Biography Intro: Dele Adebola (Footballer) is a retired Nigerian footballer.
NAME:Bamberdele Olusegun Adebola
DATE OF BIRTH:23 June 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos, Nigeria
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: He made his first team debut in the 1992–93 season in the third division at the age of 17, and in the following season gained experience by playing on loan at bangor city in the welsh premier league and conference side northwich victoria. He made a significant impact for crewe in 1996–97, his 16 goals proving crucial in the club’s promotion to the first division.
He soon proved himself capable of scoring goals at that level, and attracted interest from several bigger clubs. disappointed when crewe rejected an offer for him from west ham united, he made it clear to the club that he wanted to leave, and reluctantly the club made him available for transfer. in february 1998, adebola was signed by manager trevor francis for fellow first division club birmingham city for a fee of £1 million.
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