Former Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is still eligible for the Togolese national team as he’s yet to call it quit with his career. The 37-year-old has been without a club since leaving Paraguayan club Olimpia few months into his contract last year partly due to the dreaded COVID-19.
Emmanuel Adebayor started his career with the Togo senior national team over two decades ago after opting to represent the Hawks. He was also eligible for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Emmanuel Adebayor became an instant hero in Togo after helping the team qualify for the 2006 African Nations Cup (AFCON) tournament. He scored 11 goals during the qualifiers for the tournament which was more than any other player managed. The tall striker also played a big part as Togo qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament on German soil. It was the first and only appearance for Togo at the FIFA World Cup till date.
Togolese football icon Emmanuel Adebayor spent three years at Manchester City on the back of his transfer from North London giants Arsenal in the summer of 2009. Emmanuel Adebayor controversially left the Gunners to sign for Manchester City in a £25m deal.
Emmanuel Adebayor scored on his Manchester City debut. It took him just three minutes to open his account for his new club against Blackburn Rovers. The Togolese international also scored on his home debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers off the assist from Carlos Tevez. Adebayor scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over the visitors.
Emmanuel Adebayor is an iconic football figure in the tiny West African nation of Togo. He stunned the Togo fans in 2010 after he announced his retirement from international football.
Adebayor made the announcement on the back of the attack on the Togolese team bus during the 2010 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Angola. Popular media outlet Sports Mole celebrated the 11th anniversary of his retirement from international football last month.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has revealed the advice he got from an unlikely source before completing his switch to the Emirates Stadium from Atletico Madrid last summer. The Ghana international midfielder finally completed his move to Arsenal after weeks of speculations and has disclosed something Arsenal fans would love to hear.
Before joining Arsenal, Partey was linked to other clubs including Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City but decline other clubs’ offers in favor of a move to join Mikel Arteta’s evolutionary Gunners team.
Emmanuel Adebayor would be remembered for his time in the Premier League with his excessive goal celebration during the game between Manchester City and Arsenal in 2009 but what a lot of people won’t know is that the player apologised for his action later. Emmanuel Adebayor made the apology while he was being interviewed by Sky Sports shortly after the game. The Togolese striker moved from Arsenal to Manchester City before the start of the 2009/10 season in a £25m deal and the transfer didn’t go down well with the Arsenal fans. Emmanuel Adebayor had received tons of abuses towards him and his family from the Arsenal fans ahead of the Premier League clash between hosts Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. The poor treatment received from the Arsenal fans prompted him to run the length of the field after he found the back of net during the game, which ended in a 4-2 defeat for the Gunners. After the game, Emmanuel Adebayorapologised when he was asked by a Sky Sports reporter if he had lost his head. In his response, the player confessed that he lost his head during the game and that as a human, he is prone to mistakes.
Manchester United fans have enough reasons not to like ex-Arsenal and Manchester City attacker Emmanuel Adebayor, who’s a free agent after leaving Olimpia, a top club in the South American nation of Paraguay. Emmanuel Adebayor had to leave Olimpia in July 2020 after the outbreak of Covid-19 across the world. The Togolese football icon had featured for some matches before leaving the club. Manchester United fans already have some sort of dislike for Emmanuel Adebayor as a former player of city rivals Manchester City. He’s also an ex-player of Arsenal.
Arsenal and Manchester United enjoyed an intense rivalry for many years. Until the current Premier League season, Arsenal had not won at the home of Manchester United since Emmanuel Adebayor scored the winning goal of the game at the start of the 2006/07 Premier League campaign. Emmanuel Adebayor scored the only goal of the match as Arsenal beat the Red Devils 1-0 at the Theatre of Dreams. Arsenal were able to do the double over Manchester United that season after they came from a goal down to beat the Red Devils 2-1 in their home leg. (more…)
Nigerian-born Togolese football legend Emmanuel Adebayor began his football career at the age of 11 at a previously popular football training school known as Sporting Club de Lome or CDS (Centre de Developpement Sportive). His move to European football was facilitated by then Metz coach Francis De Taddeo who spotted Emmanuel Adebayor during a youth tournament in the European country of Sweden in 1991. He thereafter moved from Togo to France to play for Metz. Emmanuel Adebayor was with the Metz youth team before he rose through the ranks to play for the first team.
Emmanuel Adebayor made his debut in French Ligue 1 in the colours of Metz in November 2001. His first game in the French top flight came against Sochaux. During his time at Metz, Emmanuel Adebayor scored 13 goals in 34 matches in the second division also known as Ligue II and was named the best player in the same season (2001/02). His form for Metz prompted French Ligue 1 giants Monaco to sign him in the summer of 2003 but he didn’t enjoy regular playing time like what was obtainable during his time at Metz.
Togolese football icon Emmanuel Adebayor has enjoyed a very good career that took him to clubs from his native Togo to France to England to Turkey and finally Paraguay. Emmanuel Adebayor has played professionally for eleven clubs in his football career till date.
His career started at Togolese first division team OC Agaza but he didn’t turn to a professional footballer until he was poached by French club Metz in 1999. Two years later, he made his professional debut during the league game between Metz and Sochaux in November 2001. He spent two years at Metz before signing for AS Monaco in the summer of 2003.
His move came after Metz had suffered relegation to the second tier of French football in 2002. Emmanuel Adebayor scored 13 goals in 34 outings in the league in the second tier shortly before his transfer to Monaco. Adebayor was part of the AS Monaco that reached the 2004 UEFA Champions League final before they were thrashed 3-0 by Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto. During that Champions League run, the Togolese footballer played nine games for Monaco and was an unused substitute in the final. (more…)
Premier League side Arsenal was quite busy this summer in the transfer market, relatively busier than previous summer markets actually. The Gunners landed Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares, and Willian. While the Brazilian joined on a free transfer from Chelsea, Dani Ceballos joined on another loan spell from Real Madrid. Gabriel Magalhaes joined from Lille to boost the defence. Iceland international Runar Alex Runarsson joined the goalkeepers after Emiliano Martinez left. Other small signings joined but the key addition was former Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.
Partey joined amid a deadline day drama as Arsenal had paid the release clause directly to the La Liga after failed talks with Atletico. The Ghanaian has featured in the narrow loss to Manchester City, making his debut before partnering with M Elneny and youngster Bukayo Saka against Rapid Wien in the Europa League.
Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor believes Manchester City should win their Champions League round of 16 tie against Real Madrid. The Cityzens won 2-1 during the first leg at the Bernabeu in February and they are now in the driving seat to make the last eight of the competition, considering Los Blancos need at least two goals to stay alive in the contest.
Speaking to AS, Adebayor said that Los Blancos would have been able to turnaround the tie with Cristiano Ronaldo in their squad, but without his presence, they face a stiff challenge of overcoming the deficit at the Etihad Stadium, he told the Spanish publication: “If you had asked me that question two years ago, I would have said yes.