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Olayinka Fredrick Oladotun Ladapo

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Biography

Date of birth

01/02/1993

Height

185 cm

Signed

26/06/2019

Country

England

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.

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