Emanuel Adebayor was once renowned as one of the most clinical strikers in the English Premier League. Hailing from Lomé, Togo, the 191-centimeter-tall forward began his career at the Togolese club Agaza and later moved to the French club Metz’s academy. His impressive performances caught the attention of Monaco, where he played until 2006, scoring 18 goals in 78 appearances. Arsenal then acquired him, and during his three seasons at the Emirates, Adebayor became a fan favorite, netting 46 goals.
In 2009, Manchester City bought him, but his journey took him to Real Madrid on loan for six months. Despite his decent performance with 5 goals in 14 matches, Real Madrid did not retain him. He subsequently moved to Tottenham, a move that did not sit well with Arsenal supporters. Following four years at White Hart Lane, Adebayor spent a brief six-month stint at Crystal Palace before departing the Premier League in 2016.
After becoming a free agent in the summer of 2016, Adebayor signed with Turkish giants Istanbul Basaksehir, enjoying a successful season with 17 goals in the Süper Lig, including two hat-tricks against Galatasaray. However, his second season with the team yielded only 6 goals in 26 appearances.
In 2019, Adebayor joined Kayserispor on a short-term contract, where he scored two goals in eight appearances. He then moved to Paraguayan club Club Olimpia but made only four appearances before parting ways with the team.
Presently, Adebayor is playing for Semassi, a Togolese club. Since 2021, the 38-year-old striker has been showcasing his skills in his home country, where he holds the record for the national team’s all-time leading scorer with 32 goals in 85 matches.