Ayo Akinola

Ayo Akinola

Who is Ayo Akinola?

Ayo Akinola is an American soccer player. currently, he plays as a forward for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. He is one of the key players of Toronto FC based in Toronto, Canada.

He is also the emerging young talent and future star of Major League Soccer. He has represented and played for the United States U15, U17, and U20 teams. He also played in the FIFA U17 World Cup in India and scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Ghana. 

Akinola becomes the 15th player in Toronto club history to sign for the first team from the Toronto FC Academy. He is best known as a Major League Soccer Player. He is also known for his strong physique and goal-scoring ability. 


Ayo Akinola Early Life and Family

Ayo Akinola was born on 20th January 2000 in Detroit, the largest and most populous city of the US State of Michigan. He was given birth name as "Grant Jesus-Sultan-Akinola Ogundimu" by his Nigerian parents.

Due to his African descent, he belongs to Afro-American Ethnicity and has birth citizenship in America. His zodiac sign is denoted by Aquarius. Ayo was raised up in Brampton, Ontario, along with his younger brother Tom who is also engaged in the Soccer field and attended the school there. Growing up he became interested in playing football and joined the local youth club Brampton East. 

Ayo Akinola Girlfriend and Dating

Ayo Akinola us an unmarried boy. He is just 20 years old guy in his late adolescent so he is not fully eligible and mature both by age and physically to get married.

Also, there are no rumors and news about his love affairs with the girls. It seems that the talented player is focusing more on his soccer career rather than on his love life. Furthermore, he is currently busy playing in Major League Soccer and the American U20 team.

However, the young lad might be dating someone special in his life, the fact is that he might be keeping the things secret and away from the media.

Ayo Akinola Height

Ayo Akinola has an Athletic build body. Likewise, he has a strong and perfectly toned body which he maintains by doing regular exercise and warm-up.

His involvement in soccer also has aided him to retain such a well-defined body. He stands at the height of 5 ft 10 inches tall and weighs 83 Kg. Furthermore, he has got black hair and black eyes.   

Ayo Akinola Net worth

Despite being only 20 years old, Ayo Akinola has already earned a huge name and fame in the American Major League Soccer. Along with name and fame, he is earning a good amount of salary through his professional soccer career.


He is paid an annual base salary of US $56,256 by his Canadian Soccer club "Toronto FC". Apart from his base salary, he also gets a bonus, adds on, and through endorsement deals.

As of 2020, The soccer wonder player has a net worth of $1million-$5 million and has a market value of €3 million. Furthermore, he owns a property in the US and Canada. He also drives expensive cars including Mercedes Benz, Bentley.  

Facts About Ayo Akinola

  • #1Akinola is eligible to play internationally for the United States, Canada or Nigeria.
  • #2 Akinola's younger brother Tom is a member of the TFC Academy and has attended a Canadian under-14 camp.
  • #3In the MLS is Back Tournament, he became the first player ever to score a hat-trick in the Canadian Classic.
  • #4He is also the second player ever to score two or more goals in successive matches for Toronto FC in the MLS.
  • #5He spent time with the U.S. Residency program in Bradenton, Florida in preparation for the U-17 World Cup.
  • #6oth the Canadian Soccer Association and the Nigeria Football Federation have reached out to Akinola regarding his future at the senior international level.
  • #7While playing for the American U17 team, Akinola scored impressive 24 goals in his 25 appearances from 2015-2017.
  • #8He made his professional debut for Toronto FC II on June 15 against FC Montreal.
  • #9 He was also named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 16 during the 2016 season.
  • #10Akinola registered his first professional goal and first multi-goal game on July 10 against the Harrisburg City Islanders.
Ayo Akinola
Quick Facts of Ayo Akinola
Celebrated Name Ayo Akinola
Age 20 years old
Nick Name Ayo Akinola
Birth Name Grant Jesus-Sultan-Akinola Ogundimu
Birth Date 2000-01-20
Gender Male
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality American, Canadian and Nigerian
Birthnation America
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, the USA
Ethnicity Afro-American
Famous for for playing as a forward for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer
Residence Toronto, Canada
Horoscope Aquarius
Brother Tom
Career Start 2008-Present
Sexualorientation Straight
Marital Status unmarried
Height 5 ft 10 inches
Weight 83 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Net Worth $1million-$5 million
Source of Wealth soccer career
Market Value Euro 3 million (2020)
Current Team Toronto FC
Coach Greg Vanney
Position Forward
Team Played Brampton East (2008–2014), Toronto FC Junior (2015–2017), Toronto FC II (2016-2019) and Toronto FC (2018-Present)
Jersey Number 20
Jersey Name Akinola
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