Tobi Adebayo-Rowling

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Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
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Adebayo-Rowling in 2016
Personal information
Full name Olutobi Adebayo-Rowling [1]
Date of birth (1996-11-16) 16 November 1996 (age 27)
Place of birth Camden Town, England
Position(s) Full-Back / Winger
Team information
Current team
Notts County
Number 21
2013–2015 Eastbourne Borough
2015 Peterborough United
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015–2016 Peterborough United 5 (0)
2016–2017 Sligo Rovers 60 (0)
2017–2018 Cork City 1 (0)
2018 Bromley 10 (0)
2018Eastbourne Borough (loan) 2 (0)
2018–2020 Eastbourne Borough 55 (0)
2020–2022 Ebbsfleet United 39 (1)
2022– Notts County 24 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:06, 3 December 2023 (UTC)

Olutobi Adebayo-Rowling (born 16 November 1996) [2] is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for EFL League Two side Notts County.

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Career

Peterborough United

Signed on a youth contract in 2012 by Brighton & Hove Albion but was released 12 months later. He then signed a youth contract with Eastbourne Borough. Spotted by a Peterborough United scout, he then transferred as a youth to Peterborough United, before signing professional contract terms with the club in March 2015. [3] In March 2015, Adebayo-Rowling signed a two-year professional contract for Peterborough United from the Peterborough United youth academy, where he would work with first team coach Dave Robertson, the former boss of the Brighton youth team. [3] [4] A month later, Adebayo-Rowling was initially given a number 31 shirt when he appeared as an unused substitute on 3 April 2015, in a 2–0 loss against Scunthorpe United. [5]

Ahead of the 2015–16 season, Adebayo-Rowling was given a number 19 shirt, having switched from 31 shirt. [6] On 8 August 2015, he made his first team debut, playing the entire game in a 2–0 away defeat against Rochdale for the club's first game of the 2015-2016 League One season. [7] He continued to hold his place in the right-back position, appearing four times throughout August. [8] However, after Robertson's sacking, he soon lost his first team place following the arrival of Manager Graham Westley and never played again after that, although he appeared once as an unused substitute in November 2015. [9] In February 2016, it was announced that his contract was ended by mutual consent. [10]

Sligo Rovers

Shortly after his release by Peterborough United, Adebayo-Rowling moved to Ireland when he joined League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers on 1 February 2016. [11]

Adebayo-Rowling made his Sligo Rovers debut, starting the whole game in the right-back position, in a 2–0 loss against Shamrock Rovers in the opening game of the season. [12] He was then named in the League of Ireland Team of the Week on Matchday 13 following a 1–0 win over Bohemians. [13] Adebayo-Rowling's performances resulted him in signing a contract extension for another season. [14] He was also named League of Ireland Team of the Week on Matchday 30 following his performance, in a 3–0 win over Dundalk on 8 October 2016. [15] Despite missing one game, due to suspension, Adebayo-Rowling went on to make a total of 32 appearances in all competitions, where he quickly established himself in the first team, playing at right-back. [16] At the end of the 2016 season, Adebayo-Rowling was voted the club's Young Player of the Year. [17]

Ahead of the 2017 season, Adebayo-Rowling spent two weeks training on his return to England at Crystal Palace and Portsmouth but no deal materialised. [18] Despite this, Adebayo-Rowling continued to be a regular in the first team at Sligo Rovers and started every match [19] He also struggled to recapture the sort of form from the previous season. [20] After returning from suspension, Adebayo-Rowling managed to regain his first team place, although he suffered setbacks later in the season. [21] Adebayo-Rowling went on to make 28 appearances in all competitions in the 2017 season.

Cork City

On 7 November 2017, Adebayo-Rowling signed for Cork City. [22]

Bromley

In June 2018, Adebayo-Rowling returned to England to sign for National League side Bromley. [23]

Ebbsfleet United

On 24 July 2020, Adebayo-Rowling signed for National League South side Ebbsfleet United. [24]

He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 defeat to Maidstone United on 23rd November 2021.

Notts County

On 30 May 2022, Adebayo-Rowling signed for National League club Notts County on a two-year contract having turned down offers from several EFL clubs. [25]

Personal life

His uncle is BBC radio presenter Dotun Adebayo, who is the brother of Tobi's father [26] Adebayo-Rowling attended Longhill High School in Rottingdean, just outside Brighton. He appeared on the 5Live’s World Football Phone-in in 2023, discussing the history of the game alongside Dotun Adebayo and Tim Vickery.

Career statistics

As of match played 14 March 2020. [27]
Club statistics
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Peterborough United 2015–16 League One 4000100050
Sligo Rovers 2016 League of Ireland 320201000350
2017 League of Ireland 280002000300
Total600203000650
Cork City 2018 League of Ireland 1000102 [lower-alpha 1] 141
Bromley 2018–19 National League 1000000100
Eastbourne Borough (loan) 2018–19 National League South 20200040
Eastbourne Borough 2018–19 National League South270005 [lower-alpha 2] 0320
2019–20 National League South280007 [lower-alpha 3] 0350
Total55000120670
Career total132040501411551
  1. One appearance and one goal in Munster Senior Cup, one appearance in President of Ireland's Cup
  2. Two appearances in Sussex Senior Challenge Cup, three appearances in FA Trophy
  3. Four appearances in Sussex Senior Challenge Cup, three appearances in FA Trophy

Honours

Notts County

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