Tunji Akinola
Tunji Akinola
Tunji Akinola
● Tunji Akinola, 2021 (FMD)

born in Scotland

Olatunji Oluwasehun Akinola was born on Saturday, 21st November, 1998, in London.

The 6' 1 (11st 7lbs) defender signed to Ian McCall's Thistle on Wednesday, 18th August, 2021, having most recently been with West Ham United.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 21st August, 2021, in a 3-1 defeat away to Arbroath in the SPFL Championship.

Tunji scored his only goal for Thistle on Saturday, 4th September, 2021, in a 2-0 win away to Stranraer in the Challenge Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 26th November, 2022, in a 3-0 win at home to Kelty Hearts in the Scottish Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 48 occasions.

At July, 2023, his club-list includes West Ham United, Leyton Orient, Partick Thistle and Woking.

Bio Extra

Akinola, of Nigerian descent, first played for Brimsdown Rovers in north London, at around aged seven or eight, before joining West Ham United as a nine-year old. Akinola was promoted to the under-18 squad at the age of 15, and made over 50 appearances at under-23 level. He made his first-team debut appearance in a pre-season win over Wycombe Wanderers in August 2020. He played in the EFL Trophy against Colchester United in September 2020. During his time at the club, West Ham described Akinola as "tall and composed" and a "ball-playing" centre-back. Akinola signed for Leyton Orient on loan from West Ham United in October 2020. He made his debut against Barrow on 10 October 2020. His departure from West Ham at the end of June 2021 was announced on 4 June 2021. In August 2021, Akinola signed a one-year deal with Scottish Championship club Partick Thistle. There, Akinola scored the first professional goal of his career, opening the scoring as Thistle won 2–0 away to Stranraer in the Scottish Challenge Cup. Akinola signed a one year contract extension with Thistle in January 2022. On 25 January 2023, Akinola left Partick by mutual consent. In July 2023, following a successful trial period, Akinola joined Woking.


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