|Karim Adeyemi Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||January 18, 2002|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Karim Adeyemi is a German professional soccer player who has represented, as a forward, FC Red Bull Salzburg (2018-2022) in Austria and Borussia Dortmund (2022-Present) in Germany. Between 2018 and 2020, he also sporadically turned out for FC Liefering, a club that operates in the second tier of the Austrian soccer league system. Since 2012, FC Liefering has served as the reserve team of FC Red Bull Salzburg. With FC Red Bull Salzburg, he completed the double of winning the Austrian Bundesliga (the top level of the Austrian soccer league system) and the Austrian Cup (the premier domestic knockout soccer competition in Austria) for 3 seasons in a row (2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22). At the international level, Karim represented Germany at the under-16, under-17, and under-21 tiers before making his senior national debut in September 2021. With Germany, he won the 2021 edition of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Under-21 Championship. This was Germany’s 3rd such title after previous triumphant campaigns in 2009 and 2017. This made the country the 3rd most successful team in the competition, only behind Italy and Spain (5 titles each).
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Abbey Adeyemi
- Mother – Alexandra Adeyemi
- 20, 13, 10, 24 – Germany
- 23 – FC Liefering
- 27 – FC Red Bull Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
69 kg or 152 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
He is of Nigerian descent on his father’s side and Romanian descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped, afro hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
Karim Adeyemi Facts
- A child prodigy, Karim, as a 6-year-old, joined the youth team of a local club called TSV Forstenried. 2 years later, in 2010, he joined the youth system of FC Bayern Munich, the most successful club in German soccer history.
- However, due to a dispute, caused by an impasse in negotiating his continued stay at the club, he had to join the youth team of another German club called SpVgg Unterhaching in 2012. He stayed there until 2018 when he signed a 3-year contract with the Austrian professional club FC Red Bull Salzburg.
- In 2019, he won the ‘Gold’ medal in the under-17 category at the Fritz Walter Awards, a series of annual awards presented by the German Football Association to youth soccer players in Germany.
- In September 2021, on his senior national debut for Germany, in a 6–0 win over Armenia during a qualification match for the 2022 edition of the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) World Cup, he came on as a late substitute and scored the team’s 6th and the last goal of the match, in the first minute of the second-half’s injury time.
- He was representing FC Red Bull Salzburg (2018-2022) on the domestic circuit at that time which meant that he became the first player from an Austrian club, since the end of the IInd World War, to have played a match for the German senior national team.
- In November 2022, he was named to Germany’s squad for the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup, the first time that he had earned this honor.
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