Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi who was born on the 16th of December 1996 is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. Ndidi is known for his defensive prowess and long range strikes.
The by BBC have it that on the 14th of January 2015 Nath Boys Academy agreed a €180,000 transfer deal with Genk, of which the deal was completed on 15 January 2015. Ndidi made his Belgian Pro League debut with Genk on 31 January 2015 against Charleroi in a 1–0 away defeat. Ndidi played the first 74 minutes of the game, before being substituted for Jarne Vrijsen
Statistics however present it that during the Belgian League play-off game against Club Brugge, Ndidi scored a long-range goal, which was named the goal of the season in the Belgian league. After receiving an attempted-clearance outside the penalty box, he lofted the ball smoothly over an opposing player before unleashing a ferocious volley into the top right corner.
However, Genk agreed a £17 million transfer deal with Leicester City on the 3rd of December 2016. And that deal was confirmed on th 5th of January 2017.
The Nigerian born midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi made his debut for the club on 7 January 2017, in a 2–1 win against Everton in the third round of the FA Cup. And he also made his first Premier League start on 14 January 2017 against Chelsea at home in a 3–0 defeat. His career statistics however have it that in the English FA Cup game against Derby County on 8 February 2017, Ndidi came on in the first half of extra time and scored his first goal for Leicester through a long-range shot. In a 3–1 win over Liverpool on 27 February 2017, Ndidi won 11 of his 14 tackles, a feat bettered only by Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté who made 14 tackles against the same club in January.
Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi was part of the Nigerian youth set up during his time at Nathaniel Boys of Lagos. While the young star was playing the African U-17 Championship with Nigeria, he was excluded along with two other players from the competition as a precaution, following an MRI age test that suggested he was just slightly above the threshold. Nevertheless, he joined up with his teammates in the U-20 team the following year, forming the bedrock of the midfield. The young man marking midfielder was called up to the senior Nigeria national football team on 8 October 2015, making his debut in the friendly game against DR Congo, and playing again a few days later in the 3–0 win against Cameroon, when he replaced John Obi Mikel in the 63rd minute.
The Leicester City star was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in May 2018. Wilfred Ndidi was included in the African Cup of Nations 2019 squad and played in Nigeria’s first match against Burundi. Again, he was selected in Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations 28-man squad by Nigeria’s caretaker coach Austin Eguavoen on the 25th of December 2021. After the Africa Cup of Nations on January 22, 2022, Cameroon 2021 Group Stage, Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) shortlisted Ndidi in the group stage’s best team as a substitute alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Wilfred Ndidi Salary
The Nigerian international midfielder Wilfred Ndidi makes an annual salary of €4,500,000, and a weekly salary of €91,463 as a Midfielder for Leicester City.
He represented the Nigerian National team- Super Eagles, 36 times. Wilfred Ndidi also joined the EPL team for a €17,000,000 deal from Genk, a Belgian club and he is known as a talented defensive midfielder.
Wilfred Ndidi Net Worth
Wilfred Ndidi, playing for an English Premier League club, it is of no news that Ndidi’s earnings should be through the roof even for a footballer his age. As per Forbes, his net worth is claimed to be staked at ₦13.7 billion (€30.3 million).
Wilfred Ndidi’s current market value is priced at 36 million Euros, and he is ranked worldwide as the 48th Midfielder around the world and because of his market value, he is ranked as number one amongst all footballers in Nigeria.
Leicester City won the 2020-21 FA Cup.
Leicester City won the FA Community Shield in 2021.Wife of Wilfred Ndidi
Facts About Wilfred Ndidi
Celebrated Name: Wilfred Ndidi
Age: 25 Years
Nick Name: Didi
Birth Name: Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
Birth Date: 1996-12-16
Profession: Football Player
Birth Nation: Nigeria
Place Of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Career Start: 2002
Father: Theo van Vlierden
Mother: Marleen van Vlierden
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Dinma Fortune
Height: 6 ft. 0 inches
Body Type: Alethic
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Source of Wealth: Football Career
Net Worth: €30.3 Million
Salary: £3.9 Million
Current Team; Leicester City
Position: Defensive midfielder
Jersey Number: 25
Ndidi’s social media handles include Instagram @Ndidi25 and Twitter @Ndidi25.