Who Is Karim Adeyemi, German-born Nigerian Player?

Karim-David Adeyemi, a forward for the German national team and German professional football league club Borussia Dortmund, was born in Germany on January 18, 2002. He is of Nigerian heritage.

Early Life and Education

Karim Adeyemi was born in Munich, Germany, on January 18, 2002, to Romanian mother Alexandra Adeyemi and Nigerian father Abbey Adeyemi. He is the only member of the family with Ibadan, Oyo State, as his hometown.

He went to Walter-Klingenbeck School, or Walter-Klingenbeck-Schule, which is situated in Munich’s Taufkirchen sports and recreation complex. The organization is FC Bayern Munich’s partner football academy. The DFB has accredited the soccer school as a premier center for youth football education.


Adeyemi began his career at TSV Forstenried as a young player. In 2010, at the age of eight, he joined FC Bayern München of the nearby Bundesliga, however he was forced to quit the team due to a breakdown in the talks for an extension of his contract. He consequently became a member of SpVgg Unterhaching in 2012. Before making his A-Junioren-Bundesliga debut in March 2018 for the U19 team, he progressed through the youth divisions. He scored his first goal in this match in April 2018 during a 3-2 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt U19. He and Unterhaching were dropped to the A-Jugend Bayernliga at the end of the campaign (Under 19 Bayernliga).

Prior to the 2018–19 season, Adeyemi agreed to a three-year contract with FC Red Bull Salzburg of Austria. He was then granted a one-season loan to their affiliate FC Liefering. Adeyemi played the entire match in his 2. Liga debut against Austria Lustenau on September 1, 2018, a game that Liefering won 1-0.

On May 10th, 2022, it was revealed that Adeyemi had signed a deal with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund that would last until the summer of 2027.

International Career

Adeyemi was born in Munich, Germany, to parents from Nigeria and Romania. He has participated in youth international competitions for Germany’s under-16, under-17, and under-21 teams. On September 5, 2021, in a 6-0 victory against Armenia in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying game, he made his senior team debut for Germany. In the first minute of second-half injury time, he came on as a late substitution and scored his team’s sixth goal. As a member of Red Bull Salzburg, Adeyemi made his debut for the senior German national team, being the first player from an Austrian club to do so since the Second World War.


Red Bull Salzburg

  • Austrian Bundesliga: 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
  • The Austrian Cup: 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22

Germany U21

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship: 2021


  • Fritz Walter, U17 gold medal: 2019

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

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