Player Details


Rasheed Olabiyi


6' 0"

Date of Birth

8.8.1990 (33)


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Career Summary

How acquired: Signed on July 3, 2015 as a discovery player by the Houston Dynamo.

The central midfielder (pronounced: Ra-sheed Oh-la-bee-ee) represented Nigeria at the Under-17, U-20 and U-23 levels and was a 2014 Nigeria Premier League Bext XI selection. A native of Ibadan, Olabiyi was a two-time MVP (2006, 2007) of the Lagos-based Pepsi Football Academy, which featured Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel and Monaco defender Elderson Echiejile in its youth ranks.

Olabiyi has spent his entire professional career with Enyimba, one of the largest clubs in Nigeria, after joining the Aba club in 2007. He helped the Peoples’ Elephants win the Nigeria Premier League in 2010 as well as three Nigeria FA Cups (2009, 2013, 2014) and two Nigeria Super Cups (2010, 2013). Enyimba also reached the semifinals of the CAF (African) Champions League in 2011.