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Emmanuel Adebayor | Forward

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 165

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Striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been given permission by Tottenham to return to Togo for personal reasons.
The club announced the news on their official website this morning, stating "This is a private matter and so we will not be providing any further comment." Adebayor started the season as Mauricio Pochettino's first-choice forward but struggled for form and had been missing from the squad completely in recent weeks amid rumours of injuries and problems with his family back in Togo. For now the 30-year-old is out of the reckoning for Spurs, which leaves Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane as the only available strikers in the squad. Dec 10 - 6:29 AM
Source: BBC Sport


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The negative atmosphere created by Tottenham's fans at their White Hart Lane home is damaging the players' confidence, says Emmanuel Adebayor.

It's been a difficult start to the season for Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs players were booed during and after Sunday's 2-1 home defeat by Stoke and have lost four of their six home games in the Premier League this season, leaving the team down in 12th place. Adebayor believes the negative atmosphere in the stadium is harming the team, stating "When you are playing at home and your own fans start booing you after a few minutes then it is harder. It might be better to play away at the moment." Blaming the fans for the lacklustre performances of the players probably isn't going to help improve the atmosphere any time soon.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 11 - 5:37 AM

Emmanuel Adebayor starred for Tottenham as they thrashed Queens Park Rangers 4-0 in Week 2.

We all know Adebayor can blow hot or cold, but when he's happy and enjoying his football he remains one of the most complete strikers in the Premier League. Sunday was an example of the striker at his best, with an assist, a goal and a couple of shots on target, as well as a whole lot of hard work for his team. Adebayor was rewarded with 19 points in the Yahoo game, and it could be a prolific seasons if he remains the focal point of a exciting attacking line-up under Mauricio Pochettino.
Aug 26 - 4:16 AM

Tottenham wrap up their preseason with a 2-1 win over FC Schalke, thanks to goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.

Mauricio Pochettino handed Emmanuel Adebayor the start, but both he and Soldado both logged 45 minutes of pitch time, with the Spaniard coming on to begin the second half. Tottenham's attack looked fluid, as Christian Eriksen was given the cental role in midfield and Lamela out wide. Eric Dier was handed a start at center back and looked comfortable in his new surroundings. There should be plenty of fantasy assets to go around from Spurs this season, perhaps none with more value than whoever emerges as the preferred striker. Currently, it is advantage Adebayor.

Tottenham beat Celtic 6-1 in a pre-season friendly in Helsinki.

So Spurs continue their good pre-season form with a thumping win over a depleted Celtic side. The goals came from Harry Kane, Roberto Soldado, Lewis Holtby, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen, before Adebayor's scored the sixth goal from the penalty spot on his first appearance since recovering from malaria last month.

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been diagnosed with malaria.

Not the ideal way to kick off pre-season training. Adebayor was admitted to hospital on Saturday with what Spurs describe as a "mild bout" of malaria and will be unable to return to training for at least a week. He will stay in England to recover while the club tour North America.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 14 - 3:24 AM

Emmanuel Adebayor insists he has no plans to leave Tottenham.

Adebayor was left out in the cold under Andre Villas-Boas, but things improved massively on Tim Sherwood's appointment. The striker went on to play 24 games, scoring 14 goals and providing four assists for his team mates. There had been rumours that Adebayor planned to move on again in the summer, but he still has two years left on his contract and the quotes in the report on Sky Sports suggest he's keen to stay at White Hart Lane.
Source: Sky Sports
May 16 - 7:40 AM

Tottenham have announced that Tim Sherwood has left his coaching position at the Club.

Chairman Daniel Levy commented, "We appointed Tim mid-season as someone who knew both the players and the Club. We agreed an 18-month contract with a break clause at the end of the season and we have now exercised that option." This decision was expected. Sherwood has done a decent job since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas, getting the best out of Emmanuel Adebayor, but the team continued the habit of losing heavily against the top four sides and the coach did himself no favours in front of the press, publicly speaking out against the board and some of the players when keeping it in house would've been the sensible approach. A new manager with more experience was always likely to come in this summer in an effort to launch another assault on Champions League football next season, with Mauricio Pochettino of Southampton and Ajax head coach Frank De Boer understood to be the front-runners.
May 13 - 7:36 AM

