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Seyi Adeleke

Seyi Adeleke
Personal information
Full name Seyi Adeleke
Date of birth (1991-11-17) 17 November 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Merit Alsancak Yeşilova
Number 25
Youth career
2007–2011 Lazio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Lazio 11 (2)
2011–2012Pergocrema (loan) 17 (3)
2012–2013Salernitana (loan) 8 (1)
2013–2014Biel-Bienne (loan) 12 (2)
2014–2015 Western Sydney Wanderers 4 (?)
2016–2017 Arcella ? (2)
2017–2019 Merit Alsancak Yeşilova
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 September 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2016

Seyi Adeleke (born 17 November 1991, in Lagos) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a left back or central midfielder.

He signed his first professional contract for Lazio and was loaned to Pergocrema, Salernitana and FC Biel-Bienne, before moving to Western Sydney Wanderers in 2015. He subsequently returned to Italiy to play for Arcella.

Early life

Adeleke moved to Italy from Nigeria in 2007 as a teenager.[1]

Club career

On 22 August 2015, Adeleke joined Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers.[2] On 7 November 2015, he made his Wanderers debut.[3] He travelled with the club to the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup, and missed his kick in the penalty shoot-out loss to ES Sétif which saw the Wanders finish sixth.[4] On 13 February 2016, it was announced that Adeleke had left Western Sydney Wanderers.[5]

In May 2016 Adeleke signed with Arcella, based in Padua, Italy, playing in Prima Categoria.[6] In 2016, however, Adeleke's Italian residency status came under threat. Needing to be a "professional athlete", as the league in which he was playing (Promozione) was an amateur league, Adeleke's permit was not renewed by the Italian National Olympic Committee. Adeleke appealed this on the grounds that he was receiving payment to play.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Macciò, Alessandro (12 September 2016). "La sorte di Seyi, dalla Serie A al rischio rimpatrio" [The fate of Seyi, from Serie A to repatriation risk] (in Italian). Corriere del Veneto. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Western Sydney Wanderers spurn international marquee after signing Lazio defender Seyi Adeleke". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Hyundai A-League round wrap". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Western Sydney Wanderers lose on penalties to ES Setif at Club World Cup". ABC News. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Wanderers and Adeleke agree termination". Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  6. ^ (in Italian) "Un nigeriano all'Arcella via Lazio e Sydney" [A Nigerian to Arcella via Lazio and Sydney]. Il Mattino di Padova. Retrieved 18 October 2015.