Emmanuel Adebayor, a peculiar footballer

Emmanuel Adebayor, a peculiar footballer
Emmanuel Adebayor training with Olimpia. PHOTO: Press Club Olimpia

The signing of Emmanuel Adebayor by Olimpia of Paraguay has unleashed the madness of fans one of the largest in the South American country. But nevertheless, the arrival of the former striker of Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City or Real Madrid among many other equipment, is another chapter in the career of the peculiar Togolese footballer.

He will share lead in Copa Libertadores 2020 Roque Santacruz

Togolese, whose arrival in the Paraguayan club was preceded by a challenge curious club president to his fans (the leader promised that if the club was getting 20.000 more partners, I fichaba), front will share with another old rocker like Roque Santa Cruz. Paraguayan soccer player and the Togolese, and shared lead at Manchester City and will do so again in Olympia in view of the Copa Libertadores 2020.

Why Emmanuel Adebayor is an unusual footballer?

Togo striker, He has gone and done it all during his playing career. Since will travel to your country to talk with a healer to wring off the evil eye allegedly thrown by his own family, to negotiate a signing free agent and still end up being discarded by sporting director Olympique Lyon by drinking a whiskey at the meeting.

And the front, international with Togo at the time, It also has struggled in recent years depressions. He refused to play with the Togolese national team after they died in a terrorist attack two members of the delegation traveling with the national team in the African Cup of Nations 2010.

“Following the tragic events in Africa, in January, Cup of Nations, I made the difficult decision to retire from international football. I thought since the attack, and I am still haunted by the events which I witnessed on that horrible afternoon on the Togo team bus. People will always be that bus together. I wish the best to the country and to the team in the future” declared months after the incident as he announced his departure from the national picture.

A personal life moved

In 2017, Emmanuel Adebayor He also acknowledged having suffered various depressions and even his mind had passed the idea of ​​suicide several times. Apparently, their families in an effort to take advantage of the player's fortune, They had been part of the cause of these depressions. He even switch phones so they do not find him and as we have before, He came to suspect that he had sent a jinx.

We olimpia now witnessing another chapter in the career of a footballer as different as quirky. We do not know if the adventure of 'Manolito’ in Paraguay will be the last but certainly, his move to one of the greats of Paraguayan football has caught much attention.


Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol
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