Samuel Adjei

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Samuel Adjei
Personal information
Full name Samuel Adjei[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Eksjö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Jönköpings Södra IF
Youth career
2008–2009 Jönköpings Södra IF
2009–2011 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2012 Hartlepool United (loan) 1 (0)
2012– Jönköpings Södra IF 1 (0)
National team
2008 Sweden U17 4 (0)
2009 Sweden U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:58, 8 September 2012 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:58, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Samuel Adjei (born 18 January 1992) is a Swedish footballer who is currently plays for Jönköpings Södra IF after being released by Newcastle United.


Adjei was born in Eksjö, Sweden. He was discovered as a 12-year-old by lower league Swedish club Waggeryds IK. In January 2009, Premier League side Newcastle United signed Adjei from Swedish Second Division club Jönköpings Södra IF for a significant fee.[3] He then quickly made an impression in his new surroundings by playing in a first team friendly against Huddersfield Town in August 2009. At Newcastle United, Adjei spent three years developing, but soon suffered a nightmare time with injury and failing to progress during the periods when he has been fit.[4]

On 2 March 2012, Adjei joined Football League One side Hartlepool United on month-long loan deal.[5] He made his debut for Pool on 3 March, in a 1–1 draw with Milton Keynes Dons, coming on as a substitute for James Poole.[6] However, playing 30 minutes on his debut, Adjei soon suffered an hamstring injury, which leave him out for three-four weeks[7] and also made a return to his parent club.[8] At the end of the season, Adjei was released by the club when his contract has expired[9]

After seven months without a club, Adjei returned to Swedish by joining Jönköpings Södra IF, the team he started his football career, on a two-year contract.[10] After the move, Adjei says returning to the club made him a better player and insists he made a right decision to join Newcastle United in the press conference.[11]


  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). The Football Association. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 500. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Swedish striker Samuel Adjei to sign for United". Chronicle Live. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "DREAMING OF ENGLAND". Blagul Fotboll. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Adjei Joins Hartlepool on Loan". Newcastle United Official Website. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hartlepool United's boss back on the look-out after Samuel Adjei blow". Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "NUFC starlet Samuel Adjei could have played only game for Pools". Peter Lee Star. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hartlepool: No complacency after Wycombe thumping – Cooper". BBC Sport. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Magpies Announce Retained List". Newcastle United Official Website. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Samuel Adjei ready J Southern" [Samuel Adjei klar för J-Södra] (in Swedish). J Sodra. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Adjei: "I'm back as a better player"" [Adjei: "Jag är tillbaka som en bättre spelare"] (in Swedish). Jonkoping. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 

External links[edit]