Fanendo Adi

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Fanendo Adi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers
Number 9
Youth career
Lagos Islanders
Union Bank
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Trenčín 42 (18)
2011 Metalurh Donetsk 9 (1)
2011 Dynamo Kyiv (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Tavriya Simferopol 9 (1)
2012–2013 Trenčín 19 (10)
2013–2014 Copenhagen 9 (3)
2014 Portland Timbers (loan) 6 (4)
2014– Portland Timbers 92 (46)
National team
2011 Nigeria U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 December 2014

Fanendo Adi (born 10 October 1990) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for American club, Portland Timbers. He is the Timbers' all-time leading goalscorer.

Club career[edit]


Following his transfer from AS Trencin, Adi scored a goal in his F.C. Copenhagen debut against FC Vestsjælland on 25 August, despite not having his work and residency permit.[1]

On January 2011, Fanendo Adi, the then 19-year-old Nigerian striker, was invited for the second time by Ajax.[2]

Major League Soccer[edit]

On 13 May 2014, Adi went on loan with the option to buy to Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. He made his debut coming on as a substitute against Columbus Crew and got the game tying assist which earned him a start in the following match.[3] Adi scored his first and second goals, in the second half for the Portland Timbers on 28 May 2014, against Chivas USA in his first start for the club. On 7 June he received his second start and scored two goals in the first half against Real Salt Lake.[4]

Adi was signed permanently by Portland Timbers on 23 June 2014. He became the club's fourth ever Designated Player.[5] On 8 April 2017, Adi became the Timbers' all-time leading goalscorer with 46 goals after scoring on a penalty kick against the Philadelphia Union.[6]

International career[edit]

Adi was called up to the senior Nigeria squad to face Egypt in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in March 2016.[7]


Portland Timbers


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