12 Facts About Ade Akinbiyi


Adeola Oluwatoyin Akinbiyi was born on 10 October 1974 and is a football coach and former professional footballer.


Ade Akinbiyi remained with the club for several seasons before taking up a sports consultancy role in Africa.


Ade Akinbiyi began his career as a trainee at Norwich City, where he worked his way up into the first team in 1992.


Ade Akinbiyi made his debut on 3 November 1993 as a substitute against German club Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup.


Ade Akinbiyi played only one season at Molineux, finishing as the club's top goalscorer with 16 goals but Wolves just missed out on a playoff place.


Ade Akinbiyi missed four easy chances, including a miss from six yards in the last minute.


Ade Akinbiyi was booed by Leicester fans whose patience with Akinbiyi had run out.


Ade Akinbiyi later joined on a permanent basis, on a free transfer in September 2003.


On 26 March 2009, Ade Akinbiyi was reported to be in talks about a move to the United States to join Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo.


In January 2011, after eight months without a club, Ade Akinbiyi was on the verge of joining Newport County in the Conference National.


Ade Akinbiyi had been training with Premier League club Stoke City, and was recommended to Newport by Stoke's Newport-born manager Tony Pulis; Pulis had been Akinbiyi's manager at Stoke between 2003 and 2005.


Ade Akinbiyi was called up on three occasions for Nigeria, playing once in 1999 against Greece in Kilkis, Central Macedonia.