Samson Tijani

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Samson Tijani
FC Liefering gegen SK Vorwärts Steyr (29.Oktober 2021) 73.jpg
Tijani in 2021
Personal information
Full name Samson Okikiola Tijani[1]
Date of birth (2002-05-17) 17 May 2002 (age 20)
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Liefering
(on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
Number 28
Youth career
000–2019 Collins Edwin Sports Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– Red Bull Salzburg 0 (0)
2020–2021TSV Hartberg (loan) 14 (0)
2021–Liefering (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2019 Nigeria U17 9 (2)
2020– Nigeria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2020

Samson Okikiola Tijani (born 17 May 2002) is a Nigerian professional footballer. He plays as a midfielder for 2. Liga club Liefering. He is on loan from Red Bull Salzburg. He also plays for the Nigeria national team.

Club career[change | change source]

Tijani began his career with Collins Edwin Sports Club On July 17th 2020 he signed with Austrian Bundesliga club Red Bull Salzburg.[2] On 14 August, Tijani came to Hartberg for the season on loan.[3] He made his debut for Hartberg on 30 August against Dornbirner in the Austrian Cup.[4] In the league he made his debut on 12 September 2020 against Rheindorf Altach. [5]

FC Liefering[change | change source]

On 1 July 2021 Tijani was loaned out to Liefering on a season long loan.

FC Red Bull Salzburg[change | change source]

On 6 February Tijani made his professional debut for the Red Bull Salzburg in the Cup match against LASK. He came in in min 89 for Nicolas Capaldo in a 3:1 win.[6]

In the league he debuted on February 11 when he came in for Antoine Bernede in min 74 in the match versus SK Rapid Wien.[7]

In a friendly match before the start of the 2022-23 season versus Feyenoord Rotterdam on 9 July 2022 he suffered a shin and fibula fracture.

International career[change | change source]

Tijani was part of the Nigeria team in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.[2] Tijani made his debut with the senior Nigeria national team in a friendly 1-0 loss to Algeria on 9 October 2020.[8]

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of match played 12 February 2022[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Bull Salzburg 2020–21 Austrian Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hartberg (loan) 2020–21 Austrian Bundesliga 14 0 3 0 1 0 18 0
Liefering

(loan)

2021–22 Austrian 2. Liga 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2021-22 Austrian Bundesliga 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 23 0 4 0 1 0 28 0


References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil - List of Players" (PDF). fifadata.com. FIFA. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Red Bull Salzburg celebrate signing teen sensation Samson Okikiola Tijani". Red Bull. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  3. Oludare, Shina (14 August 2020). "FC Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Tijani loaned to TSV Hartberg". Goal.com. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  4. "Dornbirner 0–7 Hartberg". Soccerway.
  5. "Rheindorf Altach 1–1 Hartberg". Soccerway.
  6. "Wir stürmen ins Halbfinale!". Red Bull Salzburg.
  7. "Kampf im Klassiker als bestandene Generalprobe". Red Bull Salzburg.
  8. "Nigeria vs. Algeria - 9 October 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com.
  9. Samson Tijani at Soccerway