Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese footballer who currently features for the English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur. He plays as a striker.
Adebayor commenced his professional career with French side FC Metz in 2001 and after two seasons and 44 league matches and 15 goals, was signed by AS Monaco. After three impressive seasons with the French principality club including a stupendous performance in Monaco’s run to the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2003-2004, he was signed by Arsenal in January 2006 for a reported £3 million.
Adebayor made his debut for Arsenal in February 2006 against Birmingham City and scored after 21 minutes. He would have to settle with appearances on the bench for the majority of the 2006-07 season but came to light in the 2007-08 season when he was the joint second topscorer in the Premier League and was named in the PFA Team of the Year.
In 2009 Adebayor signed for Manchester City but endured modest success at Eastlands the following campaogn. He played for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid on loan for the second-half of the 2010-11 campaign and upon his return was loaned out to Tottenham Hotspur.
Adebayor had an impressive campaign for Spurs in 2011-12 and was signed on a permanent contract in the summer of 2012.
Adebayor made his debut for the Togo national football team in 2000 and played for his nation at the 2006 Germany World Cup finals. He retired in 2009 after scoring 18 goals in 42 league appearances, but came out of international retirement in November 2011.