post any rumours, as Wikipedia is not a sports daily. Any such content will be considered vandalism and promptly removed. -->Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor
(born 26 February 1984) is a Togolese footballer
who plays as a striker
He played in the same position for the Togo national team
before he announced his retirement from international football on 12 April 2010. Adebayor previously played for Metz
, AS Monaco
, and was voted African Footballer of the Year
for 2008. In 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 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
Born in Togo
parents of the Yoruba
ethnic group, he began his career in his homeland playing for OC Agaza
. He made it to the U-15 level, and was spotted by French
. After a trial, Adebayor joined the club in 1999 and played at the U-17 level for two years before joining the second team.
In his first season, he played nine games and scored twice. In the 2002–03
season, Adebayor scored 17 goals in 35 games. He signed a new contract with Monaco
in 2003, and he scored seven goals in 17 appearances, helping them reach the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final
with two goals in 10 games.
On 13 January 2006, Adebayor signed for Arsenal
for a reported £
7m. He was given the nickname "Baby......