Biography Of Teslim Balogun (Footballer)

Biography Intro: Teslim Balogun was a Nigerian football player and coach.

NAME:Teslim Balogun


PLACE OF BIRTH:30 July 1972

EDUCATION:Educated in Port Harcourt and graduating from St. Mary’s Catholic School

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Balogun played in his native nigeria for a number of teams, including apapa bombers, marine athletics, uac xi, railways xi, jos xi, pan bank team, dynamos club and scoa xi.[2] during his time in nigeria, balogun won the challenge cup a total of five times in seven finals. He was the first player to have a hat-trick in the competition, in pan bank’s 6-1 rout of warri in 1953.

After originally touring with a nigerian select team in 1949, balogun returned to the uk in august 1955 to sign with peterborough united.

However, balogun never made a league appearance for peterborough, and spent time with skegness town before signing with queens park rangers, scoring 3 goals in 13 appearances in the football league during the 1956–57 season. After leaving qpr, balogun returned to non-league football, playing with holbeach united.

Balogun was also a member of the nigerian national side for 12 years.

Balogun became the first african to qualify as a professional coach.He was a coach for nigeria at the 1968 summer olympics.


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