Who is footballer Olarenwaju Kayode, biography, age, height, wife, kids, salary and net worth

Who is footballer Olarenwaju Kayode, biography, age, height, wife, kids, salary and net worth

Have a look at the salary and net worth of Olarenwaju Kayode

Olarenwaju Kayode, a Nigerian professional footballer who last played as a forward for Turkish club Gençlerbirliği, is in headlines after his wife debunks the alleged paternity test rumors.

For the unversed, Kayode, who represented Nigeria’s U-17 and U-20 teams before debuting for the Super Eagles in a 1–1 draw against Senegal on March 23, 2017, facing a bizarre situation as social media claims that the three children he shares with his wife aren’t his.

Who is footballer Olarenwaju Kayode, biography, age, height, parents, wife, kids, salary and net worth

Born on May 8, 1993, in Ibadan, Oyo State, to Mr. and Mrs. Kayode, Larry Kayode is 31 years old as of May 2024. He began his career with Red Bull Ghana and signed with ASEC Mimosas in February 2010.

On February 2, 2012, Kayode joined Swiss club FC Luzern on loan until November 30, 2012. In October 2013, he signed a one-year contract with Israeli club Maccabi Netanya, scoring 13 goals and providing six assists.

Career

Kayode’s impressive season in Israel led to a transfer to Austrian club FK Austria Wien on a four-year deal. On August 2, 2015, he scored on his debut against SC Rheindorf Altach.

Two years later, Manchester City signed Kayode on a four-year deal and loaned him to Girona for the 2017–18 season.

Standing at 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in), Kayode made his La Liga debut on August 19, 2017, in a 2–2 home draw against Atlético Madrid. In March 2018, he was loaned to Ukrainian Premier League club Shakhtar Donetsk.

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After returning from Sivasspor, he did not play for Shakhtar in the first half of the 2022–23 season. In the winter 2023 transfer window, he was loaned to Ümraniyespor until the end of the season.

After his deal with Shakhtar Donetsk ended, Kayode signed a two-year contract with Gençlerbirliği, making 20 appearances and scoring three goals. As of March 16, 2024, Kayode has been without a club and is still seeking a new club.

Salary

At Gençlerbirliği, Kayode earned an annual salary of $80,884, making him one of the highest-paid players at the club. Since 2017, he has earned over $5.8 million in salaries, with his highest paycheck from Gaziantep BB, where he earned $1.6 million annually.

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Net Worth

As of May 2024, Olanrewaju Kayode’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, with a market value of €700,000. Kayode, like many players, has a passion for luxury cars, including two Mercedes SUVs valued at around $300,000.

He has also invested in real estate, owning properties in Lagos, including a mansion in Pinnock Beach Estate, Lekki.

Kayode is active on social media, with over 2.2 million followers on Instagram, making him one of the most-followed Nigerian footballers.

Wife & Children

Dora Ezinne Kayode, his estranged wife, is a notable FA-licensed football agent and the first woman in Nigeria to earn this credential.

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She studied at the Federal Government Girls’ College in Umuahia and Madonna University, Okija, before becoming an internationally certified football agent.

Dora has a large social media following, with over 356,000 Instagram followers. Larry Kayode has accused her of involvement in a scandal with allegations of fraud, adultery, and abduction, involving billionaire pastor Tobi Adegboyega.

On May 25, 2024, Dora responded with a lawsuit against her estranged husband, including allegations that their three children namely Jason, Jayden and Jamin failed a DNA test.

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