Dele Adeleye

Ayodele "Dele" Adeleye (born 25 December 1988) is a Nigerian football defender who last played for FC SKA-Khabarovsk in the Russian Premier League as a centre-back.

Dele Adeleye
Personal information
Full name Ayodele Adeleye
Date of birth (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Shooting Stars
2007–2010 Sparta Rotterdam 72 (3)
2010–2011 Metalurh Donetsk 26 (3)
2011–2013 Tavriya Simferopol 20 (1)
2013 Kuban Krasnodar 0 (0)
2013–2014 Anzhi Makhachkala 9 (0)
2014 Ergotelis 8 (0)
2014–2015 OFI Crete 14 (0)
2015 Aktobe 29 (1)
2018 SKA-Khabarovsk 2 (0)
National team
2005 Nigeria U-20 3 (0)
2007–2008 Nigeria U-23 6 (0)
2009–2011 Nigeria 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:33, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:42, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Club career

Adeleye is a defender who was born in Lagos and made his debut in professional football as part of the Shooting Stars FC squad before joining Sparta Rotterdam. Reports had linked him to English Premier League clubs Everton, West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers.[1] After Sparta's relegation Adeleye went to FC Metalurh Donetsk on a free transfer in June 2010. On 2 September 2011: Tavria have officially announced the signing of two Nigerian international players – Dele Adeleye and Sani Kaita- through a statement on their official website, FC Tavria, Dele Adeleye, in the Nigeria squad for two live-wire games against Madagascar on Sunday, comes from Donetsk Metallurg, where he scored three goals in 26 appearances from central defense.[2] In August 2013, Adeleye signed for Anzhi Makhachkala.[3] In January 2014 Adeleye moved to Greek side Ergotelis on a Five-month contract, with the option of another year.[4]

In February 2015, Adeleye signed a two-year-contract with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Aktobe.[5] Following the conclusion of the 2015 season, Adeleye was transfer listed by Aktobe.[6]

On 20 February 2018, he joined the Russian club FC SKA-Khabarovsk.[7]

International career

A tall central defender, Adeleye caught the eye of Sparta when playing 3 matches for the Nigeria U-20 at the 2005 FIFA Youth World Cup in the Netherlands.[8] He made his first senior cap in a friendly against Ireland on 29 May 2009.

Career statistics

Club

As of Match played 30 April 2018[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Sparta Rotterdam 2006-07 Eredivisie 5151
2007-08 220220
2008-09 172172
2009-10 2812030331
Total 72420----30774
Metalurh Donetsk 2010-11 Ukrainian Premier League 26310273
2011-12 000000
Total 26310------273
Tavriya Simferopol 2011-12 Ukrainian Premier League 18110191
2012-13 200020
Total 20110------211
Kuban Krasnodar 2012–13 Russian Premier League 000000
Anzhi Makhachkala 2013–14 Russian Premier League 900040130
Ergotelis 2013–14 Superleague 800080
OFI Crete 2014–15 Superleague 14020160
Aktobe 2015 Kazakhstan Premier League 2913020341
SKA-Khabarovsk 2017–18 Russian Premier League 200020
Career total 180990--60301989

International

As of match played 15 November 2011.[10]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Nigeria 200950
201020
201130
Total100

References

  1. Everton, Blackburn want Dele Adeleye – Nigerian Tribune
  2. "Nigeria: Kaita, Adeleye Join Tavria". AllAfrica. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  3. "Information Statement". fc-anji.ru/news/en/. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  4. "Greek club Ergotelis signs Dele Adeleye". Goal.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  5. Мусонды и Байрыева в Актобе не будет. fc-aktobe.kz/ (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 24 February 2015. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  6. Актобе выставляет игроков на трансфер. fc-aktobe.kz/ (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 18 November 2015. Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  7. ФК «СКА-ХАБАРОВСК» ЗАКЛЮЧИЛ КОНТРАКТ С АЙОДЕЛЕ АДЕЛЕЙЕ (in Russian). FC SKA-Khabarovsk. 21 February 2018.
  8. Record at FIFA Tournaments -FIFA
  9. "A. Adeleye". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  10. Dele Adeleye at National-Football-Teams.com
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