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Kelechi Iheanacho biography, net worth, career and baby mamas

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Kelechi Iheanacho net worth
Kelechi Iheanacho. Photo/Sky Sports
  • He is a Nigerian professional footballer
  • He plays as a forward for Leicester City and the Nigeria national team.
  • He was part of the U-17 World Cup-winning team in 2015.

Kelechi Iheanacho is a 26 years old professional football player from Nigeria whose net worth in 2023 is about $20 million, having earned it through his football profession.

He is one of the best football players in Nigeria at the moment, having represented the country at all the levels. In 2015, he was part of the U-17 team that won the World cup in 2015.

Currently, he plays for premier League side Leicester City where he is a key figure in the team.

Kelechi Iheanacho Biography

Full name Kelechi Promise Iheanacho
Age 26 years
Height 1.85m
Place of birth Owerri, Nigeria
Date of birth October 3, 1996
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Footballer
Source of wealth Football
Marital status Single

 

Kelechi Iheanacho Net worth

Kelechi’s net worth in 2023 is approximately $20 million. Given that he is still in his prime, his net worth will significantly increase in the future. He signed a contract with Leicester city for $31.6 million, with an annual salary of $3.9million. In 2022, his base salary at Leicester was $5.3 million and a cap hit of a similar amount.

Personal Life

Kelechi Iheanacho was born on October 3 1996 to Elder James Iheanacho and the late Mercy Iheanacho. He hails from Obogwe, Imo state in the Southeastern part of Nigeria, where he spent his childhood alongside his three siblings.

Throughout his childhood, he played on the streets with his peers making it evident that his destiny lies on the football field.

At 14 years, his mother who was a teacher passed away leaving him and his siblings under their father’s care, who was a trader in building materials.

He is a lover of many with several girlfriends and baby mamas, not forgetting children and he observes Christian faith.

Career

Born in Owerri, he represented the youth at Taye Academy. He participated in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and his performance led to interest from clubs in Europe like Arsenal, Sporting CP and Porto.

Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho. Photo/Goal. Com Kenya

In 2012, he travelled to England on a discussion of joining Manchester City, signing a pre-contract that stated his interest in formally joining the club on his 18th birthday and returned to Nigeria.

As the year approached it’s end, he was named the most promising talent of the year for the 2013 CAF Awards by the Confederation of African Football [CAF].

He joined Manchester City’s Academy in 2015 and was part of the club’s squad that visited United States for a pre-season tour. At the tour, he played and scored against Sporting Kansas City and also against Milan. As they concluded the tour, Manchester had seen a star in him and arranged for his training with Columbus Crew.

There was a delay in getting his work permit, that became a barrier for him to play in England. However, he made his debut in a UEFA Youth League in the U-19 level, in a match against Schalke 04 suffering an injury.

After recovery, he represented Manchester City at both youth and U-21 levels, playing in the FA Youth Cup final where they lost to Chelsea.

In season 2015-16, he was in the City’s pre-season tour in Australia, played at the 2015 international Champions Cup where he scored the second goal in a win against Roma. His performance saw him to a promotion to the Manchester City senior squad.

For a duration, he remained as unused substitute but later made a competitive debut as a replacement at the City of Manchester Stadium. He played at the FA Cup where he scored and also at the UEFA Champions League where he came in as a replacement for an injured teammate.

He ended the season with a record of 14 goals and 5 assists from 35 appearances ending the season at City as the third, highest scorer.

He signed a contract at Leicester City on a five-year contract, for a reported fee of $31.6 million. In 2020-21 season, he won the premier league and scored five goals in three league appearances, signed a new three-year contract with Leicester till 2024.

Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho.Photo/The Nation Newspaper

Luxury Collection

The 26 years old can comfortably afford the best cars in the world with his net worth. He owns a Mercedes Benz c300 worth N17 million and a BMW i8 worth N106.5 million

FAQs

1.How old is he?

26 years.

2.Is he married?

No.

3.Does he have children?

Yes.

4.What is his nationality?

Nigerian.

5.What is his religion?

Christian.

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