Emmanuel Adebayor Retires in Early 2023

Emmanuel Adebayor had probably decided that this was his year of retirement. Whether he had disclosed this earlier to his colleagues and club is not known. However, publicly he revealed his decision in March this year. It comes in the wake of a playing career that spanned 22 years. He retires from active playing at the age of 39.


He is a former player of Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Man City clubs. At these clubs, he played as a striker. At the time he announced his retirement he had been playing for AC Semmasi, a Togolese club. He joined them way back in 2021 summer.

He made the announcement of his retirement on Instagram. He also revealed that he was excited about embarking on the next life stage after retirement. He stated that his career had been enriching, as a professional athlete. The journey had been incredible, especially with the support of his fans. He also felt grateful for all that he had gotten and achieved in his life. (more…)

Emmanuel Adebayor and Many Others Who Crossed the North London Derby Divide


A total of 15 players have represented both arch-rivals for several years. The Northern London derby is one of the most popular football derbies in English football and the list of players who dared to cross the rivalry is particularly small. Two names that people might remember well are Emmanuel Adebayor and Sol Campell with the move of the latter particularly making the headline as it happened.

Previously, the center-back had assured Tottenham Hotspurs fans that he is going to stay put while insisting he is never going to play for the Gunners but then committed the ultimate sin and become a part of the arch-rival of his boyhood on a free transfer. In the meantime, Adebayor seemed to make a little bit o a sport out of winding up fans of Arsenal at every chance he got after he left the club. A real rebel!

But there are a few other players who dared to represent two rivals. (more…)

Emmanuel Adebayor Doing Charity Work in His Home Country

Emmanuel Adebayor visited a local community in Togo for a special assignment on Friday. Although the 38-year-old, who is unofficially retired, has continued to embark on ambassadorial works in and out of Africa. In recent times he has helped various foundations in his country of Togo.

He is also said to attend to several of his businesses in Togo as well as other charity works to help improve the livelihood of the less privileged. Only recently, he pledged to sponsor the education of a brilliant Togolese student known as Godwin Sodji through his initiative to help the weaker sections.

Adebayor, through his new Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor foundation, will foot the educational bills of young Sodji as he starts his education at the African Institute of Sciences, Technologies, and Trade. Additionally, Emmanuel Adebayor congratulated the student for emerging top in a national exam in Togo and promised to help him to realize his dreams of pursuing Law and Political Science. This is a great step for the future of the young promising student. (more…)


Arsenal have enjoyed a stunning start to their season as the Gunners sit at the top of the Premier League table despite a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday, with Mikel Arteta’s side are also top of their Europa League group. Their lead over Manchester City was cut to two points as Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Brighton 3-1 on Saturday, but if Arsenal can win their final three league games before the World Cup against Nottingham Forest, Chelsea and Wolves they will have put themselves in a strong position when the division resumes just after Christmas.

Arsenal’s front three in particular of Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka have been in electric form together and they have spearheaded the team. They have been ever-presents for Arteta in the league along with six other players in Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard.


The lack of changes has allowed the side to retain a level of consistency, though it could represent a problem later in the season if Arsenal suffer from burnout in a busy schedule, which also includes a World Cup in the middle of the campaign. Arteta has already addressed fears that his side may struggle later in the season, suggesting that he may not look to rotate too much this season. (more…)


Emmanuel Adebayor has told Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Yves Bissouma ‘Wishing you all the best in your career’, as the former striker posted on his Instagram story. On Wednesday night, Spurs secured a 2-0 win over French giants Marseille on their opening night of the new Champions League season. Adebayor was present for that game and he was seen meeting the players before the game, including a number of the current stars, such as Bissouma and Harry Kane. At 38, Adebayor is still going strong and playing the game for AC Semass, in his homeland of Togo, seven years after the ex-Arsenal man left Spurs.

