Player Details


Tanitoluwa Oluwaseyi


TAN-ee OH-loo-wah-SHAYee


6' 3"


176 lbs

Date of Birth

5.15.2000 (24)


Abuja, Nigeria



Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 25-28

Player Category

Career Summary

Oluwaseyi joined the Loons as the club’s 2022 MLS SuperDraft selection. In his first season with Minnesota, the forward saw playing time with MNUFC2 in MLS NEXT Pro action, making 10 game appearances, five starts, and scoring two goals while providing a single assist. He was sidelined for a large portion of the season due to injury. During the 2023 season, Oluwaseyi appeared in two regular-season matches and one Open Cup match before being loaned to San Antonio FC. 

With the USL Championship side, the 23-year-old scored 16 goals and provided 7 assists through 25 regular-season matches. On July 30, 2023, Oluwaseyi put away four goals against Hartford Athletic, helping the team to a 5-2 victory. Just one week earlier, he scored a hat-trick against Memphis 901 FC in a 4-0 shutout win. San Antonio qualified for the USLC Playoffs, and the St. John’s alum played in two matches, notching one goal. 

The Nigerian-born Canadian national played 49 games in his four years at St. John’s University, notching a total of 20 goals, with a single season-high of 11 in 2019. Despite being sidelined by a knee injury in 2021, Oluwaseyi battled back to make two appearances in the 2021 regular-season finale and the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. In his junior year, Oluwaseyi was named to the First Team All-Big East, dubbed the Big East Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, included on the preseason watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, and led the team with five goals and three assists. In his best season—as a sophomore—the forward was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year, made First Team All-Big East, and his 11 goals hold the record for the highest in a season by a St. John’s player since 2003.