Sammy Ayorinde

Sammy Ayorinde

Born 20 October 1974 (Age 22 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #67)

Total appearances 2

(2 League)

Debut:

21 December 1996 (Home Kidderminster Harriers)

Final game:

28 December 1996 (Away Stalybridge Celtic)

The Nigerian born striker arrived at Nene Park on loan from Leyton Orient in December 1996 having started his career with NEPA Abuja in his home country during the early-1990’s. He had played for Stade Tunisien in Tunisia and Sturm Graz in Austria, before being given a trial with Stockport County in the summer of 1995. Although not signed, he did win a two year contract with Leyton Orient. He played just two games for Diamonds, making little impact before returning to Orient.

Following his departure, he went on loan to Altrincham before his contract expired at Orient. In the summer of 1997, he played several games for FF Jaro in Finland, before returning to the UK to play for Dover Athletic. It was off to the States the following summer, with Colorado Springs, before joining Bangor City in Wales, where he earned the first of three international caps. He made his Nigerian debut on 4 October 1998 in the 0-0 draw with Burkino Faso in Ougadougou. It was his one and only start, but he did get another call up, making a further substitute appearance in 2003.

His nomadic career continued and over the next few years, he returned to Stade Tunisien before moving on to Lira Lulea of Sweden, Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel, Assyriska Foreningen of Sweden, Stalybridge Celtic, AIK Solna of Sweden, Shenyang Ginde of China, Yeovil Town and appears to have ended his career with Persija, Jakarta of Indonesia.

Appearances

1996/1997

Conf

21.12.96

Kidderminster (H)

Conf

28.12.96

Stalybridge Cltc (A)

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