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  • Odion Ighalo

    Odion Ighalo. Photo/ Brima FM

    He is a Nigerian professional footballer

  • He plays as a striker for Club Al-Hilal and the Nigeria national team
  • He played for Manchester United on a loan

Odion Ighalo is a Nigerian footballer who plays for the English Premier League Side, Manchester United on loan and his net worth in 2023 is estimated to be about $10 million-$20 million.

During his youth career, he played for Clubs like Prime FC and Julius-Berger FC and then left for Norway where he joined Tippeligaen.

 Odion Ighalo Biography

Full name Odion Jude Ighalo
Age 33 years
Height 1.88m
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Date of birth June 16 1989
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Footballer
Source of wealth Football
Marital status Married


Odion Ighalo Net worth

Odion Ighalo net worth in 2023 is estimated to be about $10 million -$20 million. He joined Changchun Yatai club at a fee of $25 million. He is on a contract at club Al Hilal, where he receives a salary of $ 5 million every year. His net worth value is through the contracts, salaries and wages he receives from his career.

At Shanghai Shenhua, he received a weekly pay of $502,752.

Personal Life

Ighalo was born on June 16th 1989 in Ajegunle, a ghetto area in the state of Lagos, a place known for harboring musical and football talents. His parents are Paul Ighalo and Martin Ighalo, has two siblings who are Daniel Ighalo and Mary Atole.

His father was unemployed while the mother worked as a small trader selling provisions and soft drinks.

He dropped out of school to play in a local pitch known as Macarena. His turning point came when a FIFA agent of Argentine origin saw his talent and took him to Norway where he was placed on trial.

He is married to Sonia Ighalo and they have a son. He is a devout Christian believer while his mother is a Muslim and part of his money goes into Charitable organizations in Nigeria.


Odion played for local clubs in Nigeria before he left for Norway, joining Tippeligaen in 2007. He made his debut in a match against Viking which helped his team win and his performance attracted other Tippeligaen Clubs.

In 2008, Udinese and Lyn sealed a deal of five years which saw him move to a Serie A club. The following year, he was sent on a loan to a Spanish Club known as Granada. His first season at Granada, he was instrumental to the Club’s advancement.

In season 2010-11, he was sent on a loan to Cesena where he played for a short period.

Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo. Photo/Daily Express

In 2011-2014, his loan stint continued at Granada where he was returned back after playing for Cesena for only one season. He helped his side earn promotion to the La Liga and debuted in the top tier league in August 2011.

In 2014, Udinese agreed to send him to the English Premier League Club Watford on a loan. In august that year, he debuted for the Club in the Carabao Cup where he scored his first goal for Watford.

Later in the year, Udinese released him from his contract and Watford terminated their loan deal offering him a permanent deal. One year after, he scored his first premier League goal in his first EPL game.

He scored a crucial goal against Arsenal which helped Watford advance to the semifinals of the FA Cup. He agreed on a five years contract with Watford for the following season.

One year later, he moved to the Chinese Super League Changchun Yatai for $25 million where he ranked second scorer but the Club suffered relegation. He was offered a contract extension worth $502,752 per week by Shanghai Shenhua.

He had an offer for Barcelona but turned it down in favor of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. The following year, he moved to Manchester United on a loan. On February 2021, he joined Saudi League AL Shabab on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

In 2022, he joined Al-Hilal and his contract ends in June 2023.

Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo. Photo/Sport News Africa

In 2018, he played for Nigeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia. In 2019, he scored the most goals at the 2019 AFCON helping Nigeria emerge third.

Luxury Collection

With his net worth, it’s our expectation that his garage has more than four cars but Ighalo owns two. A White Range Rover Velar worth $109,036 million and a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon. He owns a posh mansion in Lekki, Lagos.


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