Tosin Adarabioyo born Abdul-Nasir Oluwatosin Oluwadoyinsolami Adarabioyo on 24 September 1997, is an English professional footballer and a Nigeria Super Eagles hopeful who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Fulham.
Adarabioyo started his professional football career with Manchester City making his senior debut in 2016 after progressing through the club's academy ranks.
He later became the then-youngest-ever player to start a UEFA Champions League match for the club and ultimately made eight appearances across all competitions before loan spells at West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn Rovers. He joined Fulham on a permanent deal in July 2020.
Adarabioyo is a former England youth international and represented the country on 14 occasions between the under-16 and under-19 levels, although he is yet to make his senior debut for England. He also remains eligible to represent Nigeria through descent.
Tosin Adarabioyo club career stats
- Adarabioyo played for Manchester City from 2015 to 2018 making a total of 8 appearances without scoring.
- In the 2018/19 season, Adarabioyo played for West Brom on loan. He went on to make 38 appearances for the Baggies without scoring.
- He was again on loan to Blackburn Rovers in the 2019/20 season where he went on to make 35 appearances in the Championship and scoring 3 goals.
- Adarabioyo signed for Fulham in 2020 where he plays till date. He has made a total of 115 appearances and scored 4 goals for the Cottagers.
Tosin Adarabioyo net worth
The Fulham defender has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of December 2023. Adarabioyo's net worth comes largely from being a professional football player who has marked a significant step in his career since his move to the Lilywhites.
Tosin Adarabioyo parents and brothers
Adarabioyo was born to Nigerian parents in Manchester, England and he is the youngest of three brothers of which were part of the Manchester youth academy years ago.
The name of his father and mother is unknown. However, his eldest brother Gbolahan Adarabioyo is his representative, while his other brother Fisayo Adarabioyo also plays football.
Tosin Adarabioyo international career
Adarabioyo played for England at youth international level, representing his country of birth on 14 occasions across the various age-groups.
He made his first appearance in national team colours in November 2012 at the age of 15 when he was called-up to the England under-16 squad for the first time, marking his debut in the 41 minute mark as a substitute against Scotland as England went on to win the game.
In August of the following year, Adarabioyo was called up to the England under-17 for the first time and made his debut in a 3-1 defeat to Portugal later that month.
He then established himself as a squad player within the England under-18 team and made his first appearance on the day of his 17th birthday when he featured as a substitute in a 2-0 loss against Italy.
In November 2015, Adarabioyo was called up to the England under-19 squad for the first time. After appearing as an unused substitute against the Netherlands, he made his England under-19 debut against Japan on 15 November 2015, playing the whole game, as the under-19 side won 5-1 on the day.
However, having featured frequently at youth level for England, Adarabioyo is yet to make his senior debut for the national team and remains eligible to represent Nigeria through descent.
Adarabioyo was previously reported to have turned down an approach by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to represent the Super Eagles but opened the door to a potential call-up in 2020 when he expressed his desire of playing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with either England or Nigeria.
As of 2023, Adarabioyo is yet to be called-up for Nigeria's senior team but chances are he will one day be invited.
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