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Anthony Stokes Has Joined Turkish Second Division Side Adana Demirspor

Anthony Stokes is on the move again.

The former Republic of Ireland and Celtic striker has joined Turkish second division side Adana Demirspor – the 11th club of Stokes’ career.

The club confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon.

The Dubliner has been without a club since leaving Tractor Sazi at the end of June.

Stokes scored 13 goals in 24 games for the Iranian side but departed after a dispute over unpaid wages.

He will line-up alongside former Manchester United midfielder Anderson next season at Adana Demirspor. The Brazilian joined the club from Internacional last summer.

Adana is the latest stop on Stokes’ much-travelled career. Once one of the brightest prospects in Irish football, he joined Arsenal as a 15-year-old before impressing during a loan move with Falkirk. Roy Keane signed him for Sunderland in 2007, but the transfer didn’t go to plan.

The best spell of his career came in Scotland. In 191 games for Celtic, Stokes scored 76 goals, winning four league titles and two Scottish Cups during his time at Celtic Park. Across three spells for Hibernian, the 30-year-old netted 46 goals in 94 games. He also had a brief spell with Blackburn Rovers.

After having his contract ripped up by Hibs in January 2018, Stokes signed for Apollon Smyrni. However, he played just four games for the Greek side before his contract was terminated after he reportedly failed to turn up to training. The striker then signed for Tractor. He has nine caps for Ireland, the last of which was won against the United States in 2014.

Stokes has reportedly signed a two-year deal with Adana Demirspor.

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