Adekola, David

Birth Date

19th May 1968


Lagos, Nigeria



Biographical Text

David Adekola proved to be something of a ‘Walter Mitty’ character arriving in English football claiming to have played for Nigeria as an international and various clubs in Europe. Later this was found not to be true but not before David had become something of a cult hero during his brief stay at Bury. He was briefly on loan at Exeter during the 1993/94 season. 
David first appeared at Bury in 1993 where he went on to score 12 goals in 35 appearances. And it was from Gigg Lane that David came to Exeter on loan in February 1994 soon making his league debut for the club as a substitute in a 2-1 victory at Hartlepool United. Although he was only to make a total of one full and two substitute appearances for the Grecians, David made himself popular amongst City supporters when he netted against Plymouth Argyle in his second game.

Returning to Bury, David then signed for Wigan Athletic for the 1994-95 season, but quickly moved on after four games to sign for Hereford United and then Bath City. Despite making just nine appearances for Bath, he earned the nickname of ‘Pepsi’ or ‘Cola’ and made quite an impression on the supporters at Twerton Park. Since then he has played for Cambridge United (1995-96), Brighton & Hove Albion (1996-97), Bishop’s Stortford, then onto Billericay Town for the start of the 1998-99 season. Next stop was Slough Town in August 1999, and the following season he was playing for Hendon.

In May 2005, even though he only played a few dozen games for the club, David finished runner-up to Craig Madden in a vote for Bury's "Cult Hero" organised by the BBC show Football Focus.


Exeter City

League 1 (+2 sub) (3)


League 1



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