Published on Jan 08, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
Ex Ivorian football star, Emmanuel Eboue has been found dead by authorities in his sister’s house in North London. Police statement in London said that he was found hanging in the room on a fan hook.
The police however, declined comment on whether it was suicidal or a perpetrated act but assured the public an investigation is ongoing.
His death came on the heels of his divorce troubles and the loss of all his property and wealth to his ex-wife.
Information had it Eboue, who was believed to have struggled with long-term depression, did not leave a note behind. He had received tons of offers on legal advice in his bid to overturn a court ruling which was set to leave him homeless in the wake of his bitter divorce.
His wife, Aurelie was given all his property and wealth after she filed for a divorce from him.
Emmanuel Eboué, born 4 June 1983, is an Ivorian former professional footballer who played as a right back. He also played for ASEC Mimoses, from where he moved to Europe to play for Belgium’s Beveren in 2002.
He spent most of his career, from 2005 to 2011, with Arsenal of the Premier League, playing 214 games, including the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final and scoring 10 goals.
He moved for a €3.5 million to Galatasaray, where he played regularly and won five domestic honours in Turkey. After his release in 2015, he was briefly on the books of Sunderland before being given a one-year ban by FIFA for not paying his agent.
Eboué made his international debut for the Ivory Coast in 2004, eventually earning 79 caps by 2013. He was part of their squads at five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cups.
Eboué was named the Arsenal Player of the Month for September. However, he was injured in an international and spent the whole of the month of October out with injury. He made his first team return as a substitute in the 1–0 defeat by West Ham United on 5 November, and started the League Cup win over Everton later that same week.
He scored his second Arsenal goal in their 3–1 Champions League victory over Hamburg on 21 November 2006. Persistent ankle problems have plagued him throughout December 2006 and January 2007. He attempted to make many comebacks, mostly against high-profile teams such as Liverpool, in the FA third Round and Manchester United, but he was unable to come through them unscathed. Wenger decided to wait until there was no chance that there would be a recurrence of the injury.
At the end of the 2010–11 seasons, Eboué made 27 appearances in total and scored once in all competitions.
Eboué is regarded to be something of a cult figure at Arsenal, and an ironic chant directed at opposition fans emerged, saying “you’ve only come to see Eboué.”
In December 2017, Eboué was offered a job coaching the under-14 team at former club Galatasaray, when their manager Fatih Terim was made aware of Eboué’s financial problems.
Eboué had three children with his Belgian wife Aurélie, whom he married before joining Arsenal. In December 2017, Eboué told the news men that he is poor and homeless due to his divorce and bad investments that were under his former wife’s control.
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