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Full name  Abass Muyiwa Lawal
Years  Team
Playing position  Midfielder
1996–1997  Plateau United
Height  1.67 m
Current team  Retired
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Ibadan, Nigeria
Name  Abass Lawal

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Date of birth  (1980-09-13) 13 September 1980 (age 35)

Abass Muyiwa Lawal (born 13 September 1980) is a Nigerian footballer who played mainly as a right winger.


He spent nearly one full decade in Spain, amassing league totals of 127 games and 14 goals for six clubs (only six matches in La Liga). He also competed professionally in the United Arab Emirates.

Football career

Born in Ibadan, Lawal moved to Spain at only 17 and signed with Atlético Madrid, going on to spend three full seasons with the B-team in Segunda División. In 2000–01 he was promoted to the main squad which was also competing in that category, appearing rarely (178 minutes) as the Colchoneros failed to regain their La Liga status.

After two solid seasons in the second level, with Córdoba CF and CD Leganés, Lawal returned to the top division with Albacete Balompié, but failed to establish himself in the Castile-La Mancha side and left for Xerez CD in January 2005; Albacete would also be relegated at the end of his second season.

Subsequently, Lawal played a few years in Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, where he dealt with several injury problems. In December 2013, after nearly four years of inactivity, he returned to Nigeria and joined Sunshine Stars FC.

Personal life

  • Lawal's middle name, Muyiwa, means "God has brought this".
  • His older brother, Oladimeji, was also a footballer. A midfielder, he had professional stints in Spain and Belgium.
  • References

    Abass Lawal Wikipedia

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