Aminu Umar – Wikipedia
Umar at the 2016 Olympics
|Full name||Aminu Umar|
|Date of birth||6 March 1995|
|Place of birth||Abuja, Nigeria|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2018–2019||→ Çaykur Rizespor (loan)||31||(6)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:28, 20 December 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 31 May 2016
Aminu Umar (born 6 March 1995) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Çaykur Rizespor and the Nigeria national football team.
In 2012–2013 season Umar scored one league goal for Wikki Tourists in the Nigeria Premier League the top league of Nigerian football.
Umar joined Turkish club Samsunspor from Wikki Tourists in the 2013 summer transfer season at age 18. He scored four league goals in his first season and established himself as the club’s preferred striker in place of his compatriot Ekigho Ehiosun.
Umar has played for the Nigeria national under-20 football team. He was the leading scorer in the 2013 African youth championship with four goals and scored twice at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Turkey. He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Umar scored the second goal against Denmark that send Nigeria to the semi-final of Rio 2016 Olympic games.
- ^ Aminu Umar Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
- ^ THE NIGERIA U-20 NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM. westafricanfootball.com (27 May 2012)
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- ^ “Umar Samsun’da Mutlu” (in Turkish). Haber Gazetesi. 10 July 2013.
- ^ Wejinya, Sammy (13 January 2014). “Aminu continues to impress at Samsunspor”. SuperSport.
- ^ “Umar Işıldıyor, Ekigho Hırs Küpü” (in Turkish). Samsun Haber. 20 December 2013.
- ^ “Samsunspor unveil Umar Aminu Thursday”. MTN Football. 7 August 2013. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014.
- ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (24 June 2016). “Kelechi Iheanacho included in Nigeria’s Olympics squad”. BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
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