Happy Friday Everyone! My name is Allan Rempel and today I am highlighting Reuben Omojola Folasanje Agboola!
Agboola was born on May 30th, 1962. He was born in London, England, where his father was Nigerian and his mother was English. Agboola was one of the first non-Nigerian-born soccer players to represent his country.
Agboola made his professional debut with the reserve of Southampton in April 1979. He made his first-team debut at Old Trafford on November 29th, 1980. In that game, they ended up tying Manchester United 1-1. They got their highest-ever final position in the 1983-84 season, second place behind Liverpool, this was their highest-ever final position.
In the 1984-85 season, Agboola made his debut for Sunderland on January 29th in a 1-0 defeat against his former club, Southampton. This season Agboola was not starting much and got relegated. This means if a club does not perform well throughout the season and ends at the bottom of the standings, they go down to the league under it, in their case, they got relegated to the second division. Agboola begins to start in most of the games, and they keep their spot in the Second Division. The next season Agboola was on loan at Charlton Athletic, while his team got relegated.
In the 1987-88 season, Agboola was back at Sunderland and had his best season, where he played a crucial part in getting them back to the second division. The season after that, they were promoted back to the first league because Swindon illegally paid their players.
Agboola was loaned out for 2 years, then started playing for Swansea City where they would get promoted. At the end of Agboola’s career, he played for Nigeria where they would get third place in the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations. He also made 7 appearances in the Nations Cup for Nigeria and 2 appearances for Nigeria in the World Cup.
Personally, Agboola is an inspiration to me! One, because I’m multiracial, and two I play soccer and I really enjoy it. I also get to look into how soccer is for a multiracial and how they can choose which national team they want to play for. I hope you enjoyed the highlight of Reuben Omojola Folasanje Agboola!