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Patrick Olalere – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroFootballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From Nigeria 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 28 April 1972, Lagos
Age:48 years

Patrick Olalere (born 28 April 1972) is a Nigerian football manager and former player. He is the current coach of the Myrtle Beach FC. A former professional player, he was active primarily in the United States, he played as a striker.

Career

College career

Olalere was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He played college soccer at Carson-Newman College.

Professional career

In the summer of 1993, Olalere played for the Charleston Battery of the USISL. In the fall of 1993, Olalere had an unsuccessful trial with the Buffalo Blizzard of the National Professional Soccer League. In the spring of 1994, he signed with the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers. After an outstanding start to the season, scoring seven goals, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the American Professional Soccer League signed Olalere. He finished the season with the Strikers, scoring only two goals. He returned to the Charleston Battery in 1995 and remained with them until 1998, scoring 47 goals in 83 games. In 1997, the New England Revolution selected him in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft. He played one game before being released on April 16, 1997. He then moved to the Jacksonville Cyclones before finishing the season with the Battery. In 1998, he began the season with the Battery, but finished it with the Staten Island Vipers. In 1999, Olalere finished his career with the South Carolina Shamrocks.

Managerial career

In November 2011 he became head coach of the Myrtle Beach FC of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).