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.
Apart from his runner-up medal in the Champions League, Adebayor also got a runner-up medal at Arsenal during the 2006/07 League Cup campaign. His first piece of club silverware was during his loan spell to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur during the 2010/11 season as part of the team that won the Copa Del Rey.
During his short stint at Crystal Palace, Adebayor was part of the team that lost to Manchester United in the 2016 FA Cup final and had to settle for a runner-up medal once again. He was at Crystal Palace for some months in at 2016 before moving to Turkey where he played for both Istanbul Basaksehir and Kayserispor. He signed for Olimpia in Paraguay at the start of this year and went on to play four times between February and March before the Covid-19 era started.