Togolese Player, Emmanuel Adebayor Retires from Football aged 39

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Togolese player Emmanuel Adebayor has retired from professional football.


Adebayor spent over a decade in England, playing for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Crystal Palace before retiring.


During his time at Arsenal, the attacker was named African Footballer of the Year in 2008.

Between 2005 and 2009, he was also named Togo’s Footballer of the Year five times in a row.



Adebayor spent the majority of his prime years in England, although he also had spells in France with Metz and Monaco at the start of his career, as well as a brief stay at Real Madrid in 2011.


Adebayor returned to England after his time in Madrid, spending three years at Tottenham and six months at Palace before joining Istanbul Basaksehir at the start of 2017.

He went on to play for fellow Turkish club Kayserispor before joining Olimpia in Paraguay.


He concluded his career at Semassi and is now retiring from the sport after more than two decades as a professional.

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