Dele Adeleye

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Dele Adeleye
Personal information
Full name Ayodele Adeleye
Date of birth (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
OFI Crete
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Shooting Stars 20 (1)
2007–2010 Sparta Rotterdam 72 (3)
2010–2011 Metalurh Donetsk 26 (3)
2011–2012 Tavriya Simferopol 18 (1)
2012–2013 Kuban Krasnodar 2 (0)
2013–2014 Anzhi Makhachkala 11 (0)
2014 Ergotelis 7 (0)
2014– OFI Crete 11 (0)
National team
2005 Nigeria U-20 3 (0)
2007–2008 Nigeria U-23 6 (0)
2009– Nigeria 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2010

Ayodele "Dele" Adeleye (born 25 December 1988) is a Nigerian football defender who plays for Greek side OFI Crete in the Superleague Greece

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]

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.[5] 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[6]
Club performance League Cup Other[7] 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. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments -FIFA
  6. ^ "A. Adeleye". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Includes Eredivisie Play-offs

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