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Our Emmanuel Adebayor Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you a full account of events from his childhood time to date.
The analysis of the former Arsenal striker involves his life story before fame, relationship life, family issues, and other OFF and ON-Pitch little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his on-pitch abilities but few consider Emmanuel Adebayor’s Biography which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s Begin.
Emmanuel Adebayor Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
For Biography starters, Emmanuel Adebayor was born on the 26th day of February 1984 in Lome, Togo. He was born to his father, Shadrach Adebayo Adeyi, and his mother, Hajia Adebayor.
Adebayor could not walk for the first four years of his life. His mother struggled by taking poor Adebayor around West Africa, looking for a cure for his leg issue which was found.
Adebayor then spoke about his ‘miracle’, saying,
“… I was in the church laying down and, around nine or ten o’clock on a Sunday morning, I could hear children playing outside. Suddenly somebody kicked a ball into the church.
And the first person to stand up and run was me because I wanted to get that ball. This was when I saw my miracle. A day I realized God has destined me to be a footballer “
Adebayor enrolled at his country’s local OC Agaza in Togo where he rose up the ranks.
He was spotted by Metz Scout, Francis De Taddeo during a youth tournament and was subsequently brought to France. The rest, as they say, is now history.
Emmanuel Adebayor Love Life – Wife and Daughter:
Togolese footballer and Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor usually keeps his private life private, and much is not known about his wife named Charity Adebayor. He only attends high-profile events, mostly in Europe with her.
Adebayor and Charity have a daughter, whom they named Kendra Adebayor. She was born in June 2010.
Emmanuel Adebayor and his daughter, Kendra, look stunning in the photo below.
Kendra in 2013 celebrated her third birthday in a grand style. Her Millionaire father had to put up the best party for her.
Emmanuel Adebayor Family Life:
Adebayor’s father hails from a little village called Igbaye in ‘Odo Otin Local Government
Area of Osun State, Nigeria.
His father Shadrack Adebayor Adeyi died in 2005, leaving behind his mother, Hajia Adebayor. His mother is from a neighbouring town called Ekusa.
Emmanuel has three brothers and three sisters. He is closest to one of his sisters, Iyabo. His younger brother’s name is Rotimi Adebayor.
The remaining two sisters are Lucia Adebayor (sister), Maggie Adebayor (sister). Peter Adebayor is his late brother.
Emmanuel Adebayor Family Issues:
Striker Adebayor recently wrote a long and detailed post on his personal Facebook page to expose the personal pain and family turmoil that he has experienced in his past, revealing the extent to which his family has tried to take advantage of him.
The lengthy post on his public Facebook page described his family troubles.
He wrote on his Facebook page:
“SEA, I have kept these stories for a long time but I think today it is worth sharing some of them with you.
It’s true that family matters should be solved internally and not in public but I am doing this so that hopefully all families can learn from what happened in mine. Also, keep in mind that none of this is about money.
At the age of 17, with my first wages as a footballer, I built a house for my family and made sure they are safe. As you all know, I have received the trophy of the African Player of the Year in 2008.
I also brought my mother on stage with me to thank her for everything. In that same year, I brought her to London for various medical check-ups.
When my daughter was born, we contacted my mum to inform her but she immediately hung up the phone and didn’t wanna know hear about it.
Reading your recent comments, some people said my family and I should consult T.B Joshua.
In 2013, I gave my mother money so she could consult him in Nigeria. She was supposed to stay for 1 week; but 2 days into her stay, I received a call saying she left.
Apart from all that l also gave my mother a great amount of money to start a business of cookies and different items.
Naturally, I allowed them to put my name and picture on them so they can sell more. What else can a son do in his power to support his family?
A couple of years ago, I bought a house in East Lagon (Ghana) for $1.2 million. I found it normal to let my older sister, Yabo Adebayor stay in that house. I also allowed my half-brother (Daniel) to stay in the same house.
A few months later, I was on vacation and decided to go to that house. To my surprise, I saw many cars in the driveway.
In fact, my sister decided to rent out the house without me knowing. She also kicked Daniel out of that house. Note that the house had about 15 rooms.
When I called her and asked for an explanation, she took about 30 minutes to abuse and insult me over the phone.
I called my mother to explain the situation and she did the same as my sister. This same sister says I am ungrateful. Ask her about the car she is driving or anything she is selling today?
My brother Kola Adebayor, has now been in Germany for 25 years. He travelled back home about 4 times, at my expense. I fully cover the cost of his children’s education.
