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Leon Balogun

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

28/06/1988

Height

190 cm

Signed

01/07/2018

Country

Nigeria

Leon Balogun became the club's first signing of the 2018 transfer window after signing a two-year deal in May.

He arrived after spending three years with Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05, and also had spells with Hannover and Werder Bremen during his time in Germany.

The defender is a Nigerian international, eligible through his father and played in five of ive of Nigeria’s six qualifying games for Russia 2018, helping them to two clean sheets in the process.

The 30-year-old featured in all three of Nigeria's games at the FIFA World Cup and was one of three Albion players at the tournament, alongside Maty Ryan and Jose Izquierdo, who represented Australia and Colombia respectively.

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