Fatai Alashe

Abdul-Fatai Alashe (born October 21, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for FC Cincinnati in Major League Soccer.

Fatai Alashe
Personal information
Full name Abdul-Fatai Alashe
Date of birth (1993-10-21) October 21, 1993
Place of birth Southfield, Michigan, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Cincinnati
Number 27
Youth career
2008–2011 Vardar SC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Michigan State Spartans 86 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Reading United 9 (1)
2014 Portland Timbers U23s 11 (2)
2015–2018 San Jose Earthquakes 85 (5)
2017Reno 1868 (loan) 2 (0)
2018FC Cincinnati (loan) 7 (1)
2019– FC Cincinnati 11 (1)
National team
2015–2016 United States U23 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 7, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 30, 2018


College and amateur

Alashe spent all four years of his college career at Michigan State University where he made a total of 86 appearances for the Spartans and tallied eight goals and eight assists.

He also played in the Premier Development League for Reading United and Portland Timbers U23s.[1][2]


On January 15, 2015, Alashe was drafted 4th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes.[3] He made his debut on March 7 in a 1-0 defeat to FC Dallas,[4] and scored the first league goal in Avaya Stadium history two weeks later in a 2-1 win over the visiting Chicago Fire.[5]

On July 30, 2018, Alashe signed a deal to join FC Cincinnati on loan from San Jose for the remainder of the 2018 season, then joining the team permanently for the 2019 season for $135,000 in allocation money.[6]


In January 2016 Alashe received his first call up to the senior United States squad for friendlies against Iceland and Canada but had to withdraw through injury.[7]

Personal life

Alashe is of Nigerian descent.[8]

Career statistics

As of October 27, 2018
Club Season League Open Cup MLS Cup Total
San Jose Earthquakes 2015 28210--292
2016 28310--293
2017 1701000180
2018 12000--120
Total 8553000885
Reno 1868 FC (loan) 2017 2000--20
FC Cincinnati (loan) 2018 71002091
Total 910020111
Career total 9463020996


  1. "2013 Reading United AC stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on October 14, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  2. "2014 Portland Timbers U23s stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. "Quakes select Fatai Alashe in first round of MLS SuperDraft". SJEarthquakes.com. Earthquakes Media Relations. January 15, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  4. "FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes - MatchCenter Boxscore". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter.
  5. "San Jose Earthquakes 2, Chicago Fire 1 - MLS Match Recap". MLSSoccer.com. Major League Soccer. March 22, 2015. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  6. "FC Cincinnati signs Fanendo Adi, Fatai Alashe ahead of MLS move". espn.com. July 30, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  7. "Klinsmann Adds Four Players to MNT January Camp Roster". www.ussoccer.com.
  8. "U.S. picks two Nigerians for Rio 2016 qualifiers".

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