Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Brian Oladapo Idowu is a Russian-Nigerian professional football player who currently plays as a left-back for Nigeria. He also plays for Russian club, FC Amkar Perm.
Born on May 18, 1992 in Saint Petersburg to a Nigerian father and a Russian-Nigerian mother, Idowu moved to Owerri, Nigeria at early age, and later moved back to Russia.
He made his Russian Premier League debut for FC Amkar Perm on 6 May 2012 in a game against FC Terek Grozny. Idowu went on a loan spell with Dynamo St Petersburg during the 2013–14 season after which he signed a new 3-year deal with Amkar on 30 June 2014, extending his contract again in February 2017 until the summer of 2020.
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In November 2017, Idowu was called up to the Nigerian national team for their friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar coming on as a half-time substitute for Ola Aina, and scoring Nigeria’s third goal in a 4-2 win.
In May 2018 he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia