Fanendo Adi, portrait, 3.21.17

Portland Timbers players come from a variety of countries and various parts of the United States. Different languages, different cultures. Timbers Roots takes a look at some of the origins of Portland players to learn more about where they came from before they were part of The Rose City.


This latest edition: Forward Fanendo Adi. One of the leading goal-scorers in Timbers all-era history, Adi first came to Portland in 2014 after playing with FC Copenhagen in the Danish Super Ligaen season. In three games in 2017, Adi has three goals and one assist.


What is the name of the first youth soccer team you ever played on?
Gboko South Academy


What position did you play?
Goalkeeper.


What is your hometown?
Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria.


What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
Meeting family and friends.


Describe your favorite home-cooked meal.
Pounded yam and egusi soup

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What is your favorite thing to do in Portland?
Attending training sessions.


If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
My watch, my bed and my living room couch.


What are you most proud of?
My wife.