Olayinka Fredrick Oladotun Ladapo
Date of birth
Rotherham United broke their record transfer fee to land 2018/19 summer signing Freddie Ladapo from Plymouth Argyle.
The 26-year-old enjoyed a productive spell in front of goal in League One in the season prior to his arrival at AESSEAL New York Stadium, despite Argyle’s relegation – netting 19 times in all competitions.
Ladapo shares a similar career path to the manager who signed him, Paul Warne, having cutting his teeth in non-league before entering the professional ranks.
After leaving Colchester United early in his career, the Lagos-born hitman starred for the likes of Kidderminster and Margate where he attracted interest from a host of clubs.
He earned a big move to Crystal Palace in 2016, and whilst at Selhurst Park he earned further experience with loan spells at Oldham and Shrewsbury.
A permanent move to Southend in 2018 was followed by move to Plymouth.
His career took off again at Home Park where he bagged a hatful of goals despite the Pilgrims being relegated on the final day of the season.