We often judge a great player to be one who must play for a great club(s). If that is true to you, then today, you, our beloved readers on Naijauto.com, will be introduced one of the most famous African football players of all time, Emmanuel Adebayor and all about Emmanuel Adebayo net worth, cars and houses, his career at top clubs in Europe and lifestyle will be disclosed in this article.
Emmanuel Adebayor could play for Nigeria but he chose his birth country
I. Who is Emmanuel Adebayor and why him?
The name of a great player often gets attached to his individual awards and achievement at the club levels with top sides. For that reason, Adebayor, the former player at Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, and Crystal Palace is an unforgettable name.
The Togolese has nurtured people’s memory of an African who has sterling skills and an unending thirst for goals. With any club which has Adebayor in front, everything just comes much easier.
He has played in many big European clubs
Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor was born on February 26, 1984 to his Nigerian parents in Togo. From that day on, a great tale has been written of a man who was ready to prove himself anywhere he’s at.
II. Adebayor career
Emmanuel Adebayor spent most of his childhood in Lomé with his Yoruba parents who indulged in his love for sports from the very tender ages and led him to the Centre de Développement Sportif de Lomé or Sporting Club de Lomé.
This was also the place Adebayor’s performances drew the attention of Metz which would later bring him to a new sky over the Mediterranean passage to reach Europe. That was the year 1999 and only 2 years later, French football fans had had chances to witness a promising star running on the pitch.
He is enjoying a lavish life
1. French clubs
He made his Ligue 1 (highest division in France) debut on 17 November 2001. The club was unfortunately relegated to Ligue 2 but the Togolese stayed to score 13 goals in 34 league matches, urging the owners of Monaco to pay the money for a new contract with the young African footballer in the 2003 summer transfer window.
Adebayor helped Monaco reach the 2004 UEFA Champions League final; however, the team saw Porto win the cup with the world-class performance from Deco of the Portuguese side.
Playing 3 seasons at Monaco, Adebayor tried his hand at new challenges in England, playing for Arsenal who had to pay £3 million to have his signature on January 13, 2006. Here he adopted a new nickname “Baby Kanu” for his resemblance to a club’s predecessor Nwankwo Kanu.
His debut featured a goal of himself scored against Birmingham City in a 2-0 win. Adebayor helped Arsenal to win the first league match in the 2006-2007 season by scoring the only goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The first time he received a red card in England was a bitter clash against Chelsea in the 2007 League Cup final. After alleged of throwing a punch at Chelsea forward Frank Lampard, Emannuel was banned for 4 matches and had to pay a fine of £7,500.
He was a beast at Arsenal F.C.
The Togolese player had his first hat trick for the North London club in a glorious 5-0 win against Derby Country taking place on September 22, which was also the second hat trick ever scored at the home stadium of Arsenal.
Adebayor made another mark in the Emirates Stadium on 25 January when he scored the 100th goal at the stadium in 3-0 FA Cup win against Newcastle United.
In the 2007-2008 season, though he failed to lift any trophy with Arsenal, Adebayor was still named in the PFA Team of the Year as well as won Match of the Day’s Goal of the season, for which he became the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year winner.
Arsene Wenger's team with Adebayor and Robin van Persie as strikers brought the club to the Champions League semi-finals and only got defeated by SIF’s Manchester United. Before that, Adebayor scored a wonder in the quarter-final against Villareal with a good handle of the ball with his chest before performing a bicycle kick.
3. Manchester City
After the season, Adebayor stayed at the Premiere Leauge but changed his jersey to play alongside Carlos Tevez. His move to Manchester City on July 18, 2009 was believed to cost the blue half of Manchester about £25 million.
He scored in both his debut for City in home and away matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn respectively. The Togolese went on the scored a streak of 3 matches with the only goal against Portsmouth.
His streak was prolonged when he scored against his former club Arsenal in a 4-2 win at Etihad.
4. Real Madrid
On January 2011, Emmanuel was loaned to Real Madrid where he scored the first goal for the club against Sevilla to help the royal club advance to the Copa del Rey final before beating Barcelona in the last match of the cup tie. He scored the first goal in La Liga in a 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad. His next goal was provided by Mesut Ozil who later also joined Arsenal.
His only 6 months at Real earned him a title
5. Tottenham Hotspur
Adebayor enjoyed a short spell at Real Madrid before heading back to London. This time he signed for Tottenham Hotspur, netting the ball right at his debut against Wolverhampton. He made a home debut with a double against Liverpool. More interestingly, his second was recorded to be the 100th league goal of his professional career.
