10 Facts About Ayo Obileye


Stephen Ayomide "Ayo" Obileye was born on 2 September 1994 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Scottish Premiership club Livingston, having previously played for Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic, Eastleigh, Dover Athletic, Maidenhead United, Ebbsfleet United and Queen of the South.


Ayo Obileye started his career in the youth system at Leyton Orient, before joining Chelsea as a schoolboy.


Ayo Obileye stayed with the club until 2011, but failed to earn a scholarship with the club.


Ayo Obileye initially signed on a short-term deal, but in November 2014 his contract was extended until June 2015.


Ayo Obileye continued to have a positive impact in the Daggers back-line and in January 2015 his loan was again extended for a further month.


Ayo Obileye continued to remain a permanent fixture in the Daggers defence, extending his stay in February 2015 until the end of the season.


Ayo Obileye returned to Charlton in May 2015, having made 26 appearances for the Daggers, scoring twice.


Ayo Obileye had a two-year spell at Eastleigh from 2016 to 2018, scoring 11 goals in 53 games in all competitions.


On 9 September 2020, Ayo Obileye signed for Scottish Championship club Queen of the South on a one-year contract.


On 6 May 2021, Ayo Obileye signed a pre-contract agreement with Livingston, agreeing a two-year contract, with a further one-year option.