Biography Intro:Abiodun Baruwa is a former Nigerian footballer in goalkeeper role.
DATE OF BIRTH:16 November 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH: Abuja, Nigeria
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Having started his career at kano pillars, baruwa also had spells with iwuanyanwu nationale and shooting stars fc, being the first choice goalkeeper during 1996 african cup of champions clubs where his club was runner-up after losing to zamalek on penalties.
In 1997, baruwa was bought by sion, where he was a backup to fabrice borer. In the next season, he moved to sturm graz only appearing once as a reserve for kazimierz sidorczuk. He stayed with the club until 2001 without making any further appearance and being relegated to third-choice after josef schicklgruber was appointed the first choice.
In january 2003, baruwa was signed by barry town on a short-terrm deal,winning both 2002–03 welsh premier league and 2002–03 welsh cup. During his stay, in a match against bangor city, he suffered racial abuse and was confronted by an opposition fan in the pitch.
After failing to get a work permit to 2003–04 season, baruwa left barry town and in october 2003 joined dagenham & redbridge. Also without a work permit, he could not be paid by the conference national club.Unable to oust tony roberts from the starting side, baruwa made a single conference appearance as a substitute in september 2004, before being released in the same month.
In the same year, baruwa was signed by conference south side hornchurch, making a single appearance at a 2–5 loss against boston united in a fa cup match on 13 november 2004.
Baruwa was a stand-by player for nigeria under-23 at the 1996 summer olympics when his team won the gold medal.With the nigerian national team, he was selected for the 1998 fifa world cup.
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