Emmanuel Adebayor

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Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor - Lech - Manchester 026.jpg
Adebayor in 2010
Personal information
Full name Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor[1]
Date of birth (1984-02-26) 26 February 1984 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Tottenham Hotspur
Number 10
Youth career
1998–1999 OC Agaza
1999–2001 Metz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Metz 44 (15)
2003–2006 Monaco 78 (18)
2006–2009 Arsenal 104 (46)
2009–2012 Manchester City 34 (15)
2011 Real Madrid (loan) 14 (5)
2011–2012 Tottenham Hotspur (loan) 33 (17)
2012– Tottenham Hotspur 42 (15)
National team
2000– Togo 57 (27)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:15, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor (born 26 February 1984), known as Emmanuel Adebayor, is a Togolese footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Togo national team. Adebayor previously played for Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008.[3]

Adebayor represented the Togo national football team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the country's début, and to date only, appearance at the World Cup. In January 2010, Adebayor was one of the players involved when the Togo team's bus came under gunfire on the way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, after which he retired from national team duty. In 2013 he returned to the Togo team for the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, where he helped them to qualify for the quarterfinals. He is currently Togo's all-time top goalscorer with 27 goals.[4]

A towering striker, Adebayor is described as being "tall, skilful, strong in the air and with the ability to score and create."[5]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Lomé to parents of Yoruba ethnicity, Adebayor spent most of his youth in Togo where he attended the Centre de Développement Sportif de Lomé (English: Sports Development Centre of Lomé), also known as Sporting Club de Lomé.[6] Adebayor was spotted playing for Sporting Club de Lomé by scouts from Metz, who brought him to France in 1999. He made his Ligue 1 debut against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard on 17 November 2001. Following Metz's relegation he played a season in Ligue 2, where 13 goals in 34 league matches prompted a summer 2003 move to Monaco. He featured nine times in Europe as Monaco reached the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final against Porto in Gelsenkirchen, for which he was an unused substitute.[7]

Arsenal[edit]

On 13 January 2006, Arsenal signed Adebayor for a reported £3m. He was given the nickname "Baby Kanu" due to his resemblance to former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu, whom Adebayor had idolised as a youth.[8] On 4 February 2006, Adebayor made his Arsenal debut in a Premiership match at Birmingham City and scored after 21 minutes, with Arsenal winning 2–0.[9] At the end of his first season for the Gunners he had scored four goals in ten matches. However, Adebayor was cup-tied for Arsenal's 2005–06 Champions League campaign as they reached the final against Barcelona, having appeared for Monaco in the qualifying rounds of the competition.

Adebayor scored Arsenal's winning goal against Manchester United to give Arsenal a 1–0 win at Old Trafford, their first league win of the 2006–07 season. Earlier in the game, Adebayor was brought down in the six-yard box to earn Arsenal a penalty, which was taken by Gilberto Silva and saved.[10] On 8 November 2006, Adebayor scored the only goal of the match to send Arsenal into the quarterfinals of the League Cup against Everton.

Adebayor with Arsenal

He was sent off in Arsenal's 2–1 League Cup final loss to Chelsea. He was shown a red card after a fracas towards the end of the match involving both Chelsea and Arsenal players. It was alleged that he had thrown a punch at Frank Lampard. The FA subsequently gave him an additional one-match ban and a fine of £7,500 for failing to leave the field of play immediately, as well as a three-match ban for the red card.[11] Adebayor and Lampard both denied it.[12]

On 15 September 2007, Adebayor's two goals against Tottenham helped Arsenal win 3–1 in the first North London derby of the season.[13] Adebayor then scored his first hat-trick for Arsenal in a 5–0 home win against Derby County on 22 September; this was the second-ever hat-trick scored at the Emirates.[14] He was involved in a controversial incident on 22 January in which he clashed with teammate Nicklas Bendtner seven minutes from the end of a 5–1 League Cup semi-final defeat to Tottenham. Bendtner appeared to cut his nose in the clash, for which Adebayor apologised the following day.[15] Three days later he scored the hundredth goal at the Emirates during the side's 3–0 FA Cup victory over Newcastle United.[16] Starting on 4 March against Milan, Adebayor went on a goalscoring streak in the Champions League. Despite having never scored before in the competition, he scored a goal in the 2nd leg against Milan at the San Siro.[17]

On 28 April, Adebayor scored his second hat-trick for Arsenal after coming off the bench at half time in a 6–2 victory against Derby County, making him the only player in the Premiership's history to score a hat-trick home and away against the same side in the same season.[18] Although Arsenal finished the season empty handed, he was named in the PFA Team of the Year.[19] Adebayor's second goal against Tottenham Hotspur won Match of the Day's Goal of the Season competition for the 2007–08 season.[20] He was also awarded the BBC African Footballer of the Year for his performance in 2008.

