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Rinsola Babajide Biography and Profile

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Omorinsola Omowunmi Ajike Babajide (born 17 June 1998), known as Rinsola Babajide, is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish Liga F club UDG Tenerife. A former England youth international up to under-21 level, she made her senior Nigeria debut in October 2023.

She previously played for LiverpoolMillwall LionessesWatford and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Club career

Brighton Women bring in Rinsola Babajide on loan - SheKicksMillwall Lionesses

She joined Millwall Lionesses from Crystal Palace in January 2015,[4] but made her professional debut on March 18 against the London Bees in a FA WSL match which ended in a draw.

Watford

In February 2017, Babajide completed a transfer to Watford Ladies.[6] She scored her first competitive goal for the club in a 3–2 loss to London Bees in a FA WSL Spring Series fixture.[7] Babajide finished as Watford’s joint top scorer in the 2017 Spring Series, with three goals.

Liverpool

Her transfer to Liverpool was announced on 25 January 2018. Babajide was part of the squad that saw Liverpool relegated to the Championship in 2020.

Babajide was Liverpool’s second highest goal scorer in the 2018/19 WSL season with two campaign goals.

Babajide was then Liverpool’s joint-second WSL goal scorer in the 2019/20 season with one single league goal. She didn’t feature for Liverpool in the second half of the 2020/21 Championship season after refusing to train with the first team squad and was then subsequently moved down into the age group development squad away from the first team.[12]

Brighton & Hove Albion

On 26 July 2021, Brighton & Hove Albion Women Football Club announced the signing of Rinsola on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool Women.

On 3 July 2023, after an 18-month spell with Real Betis, Babajide joined fellow Liga F side UDG Tenerife on a two-year deal.

International career

England

In August 2018, Babajide was part of the England U20s squad that claimed bronze at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. In September 2020 she was included in a training camp for the England senior team.

Nigeria

Due to her Nigerian parents, Babajide was also eligible to represent Nigeria. She received her first call up in October 2023 and made her debut on 25 October 2023, starting in a 1–1 draw with Ethiopia during 2024 Olympic qualifying.

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