Carlos Akapo

Squad No. 15
Date of Birth March 12, 1993
Age 29
Height 179cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Elche
Previous Clubs SD Huesca

Carlos Akapo Martínez (born 12 March 1993) is an Equatoguinean professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Cádiz CF and the Equatorial Guinea national team as a right back or central defender.

Akapo was born in Elche, Province of Alicante, to an Equatoguinean father and a Spanish mother. He played youth football with four clubs, including Hércules CF and Elche CF, and finished his development also in the Valencian Community with Huracán Valencia CF. He made his senior debut with the latter on 22 January 2012, in a 1–2 home loss against RCD Mallorca B.

On 11 July 2013, Akapo signed a two-year contract with Segunda División side CD Numancia. His first game as a professional took place on 25 August, as he started in a 4–2 home win over Real Jaén.

On 6 August 2014, Akapo joined Valencia CF and was assigned to the reserves in the third tier. After two seasons of relative playing time, he returned to division two after agreeing to a three-year deal with SD Huesca on 14 June 2016.

Akapo was regularly used the following campaigns, and contributed 20 appearances in 2017–18 as the club achieved a first-ever promotion to La Liga.He made his debut in the competition on 25 September 2018, replacing Luisinho in a 3–0 defeat at Atlético Madrid.

On 20 June 2019, after suffering immediate relegation, Akapo signed a three-year contract with Cádiz CF of the second division, as a free agent. He featured sparingly in his first season at the Estadio Ramón de Carranza, in a promotion as runners-up.

Akapo scored his first goal in the Spanish top tier – also his first as a senior – on 21 May 2021, his team’s second in the 2–2 away draw against Levante UD.