|Place of birth Sidcup, England|
Name Ade Azeez
Height 1.83 m
Weight 80 kg
|Full name Adebayo Linford Kazim Azeez|
Date of birth (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 21)
Current team AFC Wimbledon (#14 / Forward)
Similar People Sean Rigg, George Francomb, Neal Ardley, Barry Fuller, Callum Kennedy
New signing ade azeez
Adebayo Linford Kazim "Ade" Azeez (born 8 January 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL League Two club Cambridge United. He began his career with Charlton Athletic, spending time on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, Leyton Orient, Torquay United and Dagenham & Redbridge before being released in 2014. He then played for AFC Wimbledon before signing for Partick Thistle in 2016. He has represented the England under-19 team.
- New signing ade azeez
- Early life
- Charlton Athletic
- AFC Wimbledon
- Partick Thistle
- International career
- Career statistics
Azeez was born in Sidcup, and attended Coopers Technology College in Chislehurst both in South East London. As a youngster he was a promising gymnast, and trained at Bromley Valley Gymnastics Centre before leaving to concentrate on football. He moved to his local club, Rivercray and it was from here that he was spotted as a talent by Charlton Athletic and signed a scholarships in 2010. Azeez is of Nigerian descent.
Azeez joined Charlton Athletic at the age of 14 and he progressed through the ranks before signing a professional contract in the summer of 2011. On 22 November 2012, Azeez was loaned to League Two side Wycombe Wanderers until January 2013. Charlton's Manager Chris Powell believed it was a good move for Azeez and that he could learn from the experience. He made his professional debut two days later, coming on as a 76th-minute substitute to replace Joel Grant in a 3–0 win against Burton Albion. However, as he made his first start in the quarter final of the Southern Section of Football League Trophy against Yeovil Town, which they loss 2–0, Azeez sustained a hamstring injury in the 25th minutes and had to come off.
Soon after Charlton rejected an offer to have his loan with Wycombe extended, Azeez made his debut for Charlton Athletic in the 1–0 home defeat to Huddersfield Town in the FA cup, replacing Bradley Wright-Phillips in the 78th minute. After making his debut, Azeez said making his debut was something that he wanted to do at the club and was thankful to Powell for giving him the opportunity.
On 18 January 2013 he signed on loan for Leyton Orient, and made his only appearance for the club in a 2–0 away defeat at Doncaster Rovers the following day. Azeez's loan spell with Leyton Orient came to an end on 18 February 2013.
Azeez received a number 38 shirt for the 2013–14 season. On 26 September 2013, Azeez joined League Two side Torquay United on a one-month youth loan. Two days later he scored his first professional goal after coming on for Torquay in their 2–1 defeat to Newport County. A week later, on 14 October 2013, Azeez scored again, in a 3–2 loss against Wycombe Wanderers. Having scored twice in six games, Azeez had his loan spell with Torquay United extended for a further month. After this extension Azeez returned to Charlton.
On 8 February 2014 he signed for Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month youth loan. Two days later, on 10 February 2014, Azeez made his debut for the club, in a 2–0 loss against Hartlepool United. On 10 March 2014, Azeez extended his loan with the "Daggers" for a further month, until 5 April 2014. Days after extending his deal, on 11 March 2014, he scored his first goal for the club and then scored another, in a 2–1 win over Bristol Rovers. His loan was extended even further on 9 April 2014, this time until the end of the 2013–14 season. On the last game of the season Azeez scored his third goal for the club in a 3–2 win over Cheltenham Town.
On 22 May 2014 he was released from Charlton Athletic in the summer upon expiry of his contract.
On 26 June 2014 Azeez signed with League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a free transfer. Upon joining the club, Azeez was given number fourteen shirt ahead of the new season.
After being on the substitute bench in the opening game of the season, Azeez made his Wimbledon debut against Luton Town, where he came on for Matt Tubbs (who scored in the game), in a 1–0 win. Azeez scored his first Wimbledon goal on 30 August 2014, in a 3–2 loss against Stevenage, followed up scoring in the next game against Carlisle United. Azeez scored two months later on 7 October 2014 against Milton Keynes Dons in the AFC Wimbledon–Milton Keynes Dons F.C. rivalry, as Wimbledon beat MK Dons 3–2. Two months later on 28 December 2014, Azeez scored a brace, in a 4–1 win over Exeter City. Azeez then scored, in a 2–1 win over Accrington Stanley on 24 January 2015. His seventh goal of the season came on 14 April 2015, in a 1–1 draw against Plymouth Argyle. Despite spending the season as super sub, Azeez made fifty appearance and scoring seven times in all competitions.
Ade Azeez signed for Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle on the 15 June 2016. He was Alan Archibald's first summer signing of the 2016–17 season. Azeez scored his first goal for Partick Thistle in a 4–1 away win over Stenhousemuir in the Scottish League Cup. Azeez scored his first league goal for Partick Thistle in a 2–0 away win against Dundee at Dens Park, Azeez opened the scoring with a first half header. Azeez scored his second league goal of the season during a shock 1-1 draw with champions Celtic at Celtic Park. Thistle accepted an undisclosed fee for Azeez from Cambridge United on 5 July 2017. In all competitions, Azeez made 46 appearances for the Jags scoring three goals.
On 19 September 2012, Azeez earned a call-up by England under-19. Azeez made his debut for England on 28 September 2013, where he set up the third goal, as they beat Faroe Islands under-19, 6–0. Azeez added two more caps for England under-19 against Ukraine under-19 on 1 October 2012 and another against Finland under-19, where he assisted the only goal in the game on 13 November 2012.