Ade Akinbiyi

Date of birth10 October 1974
Place of birthHackney
NationalityNigerian
Weight81 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionForward

Signed by Leicester City in the 2000 close season for a club record fee, it was originally thought that Ade would play alongside an experienced striker in his early days in the Premiership.

However, he soon found that he was thrust into the deep end after the two potential partners, Stan Collymore and Tony Cottee, quickly departed from Filbert Street.

Things were tough for Ade throughout his inaugural campaign with the Foxes, as he suffered both from the lack of a reliable service and the need to adapt to a series of different front-line partners.

The signing of Dean Sturridge was a turning point for him and he eventually went on to finish as their leading scorer with a double-figure tally.

A strong and speedy striker, he has the attributes to become a handful for any defence.

Ade, who is a cousin of Cheltenham Town forward Kay Odejayi, was made available for transfer by Crystal Palace in July 2003.

He joined Stoke City in September 2003 in a three-year deal.

Ade joined Burnley in February 2005 with a contract to June 2008.

Ade joined Sheffield United in January 2006 with a contract to June 2009.

He returned to Burnley in January 2007 with a contract to June 2009.

Ade joined Notts County in September 2009 with a contract to June 2010.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Norwich City 05 Feb 1993 13 Jan 1997
Hereford United 21 Jan 1994 20 Feb 1994 L
Brighton and Hove Albion 24 Nov 1994 03 Jan 1995 L
Gillingham 13 Jan 1997 28 May 1998
Bristol City 28 May 1998 07 Sep 1999
Wolverhampton Wanderers 07 Sep 1999 27 Jul 2000
Leicester City 27 Jul 2000 05 Feb 2002
Crystal Palace 05 Feb 2002 13 Sep 2003
Stoke City 27 Mar 2003 05 May 2003 L
Stoke City 13 Sep 2003 24 Feb 2005
Burnley 24 Feb 2005 26 Jan 2006
Sheffield United 26 Jan 2006 01 Jan 2007
Burnley 01 Jan 2007 06 Apr 2009
Houston Dynamos 06 Apr 2009 31 Aug 2009
Notts County 28 Sep 2009 30 Jun 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Norwich City Premier League
2
1994-95 Norwich City FA Cup
2
1994-95 Norwich City League Cup
1
1994-95 Norwich City Premier League 6
7
1
1995-96 Norwich City League Cup 2
2
1996-97 Norwich City League Cup
2
1998-99 Bristol City FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 2
2000-01 Leicester City FA Cup 4
1
2000-01 Leicester City Premier League 33
4
9
1
2000-01 Leicester City UEFA Cup 2
2001-02 Crystal Palace League Division 1 9
5
2
1
2001-02 Leicester City FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Leicester City League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Leicester City Premier League 16
5
2
3
2002-03 Crystal Palace FA Cup
4
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Division 1 2
8
1
2002-03 Stoke City League Division 1 4
2
1
2003-04 Stoke City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Stoke City League Cup
1
2003-04 Stoke City League Division 1 23
7
10
5
2004-05 Burnley League Championship 9
1
4
1
1
2004-05 Stoke City FA Cup 1
1
2004-05 Stoke City League Championship 29
7
5
2005-06 Burnley FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Burnley League Championship 29
12
4
2005-06 Burnley League Cup 3
2
2005-06 Sheffield United League Championship 10
5
3
1
2006-07 Burnley FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Burnley League Championship 15
5
2
2006-07 Sheffield United League Cup 2
1
2006-07 Sheffield United Premier League 2
1
2007-08 Burnley FA Cup
1
2007-08 Burnley League Championship 14
25
8
3
2007-08 Burnley League Cup 2
1
1
2008-09 Burnley League Championship 1
10
1
2008-09 Burnley League Cup
4
1
1
2009-10 Notts County FA Cup 1
2009-10 Notts County League Two 1
9
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Mar 1994 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers L 3-4 Premier League
29 Mar 1994 Newcastle United v Norwich City L 3-0 Premier League
27 Aug 1994 Norwich City v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
31 Aug 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City D 0-0 Premier League
15 Oct 1994 Aston Villa v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
30 Oct 1994 Wimbledon v Norwich City L 1-0 Premier League
02 Nov 1994 Southampton v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
11 Jan 1995 Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City L 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
14 Jan 1995 Norwich City v Wimbledon L 1-2 Premier League
28 Jan 1995 Coventry City v Norwich City D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
08 Feb 1995 Norwich City v Coventry City W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
11 Mar 1995 West Ham United v Norwich City D 2-2 Premier League
15 Mar 1995 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City L 2-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1995 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 Premier League
17 Apr 1995 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City L 1-0 Premier League
29 Apr 1995 Norwich City v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
06 May 1995 Leeds United v Norwich City L 2-1 Premier League
14 May 1995 Norwich City v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
20 Sep 1995 Norwich City v Torquay United W 6-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
04 Oct 1995 Torquay United v Norwich City W 2-3
Agg: 3-9
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
20 Aug 1996 Oxford United v Norwich City D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
04 Sep 1996 Norwich City v Oxford United L 2-3
Agg: 3-4
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Nigeria International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Nov 1999 Greece v Nigeria L 2-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.