Emmanuel Olisadebe

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Emmanuel Olisadebe playing for Panathinaikos

Emmanuel Olisadebe (born December 22, 1978 in Warri, Nigeria) is a Polish football striker. He became a citizen of Poland after he spent many years playing for Polonia Warszawa and has also played for the Polish national team.

Olisadebe was a strong contender for the FIFA World Footballer of the Year 2001.

In 2002, he broke the record for the most goals scored by a Polish player in the World Cup (9, of which 8 in the elimination round). Previously the honor belonged to Grzegorz Lato for World Cup 1974 with 8 (of which 7 in the finals in Munich).

After playing for Panathinaikos, Olisadebe transferred to Portsmouth of the Premier League. On August 10, 2006, he signed a two-year contract with SKODA Xanthi FC but moved in the summer of 2007 to Cyprus to play for APOP Kinyra Pegia FC.

Afterwards, Olisadebe moved to China to play for Henan Construction. He moved back to Greece for the 2012 season to play for Vyzas Megara. He failed to make any league appearances before moving to Veria FC in the January transfer period.