ex-Arsenal and Ivory Coast International, Emmanuel Eboue is not dead following rumors he had committed suicide.
The former Arsenal star is currently in Ivory Coast and was spotted at a football tournament organised by Ben Adama, as he continues his vacation in his home country.
Eboue is said to have entered depressive state after his ex-wife Aurelie were divorced and the court awarded all his fortunes to his wife in a divorce settlement and he was ordered to also give up his house in London to the ex-wife.
Eboue also revealed that he had lost all he had to his wife Aurelie who he claimed also handled his finances, adding that “whatever she told him to sign he signed.
Eboue left his expensive car to his wife as well as his newly acquired mansions as he was left with the option of public transport for his transportation and sleeping only on a mattress daily.
According to reports from the police, He was found dead in his sister apartment in North London but he didn’t leave behind a suicidal note.
Eboue made millions of pounds at Arsenal and then more than £1.5million a year at Turkish side Galatasaray.
Eboue was also said to be suffering from an undisclosed medical problem.
The 34-year-old had served a one-year ban for failing to pay a former agent but got back into football recently, agreeing a deal with Cypriot side Turk Ocagi Limassol.
However, his move to Cyprus was not plain sailing and his agent Tekin Bircini said his client was facing ‘medical problems’.
He started his career at ASEC Mimosas, he moved to Europe to play for Belgium’s Beveren in 2002.
He spent most of his career, from 2005 to 2011, with Arsenal of the Premier League, playing 214 games – including the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final – and scoring 10 goals.
He moved for a €3.5 million to Galatasaray, where he played regularly and won five domestic honours in Turkey. After his release in 2015, he was briefly on the books of Sunderland before being given a one-year ban by FIFA for not paying his agent.
Eboué made his international debut for the Ivory Coast in 2004, eventually earning 79 caps by 2013. He was part of their squads at five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cups.