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Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor was born on the 26th February 1984 in Lomé, Togo, and is a soccer player who currently plays for the Turkish side İstanbul Başakşehir. Previously, he played for such teams as Monaco, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid. His career started in 2001.
Have you ever wondered how rich Emmanuel Adebayor is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Adebayor’s net worth is as high as $25 million, earned through his successful career as a soccer player, during which he has won several prestigious accolades, including the Copa del Rey during 2010-2011 season with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Emmanuel Adebayor Net Worth $25 Million
Emmanuel is of Yoruba ethnicity, and grew up in his hometown. He went to the Centre de Développement Sportif de Lomé, and while playing for the team he was spotted by Metz’ scouts, who soon brought him to France. He made his debut two years later, in a match against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. In his first season, he played in 10 games, and scored 2 goals, but Metz was relegated to League 2, but that soothed Adebayor, since he could develop his skills in a lower quality matches. He became one of the best players of Metz that season, playing in 34 games and scoring 13 goals.
This brought attention from bigger clubs, and he joined Monaco in 2003. He didn’t achieved great form in Monaco, scoring only 18 goals in 78 games in the league, but then joined Arsenal, who bought him for £3m, and upon introduction to fans he got the nickname Baby Kanu, because of his resemblance to former Arsenal player Nwankwo Kanu. Adebayor proved to be a real deal, on his debut scoring a goal against Birmingham City just 21 minutes into the game. During the season he played in 13 league matches and scored 4 goals, then his third season at Arsenal was one of the best in his career, since he scored 24 goals in 36 appearances, and a total of 30 goals in 48 games, including cup games and the Europe Championship League. In the next season, Adebayor’s form fell, as he stopped at 10 goals in 26 league games.
After that, he moved to the rival team Manchester City for £25million, and signed a five year contract, but the details weren’t made public. In his first season, Adebayor was quite useful for his team, even scoring on debut, and finished the season with 14 goals in 26 games. However, the following season was terrible, since he fell into from rotation after only eight games, due to the arrival of Edin Džeko and Carlos Tevez.
He was loaned to Real Madrid, with whom he won the Copa del Ray that season, and scored eight goals in 22 games. After Madrid he returned to London, signed on loan by Tottenham Hotspur, which eventually bought him from Manchester City. He played for the Spurs for the next four seasons, and bagged 42 goals in 113 appearances.
After Tottenham he moved to Crystal Palace for a season, before eventually signing with the Turkish team İstanbul Başakşehir in January 2017.
Apart from club career, Adebayor, has also had a successful career with his native Togo, international team. So far, he has played in 75 games and scored 30 goals. Thanks to his great games, in 2008, he was named as African Player of the Year.
Regarding his personal life, Emmanuel is married to Charity and they have a daughter, but keep their lives private away from the football pitch.