- He is a Nigeria professional footballer
- He plays as a midfielder/ forward
- He plays for Rheindorf Altach
Who is Chinedu Obasi? He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward. His current net worth is estimated to be between $5 million -$8 million, having acquired it through his professional career.
Chinedu began his football career as a youth in his hometown and later moved to Norway where he joined Club Lyn being awarded as a young player of the year.
Throughout his career at Lyn, he was linked with moves to European clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona and Wigan Athletic.
Being a Nigerian citizen, he represented his country’s under-20 football team at the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2005.
Chinedu Obasi Biography
|Full name||Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi|
|Place of birth||Enugu, Nigeria|
|Date of birth||June 1 1987|
|Source of wealth||Football|
Chinedu’s net worth in 2023 is between $5 million-$8million. His net worth has grown significantly since he began his football career, which can be attributed to his success in his profession.
His source of earnings mainly comes from his football endeavours, from contracts, salaries, wages and bonuses.
At club Schalke, he signed a three-year contract with a transfer fee of $5.34 million
Obasi was born in Enugu, Nigeria on June 1 1987 to his Nigerian parents. He happens to be the sixth and last born in his family which made him get all the needed support from his immediate family.
His parents were strong Christian believers and upon his birth, they named him Obasi meaning ‘Glory to God’. His elder brother Henry, a businessman prides himself as a father figure to the player and also his role model.
He began playing football for fans at the neighbourhood and school then later joined an Academy known as River Lane in Enugu before he progressed to the U17 national team.
He also represented his high school in the Pepsi Academy and Shell Cup in Anambra State and is a practising Christian who has managed to keep his life private from the public. No details of his dating history.
Born in Enugu, he began playing football locally then enrolled in an academy known as River Lane and later joined the Under-17 Nigeria national team.
He also participated in the Shell Cup and Pepsi Academy tournament, representing a secondary school in Anambra State.
He later moved to Norway joining club Lyn. His time at the club was however hampered by numerous disputes with the club in FIFA. He came close to playing in England as a teenager, with reports suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur, Wigan and Portsmouth all wanted to sign him.
However, this could not happen since he didn’t have a work permit. He eventually left Lyn joining TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga and on his arrival, he scored twice on his debut though they lost to Freiburg.
He helped the club win promotion to the Bundesliga in his first season in Germany. He then joined club Schalke 04 on a three-year contract through his performance became inconsistent due to lingering injuries.
After seeking medical assistance, the doctor operating on him inserted a screw in his leg to help him continue with his career. Unfortunately, it reacted and had to be removed, causing a long layoff.
Upon recovery, he joined AIK after a short spell at League One club Shenzhen FC earning a lucrative deal, then joined Bolton Wanderers on a short-term deal that was to expire after a season, completing his move to Macron Stadium on a successful trial period.
On leaving Bolton, he joined Elfsborg then to AIK signing a one-year deal then his third spell at the Stockholm club.
While playing for Lyn, Obasi was courted by the Norwegian FA to play for their national team but he however opted for Nigeria representing them at the under20 FIFA World Youth Championship.
He was also part of the U-23 team at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Final. In total, he has 20 appearances for the National team contributing four goals.
With his impressive net worth, Obasi has not revealed the cars that he owns. However, he owns several real estate in Nigeria.
- Is Chinedu married?
- Does he have children?
- What is his religious belief?
- What is his nationality?
- How old is he?
37 years old.