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…)
Emmanuel Adebayor hasbeen very vocal about his Nigerian roots. To this effect, it was hardly surprising that he called on the Super Eagles of Nigeria to beat Tunisia in their round of 16 clash at the AFCON tournament on Cameroonian soil.
In a light chat with media personnel Mimi Fawazheld just before the Tunisia game last month in the company of former Super Eagles player Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Adebayor showed his support for the Super Eagles as he established that he has Nigeria flowing in his blood. The ex-Real Madrid and Manchester City striker said that his parents are originally from Nigeria and that he’s Nigeria despite representing Togo at international football level. He went on to say that the Super Eagles should win for him if they don’t want to win the Tunisia game for themselves. In the end, Emmanuel Adebayor and other Nigerians were left in a state of disappointment after the team lost 1-0 to the Tunisians.
Togolese football icon Emmanuel Adebayor has slammed European clubs over their reluctance to release African players for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament which starts in Cameroon on Sunday.
Emmanuel Adebayor ripped into the European clubs in a recent chat with GHANAsoccernet as he said that no team should have the right to stop a player from representing his country. According to him, no coach in the world can prevent him from representing his country at the AFCON tournament. Emmanuel Adebayor went on to say that it’s disgusting that some persons are trying to prevent players from representing their nations at the AFCON tournament which will take place across five Cameroonian cities as from January 9 to February 6.
Emmanuel Adebayor played a lot of London clubs in his Premier League career starting with Arsenal. Apart from the Gunners, he also turned out for Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace. In total, Emmanuel Adebayor featured for three London teams and he came closest to winning a major trophy during his time at Crystal Palace under Alan Pardew.
Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor was in the Crystal Palace team that surprised a lot of people by going all the way to the 2016 FA Cup final thus opening up the opportunity of winning a first major trophy. The Eagles had not won any form of a major trophy in the top flight and the 2016 FA Cup final gave the South Londoners the chance to finally win a silverware.
Senegalese international Sadio Mane was able to increase his lead over Emmanuel Adebayor in terms of Premier League goals scored by African players after he scored against Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend. Mane moved to 101 goals and four more than Emmanuel Adebayor after he scored the second Liverpool goal at the expense of the Seagulls. The Senegalese attacker doubled the lead for his team after skipper Jordan Henderson had given them the lead.
Mane also found the back of the net and it was correctly ruled out for offside. That disallowed Liverpool goal wad the shot in the arm needed by Brighton as they were greatly improved for the rest of the game. The Seagulls got their reward with two goals from Zambian midfielderEnockMwepu and Belgian forward Leandro Trossard as they battled to a point at Anfield via a 2-2 draw. (more…)
Emmanuel Adebayor will go down in Premier League history as the man who was responsible for the craziest celebration that the competition has ever witnessed. The Togolese footballer was the centre of attention as he ran from one length of the pitch to another before sliding on his knee to celebrate his goal in front of the Arsenal fans at the Etihad Stadium on September 12, 2009.
The celebration is crazier considering the fact that he had just left Arsenal to sign for Manchester City in a £25m deal. Emmanuel Adebayor had spent over three years with the Gunners on the back of his transfer from AS Monaco in the French top flight. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger played a big role in his transfer to Arsenal in January 2006. (more…)
Emmanuel Adebayor spent the best part of his club career in the Premier League where he played for three London teams and one team from Manchester. His first sojourn to the English top flight was in 2006 when Arsenal signed him from French side AS Monaco in a €7m deal.
Emmanuel Adebayor was a Premier League player for over a decade in the colours of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and Manchester City. While he was at Manchester City, Adebayor spent some time on loan in Spain with Real Madrid. (more…)
Nedum Onuoha has narrated what went down at the Etihad Stadium when Emmanuel Adebayor celebrated wildly after finding the back of the net against Arsenal in his first encounter with the Gunners shortly after he left them to join Manchester City in the summer of 2009. Manchester City paid £25m to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Arsenal.
Adebayor and Onuoha were teammates at Manchester City when the former scored and celebrated at the expense of the Gunners. Emmanuel Adebayor was one of the goalscorers for Manchester City who secured a statement win by beating Arsenal 4-2 to start the 2009/10 season with four straight wins. (more…)