On 2 October, he lined up the first time for a North London Derby since his Arsenal departure, assisting Rafael van der Vaart to win 2-1. He kept scoring the next goals against Aston Villa 19 days after. His top performance for the club might be in the match against Newcastle United when he delivered a volley into the net and also provided 4 assists in the 5-0 victory. On his birthday in 2012, Adebayor scored against his former club Arsenal, then went on to score twice against Swansea City.
Video: Emmanuel Adebayor ◘ Goals & Skills ◘ Tottenham Hotspur ◘ HD
He helped Gareth Bale to score against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final but that was a heavy defeat as the Blues scored 5.
He used to score against Jay-Jay Okocha’s former club Bolton Wandereres, resulting in a 4-1 win for Spurs.
6. Crystal Palace
He joined another Premiere League club. Playing for 6 months in the Crystal Palace jersey, he only scored once.
7. İstanbul Başakşehir
Adebayor moved to Turkey, playing in the Süper Lig, helping İstanbul Başakşehir to finished second while also being the runners-up of the Turkish Cup.
8. International career
Emmanuel Adebayor can represent the Super Eagles but he chose to play for his birth country instead. Togo was hailed by the former-gunner to the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, being the best scorers in the qualifiers, bagging 11 goals.
He first played in the FIFA World Cup tournament in 2006 in Germany.
He might have been represented Nigeria but opted for Togo instead
III. Emmanuel Adebayor net worth
Being across the Old Continent to play for ones of the biggest clubs of the world, Emmanuel Adebayor earned a great deal of money from those contracts. For example, during his time at Tottenham, the Togolese was paid at rate $8,810,000 per year while at Manchester City he earned $268,000 per week.
Emmanuel has a taste for cars
The whopping salary he received from football helped him to adopt luxury hobbies such as cars and houses. He was also a very generous philanthropist who is joining his hands in making Togo a better place.
In 2015, during his time at Tottenham, his net worth was estimated at about $57,000,000.
IV. Adebayor controversies
The striker has been encountered many scandals in his life both on and off pitch.
- He was alleged to have punched Frank Lampard in the 2007 League Cup final and be banned for 4 matches with a fine of £7,500. This incident was later turned down by both Emmanuel and Lampard.
- On January 22, 2007, just 7 minutes before the final whistle of the League Cup semi-final against Tottenham, he broke the nose of teammate Nicklas Bendtner, for which Adebayor sent his apology the following day.
- In the 2009-2010 season, after playing for MC against his former club, scoring his goal, the striker ran across the Arsenal fans’ standing to celebrate, which was harshly criticized on every face of the English papers following days. Robin van Persie also accused him of deliberately kicking him in the face during the match.
- The problem didn’t happen on pitch only. Emmanuel was struggling with family relationship as well. He accused his sister and mother of witchcraft and didn’t allow them to enter his mansion in Accra. This claim drove him to his older brother’s fury who slammed the footballer and blamed Muslim alfas for brainwashing Emmanuel.
V. Adebayor wife and family
Adebayor leads a lavish life but rarely share photos of his little family. The only leaked news of his marriage is he is married and having daughter Kendra who was born in June 2010.
VI. Emmanuel Adebayor cars and house
Being a man of lavishness, Emmanuel Adebayor is a cool collection of cars; however, he rarely shares information about his house.
The golden Rolls-Royce is one of his exotic cars
His garage features many models from the German car brand
His prime time is at Arsenal but in the MC jersey he earned the most
Adebayor's car collection is converged by cars from all kinds of famous car brands
The Benzes are the most in his garage
This is again another Mercedes-Benz
And another Benz
You can see most of his car make advantage of the color black
Now after getting over his peak, he also has more time to care for himself and his little family
He never played in German but his love for the German product is undeniable
Adebayor is known to be one of the richest African footballers
We have to admit that there are two kinds of players in the world. One keeps his feet at the same club proving himself to be a club legend like Messi. Adebayor stands on the other side who doesn’t fear challenges just like what Ronaldo has been always proving himself.
Despite his controversy on and off pitch, Adebayor made himself a well-known African figure when it comes to the King sport.
And even age is now his problem and he is performing like at his peak the man often makes headlines with photos of Emmanuel Adebayor net worth cars and accessories.
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