Elijah Adebayo: All you need to know about the Nigerian striker who scored against Arsenal and Manchester City

Who is Elijah Adebayo? Profile, Background, Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Parents, Background, Nationality

Elijah Adebayo: All you need to know about the Nigerian striker who scored against Arsenal and Manchester City

Tunde Young 19:52 - 10.12.2023

All you need to know about Anglo-Nigerian striker Elijah Adebayo who has been making waves for Luton Town in the Premier League this season including his profile, biography, age, height, background, parents, and net worth amongst other key pieces of information.

Luton Town have been one of the stories of the 2023/24 Premier League season so far having earned promotion against all odds and competing with the best teams in the world on a shoestring budget.

The club's top scorer, Elijah Adebayo has been attracting attention for his exploits so far with two of his four goals this season coming against Arsenal and Manchester City.

Both goals for Adebayo were scored via header as the big centre forward is starting to make a name for himself in the Premier League leading many to ask the question; who is Elijah Adebayo?

Who is Elijah Adebayo?

Elijah Anuoluwapo Oluwaferanmi Oluwatomi Oluwalana Ayomikulehin Adebayo is a 25-year-old professional football player who plays as a striker for English Premier League team Luton Town.

Elijah Adebayo was born in London to Nigerian parents and has played his entire career in England touring the lower divisions and working his way up to the Premier League with Luton Town.

The 25-year-old striker is eligible to play for England by birth and for Nigeria through his parents who are obviously Yoruba judging by his name.

Elijah Adebayo Profile

Full name: Elijah Anuoluwapo Oluwaferanmi Oluwatomi Oluwalana Ayomikulehin Adebayo 

Date of birth: 7 January 1998 

Place of birth: London, England 

Parents: Unknown

Net Worth: $1 million

Instagram: @eadebayo_ 

Twitter: @eadebayo_

Elijah Adebayo Background

Elijah Adebayo was born on January 7, 1998, in London, England to Nigerian parents where he has lived his entire life and still currently plays professional football.

Luton Town striker Elijah Adebayo .Imago

Adebayo’s journey in the football world began at Fulham, where he joined the club’s ranks at the under-9 level in 2007 till he signed his first professional contract in 2016.

He went on several loan spells in the English lower leagues to build his character and toughness at Slough Town, Bognor Regis Town, Cheltenham Town, Swindon Town and Stevenage.

He would eventually leave Fulham to join Walsall permanently and after impressing there, he was snapped up by Luton Town in 2021 and remains a key player for the Hatters ever since.

Elijah Adebayo Career

Adebayo started his career at Fulham but never made a single senior appearance for the Cottagers in all his years there most of which he spent out on loan.

The 6ft 4inches tall forward enjoyed loan spells in Non-League football with Slough Town and Bognor Regis Town as a teenager, before gaining EFL experience with Cheltenham, Swindon and Stevenage while coming through the ranks at Craven Cottage.

His contract with Fulham expired in the summer of 2019 and Adebayo left the club to join Walsall as a free agent and the 21-year-old impressed in the English League Two.

The 23-year-old had netted ten times in the fourth tier so far that season, after scoring eight in his first campaign with the Saddlers following his release by Fulham in the summer of 2019.

He left Walsall with an impressive record of 18 goals in 39 League Two starts to join Luton Town for an undisclosed fee in February 2021 despite interest from Championship clubs both in England and Scotland.

Adebayo impressed in his first full season at Luton, finishing as the Hatters' leading scorer with 17 goals from 42 appearances in all competitions and pushing the club to a Championship Premotion Playoff spot. It also earned him number 24 on the 2022 ranking of Pulse Sport 30.

Elijah Adebayo is PulseSports30 #24 fpr 2022

Although Luton failed to gain promotion to the Premier League that season, they achieved the feat the following season with Adebayo contributing 10 goals to make it happen.

This time his exploits qualified him to finish as number 25 on Pulse Sports 30 for 2023.

Elijah Adebayo is PulseSports30 #25

He is currently playing his third full season for Luton in the Premier League for the first time in his career and has also remained the club's highest scorer.

Elijah Adebayo has scored 67 career goals in 242 appearances so far with 36 of those coming in 127 games and counting for his current club Luton Town,

Where is Elijah Adebayo from?

Elijah Adebayo is from two countries, England and Nigeria, making him eligible to play for both the Three Lions and the Super Eagles.

The Premier League reacted to the racist abuse suffered by Elijah Adebayo on their official social media platforms.
Elijah Adebayo identifies with Nigeria (IMAGO)

He was born and bred in London which makes him English but is also Nigerian through his parents and the player identifies a lot with the West African country.

Elijah Adebayo parents

There is no public information on Elijah Adebayo's parents, all we know is that they are from the Yoruba part of Nigeria going by the name of their son.

Elijah Adebayo Salary and Net Worth

Adebayo’s net worth is currently estimated to be $1 Million. He is reportedly earning £3,300 per week for playing as a forward for the Hatters. His current market value is understood to be €6.00m, according to Transfermarkt.