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Seth Adonkor

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Playing positionDefender/Midfielder

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Seth Adonkor (30 October 1961 18 November 1984) was a French football player of Ghanaian extraction.

He was the half-brother of Marcel Desailly, whom later followed him at the FC Nantes Atlantique. Adonkor made his debut for the 'Canaries' on 15 April 1981 in a 2-2 draw against Metz, but only established himself in Jean-Claude Suaudeau's first team in the 1982-83 season, which his club finished as French champions, nearly adding the Coupe de France to their honours list - a game in which Adonkor was sent off. The 1982-83 championship was to be his only major honour. By trade a strong, hard-tackling midfielder who could also play in attack, Adonkor had become a 'rock' (in Suaudeau's words) in the heart of Nantes's defence when his career was cut brutally short. Driving back from Saint Nazaire to Nantes with his teammates Jean-Michel Labejof (who died) and Sidi Kabahe (who survived, but never played again), he was the victim of a fatal car crash. Adonkor was then widely tipped to become a French international. The news of Adonkor's death was passed on to Marcel Desailly by his close friend and team-mate Didier Deschamps. Adonkor was Desailly's role model.

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