Tottenham beat Manchester United to a place in next season's Europa League after a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

It doesn't get much easier than this. Tottenham barely had to break sweat to pick up the result to secure 6th place against a very disappointing Aston Villa side, racing in to a 3-0 lead before half-time. Paulinho opened the scoring after 14 minutes before Nathan Baker headed Danny Rose's cross past his own goalkeeper to put Spurs in complete control. Within minutes, Sandro's shot hit Gabby Agbonlahor's arm and a penalty was awarded, Emmanuel Adebayor scoring from the spot for his 14th goal of the season. It put a small amount of gloss on a underwhelming season for Tottenham, in what was probably Tim Sherwood's last game as manager.
Source: BBC Sport
May 11 - 12:35 PM

Sky sources understand that Tim Sherwood will be replaced as manager of Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Sherwood was appointed in December as Andre Villas-Boas' successor on an 18-month contract and made a bright start winning five of his first six game after restoring Emmanuel Adebayor to the first team. However, since then Spurs have been on a poor run, winning just five of the last sixteen, being knocked out of the Capital One Cup and the Europa League as well as falling to seventh in the Premier League. In truth Sherwood always showed glimpses of a man out of his depth, both tactically and in front of the press, and the cracks had started to widen over the past month as his side were thrashed 4-0 by Chelsea and Liverpool. He will now be able to learn his trade away from the spotlight of a club aspiring for Champions League football, while Spurs can look to bring in someone with the required experience. Dutch national coach Louis van Gaal odds-on favourite to come in after the World Cup.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 7 - 9:17 AM

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood expects to have Emmanuel Adebayor available for next Monday's Premier League match against Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

The striker has missed Spurs' last three games with a hamstring problem and gash on his heel but returned to training with the squad on Tuesday and is now in line to make his comeback against Sunderland in Week 33. With Roberto Soldado stretched from the pitch against Liverpool, Adebayor will be expected to slot straight back in to the starting line-up.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 2 - 8:33 AM

Tottenham are worried about Emmanuel Adebayor's status ahead of their trip to Anfield.

Adebayor is dealing with a cut on the back of his heel and is considered doubtful for the match. If he can't go, Roberto Soldado will lead the line against the Reds. Adebayor has been playing well lately but has been inconsistent on the fantasy sheet, making him a risky play even when healthy. Against easier opposition, I wouldn't have a problem playing him, but I would not recommend him against Liverpool.
Mar 28 - 1:00 PM

Tottenham have confirmed Thursday night's Europa League clash with FC Dnipro will go ahead as planned.

The game has been at risk due to recent civil unrest in Ukraine, but the last-32 tie will kick off at 6pm GMT after confirmation was finally received at a pre-match meeting with UEFA this morning. Tim Sherwood has decided to rest Emmanuel Adebayor, Aaron Lennon, Kyle Walker, Mousa Dembele, Younes Kaboul and Hugo Lloris, while Sandro, Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches are out with injury.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 20 - 10:29 AM

Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice as Tottenham maintained their challenge for a top-four finish with victory over Newcastle.

It was a comfortable victory for Tim Sherwood's men, winning 4-0 away at a Newcastle side badly missing Yohan Cabaye (sold), Cheick Tiote (injured) and Loic Remy (suspended). Adebayor continued his renaissance with two more goals to make it eight in his last ten games, while Paulinho and Nacer Chadli added further strikes, and it could've been more. At the other end of the pitch Hugo Lloris made three fine saves to keep Newcastle out, and Younes Kaboul made an impressive return alongside Jan Vertonghen in the heart of defence. Liverpool remain favourites for the fourth Champions League spot, but Spurs are keeping the pressure on.

A second half goal from Emmanuel Adebayor proved to be a game winner for Tottenham as they clung to a crucial 1-0 victory to leapfrog Everton into 5th in the table.

In a tight goalless affair, Spurs earned a free kick far away from goal. The referee allowed Kyle Walker to take the kick quickly without the defense having time to set up. He then sailed a pass to Adebayor who was able to get the ball under control while being draped by two defenders, and was able to finish past Tim Howard for his 6th goal of the season, all under the tutelage of Tim Sherwood. Spurs have a chance to chisel away at a top four spot with a midweek trip to a currently vapid Newcastle squad.
Feb 9 - 10:33 AM