In the 2008 summer transfer window he was linked with a £30million move to AC Milan and Barcelona,[21] but later signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal.[22] On 13 September 2008, Adebayor scored a hat trick in Arsenal's 4–0 win away to Blackburn Rovers, getting his first league goals of the 2008–09 season.[23] Adebayor received his first red card of the season in a 1–1 draw with Liverpool after an altercation with opposing defender Álvaro Arbeloa; this was his second bookable offence of the game and therefore served a one-match ban.[24] On 8 February, Adebayor suffered a hamstring injury in Arsenal's 0–0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur. The injury would keep him out for almost two months, despite initial estimations suggesting only a three week absence.[25] He made a goalscoring return to action, scoring a brace on his return against Manchester City.[26]

On 7 April 2009, Adebayor equalized a goal for Arsenal in the quarter finals of the Champions League against Villarreal, in which he chested the ball into his control and then performed a brilliant bicycle kick.[27] In the return leg at the Emirates Stadium a week later, he scored in a 3–0 Arsenal win, setting up a semi-final showdown with Manchester United. However, Adebayor was injured for the last two Premier League games and finished the season as Arsenal's second top goal scorer, scoring 16, behind Robin van Persie's 20 in all competitions.[28]

Manchester City[edit]

Adebayor in Manchester City colours.

On 18 July 2009, Adebayor signed a five-year contract with Manchester City, for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of £25million.[29] He scored a goal on his debut for City against Blackburn Rovers, smashing a shot from 18 yards past Paul Robinson in the third minute.[30] On his home debut, Adebayor scored the only goal in the 17th minute in a 1–0 in over Wolverhampton Wanderers, assisted by fellow summer signing Carlos Tevez.[31] He scored in his third consecutive league match, heading the winner in a 1–0 away victory against Portsmouth.[32]

He then scored in his fourth consecutive match, this time against his former team, Arsenal in a 4–2 victory at the City of Manchester Stadium.[33] As a result, he is one of only six players to score in their first four games for a club.[34] In the match against Arsenal, Adebayor's former team mate Robin van Persie accused him of deliberately kicking him in the face,[35] and he was later handed a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct.[36] Adebayor was also criticised for running almost the full length of the pitch to the Arsenal supporters and celebrating in front of them after scoring his goal causing an angry reaction from the Arsenal supporters. He was booked for this, but did later apologise.[37] Manchester City manager Mark Hughes suggested Adebayor did it because he wanted to be loved by City fans.[38]

For the start of the 2010–11 season he was given the number 9 shirt instead of his favoured number 25 which he previously wore at Arsenal and City. He scored his first hat-trick for Manchester City on 21 October in a UEFA Europa League group stage match against Lech Poznań.[39] In doing so, he became the first Manchester City player to score a hat-trick in a European competition. However during the 2010–11 season, Adebayor fell down the pecking order at Manchester City following the club purchasing Edin Džeko with Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli also being chosen ahead of him. In August 2011, Roberto Mancini confirmed that Adebayor, along with Craig Bellamy, were no longer part of his plans and could leave Manchester City.

Real Madrid (loan)[edit]

Adebayor with Real Madrid

On 25 January 2011, Adebayor signed a loan deal to play for Real Madrid for the rest of the season.[40] Adebayor scored his first goal for Real Madrid in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabéu.[41] The game ended 2–0 with an aggregate score of 3–0.

