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Michael Olise biography, net worth, career and parents

Michael Olise
Michael Olise. Photo/Premier League
  • He has three nationalities
  • He plays as a midfielder
  • He represents France at youth international level

Michael Akpovie Olise is a professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Crystal Palace as a midfielder and his net worth in 2023 is $5 million, having acquired it from his football career.

Born in England, he represents France at the youth international level. He previously played for Arsenal and Chelsea.

Michael Olise Biography

Full name Michael Akpovie Olise
Age 21 years
Height 1.84m
Place of birth Hammersmith, London, England
Date of birth December 12 2001
Nationality British/ Nigerian/French
Occupation Footballer
Source of wealth Football
Marital status Single

Michael Olise Net worth

Michael has a net worth of $5 million, an amount he has earned in his professional career. He signed a five-year contract with Crystal Palace at $15.3 million, earning a base salary of $3 million every year and a cap hit of a similar amount- $ 3 million.

Personal Life

Michael Olise was born on December 12 2001 to a Nigerian father and a French-Algerian mother. He was born in the West London town of Hammersmith, England, and is the eldest in a family of two boys.

As a kid, he was an introvert and a loner who always remained silent doing things by himself. This made it difficult for people to know what was going around in his mind and life.

Michael Olise

Michael Olise. Photo/Daily Post Nigeria

However, his parents and sibling were already adapted to that and understood him very well.

He became very social and related well with people when he began playing football. The game opened him up. As he grew up, his role model was Neymar making a turn on whom he idolized.

He played street football and he never adopted the style of any footballer. Being himself became part of his personality as he grew up.

The talented winger comes from a middle-class household. Although he is not among the cool kids, his parents managed to get the best for him and his little brother Richard.

His father Vincent foresaw his son’s talent and he vowed to lay a good foundation for his sons. At six years, he was placed in a grassroots team, Hayes FC, to acquire the needed football education.

Michael rose and became the best player in his age group.

At nine years, his name echoed among the neighbouring teams in West London. One of Chelsea’s FC scouts and founder of a ‘We Make Footballers’ project spotted him and developed some interest.

Michael and his brother Richard joined Arsenal’s youth academy. Chelsea selected him for the Blue BBVA International Tournament and played against the likes of Real Madrid Youth.

He signed for Chelsea FC at nine and left at fourteen, leaving his brother Richard at the club. He left the club academy on mutual consent though others say that his parents had a say in this since they didn’t like how they handled their graduates.

There was no place for them in the Club’s senior squad and for this reason, most trainees left the club for fear of not being included in the senior team.

Michael is a Christian believer and is not dating currently.


Olise began his training at a young age having played for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. He is a beneficiary of the Reading Academy Scholarship.

He later joined the Reading Academy Scholarship program on a contract of three years, being nominated for the EFL Young Player of the Season when he was at the club.

He joined Crystal Palace on a five years contract, and played in a match against Tottenham, in a Premier League debut. His debut goal came in a match against Leicester City, making him the Premier League’s youngest scorer.

Michael Olise

Michael Olise. Photo/Belfast Telegraph

He also played international matches for France at different levels, the France U18 and U21. He is legible to play for France, Algeria, England and Nigeria.

Michael has gained his net worth through the contracts he gets from the various clubs that assign him and also in salaries, wages and bonuses.

Luxury Collection

Olise has not been spotted driving cars on the streets of England but with his increasing net worth, we might see him soon in the likes of Lamborghini, Range Rovers, Rolls Royce and Mercedes Benz as these are the most preferred brands by the footballers.


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