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David Adekola

David Adeola Adekola (born 18 May 1968 in Lagos)is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played for various English clubs in the 1990s and 2000s.

Striker who was signed from Billericay Town. Took some time to settle at Slough and never matched his goalscoring exploits for Slough as at his previous club.

Adekola joined Bury in January 1993, amid claims that he had played top-flight football in France and Belgium, although it later transpired that his entire background may have been untrue.

He joined Exeter City on loan in February 1994 and left Bury to join A.F.C. Bournemouth on a free transfer in September 1994. A month later he joined Wigan Athletic, but played only four times before being released in February 1995. He joined Halifax Town, playing twice in the Conference. He had a brief spell with Hereford United before joining Bath City in March 1995, where he scored 3 goals from 9 games in all competitions.

He joined Cambridge United in July 1995, but once more struggled to establish himself and was loaned to Bishop's Stortford. Released by Cambridge in December 1995, Adekola moved to Germany to play for BFC Preussen and Viktoria Köln.He returned to English football in October 1996 when he signed for Brighton & Hove Albion. He played just once for Brighton, in a 2–1 defeat at home to Cambridge United on 12 October, before being released the following month.

In July 1998 he joined Billericay Town, moving to Slough Town in August 1999. He joined Hendon during the 2000-01 season.

In May 2005, Adekola finished runner-up in a vote for Bury's Cult Hero organised by the BBC show Football Focus.

Adekola played for Nigeria's youth side at the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile. He also played for the senior Nigeria national football team, scoring on goal on his debut in a 1990 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea in 1989


Statistics

First Appearance: 23-08-1999 vs Carshalton Ath
First Goal: 30-08-1999 vs Billericay Town
Position: Striker
Total STFC Appearances: 24
Total STFC Goals: 5

Matches Played

Match Date Home Team Score Away Team Competition Goals Cards Report
19-02-2000Slough Town2-1Gravesend & NorthfleetLeague--Report
15-02-2000Leatherhead0-3Slough TownFull Members Cup1-Report
12-02-2000Billericay Town3-1Slough TownLeague--Report
29-01-2000Hendon1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
22-01-2000Slough Town0-3St Albans CityLeague--Report
27-12-1999Slough Town1-4Basingstoke TownLeague1-Report
18-12-1999Harrow Borough0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
04-12-1999Dulwich Hamlet2-3Slough TownLeague--Report
20-11-1999Slough Town2-3Dagenham & R.League1-Report
16-11-1999Slough Town2-1Carshalton AthFull Members Cup--Report
13-11-1999Boreham Wood1-3Slough TownLeague--Report
09-11-1999Slough Town0-1Carshalton AthRyman League Cup--Report
06-11-1999Slough Town1-2Aylesbury UnitedLeague--Report
26-10-1999Slough Town4-1Staines TownFull Members Cup--Report
05-10-1999Walton & Hersham2-2Slough TownLeague1-Report
25-09-1999Hampton & Richmond1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
18-09-1999Slough Town3-1Cowes SportsFA Cup--Report
14-09-1999Slough Town1-0Grays AthleticFull Members Cup--Report
11-09-1999Slough Town1-2Canvey IslandLeague--Report
07-09-1999Farnborough Town0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
04-09-1999Slough Town2-1Dulwich HamletLeague--Report
30-08-1999Slough Town4-0Billericay TownLeague1-Report
28-08-1999Gravesend & Northfleet1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
23-08-1999Carshalton Ath1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
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1 Chris Flood 10
2 James Dobson 9
3 Manny Williams 5
4 Brad Wadkins 5
5 Warren Harris 4
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