The following weekend, he scored his first goal in La Liga against Real Sociedad, again at the Santiago Bernabéu. The game ended 4–1 and Adebayor scored the last goal within the last 3 minutes of the game. On 6 March 2011, Adebayor scored the opening goal in the 24th minute against Racing Santander from a Mesut Özil pass. Real Madrid won the match 3–1. Adebayor was heavily criticised for his performance against Sporting Gijón, especially for missing many chances. The game ended 0–1 to Sporting Gijón. Adebayor added two goals to his European tally for Madrid with goals against Tottenham Hotspur in a 4–0 win on 5 April 2011.

Adebayor scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid on 21 May 2011, in the last round of the 2010–11 La Liga season, against Almería. In that match, Real Madrid beat Almería 8–1.[42]

Adebayor returned to Manchester City after the Spanish season had finished, but was omitted from their pre-season tour of the USA on 11 July 2011 and later risked a £300,000 fine for refusing to train with the club's reserve and youth teams.[43]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On 25 August 2011, Tottenham Hotspur signed Adebayor on a season-long loan.[44] On 10 September 2011, Adebayor scored on his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 67th minute.[45] On 18 September 2011, he scored twice on his home debut in a 4–0 win against Liverpool, his second strike marking the 100th league goal of his senior career.[46]

Adebayor also provided the assist for Rafael van der Vaart's goal in their 2–1 North London derby win against former club Arsenal on 2 October.[47] He scored his fourth and fifth goal for Tottenham in their 2–0 win against Aston Villa on 21 November, the first with an overhead kick and the second after a mistake from Villa defender James Collins.[48] He scored another two goals in Tottenham's 3–1 win over West Bromwich Albion.[49] Later on Adebayor went on to score a further two goals, one was a penalty at Stoke and one came in a derby against Chelsea where the scores ended up 1–1.

On 11 February 2012, Adebayor scored on a volley and supplied four assists in the 5–0 win over Newcastle United.[50] On 26 February his 28th Birthday, Adebayor converted a penalty against Arsenal to bring Spurs 2–0 up at the Emirates which ended in a 5–2 defeat for Tottenham.[51] On 1 April Adebayor scored two goals in a 3–1 win over Swansea City.[52] On 15 April 2012, Adebayor provided an assist for Gareth Bale in Tottenham's only goal in the 5–1 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup Semi-Final.[53] Adebayor then went on to score goals in back to back games for Tottenham, scoring two against Bolton Wanderers in a 4–1 win at the Reebok Stadium[54] and converting a penalty against Aston Villa where the game ended 1–1.[55]

In the final game of his loan spell with Tottenham,[56] Adebayor opened the scoring as Spurs defeated London rivals Fulham 2–0 on 13 May to secure fourth place.[57]

Adebayor finished the season as Tottenham's top goalscorer, with 18 goals (17 in the Premier League).

On 21 August 2012, Adebayor signed a permanent deal with Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth £5m, after a protracted period of negotiations.[58][59]

On 17 November 2012, Adebayor scored an early goal for Tottenham in a North London derby match against Arsenal to put them 1–0 up, but seven minutes later his challenge on Santi Cazorla saw him sent off by referee Howard Webb. Arsenal went on to win the match 5–2.[60] On 1 January 2013, Adebayor scored his first home goal of the season for Spurs against Reading, with a header from an Aaron Lennon cross. Spurs eventually won 3-1. On 14 March 2013 Adebayor scored the decisive away goal that put Spurs through to the quarter final of the Europa League in an aggregate win against Internazionale. [61] He went on to shoot over the bar following a run-up with a decisive penalty in the following round against FC Basel, which ultimately resulted in Spurs' elimination from the tournament.[62] He scored a goal on 8 May against Chelsea in a 2-2 draw from outside the penalty box to bring the game level to 1-1.[63] He then scored the winning goal on the following Sunday (12 May 2013) to give Tottenham a 2-1 win at Stoke City on a cross from Clint Dempsey in the 83rd minute.[64]

After the sacking of André Villas-Boas, who had told the striker to train with the youth team at the start of the 2013–14 season,[65] Adebayor returned to the Tottenham team under Tim Sherwood, scoring in a 2–1 Football League Cup quarter-final defeat at home to West Ham United.[66] He went on to score eight goals in his next ten Premier League matches, with goals in wins against Southampton, Manchester United and Swansea City,[67] Everton[68] and Newcastle United.[69]

On 7 April 2014, Adebayor reached ten goals for the Premier League season, scoring twice in a 5–1 home win over Sunderland.[70]

