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Leon Balogun age, net worth and career

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Leon Balogun
Leon Balogun. Photo/Sky Sports
  • He is a German- Nigerian professional footballer
  • He plays as a defender
  • He represented Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Leon Balogun is a German-Nigerian professional footballer whose net worth is estimated to be $5 million and he plays as a defender for Scottish Premier League club Rangers and the Nigerian national team.

He began his career in Berlin with Turkiyemspor before moving to Hannover 96 and then to Werder Bremen where he won the DFB-Pokal.

Being born to a Nigerian father, Leon has Nigerian citizenship and is thus eligible to play for the Nigerian national team. He represented the country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Leon Balogun Biography

Full name Leon Aderemi Balogun
Age 35 years old
Height 1.90m
Place of birth Berlin, West Germany
Date of birth June 28 1988
Nationality German/Nigerian
Occupation Footballer
Source of wealth Football earnings
Marital status Single

Net Worth

Leon Balogun has an impressive net worth estimated to be $5 million from his successful football career, earning through contracts, salaries, wages and bonuses.

Playing for Queens Park Rangers earns him a whopping amount of $1.5 million every year, and $25,757 every week.

Leon Balogun

Leon Balogun. Photo/beIN SPORTS

His contract at QRP was extended and it is possible that he earns a salary slightly higher than what he earned before.

Personal Life

Balogun was born in Berlin, West Germany on June 28 1988 to a Nigerian father and a German mother. His parents raised him in Roman Catholic and sent him to a Catholic school at a young age and the defender is a devout Christian.

He speaks fluently in German and English but doesn’t know his father’s language since he was brought up in a German culture.

After high school,  Leon did not proceed with his education and went into his career. However, he is a self-educated man who is passionate about learning and loves reading books about philosophy, religion and history.

He is also a qualified personal trainer and is passionate about learning about fitness and nutrition. Balogun is not married but rumor has it that he has a girlfriend who might be his future wife.

What you did not know about Leon is that an advocate for social justice as he once faced racism from fans at Rangers. He is also an inspiration to young footballers and he shows that it is possible to have a successful career in football without formal education.


Born in Berlin, Germany, Balogun began his career with Turkiyemspor Berlin before moving to Hannover 96.

He signed a two-year contract with Brighton and Hove Albion and two years later, he moved to Wigan Athletic on a six-month loan deal. After the contract, he signed a short-term permanent contract with the club until the end of the season.

From Wigan Athletic, he signed for Scottish Premiership club Rangers on a one-year contract with an option of extending further. He signed a one-year contract with the club and scored a goal for the club in a Europa League group stage and left on the expiry of his contract.

Queens Park Rangers signed him on a one-year contract and one year later, he went back to Rangers after departing from the club as a free agent which was a big celebration by the club and its fans.

Internationally, Leon has represented Nigeria at the senior international level making 46 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring 1 goal.

He was included in Nigeria’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he played in all three of Nigeria’s group matches.

Leon Balogun

Leon Balogun. Photo/Daily Post Nigeria

The defender was also part of Nigeria’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, playing in all six of Nigeria’s matches though they were eliminated in the 16th round by Tunisia.

Leon has made several achievements in his career including;

  • Winning the DFB-Pokal with Werder Bremen 
  • He helped Rangers win the Scottish Premiership title 
  • Making his international debut for Nigeria
  • Being included in Nigeria’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Luxury Collection

Leon’s net worth can afford him the best lifestyle with high-end cars and houses. However, he has kept information on his assets private.


What is Leon’s nationality?


What is his net worth in 2023?

$5 million

Is he married?


What is his religious belief?


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