Hakeeb Adelakun

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Hakeeb Adelakun
Personal information
Full name Hakeeb Adeola Abiola Ayinde Adelakun[1]
Date of birth (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 18)
Place of birth Hackney, England
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Scunthorpe United
Number 16
Youth career
West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Scunthorpe United 33 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hakeeb Adeola Abiola Ayinde Adelakun (born 11 June 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays for Scunthorpe United, as a forward.

Career[edit]

Adelakun began his career with West Ham United before joining Scunthorpe United and made his professional debut as a 72nd-minute substitute for Adda Djeziri on 29 December 2012 in a 1–0 defeat against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.[2] He became the club's youngest player at the age of 16 years and 201 days.[3] Adelakun's only other appearance of the season was on 27 April 2013 in a 3–1 win over Swindon Town, coming on for Anthony Forde in the match which relegated Scunthorpe to League Two.[4]

He made 28 appearances and scored 2 goals in the 2013–14 season as Scunthorpe won promotion back to League One. On 30 November, he scored his first goal for Scunthorpe in a 3–1 home win over Torquay United, coming on for Reuben Noble-Lazarus in the 55th minute and scoring the last goal five minutes later.[5] He scored his second goal on 14 February 2014 in an away win over Accrington Stanley after replacing Christian Ribeiro at half time.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 4. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tranmere 1-0 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Scunthorpe United newcomer Hakeeb Adelakun already a record breaker". This is Scunthorpe. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scunthorpe 3-1 Swindon". BBC Sport. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe 3-1 Torquay". BBC Sport. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Accrington 2-3 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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