Dele Adeleye

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Dele Adeleye
Personal information
Full name Ayodele Adeleye
Date of birth (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Aktobe
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Shooting Stars
2007–2010 Sparta Rotterdam 72 (3)
2010–2011 Metalurh Donetsk 26 (3)
2011–2013 Tavriya Simferopol 20 (1)
2013 Kuban Krasnodar 0 (0)
2013–2014 Anzhi Makhachkala 9 (0)
2014 Ergotelis 8 (0)
2014-2015 OFI Crete 14 (0)
2015- Aktobe 10 (1)
National team
2005 Nigeria U-20 3 (0)
2007–2008 Nigeria U-23 6 (0)
2009– Nigeria 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:31, 14 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:42, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Ayodele "Dele" Adeleye (born 25 December 1988) is a Nigerian football defender who plays for FC Aktobe in the Kazakhstan Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Adeleye is a defender who was born in Lagos and made his debut in professional football as part of the Shooting Stars FC squad before joining Sparta Rotterdam. Reports had linked him to English Premier League clubs Everton, West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers.[1] After Sparta's relegation Adeleye went to FC Metalurh Donetsk on a free transfer in June 2010. On 2 September 2011: Tavria have officially announced the signing of two Nigerian international players – Dele Adeleye and Sani Kaita- through a statement on their official website, FC Tavria, Dele Adeleye, in the Nigeria squad for two live-wire games against Madagascar on Sunday, comes from Donetsk Metallurg, where he scored three goals in 26 appearances from central defense.[2] In August 2013, Adeleye signed for Anzhi Makhachkala.[3] In January 2014 Adeleye moved to Greek side Ergotelis on a Five-month contract, with the option of another year.[4]

In February 2015, Adeleye signed a two-year-contract with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Aktobe.[5]

International career[edit]

A tall central defender, Adeleye caught the eye of Sparta when playing 3 matches for the Nigeria U-20 at the 2005 FIFA Youth World Cup in the Netherlands.[6] He made his first senior cap in a friendly against Ireland on 29 May 2009.

Career statistics[edit]

As of Match played 12 December 2013[7]
Club performance League Cup Other[8] Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006-07 Sparta Rotterdam Eredivisie 5 1 - - 5 1
2007-08 22 0 - - 22 0
2008-09 17 2 - - 17 2
2009-10 28 1 2 0 3 0 - 33 1
2010-11 Metalurh Donetsk Ukrainian Premier League 26 3 1 0 - - 27 3
2011-12 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Tavriya Simferopol 18 1 1 0 - - 19 1
2012-13 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
2012-13 Kuban Krasnodar Russian Premier League 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2012-13 Anzhi Makhachkala 9 0 0 0 - 4 0 13 0
Total Netherlands 72 4 2 0 3 0 - 74 4
Ukraine 46 4 2 0 - - 48 4
Russia 9 0 0 0 - 4 0 13 0
Career total 127 8 4 0 3 0 4 0 138 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Everton, Blackburn want Dele Adeleye – Nigerian Tribune
  2. ^ "Nigeria: Kaita, Adeleye Join Tavria". http://allafrica.com/. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Information Statement". http://fc-anji.ru/news/en/. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Greek club Ergotelis signs Dele Adeleye". Goal.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Мусонды и Байрыева в Актобе не будет. http://fc-aktobe.kz/ (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments -FIFA
  7. ^ "A. Adeleye". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Includes Eredivisie Play-offs

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