Adebayor moved to the Turkish Super Lig in January, after being released by Crystal Palace in June of last year.
And while many expected the 33-year-old’s best days to be behind him, the Togo international reminded us all of his deadly finishing as Basaksehir thrashed Galatasaray 4-0 in the Istanbul derby.
In fact, it wouldn’t be too bold to guess this may have been Adebayor’s most impressive showing in years, as he scored a brilliant hat-trick.
With the veteran forward picking up the match ball, it was the first time Adebayor had bagged three goals in a game since his spell at the Bernabeu in 2011, where he scored a hat-trick during Real Madrid’s 8-1 thumping of Almeria:
Adebayor'un golü (Başakşehir 1-0 Galatasaray). pic.twitter.com/Y1UIFrLu2V
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Istanbul currently sit second in the Super Lig, five points behind table toppers Besiktas.
However, if Adebayor can continue his fantastic run of form, Istanbul could mount a serious challenge to win their first ever domestic title.
Meanwhile Galatasaray have fallen to fourth place, 12 points adrift of the league leaders.