Taye Taiwo

  • Date of birth : 16/04/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Nigeria Nigeria
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Taye Taiwo

Taye Taiwo

Clubs: Gabros IFC, Lobi Stars FC, Olympique de Marseille

• Born in the Nigerian capital of Lagos, Taiwo joined Marseille at 19 and made his Ligue 1 debut at home to RC Lens (2-1) on 12 March 2005.

• Starred for Nigeria at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring two goals and taking the Bronze Ball (behind Lionel Messi and compatriot John Obi Mikel) as his team finished runners-up to Argentina.

• Established himself as OM's first-choice left-back – and free-kick expert − during 2005/06 in both Ligue 1 and the UEFA Cup; ever-present in the UEFA Champions League in 2007/08 and 2008/09 and also voted as left-back in the Ligue 1 team of the season at the end of both campaigns.

• Twice a runner-up in the Coupe de France and Ligue 1 before helping Marseille end their long trophy drought with victories in the League Cup and Ligue 1 in 2010; made 27 appearances in the title-winning campaign, scoring three goals.

• Represented Nigeria at three successive Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (2006, 2008, 2010) before making his FIFA World Cup finals debut in South Africa, where he made two appearances.

Last updated: 04/02/11 17.29CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 18/05/2014 02:40 CET
01.08.2013UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundVojvodinaVojvodina2-2BursasporBursaspor9010
08.08.2013UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundBursasporBursaspor0-3VojvodinaVojvodina9000
18.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor2-0BursasporBursaspor9000
25.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
31.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor1-2BursasporBursaspor9000
15.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
22.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor2-1BursasporBursaspor9000
27.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
04.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor0-1BursasporBursaspor9000
27.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-1BursasporBursaspor9000
02.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor2-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
09.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor2-1BursasporBursaspor9010
23.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-1KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
29.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueElazığsporElazığspor1-2BursasporBursaspor9010
08.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
16.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-2BursasporBursaspor9010
23.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-1ErciyessporErciyesspor9000
28.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-0BursasporBursaspor9000
14.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundBursasporBursaspor2-1SivassporSivasspor9000
18.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundAkhisarAkhisar0-0BursasporBursaspor9000
22.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundBursasporBursaspor4-1EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9000
25.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-1EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9000
29.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundEskişehirsporEskişehirspor1-0BursasporBursaspor9000
02.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray6-0BursasporBursaspor9000
09.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor9000
21.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor2-0RizesporRizespor9000
28.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-1BursasporBursaspor9000
17.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor2-0BursasporBursaspor9000
31.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-0BursasporBursaspor5500
12.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa1-1BursasporBursaspor9000
19.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-0ElazığsporElazığspor9000
25.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-0BursasporBursaspor7800

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Taye Taiwo
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 16/04/1985 (29)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 3
  • Club: Bursaspor ( TUR)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    16/07/05: Young Boys 2-3 Marseille

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dynamo Kyiv80
UEFA Europa League
Dynamo Kyiv20
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 21/08/2013 06:50 CET
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