Born: Nov. 29, 1989, in Owerri, Nigeria
Clubs played for: Norwegian side Fedrikstad signed Adiyiah from Ghanaian club Heart of Lions in 2008, and after the 20-year-old's amazing display at this past Under-20 World Cup AC Milan brought the striker to the San Siro in January.
International career: Like Diego Maradona's dramatic introduction to the world during the 1979 World Youth Championships, Dominic Adiyiah announced himself with eight goals during the 2009 Under-20 World Cup in Egypt. Immediately after Ghana's historic victory in the tournament, Adiyiah began to feature for the Black Stars.
Why is he so special? Adiyiah is nimble and elusive, making him hard to rein in, but it's his natural strength that makes him so special. Even when he is surrounded by a group of bigger, bulkier men, Adiyiah easily shrugs off challengers and enthusiastically throws himself at the ball.
His most famous moment: Adiyiah's two goals against Hungary in the semi-finals of the Under-20 World Cup propelled Ghana to the final.
He said it: "I have done what [Javier] Saviola, [Lionel] Messi, and [Sergio] Aguero did [all won the Under-20 World Cup], and now I want to copy their careers."
What they’re saying about him: "We have taken Adiyiah because he could be a good alternative to Ronaldinho and Pato." — Adriano Galliani, AC Milan president
Here is an interesting fact: Adiyiah's eight goals at the 2009 Under-20 World Cup earned him the Golden Shoe and tournament MVP. His eight goals for the tournament place him third in the records behind Adailton Martins Bolzan (10 goals) and Javier Saviola (11).