|Full name||Ayodele Adeleye|
|Date of birth||25 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. 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. In August 2013, Adeleye signed for Anzhi Makhachkala. In January 2014 Adeleye moved to Greek side Ergotelis on a Five-month contract, with the option of another year.
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. He made his first senior cap in a friendly against Ireland on 29 May 2009.
- As of Match played 12 December 2013
|2010-11||Metalurh Donetsk||Ukrainian Premier League||26||3||1||0||-||-||27||3|
|2012-13||Kuban Krasnodar||Russian Premier League||0||0||0||0||-||-||0||0|
- Everton, Blackburn want Dele Adeleye – Nigerian Tribune
- "Nigeria: Kaita, Adeleye Join Tavria". http://allafrica.com/. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- "Information Statement". http://fc-anji.ru/news/en/. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- "Greek club Ergotelis signs Dele Adeleye". Goal.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- Record at FIFA Tournaments -FIFA
- "A. Adeleye". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- Includes Eredivisie Play-offs
- Scoresway.com Profile
- Player profile – Sparta Rotterdam
- Career stats – Voetbal international (Dutch)