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Haruna Babangida

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Full name
Haruna Babangida


68 kg

Place of birth
Haruna Babangida


Playing position


Current team
Mosta F.C.

1.66 m

Tijani Babangida

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Date of birth
(1982-10-01) 1 October 1982 (age 33)

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Haruna babangida

Haruna Babangida (born 1 October 1982 in Kaduna) is a Nigerian footballer who last played for Maltese Premier League side Mosta F.C..


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Babangida is a hard working, quick right wing who can also play on the left side.

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He is the younger brother of Tijani Babangida and Ibrahim Babangida. Babangida is the eighth of ten brothers.

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Early career

Haruna Babangida started his youth career at Shooting Stars, before signed by Ajax at the age of 13. He was snapped up by Barcelona a year later. In 1998, aged 15, Babangida made his first-team debut for the Catalan giants in a pre-season friendly against AGOVV Apeldoorn, becoming the second youngest ever player to feature for Barcelona. However, he did not make the breakthrough and in 2002–03 was loaned to second division side Terrassa, before spending the following season playing for Barcelona B and Cádiz (in the second half).

Metalurh Donetsk then took him to Ukraine on a permanent basis.

Greece and Cyprus

In 2005, Olympiacos signed Babangida on a three-year contract after he impressed in a pre-season tournament in Spain.

In the first season, he played 25 league appearances and started 11 times for the double-winners. He rarely scored, but scored his first UEFA Champions League goal at home against Lyon, in the third minute, but the match ended as 1–4 lost.

On 25 May 2007, Olympiakos officially released Haruna Babangida.

He made his debut for Apollon Limassol on 1 September 2007 against rival team AEL Limassol, where he scored two goals in an eventual 4–3 win.

Mainz 05

On 14 June 2010, he signed a one-year contract for Mainz 05 with an option to extend the contract for two more years. On 26 June 2010, he scored his first goal against Panathinaikos. The half season that was less than successful for Babangida, with only a single appearance in the Bundesliga. In December of that year, Mainz released him.


On 12 January 2011, he joined Vitesse as a testplayer and on 16 January he signed a contract until the end of the season.

International career

He made his debut for Nigeria on 20 August 2003, in a friendly match which Nigeria lost 0–3 to Japan in Tokyo.


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