Either way, he was able to witness Antonio Conte’s side continue their unbeaten start to the new season, as they currently sit third in the Premier League table. They were due to play Manchester City yesterday, but with football suspended because of the Queen’s death, it might be a case of Spurs next playing against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday night. (more…)


Ex-AS Monaco and Arsenal attacker Emmanuel Adebayorspent just 18 months at Manchester City before he was loaned out to Real Madrid thanks in part to the influence of manager Jose Mourinho. He signed a six-month loan contract at Real Madrid during the 2011 winter transfer window. His move to Real Madrid as a Manchester City loanee was made official on January 25, 2011. He joined Real Madrid in the middle of the season and he was at the club until the end ofthe same season.

Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first Real Madrid goal during the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semifinal clash with Sevilla. The Togolese star was on target for the first goal of the game in the colours of the home team. Real Madrid won 2-0 for an aggregate scoreline of 3-0. In the following weekend, Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first Spanish La Liga goal for hosts Real Madrid at the expense of Real Sociedad. He was responsible for the final Real Madrid goal in a 4-1 win. His goal arrived three minutes from time. (more…)


England international Raheem Sterling is set to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Sturridge and Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City to a fellow top-six team in the Premier League over the course of the last 15 years. Apart from Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are the other top-six teams.

Sterling is on course to leave Manchester City for Chelsea with the Englishman keen on playing more minutes ahead of this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar. Chelsea are closing on the signing of Sterling with widespread reports claiming that the Blues will pay around £45m plus add-ons for the player. Sterling has been an important player for Manchester City over the course of the last few years. He was part of the City squad that won four Premier League titles in the last five seasons. The England star has been at City since they paid around £50m to secure his transfer from Merseyside giants Liverpool in 2015. (more…)


Emmanuel Adebayor struggled to pick a side ahead of the North London Derby (NLD) clash between hosts Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal last month. The Togolese football icon even went as far as penning a letter to talk about the two teams and how difficult it was for him to choose a side ahead of the biggest North London Derby encounter in recent times due to its importance as regards to Champions League football.

When one remembers the North London Derby, names likes Sol Campbell and Emmanuel Adebayor readily come to mind. Englishman Campbell left Tottenham Hotspur at the end of his contract with the club to sign for Arsenal on a free transfer around two decades ago and he went on to be a part of history by winning the Premier League title at the club without a single defeat.


For Emmanuel Adebayor, the retired Togolese striker signed for Arsenal during the 2006 winter transfer window and he spent over three years at the club before his controversial move to Manchester City. He left a bitter taste in the mouth of the Arsenal fans when he celebrated wildly after scoring a goal against them some weeks after his transfer. His relationship with the Arsenal fans deteriorated further when he left Manchester City to sign for Tottenham Hotspur. (more…)


BBC pundit Micah Richards has revealed that Emmanuel Adebayor came close to signing for Aston Villa in 2015 before he had a change of heart. The former Aston Villa, Fiorentina and Manchester City utility player said that Tim Sherwood was keen on signing Emmanuel Adebayor while he was the Villa manager.

Emmanuel Adebayor impressed during his loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur during the 2011/12 season under the guidance of manager Harry Redknapp and that prompted the North London club to sign him permanently. Adebayor initially joined Spurs on loan from Manchester City before the move was made permanent in 2012. He became surplus to requirements when Spurs signed Spanish attacker Roberto Soldado in 2014 while Andre Villas-Boas was the Tottenham Hotspur manager. Adebayor had a mini-revival at Spurs when Sherwood was made the interim manager at Spurs and he wanted to take him to Villa Park when he was appointed the Aston Villa boss. (more…)


AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham is keen to return to England to continue his club career according to former Premier League midfielder Emmanuel Petit. The Frenchman talked about Tammy Abraham in a chat with media outlet TIF (This Is Futbal) as he stated that the England international would like to return to the Premier League amidst the transfer rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal.

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Petit wants the Gunners to sign Abraham this summer and that he reminds him of Emmanuel Adebayor. Arsenal fans knows a lot about Emmanuel Adebayor who played for the club before leaving for fellow Premier League team Manchester City controversially in 2009. (more…)