“Brian Idowu is 28!
“Happy Birthday, Brian!” Lokomotiv Moscow wrote on their verified Twitter handle.
While the NFF wrote: “Happy birthday Brian Idowu.”
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Idowu has a Nigerian father and his mother his half-Russian, half-Nigerian.
He made his Russian Premier League debut for FC Amkar Perm on 6 May 2012 in a game against FC Terek Grozny.
After a loan spell with Dynamo St Petersburg during the 2013–14 season, Idowu signed a new 3-year deal with Amkar on 30 June 2014, extending his contract again in February 2017 until the summer of 2020.
But on 10 July 2018, he signed a three-year contract with Lokomotiv Moscow.
He made his Super Eagles debut against Argentina on 14 November 2017 coming on as a half-time substitute for Ola Aina, and scored Nigeria’s third goal in a 4-2 win.
He made the Eagles squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and featured in all their group games.
By James Agberebi
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