Omorinsola Omowunmi Ajike Babajide (born 17 June 1998), known as Rinsola Babajide, is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish Liga F club UDG Tenerife. A former England youth international up to under-21 level, she made her senior Nigeria debut in October 2023.
She previously played for Liverpool, Millwall Lionesses, Watford and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Early life and career
She joined Millwall Lionesses from Crystal Palace in January 2015, but made her professional debut on March 18 against the London Bees in a FA WSL match which ended in a draw.
In February 2017, Babajide completed a transfer to Watford Ladies. She scored her first competitive goal for the club in a 3–2 loss to London Bees in a FA WSL Spring Series fixture. Babajide finished as Watford’s joint top scorer in the 2017 Spring Series, with three goals.
Her transfer to Liverpool was announced on 25 January 2018. Babajide was part of the squad that saw Liverpool relegated to the Championship in 2020.
Babajide was Liverpool’s second highest goal scorer in the 2018/19 WSL season with two campaign goals.
Babajide was then Liverpool’s joint-second WSL goal scorer in the 2019/20 season with one single league goal. She didn’t feature for Liverpool in the second half of the 2020/21 Championship season after refusing to train with the first team squad and was then subsequently moved down into the age group development squad away from the first team.
Brighton & Hove Albion
On 26 July 2021, Brighton & Hove Albion Women Football Club announced the signing of Rinsola on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool Women.
On 3 July 2023, after an 18-month spell with Real Betis, Babajide joined fellow Liga F side UDG Tenerife on a two-year deal.
In August 2018, Babajide was part of the England U20s squad that claimed bronze at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. In September 2020 she was included in a training camp for the England senior team.
Due to her Nigerian parents, Babajide was also eligible to represent Nigeria. She receieved her first call up in October 2023 and made her debut on 25 October 2023, starting in a 1–1 draw with Ethiopia during 2024 Olympic qualifying.
Parents and family
Rinsola parents are Mr and Mrs Babajide. She was born to Yoruba parents from Nigeria.
She has siblings but not much information is currently known about them at the moment.
Rinsola Babajide is currently single and not in an open relationship for now.
Is Rinsola Babajide married?: No, Rinsola Babajide is at the moment not yet married.
Rinsola Babajide has an estimated net worth of around $1.2 million – $3 million.
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