Player Details

Name

Gbenga Arokoyo

Pronunciation

ben-GAH ar-roh-COY-yo

Height

6' 2"

Weight

181 lbs

Date of Birth

11.1.1992 (28)

Birthplace

Kabba, Nigeria

Position

Defender
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Arokoyo was signed by the Timbers prior to the 2016 season but only made one appearances over two seasons due to injury. He will look to make his impression on MLS with ATLUTD in 2018.

INTERNATIONAL: Arokoyo has earned two caps with the Nigerian National Team, making his senior-team debut against Mali on May 27, 2016. Coming up through the youth national team ranks, Arokoyo made 20 appearances for the U-20 Nigerian National Team and was part of the squad that won the 2011 U-20 African Youth Championship.

OUTSIDE MLS: Arokoyo joins the Timbers with over 90 matches played in Europe, featuring in the top divisions in Sweden and Turkey since beginning his professional career in 2010 with Nigerian club Kwara United. Most recently, Arokoyo spent the past two seasons with Turkish Süper Lig club Gaziantepspor, recording 40 appearances, one goal and three assists during that two-year span. Prior to joining Gaziantepspor, Arokoyo spent three seasons with Mjällby AIF in Allsvenskan, the top division in Sweden, recording 56 appearances and one goal.

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