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Luton Town fans are only just realising that Elijah Adebayo’s full name is 65 letters long. The 26-year-old helped the Hatters climb out of the relegation zone on Tuesday with a sensational hat-trick during a 4-0 win over Brighton at Kenilworth Road.

Within 19 seconds, he had opened up the scoring after flicking the ball past Jason Steele in the visitor’s goalmouth before Chiedozie Ogbene doubled Luton’s advantage two minutes later. The Englishman capped off his trio of goals with a composed close-range finish followed by a poacher’s header from the back post on the stroke of an hour.

After the game, Hatters boss Rob Edwards praised Adebayo’s fine display and insisted he has the potential to cause Premier League defenders real problems this season. “I think his work-rate has always been great, but he’s seeing how important it is to press and press hard, do the double runs, go and press the goalkeeper and go and press your man,” said Edwards.

“He does that tirelessly, but he’s going to be someone who is going to be really difficult to play against. He can come back and defend set-pieces, he’s a threat in the opposition box aerially as well as the little one one-yarders, but his all round performances now, because of his pressing, because of his build up play now, he’s scoring some goals, he’s progressing really, really well.

“There’s still a long way to go for him. I think he’s got a really high ceiling Eli. If he stays focused and keeps working hard, he can go a long way and have a really, really good career, I think he’s showing that now.”

Adebayo received similar applause on social media with a string of posts from Luton’s X team singing their star striker’s praises. One post, a picture of Adebayo holding the match ball, was captioned with his full name – and fans can’t believe it is so long.

The Fulham academy graduate’s full name is Elijah Anuoluwapo Oluwaferanmi Oluwatomi Oluwalana Ayomikulehin Adebayo. Adebayo is of Nigerian descent where it is often customary forchildren to be given their father’s, grandfather’s, or great-grandfather’s names as well as their birth names.

Reacting to the revelation, one fan (@Yo__1Obama) wrote: “Wait he had these names?” Another (@A_Namadee) added: “How does it fit on his ID?” Meanwhile, a third (@Mason_T75) tweeted: “Wow! A big name and a big performance tonight!”

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