Fanendo Adi

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Fanendo Adi
Fanendo Adi Portland Timbers vs RSL 2016-09-10 (28989910193) (cropped).jpg
Adi with Portland Timbers in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Cincinnati
Number 9
Youth career
Lagos Islanders
Union Bank
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Trenčín 42 (18)
2011 Metalurh Donetsk 9 (1)
2011 Dynamo Kyiv (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Tavriya Simferopol 9 (1)
2012–2013 Trenčín 19 (10)
2013–2014 Copenhagen 9 (3)
2014 Portland Timbers (loan) 6 (4)
2014–2018 Portland Timbers 120 (50)
2018– FC Cincinnati 9 (3)
National team
2011 Nigeria U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 December 2014

Fanendo Adi (born 10 October 1990) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for FC Cincinnati in the United Soccer League.

Club career


Following his transfer from AS Trencin, Adi scored a goal in his F.C. Copenhagen debut against FC Vestsjælland on 25 August, despite not having his work and residency permit.[1]

In January 2011, Adi, then 20 years old, was invited for a trial by Ajax for the second time.[2]

Major League Soccer

On 13 May 2014, Adi went on loan with the option to buy to Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. He made his debut coming on as a substitute against Columbus Crew and got the game tying assist, a feat which earned him a start in the following match.[3] In his first start for the club, on 28 May 2014 against Chivas USA, Adi scored his first and second goals for the club. On 7 June he received his second start and scored two goals in the first half against Real Salt Lake.[4]

Adi was signed permanently by the Portland Timbers on 23 June 2014. He became the club's fourth ever Designated Player.[5] On 8 April 2017, after scoring a penalty kick against the Philadelphia Union, Adi became the Timbers' all-time leading goalscorer, with 46 goals.[6] Adi was traded to FC Cincinnati on July 30, 2018 for allocation money.

International career

Adi was called up to Nigeria's U23 team twice in 2011. He was also called up to the senior Nigeria squad to face Egypt in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in March 2016 but did not play.[7]


Portland Timbers


  1. ^ "FCK: Fanendo Adi er overrasket og forvirret".
  2. ^ "De Boer rozhodol, Ajax opäť skúša Adiho" (in Slovak). AS Trenčín official website. 22 January 2011. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  3. ^ "2014".
  4. ^ "Fanendo Adi". Portland Timbers.
  5. ^ "Portland Timbers exercise purchase option on striker Fanendo Adi, sign as Designated Player to multiyear contract". Portland Timbers.
  6. ^ "Philadelphia Union 1, Portland Timbers 3 2017 MLS Match Recap".
  7. ^ "Delighted Fanendo Adi ready to play part in Super Eagles campaign". 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Goals, screw-ups, stats and more: Everything great from the MLS Cup Final". Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  9. ^ "Portland Timbers, fans celebrate Western Conference Championship". Retrieved 2018-05-31.

External links

  • Fanendo Adi at Major League Soccer
  • AS Trenčín profile (in Slovak)
  • Metallurg Donetsk profile
  • Fanendo Adi at Soccerway
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