Anthony Stokes has had his contracted terminated by Turkish second division side Adana Demirspor.
The former Republic of Ireland striker joined the club in July, but only made six appearances, scoring one goal. Adana announced his departure with a brief statement, which reads:
“The contract of Anthony Stokes was terminated after a report of the club’s technical committee and the decision of the board of directors.”
Stokes is now looking for the 12th club of his controversial and much-travelled career.
In January 2018, Stokes had his contract with Hibernian ripped up following disciplinary issues. He then had a brief spell with Apollon Smyrni. But played just four games for the Greek team before his contract was terminated after he reportedly failed to turn up to training.
Stokes’ next move was to Iran in June 2018, where he scored 13 goals in 24 games for Tractor Sazi. However, he left the club in July 2019 following a dispute over unpaid wages.
The 31-year-old then joined Adana, where he was briefly a teammate of Anderson, the former Manchester United midfielder.
He is now looking for a new club after parting ways with the Turkish side. According to The Irish Independent, Stokes is currently in Scotland ahead of the next move of his career.
Stokes joined Arsenal as a teenager 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, won four league titles and two Scottish Cups. Across three spells for Hibernian, the striker netted 46 goals in 94 games. He also had a brief spell with Blackburn Rovers in 2016.
Stokes won nine caps for Ireland, the last coming in 2014 in a friendly against the United States at the Aviva Stadium.