Tesho Akindele is a Canadian professional football forward who plays in Major League Soccer (MLS) for Orlando City.

He is best in his position and possesses high skills to deceive the opposing team’s defenders.

Tesho Akindele Early life

Tesho was born to a Nigerian father and a Canadian mother on March 31, 1992, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. However, his parents’ names are currently unknown.

Tesho’s zodiac sign is Aries, and he is now 29 years old. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall and is 77.11 kg in his physical status.

Tesho moved to the USA with his family when he was eight years old. In Thornton, Colorado, he grew up and stood for Northglenn High School.

At 17, he rejected an offer to join the Colorado Rapids academy to focus on his studies.

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Tesho Akindele Career

Tesho’s football journey began while he was at college. According to MLS Soccer, he attended the Colorado School of Mines played college football.

In 2010, he started all 21 contests, ushered the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) with 19 goals, and added seven assists.

As a result, he was named NSCAA First Team All-America and RMAC Freshman of the Year. In addition, Tesho became the first player in the school’s conference to score three successive hat-tricks.

He started all 19 matches, scored 16 goals, and registered 11 assists in 2011. Hence, Tesho was named NSCAA Second Team All-American and RMAC Preseason Player.

In 2012, a forward started all 21 games and was awarded First-Team NSCAA All-American and RMAC Offensive Player of the Year after scoring 22 goals, making him second in the nation. Moreover, he established himself as the all-time leading goal scorer (76).

As per Wikipedia, he also appeared for Real Colorado Foxes of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) 2 in 2013.

Tesho was selected by FC Dallas in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on January 16, 2014, making him the highest-drafted NCAA Division II player in MLS history.

On April 12, 2014, a 29-year-old made his professional debut in a 2–3 loss to Seattle Sounders FC. Tesho was voted MLS Rookie of the Year after scoring seven goals in 26 appearances.

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Image Sources: Tesho’s Instagram

After staying in Dallas for 4 years, he left the team and joined Orlando City on December 9, 2018. On March 2, he made his debut for the Lions versus New York City FC and netted his first goal. On August 14, he also scored in the Lions’ 1-0 win against Sporting Kansas City.

He played in 28 games in 2019, scoring a career-high 10 goals, adding two assists, and making a career-high number of starts (22).

Tesho Akindele made 23 appearances in all competitions during the 2020 season, starting 12 games and scoring four goals. On July 10, he and the Lions agreed to a contract extension.

Speaking of his international career, he attended a Canadian youth national team’s training camp in 2009, and on April 2, 2009, he played for Canada’s U-17 national team in a friendly versus Costa Rica.

On June 11, 2015, Tesho made his Canada debut against Dominica. On June 16, he scored his first goal for Canada in a 4–0 win over Dominica at BMO Field in the return leg.

After being left out of the initial 23-man CONCACAF Gold Cup team, Canada called him up in the quarterfinals on July 23 as an injured substitute for Ayo Akinola. Tesho came on as a 70th-minute substitute as Canada beat Costa Rica 2–0 to get to the semi-finals.

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Tesho Akindele Personal Life

Based on his Instagram posts, he was married to Taylor Akindele. They have two sons, Hayes and Rook Akindele.

Besides football, he enjoys spending time with his family and shares family responsibilities with his wife.

Tesho Akindele
Image Sources: Tesho’s Instagram

Tesho Akindele Net Worth and Salary

There is currently no detail on Tesho Akindele’s income available on the internet. However, in accord with our research, his net worth could be about $1 to $3 million.

On the other hand, football is his major source of income. So, he might be well compensating from his profession.

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Tesho Akindele Social Media

He uses Twitter and Instagram. He goes by @Tesho13 on Twitter and has 628 followings and 5,682 followers.

At the same time, his Instagram handle is @tesho13, and it has 131 posts, 4,070 followers, and 491 followings. So follow Tesho to witness the updates on his life and game.

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