS side Amherst before resigning from playing soccer.
Semi Ajayi started his football career at Charlton Athletic Academy.
After much progress, he joined Dartford through a loan in November 2012.
He scored his first goal in a match against Tamworth, where his team lost. He returned to Charlton Athletic in December to play for the reserve team, and at some point, he was ready to play for the first team.
Ajayi's performance with Charlton Athletic's first team caught the attention of Arsenal, and in September 2013, after impressing the team in trials, he joined the club on a two-year deal.
He was, however, relegated to playing with the reserves to build experience. He first appeared in a match against Blackburn Rovers with the Arsenal Under-21 team, scoring with a header.
In 2015 Semi Ajayi joined Cardiff City through a loan but didn't play with the club's first team, and after the season, he was signed permanently on a two-year deal with jersey number 29.
In September 2015, he was loaned to AFC Wimbledon on a month deal, and he tried to impress the team, but after playing in five games, he returned to Cardiff City.
In November 2015, he was loaned to Crewe Alexandra with the spell expected to last for two months, January 2016.
However, following a number of impressive displays, Crewe decided to extend the Nigerian stay by a month.
On February 20th, 2016, he returned to Cardiff City and played as both a defender and a midfielder alternatively.
On January 30th, 2017, Semi Ajayi was again sent on another season-long loan spell with Rotherham United.
The Nigerian settled to life quite quickly, and in his third feature with the team, he registered his first goal in a loss to Huddersfield Town.
In March, Rotherham opted for a permanent deal till the end of the season, to which he and Cardiff City agreed.
He had 17 appearances Rotherham team and contributed immensely in helping the club break into the championship after defeating Shrewsbury in the playoff finals in May 2018.
In the EFL championship, Ajayi put up a dominant display with Rotheram United and was a recipient of a number of trophies that included EPL championship player of the month for March 2019 and also won the prestigious player of the season award with eight goals in 49 Appearances.
He also won the goal of the season for his ferocious strike against Leeds United in January 2019, a game that Rotherham eventually lost.
Ajayi joined West Bromwich Albion on July 20th, 2019, with a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
In December 2020, he scored his first goal in a match against Liverpool, where they drew.
Ajayi has not enjoyed as much success as he would love with the Super Eagles, but he still has significant time to prove that he is worth the bill before finally hanging his boots.
Now, 28, the Nigerian will be hoping to get game time with the National Team in the upcoming AFCON and possibly the 2022 world cup if the National team scale through in qualifiers.
While the super eagles player is well set on the future, stats show that he is not a newbie with Nigeria despite growing in London.
Ajayi first featured for Nigeria in the team U 20 squad in May 2014 for the team 2013 Toulon Tournament matches.
After being an unused substitute on Matchday 1 against Mexico, U20Ajayi made his Nigeria U20 debut on June 4th, 2013, in a 1–1 draw against Belgium U21.
Ajayi went on to make two further appearances in the tournament against Portugal and Brazil.
After the tournament ended, Ajayi commented that he was proud to play for the national side.
Ajayi received his first call up to the senior team in August 2018 for the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers. He described it as a “dream” call-up.
He made his debut against Seychelles in the 2019 Nation cup qualifiers, coming on for the injured ChidozieAwaziem in the 73rd minute
Girlfriend, Cars, House, Salary
While Ajayi has been able to enjoy a successful stint in the championship, he has somehow been able to keep a lot of things about himself in the dark, making it difficult for people and observers to get a hinge about what really goes on in his life.
On issues regarding his personal life, as it stands, there is really no available info on such events.
He has never spoken about having a girlfriend in public, and neither has he is pictured with one.
However, this does not mean that he does not have a relationship and could just be doing a great job keeping it away from prying eyes.
On his house and cars, there is not much to say about the player as this part of his life is also well managed out of the public eye.
There is really no major information that suggests that the Nigerian has a house or a car.
Given Ajayi's annual earning, there is barely any reason why he shouldn't have any luxury he seeks to afford.
The midfielder earns an annual salary of 858,000 pounds with West Bromwich Albion.
His Networth following the different clubs he has played for is estimated to be around 3- 5 million dollars
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