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Full Name: Olayinka Fredrick Oladotun Ladapo
Born: 01 February 1993
Came from: Southend United Went to:
First game: 04 August 2018 Last game: 23 March 2019
Appearances: 43 (41/2) Goals: 16
Born in Romford, Ladapo began his career with Colchester United's Academy, where he also had work experience spells with Thurrock, Chelmsford City, Bishop's Stortford. He signed professional terms with Colchester in March 2012 and made his League debut nine months later.
After loans in 2013 at Woking (4 games and no goals) and Nuneaton Town (6 & 2), he left Colchester in January 2014 after a total of six games for his first club to sign for Kidderminster Harriers (3 & 0). Two more loan spells followed, at Hayes & Yeading (16 & 3) and Grays Athletic (35 & 17), before moving to Margate permanently when his contract was cancelled by Kidderminster in January 2015.
It was in Kent that he really impressed, scoring 23 goals in 49 appearances as Margate won promotion from the Isthmian Premier League, which was enough to earn him a dream move to Crystal Palace and the Premier League in March 2016. He made only two appearances for Palace; his debut was was at Old Trafford where he came on as a substitute as the Eagles lost 4-0. Whilst at Palace he was loaned to Oldham Athletic (22 & 3) and Shrewsbury Town (15 & 4).
Ladapo moved from Palace to Southend United in January 2018, but struggled to make an impact (10 games but no goals). The tall striker became Argyle's third summer signing of 2018 when he was snapped up after his release by Southend. Although only 25, he had already played for 14 clubs before his arrival at Home Park.
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