Tolu Arokodare

Squad No. 7
Date of Birth November 23, 2000
Age 20
Height 197cm
Team
Position Forward
Birthplace Festac
Previous Clubs Valmiera

Toluwalase “Tolu” Emmanuel Arokodare (born 23 November 2000) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a centre-forward for 1. FC Köln, on loan from Valmiera.

Career
During his youth in Nigeria, Arokodare played for Kash Academy and Flying Sports Academy in Festac, as well as the Segun Odegbami International College and Sports Academy. He later joined the Box2Box FC academy in Surulere, Lagos, and had trials with European clubs SC Freiburg and Toulouse. He then joined Latvian club Valmiera in June 2019. In September 2020, Arokodare was loaned to German club 1. FC Köln for the 2020–21 season. He made his professional debut for Köln in the Bundesliga on 26 September 2020, coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute for Sebastian Andersson in the away match against Arminia Bielefeld, which finished as a 1–0 loss.

Personal life
Arokodare was born in Festac Town in Lagos, Nigeria.