Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor

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<!--DO not 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 Arsenal, 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 in Angola.

Club career

Early career

Born in Togo to Nigerian parents of the Yoruba ethnic group, he began his career in his homeland playing for OC Agaza in Lomé. He made it to the U-15 level, and was spotted by French club Metz. 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.

Arsenal

On 13 January 2006, Adebayor signed for Arsenal for a reported £7m. He was given the nickname "Baby......
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