Biography Intro:Leon Balogun is a German-born Nigerian professional football defender who plays for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
DATE OF BIRTH:28 June 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH: West Berlin, West Germany
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: He made his bundesliga debut on 19 april 2009 for hannover 96 in a game against hamburger sv.
After his contract with 2. Bundesliga side fortuna düsseldorf had been expired in summer 2014, he was without a club for three months until he joined fellow leaguer darmstadt 98. He signed a contract until the end of the 2014–15 season.
On 22 may 2018 balogun signed with premier league club brighton & hove albion.
Born to a nigerian father and german mother, balogun was called up by nigeria for a march 2014 friendly against mexico as a replacement for joseph yobo. balogun entered at the half, but was injured after 20 minutes in a collision with signage on the touchline. He fractured his foot and was to miss 2–3 months after surgery. However, he later confirmed to news media that his injury did not require surgery.
On 25 march 2015, he played his second game for nigeria in a 1–0 loss against uganda. He played his third game for the country on 13 june 2015 when he featured in a 2–0 win over chad in the opening game of qualifying for the 2017 african nations cup.
In june 2018, he was named in nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 fifa world cup in russia.