The famous Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis was born on 15 November 1997. And he is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL Championship club Watford and the Nigeria national team.
As a matter of fact, Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis began his career at Kwara Football Academy Ilorin, located in Kwara State, Nigeria.
Emmanuel Dennis signed a contract with Ukrainian Premier League club Zorya Luhansk in the month of March 2016. There in the club, he made his debut in a game against Olimpik Donetsk on 24 July 2016, where he scored the opener in a 3–0 victory.
The Wiki information about Emmanuel Dennis has it that he started the season on the bench mostly before being given his UEFA Europa League debut to Feyenoord on 3 November, which ended 1–1. After Dennis’s tremendous performance against Feyenoord, he also played in the Ukrainian side’s other group stage games, to Fenerbahçe and Manchester United. Nevertheless, the club lost 2–0 in both matches and was eliminated from the group having finished in last place.
However, the young star scored his second goal in a 2–0 win over Stal Kamianske on the 11th of December. His sensational performances again, attracted both Manchester City as well as an unknown Bundesliga side, who were interested in signing him in the winter transfer window. Instead of moving, Dennis ended up staying with Zorya for the rest of the season, helping them to a third place in the league with his six goals in 22 league appearances.
On the 30th of May 2017, Club Brugge announced that they had signed Dennis on a four-year-deal for a fee of €1.2 million. The talented player was given the number 42 jersey shirt. As per statistics, he started the season extremely well, scoring five goals in six matches, including one on his debut on 26 July 2017 to İstanbul Başakşehir, a 3–3 draw and a brace three days later in the league over Lokeren, which finished in a 4–0 victory.
Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis however, scored twice in a 2–2 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium against Real Madrid in the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League season on the 1st of October 2019.
1. FC Köln
Again, Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln announced that they had signed Dennis on a loan deal until the end of the season on the 25th of January 2021. Dennis made a total of nine league appearances during his time in Germany.
Watford on the other hand confirmed they had reached an agreement with Club Brugge for the transfer of Dennis on the 21st of June 2021. As per various report, a five-year contract was signed two days later. Emmanuel Dennis scored on his Watford debut in their league opener against Aston Villa, where Watford won 3–2 on the 14th of August. Amazingly, Dennis was nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for November 2021 after scoring and grabbing two assists in a 4–1 thrashing of Manchester United and scoring in a 4–2 defeat at Leicester City. The 25-year old currently ranks joint 20th in the premier league goal scoring chart.
It has been recorded that Emmanuel Dennis represented Nigeria at under-23 level before being called up to the senior team. The young star made his debut on 10 September 2019 in a 2–2 friendly draw to Ukraine, coming on as a 82nd-minute substitute for Samuel Chukwueze.
According to Skysport report, the Nigeria Football Federation attempted to call Dennis up to the squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations however accused Watford of refusing to release Dennis and ‘baring their fangs’. The Nigerian playermaker was part of the Nigerian squad that lost on away goals with an aggregate score-line of 1-1 to the Black Stars of Ghana in the Qatar 2022 World cup qualifier.
Emmanuel Dennis Net Worth
It has been confirmed that Emmanuel Dennis’ major source of earnings is from his football career. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. His net worth is believed to be €5 million where he received £1.4 million as a yearly salary from his current club. His market value is around €8 million. With these massive earnings, he is living a luxurious lifestyle.
Emmanuel Dennis’s Salary
In July 2021 the striker signed a contract with Watford that nets him a whopping salary of 2.4 Million Euro (2 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns () per day and () per hour!
Per year €2,400,000 £2,086,957
Per month €200,000 £173,913
Per week €46,154 £40,134
Per day €6,575 £5,718
Per hour €274 £238
Per minute €5 £4
Year Weekly Wage Yearly Salary Club Position League Age Contract Expiry
2021 £27,000 £1,404,000 Watford AM RL Premier League 23 30-06-2026
2020 £19,000 £988,000 Club Brugge KV M, AM Bundesliga 22 30-06-2022
2019 £9,300 £483,600 Club Brugge M, AM Belgian Pro League A 21 30-06-2021
2018 £9,300 £483,600 Club Brugge KV M, AM Belgian Pro League A 20 30-06-2021
2017 £7,300 £379,600 Club Brugge KV M, AM Belgian Pro League A 19 30-06-2021
2016 £100 £5,200 Zorya Lugansk M, AM Ukrainian Premier League 18 29-06-2018