|Intro||Nigerian association football player|
Association football player
|Birth||18 November 1995, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria|
Peter Olayinka Oladeji (born 18 November 1995) is a Nigerian footballer, who plays as Forward for Slavia Prague in the Czech First League.
Olayinka started his career in army children with (Baba Boss) in Ibadan before moving to Lagos-based 36 Lion FC football academy, and in January 2012 he joined Bylis Ballsh in the Albanian Superliga, where he initially joined the club’s under-19s due to being just 17 at the time. He was promoted to the senior team under Agim Canaj during the 2012–13 season, and he made his professional debut on 20 October 2012 in an Albanian Superliga game against Luftëtari Gjirokastër, in which he came on as an 84th-minute substitute for Jetmir Sefa in the 2–0 win. With the departure of Canaj and the arrival of Naci Şensoy as head coach in November, Olayinka received more playing time under Şensoy who showed faith in the young player. He scored his first goal on 3 February 2013 against Teuta Durrës an Albanian Cup tie that ended in a 2–2 draw. He scored again month later on 3 March against KF Laçi in a 3–2 away loss. He scored again in the Albanian Cup in the first leg of the semi-finals against Skënderbeu Korçë, scoring the first goal in a 1–1 draw at the Skënderbeu Stadium. He featured in 14 league games during the 2012–13 campaign without scoring, and helped his side narrowly avoid relegation to the Albanian First Division, starting 6 games and completing the full 90 minutes on 2 two occasions. He scored three times in the Albanian Cup in 10 appearances, as his side reached the final for the first time in their history. He started up front in the final against KF Laçi but was substituted off late in extra time, just before KF Laçi snatch the game through a Emiliano Çela winner in the 119th minute.
Following the end of the 2012–13 season he attracted clubs from both within Albania and abroad, and it was reported that Portuguese club FC Porto offered Bylis Ballsh €500,000 for his services but the offer was turned down. Olayinka left the club in the summer of 2013, and asked the governing body of football FIFA to release him from his contract with the club, but Bylis Ballsh also contacted FIFA, who eventually ruled in favour of the club as he was still under contract. Bylis Ballsh then took up the option to renew his contract, meaning he was unable to play for another club without their permission, but in order to get around this he joined Northern Cypriot club Yenicami Ağdelen for the 2013–14 season as the North Cyrpus Süper Lig is not officially recognised by FIFA. He scored 8 league goals in 21 games to help the club win the Süper Lig for the first time in 20 years. He also scored 6 times in 5 Federasyon Kupası games as his side were beaten finalists, taking his goal tally to 14 goals in 26 games for the club.
Olayinka had allegedly agreed terms with FK Kukësi but on 28 August 2014 he agreed terms with reigning Albanian champions Skënderbeu Korçë, and was seen as a replacement for Pero Pejić who had recently moved to FK Kukësi. His transfer to Skënderbeu was heavily disputed by FK Kukësi and its president Safet Gjici, who also appealed the move to the Albanian Football Association and reported the player to the police. Nonetheless, Olayinka joined up with the rest of the Skënderbeu squad ahead of the 2014–15 season, and he played his first game for the club in a 0–0 away draw at Apolonia Fier on 19 September, where he played the full 90 minutes.
He returned to Albania in August before the start of the 2015–16 Albanian Superliga, season and rejoined Skënderbeu Korçë, where he was allowed to play once again after serving his suspension.
On 12 September 2015, Olayinka scored his first league goals of 2015–16 season against newly promoted side Tërbuni Pukë, scoring both goals of 0–2 away win.
Olayinka signed a 3-year deal for Gent for 1.1 million euros. He joined Czech First League side Dukla Prague on a year-long loan in July 2016.
On 21 July 2018, Slavia Prague signed Olayinka to a four-year contract from KAA Gent for €3,200,000
- As of match played 6 December 2019
|Bylis Ballsh||2012–13||Albanian Superliga||14||0||10||3||—||24||3|
|Dukla Prague (loan)||2016–17||Czech First League||29||6||2||0||—||31||6|
|Zulte Waregem (loan)||2017–18||Belgian First Division A||35||11||1||0||4||0||1||0||41||8|
|Slavia Prague||2018–19||Czech First League||24||6||5||0||10||0||—||39||6|
Because of his talent, there were numerous discussions about making Olayinka the first foreign player of the Albania national football team. Olayinka himself said that he was willing to play for Albania if he got the Albanian passport. However, in September 2019, he was nominated for an international friendly match between Nigeria and Brazil.
- Albanian Cup runners-up: 2012–13
- Süper Lig: 2013–14
- Federasyon Kupası runners-up: 2013–14
- Albanian Superliga: 2014–15
- Czech First League: 2018–19, 2019–20
- Czech Cup: 2018–19