Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor (born 26 February 1984), known as Emmanuel Adebayor, is a Togolese footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Togo national team. Adebayor previously played for Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008.
Adebayor represented the Togo national football team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the country’s début, and to date only, appearance at the World Cup. In January 2010, Adebayor was one of the players involved when the Togo team’s bus came under gunfire on the way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, after which he retired from national team duty. In 2013 he returned to the Togo team for the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, where he helped them to qualify for the quarterfinals. He is currently Togo’s all-time top goalscorer with 28 goals.
Adebayor was a pundit for the BBC Sport’s 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage.
* Goal of the Month: September 2007
* Goal of the Season: 2007–08
* PFA Team of the Year: 2007–08
* BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2007
* African Player of the Year: 2008
* Super Awards African Player of the Year: 2008
Togo Footballer of the Year: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008