Adepoju playing with Real Madrid veterans
|Full name||Mutiu Adepoju|
|Date of birth||22 December 1970|
|Place of birth||Ibadan, Nigeria|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1989–1992||Real Madrid B||67||(27)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Ibadan, Adepoju (also called by his first name in Spain) left Nigeria in 1989 to join Real Madrid, but never made it past its B-side. His first professional season was impressive as he scored 11 Segunda División goals to help Racing de Santander return to La Liga, and he continued to feature and net regularly for the Cantabrians in the next three years.
Mutiu left for Real Sociedad for 1996–97 but, after a solid first campaign, struggled heavily to hold down a regular place with the Basques. In 2001–02 he represented Saudi Arabia's Ittihad FC, but quickly returned to Spain where he featured rarely for second level club UD Salamanca.
Adepoju was a member of the Nigeria team that played in the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship. His brace against the United States (which featured Kasey Keller in goal) in the semi-finals ensured a final against Portugal, in a 0–2 defeat.
Adepoju went on to collect 48 caps for the full side, with six goals. He made his debut against Togo in August 1990, but his breakthrough came during the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations, and he helped his nation win the next continental edition.