When I was in Monaco, he came to me and asked for money to start a business. Only God knows how much I gave him. Where is that business today?
When our brother Peter passed away, I sent Kola a great amount of money so he could fly back home. He never showed up at the burial.
And today that same brother (Kola) is telling people that I am involved in Peter’s death.
How? He is the same brother who went and told inaccurate stories about our family to “The Sun” in other to make some money. They also sent a letter to my Club when I was in Madrid so I could get fired.
When I was in Monaco I thought it would be good to have a family of footballers. So I made sure my brother Rotimi gets into a football academy in France. Within a few months; out of 27 players, he stole 21 phones.
I would not say anything about my brother Peter Adebayor because he is not here today. May his soul rest in peace.
My sister Lucia Adebayor keeps telling people that my dad told me to bring her to Europe. But what would be the purpose to bring her to Europe? Everyone is here for a reason.
I was in Ghana when I received the news about my brother Peter being seriously ill. I drove the fastest I could to Togo in order to meet him and help.
When I arrived, my mother said I could not see him and I should just give him the money and she would solve everything.
Only God knows how much I gave her that day. People are saying I didn’t do anything to save my brother, Peter. Am I a fool to drive 2 hours to Togo for nothing?
I organized a meeting in 2005 to solve our family issues. When I asked them about their opinion, they said I should build each family member a house and give each of them a monthly wage.
Today I am still alive and they have already shared all my goods, just in case I die.
For all these reasons, it took very long for me to set up my foundation in Africa. Every time I try to help the people in need, they had to question me and all of them thought it was a bad idea.
If I am writing this, the main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this. Thank you.”
Emmanuel Adebayor Personality:
Starting off, Adebayor has the following attribute to his personality.
Strengths: Adebayor is compassionate, artistic, intuitive, and wise.
Weaknesses: Adebayor is overly trusting.
What Adebayor likes: Sleeping, music, romance, visual media, swimming and spiritual themes
Adebayor dislikes: Know-it-all people, being criticized, the past coming back to haunt him and cruelty of any kind.
In essence, Adebayor is selfless and is always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back in return.
Emmanuel Adebayor Juju Story – The Untold Version:
The big news from the British media once depicts Adebayo ostracising his mother, Alice, and accusing her of some kind of witchcraft that has affected his scoring prowess.
The world was shocked but it was no shame to this man who has played for Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and now Tottenham and who, going by his age, should naturally be waning in his marksmanship.
But the con men made him believe his mother was responsible. And he accused her publicly. He had netted two goals in 12 outings for Tottenham before he went gaga with his accusation.
My brother has been brainwashed –Kola Adebayo, his brother, said in 2015. Kola, 42, a truck driver in Germany had to address the media in Europe to regret that Emmanuel had been brainwashed by “Muslim alfas who told him that our mother was behind his inability to score goals.”
Kola said that it was shocking that Emmanuel believed them. And rather than Adebayo struggling to return to the shape he allowed himself to be overwhelmed by an imaginary fear of witchcraft.
Adebayo has not even been playing, what more scoring goals. He is more busy fighting imaginary spirits than struggling to return to shape and take up his place. And the fight against the said spirits is costing him money.
Emmanuel Adebayor Africa Award:
The gifted attacker did receive Africa’s top player for 2008 at an awards ceremony hosted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Adebayor beat out nominees Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt and Ghana’s Michael Essien in a vote that saw the national team coaches of CAF’s 54 member-nations votings.
His mother accompanied him at the awards ceremony, where he received a crystal trophy and a $20,000 prize. He was the first Togolese player to get recognition as Africa’s best player.
Emmanuel Adebayor Car:
He was once the richest player in Africa. With lots of monies in his hands, he does what he does best. Buying very expensive cars as displayed below.
Emmanuel Adebayor Forgot to Switch off his Phone:
Adebayor could be very loose and clumsy. He once came on a BBC’s coverage of a Japan vs Cameroon football match without remembering to shut down or put his phone on silent while on air.
Emmanuel Adebayor Team Bus Attack:
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.
The Press pictured Adebayor crying moments after he survived the grisly terrorist attack in Angola in the run-up to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.
The attack left the driver and one member of the Togo national football team dead and six others critically injured. Luckily, Adebayor survived.
In 2013, Adebayor returned to the Togo team for the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, where he helped them to qualify for the quarter-finals. He is currently Togo’s all-time top goalscorer with 31 goals.
Emmanuel Adebayor Untold Biography Facts – A giver:
Adebayor is a strong donor to his native country in Africa. Below is a photo of him paying back to society.
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