Alex Iwobi was born on the 3rd of May 1996, and he is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Everton and the Nigeria national team. Iwobi is one of the generational talents that could make an impact in the Super Eagles team. Currently, he is making an impact in Frank Lampards Everton in the English Premier League.
Iwobi’s Club Career
Alexander Chuka Iwobi began his career at Arsenal, making 149 appearances and scoring 15 goals, and winning the FA Cup in 2017. In August 2019, he transferred to Everton for an initial £28 million fee. But before now, the report however has it that he joined Arsenal while still at primary school in 2014, and he was nearly released by the club at the age of 14 and again at the age of 16.
It is reported that on the 27th of October 2015, Iwobi made his first-team debut for the club, starting in a 3–0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Round of 16 of the League Cup. The 26-year-old made his Premier League debut four days later in a 3–0 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, as a stoppage time substitute for Mesut Özil. And he also made his Champions League debut as an 85th-minute substitute in a 5–1 defeat against Bayern Munich. Iwobi started in the first team for the 2015–16 FA Cup 3rd and 4th round home wins against Sunderland and Burnley respectively
Alex Iwobi signed a new long-term contract with the club
in August 2018, reportedly until 2023.
Alexander Chuka Iwobi in January 2019, was the subject of alleged racism from Indian actress Esha Gupta, an Arsenal ambassador. Then in the month of July 2019, after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, he said he was looking forward to returning to club football with Arsenal
The Arsenal prospect, Alex Iwobi signed a five-year contract with Everton on the 8th of August 2019. According to the BBC, Arsenal received a fee of an initial £28 million, rising to £34 million with potential add-ons.
It was reported by BBC that after fifteen days of signing, Iwobi made his debut as a substitute for the final half-hour in place of Gylfi Sigurðsson in a 2–0 loss at Aston Villa. Again, on the 28th of August in the second round of the EFL Cup, he scored his first Everton goal in a 4–2 win at Lincoln City. The 26-year old player maker scored his first league goal on 1 September in a 3–2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, and was one of two players singled out for praise by manager Marco Silva afterwards
According to a BBC report then, Alex Iwobi was eligible to represent two nations, which is England or his birth country Nigeria, Iwobi started as a youth international for England under-18 level, with whom he won the 2011 Victory Shield. Iwobi earned 11 caps for England at underage level, but went on to play for Nigeria in the month of October 2015. He made his senior international debut for the Super Eagles of Nigeria on the 8th of October, replacing Ahmed Musa in the 57th minute of a 2–0 friendly defeat to DR Congo in Visé, Belgium.
The young talent was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But Alex Iwobi was not a part of the 18-man final squad.
Iwobi also pulled out of Nigeria’s squad for that month’s World Cup qualifiers due to injury in the month of August 2017. The 26-year old scored for Nigeria in a 1–0 win over Zambia to secure the Super Eagles a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in the month of October 2017. Again, the young talent was named in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the competition and featured in all three games as the Super Eagles were knocked out in the group stage.
The former Arsenal man, Alexander Chuka Iwobi was named in the Nigeria squad for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in 2022. Iwobi was give a red card five minutes after coming on as a substitute in the knockout stage match against Tunisia, a match Nigeria lost 0-1
Alex Iwobi Net Worth
As per the Forbes update, it has been put to our understanding that the net worth of Alex Iwobi is estimated at €8.4 million, which is around ₦3.8 billion. The young star has a five-year contract at Everton that pays him about €4 million annually.
Since the Nigerian international joined Everton in 2019, his market value has increased steadily. Currently, Transfermarkt estimates the midfielder’s market value to be €25.50 million. Converted to Naira, Iwobi’s market value is around ₦11.51 billion.
How much is alex iwobi salary?
Alex Chuka Iwobi signed a contract with Premier League side Everton in July 2019. As per ESPN reports, Iwobi will earn an annual salary of €4 million. The breakdown shows Iwobi earns €10,929 per day and €455 per hour.
Converted to local currency, Iwobi’s salary means he makes over ₦1.8 billion per year, ₦4.9 million per day, and ₦205,000 per day.