Olarenwaju Kayode

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Larry Kayode
Personal information
Full name Tobi Olarenwaju Ayobami Kayode
Date of birth (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 31)
Place of birth Ibadan, Nigeria
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
-2008 Marvellous
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008-2010 Red Bull Ghana
2010-2013 ASEC Mimosas
2010-2011 AFAD Djékanou (loan)
2012 FC Luzern (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Heartland FC (loan)
2013-2015 Maccabi Netanja 56 (23)
2015-2017 FK Austria Wien 67 (30)
2017 Manchester City 0 (0)
2017-2018 Girona FC (loan) 12 (0)
2018-2023 Schachtar Donezk 16 (3)
2019-2020 Gaziantep FK (loan) 27 (10)
2020-2022 Sivasspor (loan) 66 (12)
2020-2022 Ümraniyespor (loan)
2023- Genclerbirligi
National team
2009 Nigeria U17 6 (6)
2011-2013 Nigeria U20 18 (6)
2011 Nigeria U23 3 (0)
2017– Nigeria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 January 2024
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 January 2024

Tobi Olarenwaju Ayobami "Larry" Kayode (born 8 May 1993 in Ibadan, Nigeria) is a Nigerian football player. He plays for Genclerbirligi Ankara as forward.

Career[change | change source]

Kayode started his career in Nigeria with Marvelous FC. In 2008 he moved to Ghana to Red Bull Ghana. He moved to ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast in January 2010. After six months he was loaned to AFAD Djékanou for one and a half years. He was loaned to FC Luzern in Switzerland from January to December 2012. After his return he was loaned to Heartland FC. After nine months he was loaned to Maccabi Netanya in Israel. After the loan deal ended, the Israelis signed him permanently.

For the 2015/16 season he moved to Austria to the Bundesliga club FK Austria Wien. In 2017 he became top scorer of the Austrian Football Bundesliga with 17 goals. In August 2017 he went to Manchester City. [1] There he was loaned to Spain to FC Girona. After little success in Spain he was loaned to Shakhtar Donetsk. [2] With Shakhtar Donetsk he became champion and cup winner. For the 2019/20 season he was loaned to Gaziantep FK. Between 2020 and 2022 he played on loan for Sivasspor. 2022 till 2023 he was loaned to Ümraniyespor. In 2023 he went to Genclerbirligi in the second league of Turkey.

International[change | change source]

After Kayode had previously played for various Nigerian youth national teams, he was called up to the senior national team squad for the first time in March 2017. [3]He made his debut the same month as a 76th-minute substitute for Ahmed Musa in a friendly against Senegal.

Honours[change | change source]

ASEC Mimosas

  • Ligue 1 (Ivory Coast): 2010

Maccabi Netanya

  • Liga Leumit: 2013–14

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Ukrainian Premier League: 2018, 2019
  • Ukrainian Cup: 2018, 2019


  • Turkish Cup: 2022

FK Austria Wien

  • Top scorer Bundesligaː 2017

References[change | change source]

  1. "https://www.fk-austria.at (German)". Archived from the original on 2019-10-18. Retrieved 2024-01-21. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  2. shakhtar.com/en
  3. Der Standard (German)