Tomi Adeloye
Tomi Adeloye
Tomi Adeloye
• Tomi Adeloye, 2023 (SNS)


Oluwatomisin Akintunde Adeloye was born on Saturday, 17th February, 1996, in Sidcup, London.

The 6' 1½ (11st 11lbs) forward temporarily transferred to Kris Doolan's Thistle on Thursday, 27th July, 2023, from his parent club, Swindon Town.

Aged 27, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 29th July, 2023, in a 2-1 win at home to Spartans in the League Cup.

He scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 2nd September, 2023, in a 4-1 win away to Greenock Morton in the SPFL Championship.

He scored the last of his 8 goals on Saturday, 9th March, 2024, in a 2-2 draw away to Queen's Park in the SPFL Championship.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having appeared as a Jag on 27 occasions.

At May, 2024, his club-list included Stoke City, Macclesfield Town, Chelmsford City, Dover Athletic, Leatherhead, Welling United, Altrincham, Chester, FC United of Manchester, St Albans City, Hartlepool United, Whitehawk, Dagenham & Redbridge, Ebbsfleet United, East Kilbride, Barnet, Ayr United, Swindon Town and Partick Thistle.

Tomi Adeloye's Summary Totals
appearances position won drew lost goals
League 21 6 9 6 8
Competitive 27 9 9 9 8
All Games 27 9 9 9 8

Bio Extra

Adeloye began his career at Charlton Athletic where he enjoyed great success through the youth ranks, he went on to attract interest from Nigeria at youth level. He was then invited to train with Nigeria at U16 level. After departing Charlton Athletic, he moved to the youth team of both Millwall whilst he completed his scholarship. Soon after, he signed his first professional contract with premier league outfit Stoke City scoring five goals for the U18s side before the close of the 2013–14 campaign. The majority of his moves since were all in the English Fifth tier where he got first-team experience with over 80 appearances to his name in the National League for Dagenham & Redbridge, Ebbsfleet United and Barnet.

Adeloye had a brief spell with East Kilbride in December 2020, scoring a brace as a second-half substitute on his debut in a 9–0 win over Edinburgh University, but made just one further appearance before the Lowland League was suspended and he played out the season with National League side Barnet, scoring three goals in 17 appearances. After turning down a two-year deal at Barnet Adeloye moved back to Scotland on 1 July 2021 joining Ayr United on an initial one-year deal. Adeloye would become Ayr's top scorer that season with 14 goals in 38 appearances and would leave the club at the end of the season as a fan favourite.

On 15 July 2022, Adeloye signed for Swindon Town on a two-year deal and made his debut in the 3–0 loss at Harrogate Town. Adeloye scored his first goal for Swindon as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat at Newport County. Adeloye returned to Scotland in July 2023 to sign for Scottish Championship club Partick Thistle on a season long loan.

Tomi announced himself as a Jag with an excellent goal against Morton at Cappielow in a 4-1 win before following it up with another goal seconds after coming off the bench against former club Ayr United. In total, Adeloye racked up eight goals in 27 games for Thistle before his season was cut short by a serious hamstring injury.


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