What is Emmanuel Adebayor’s Net Worth?
Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese professional soccer player who has a net worth of $45 million and salary of $7 million. Emmanuel Adebayor is a striker who has played for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Metz, Monaco, Real Madrid, İstanbul Başakşehir, Kayserispor, and Semassi.
Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor was born in Lomé, Togo, on February 26, 1984, and raised in an apartment without electricity or bathrooms. To shower, his family would go to the beach. He spent most of his youth attending the Sporting Club de Lomé and playing for OC Agaza. Then scouts from Metz took notice of him and brought him to France in 1999. In 2001, he made his Ligue 1 debut.
After a season in Ligue 2 in which he scored 13 goals in 34 matches, Emmanuel Adebayor moved on. From 2003 to 2006, he played for Monaco. During that time, he helped Monaco reach the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final. In 2006, he signed on with Arsenal where he was nicknamed “Baby Kanu” by the club’s manager for his resemblance to player Nwankwo Kanu. Adebayor signed a five-year deal with Manchester City in 2009 before being loaned out to Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. He signed permanently with Hotspur in 2012.
Adebayor has also played internationally for Togo. He helped lead the club to their only appearance at the World Cup in 2006. But in 2010, the team’s bus came under gunfire when they were headed to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, and Emmanuel retired from national team duty. He returned to Togo for the 2013 African Cup of Nations and helped the club qualify for the quarter-finals. He was named the Togo Footballer of the Year from 2005 to 2008 and African Footballer of the Year in 2008.
Upon joining Olimpia Asunción in 2020, Emmanuel Adebayor became the highest paid player in Paraguayan history and their most iconic football signing.
Although he lacked discipline early on in his career, he became known for his ability to link-up with teammates and make good runs behind defenders. His strength, pace, and technique lended to a playing style much like that of one of his major influences, Nwankwo Kanu, and he was described as both being tall and good in the air.
Contracts & Earnings
Emmanuel Adebayor signed on with Arsenal in 2006 for $3.5 million. In 2009, he signed a five-year contract worth $30 million with Manchester City. And in 2012, Adebayor signed permanently with Hotspur for $6 million.
Over his professional soccer career, Emmanuel Adebayor has earned nearly $40 million in salary alone.
Emmanuel Adebayor is married and has a daughter named Kendra. He is the uncle of midfielder Alex Harlley of Georgia Revolution FC.
In May of 2015, Adebayor took to Facebook and told of his family troubles that included several relatives asking for large sums of money and his sister renting out a house he owned without him knowing. He also described complications concerning the death of his brother Peter and how the late brother had asked Real Madrid to not retain Emmanuel after his loan spell.