International career[edit]

Adebayor playing for Togo in May 2006

Adebayor was also eligible to play for Nigeria but chose to represent the country of his birth.[71] Adebayor helped Togo qualify for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations by scoring 11 goals in the qualifiers, more than any other player in the African qualifiers. On 10 February 2009, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) picked Adebayor as the African Footballer of the Year for 2008 at an awards ceremony held in Lagos, Nigeria. Adebayor beat final nominees Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt and Ghana's Michael Essien in a vote that involved the national team coaches of CAF's 54 member-nations. It was the first time a Togolese won the award as Africa's best player.

Adebayor helped Togo to qualify for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and started all three group matches against South Korea, Switzerland and France, but did not score any goals and Togo ended up in last place. Adebayor was made team captain after the finals.

He was called up for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, where he was a substitute for the country's first match, following a row with the coach. Adebayor first vowed to leave the tournament and return home, although he later resumed training with the side.[72] Togo were eliminated after losing all three matches. He was dropped by Togo following the row over bonus payments.[73] However, Adebayor was brought back into the Togo team in September 2007. On 11 October 2008, he scored four goals in Togo's 6–0 hammering of Swaziland during the World Cup qualification rounds.

Despite being injured, Adebayor played for Togo against Cameroon. Within this match he scored the only goal for Togo to seal the win.[74]

On 8 January 2010, Adebayor was one of the players involved when the Togo national team's bus came under a gunfire attack on the way to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.[75] The fatal attack, in which all the players survived but three other people were killed, led to Togo withdrawing from the tournament.[76] Adebayor consequently announced his retirement from international football on 12 April 2010 in a statement which read, "I have weighed up my feelings in the weeks and months since the attack and I am still haunted by the events which I witnessed on that horrible afternoon on the Togo team bus. We were just footballers going to play a football match and represent our country, yet we were attacked by people who wanted to kill us all. It is a moment I will never forget and one I never want to experience again."[77]

Adebayor subsequently returned to international duty in November 2011 following assurances from the Togo Football Federation regarding safety,[78] making his comeback in a 1–0 win over Guinea-Bissau in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.[79]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Togo's goal tally first.

Punditry[edit]

Adebayor was a pundit for the BBC Sport's 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage.[80]

Personal life[edit]

Adebayor is married and has a daughter named Kendra (born June 2010).[81][82]

Adebayor is a Christian.[83] Adebayor has spoken about his faith saying, "Everything I do in life I put in the hands of God, my creator. He gave me the chance to be where I am today and He’s the one that can take it all away from me. There is nothing more important for me than God." Adebayor could not walk for the first four years of his life. His mother took young Adebayor around Africa looking for a cure. Adebayor then spoke about his 'miracle' saying, "... I was in the church laying down and, around nine or ten o’clock on the Sunday morning, I could hear children playing outside. Suddenly somebody kicked a ball into the church. And the first person to stand up and run was me, because I wanted to get that ball."[84]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 12 April 2014.[85]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metz 2001–02 10 2 1 0 11 2
2002–03 34 13 8 4 42 17
Total 44 15 9 4 53 19
Monaco 2003–04 31 8 4 0 9 0 44 8
2004–05 34 9 6 3 10 2 50 14
2005–06 13 1 1 0 7 3 21 4
Total 78 18 11 3 26 5 115 26
Arsenal 2005–06 13 4 13 4
2006–07 29 8 7 4 8 0 44 12
2007–08 36 24 3 3 9 3 48 30
2008–09 26 10 2 0 9 6 37 16
Total 104 46 12 7 26 9 142 62
Manchester City 2009–10 26 14 5 0 31 14
2010–11 8 1 6 4 14 5
Total 34 15 5 0 6 4 45 19
Real Madrid (loan) 2010–11 14 5 2 1 6 2 22 8
Total 14 5 2 1 6 2 22 8
Tottenham Hotspur (loan) 2011–12 33 17 4 1 37 18
Tottenham Hotspur 2012–13 25 5 1 0 8 3 34 8
2013–14 17 10 2 1 2 2 21 13
Total 75 32 7 2 10 5 92 39
Career total 349 131 46 17 74 25 469 173

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid

Individual[edit]

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