Boreham Wood secured the return of Femi Ilesanmi, in June 2018, as a player/coach. The left-back originally featured for the Wood in the 2016/17 campaign, where he started all but four matches under Luke Garrard.
The attack-minded defender began his career in the academy of AFC Wimbledon, before being snapped up by Queens Park Rangers. He departed Loftus Road without making a senior appearance and would sign for Dagenham & Redbridge, via Ashford Town.
While with the Daggers, Femi featured over 100 times, across a four-year stay, before departing for League Two outfit York City. Ilesanmi would go on to make a further 70 appearances for York City, before he began the first of his spells at Meadow Park.