Tesho Akindele

Tesho Akindele
Tesho Akindele
Tesho Akindele
Real Name: Tesho Akindele
HT: 6' 1" WT: 175
Age: 25 (03/31/1992)
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta
Hometown: Thornton, Colorado


Akindele was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.


2016: Started in 15 regular season games, one US Open Cup game and two CONCACAF Championship League games… Appeared in 31 FCD games, 4 US Open Cup games, 4 CONCACAF games and both playoff games against Seattle… Recorded six goals and four assists this season… Scored twice on May 21 against NE
2015: Tesho Akindele appeared in 32 matches for FCD, starting 14 of them… He scored six goals and recorded one assist this season…Tesho was subbed in and scored on his first touch of the game on the 84th minute during playoffs against Seattle…FCD won five out of six games when Tesho scored
2014: Won the first MLS Rookie of the Year award in FC Dallas history by scoring seven goals and three assists in 26 regular season matches (18 games started)… Scored his first goal in a 2-1 loss in LA on May 21… Picked up his first career assist in a 2-2 draw in Portland on June 11… Scored in back-to-back games (7/4 – 7/19), both wins against Philadelphia and New England… Scored his first career game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Chivas USA in LA on Aug. 3… Netted his first career hat-trick in a 5-0 win in San Jose on Aug. 16… Scored his first career playoff goal in a 2-1 win against Vancouver at Toyota Stadium on Oct. 29.  


2016: Tesho played for the Canada’s National Team in three international games and three World Cup Qualifiers… Scored one goal on June 3 in an international friendly Azerbaijan
2015: Tesho chose to play for the Canadian National Men’s Team and had a dreamed debut the 16th of June, when he scored his first goal on a 4-0 win over Dominica… Later this year he started in Gold Cup matches against El Salvador and Jamaica…Called in by U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for a camp in Carson, Calif., Jan. 12 through Feb. 8… Returned from camp early due to not being Cap-tied to the U.S. (eligible to play for either the U.S. or Canada).


A native of Thornton, Colo., Akindele played four seasons for the Colorado School of Mines where the 6’1” forward became the school’s all-time goals leader with 76 goals scored. He ranked second in the nation in goals scored in 2012 with 22 and was named a First Team NSCAA All-American and the 2012 RMAC Offensive Player of the Year for his efforts.

Also an NSCAA First Team All-American and the RMAC Freshman of the Year in 2010, Akindele was the first player in the history of his school’s conference to score three consecutive hat tricks.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017FC Dallas2915415110211122831
2016FC Dallas3115615144351714720
2015FC Dallas2814515021291520820
2014FC Dallas2618717483301618920
Career Totals-11462226275811559743291
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