Gboly Ariyibi

Gboly AriyibiBorn in Arlington, Virginia in the United States, Gboly has represented the country of his birth at youth level on a number of occasions. The winger joined Motherwell for the second half of the 2018/19 season when he arrived at Fir Park during the winter break.

He would make his debut for the club against Ross County in a Scottish Cup tie against Ross County where the Steelmen were dispatched 1-2 by the club from Dingwall.

During his career Ariyibi had also represented Tranmere Rovers, Chesterfield, Nottingham Forest, MK Dons and Northampton Town.

‘Well boss Stephen Robinson described him as

He’s a fast-footed, speedy forward player who can play on either flank or through the middle. He fits the type of profile we were looking for and will hopefully provide a different dimension in the forward areas.

Despite the disappointing start to life in Lanarkshire he made a positive impression as he helped the side transform their fortunes in the league, he instantly enjoyed a run of five Premiership fixtures without defeat which seen impressive wins over Hibernian, Dundee, Livingston, St Mirren and Hearts.

Manager, Stephen Robinson had adopted a new formation for the second half of the 2018/19 season venturing away from 352 to 433 which would see the likes of youngsters David Turnbull and Jake Hastie flourish in the lineup alongside Gboly.

Ariybi scored two goals for the club, the first was somewhat controversial as it came in a 4-1 defeat against Celtic, an apposition player had been injured and when the ball eventually went out of play they expected the ball to be returned but young forward James Scott burst threw on goal and his effort was parried out only for Gboly to be on hand to slot home. His second goal came in a 4-3 win over Dundee in an exciting game at Fir Park.

His parent club Nottingham Forest sold him to Greek outfit Panetolikos for an undisclosed fee in September 2019.

Gboly Ariyibi
11st 5lbs
Date of Birth:
18th January 1995
Place of Birth:
Arlington, Virginia

Football Career:

Leeds United 2013 2014
Tranmere Rovers (Loan) 2014
Chesterfield 2014 2017
Nottingham Forest 2017
MK Dons (Loan) 2017 2018
Northampton Town (Loan) 2018
Motherwell (Loan) 2019
Panetolikos 2019 2021
MKE Ankaragücü 2021

Well Career:

Apps Goals
17 2
Scottish Cup:
1 0
League Cup:
0 0
0 0
18 2