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William Troost-Ekong Age and Net Worth

William Troost-Ekong
William Troost-Ekong. Photo/ESPN
  • He is a professional footballer who plays for club PAOK and the Nigeria national football team
  • He was born to a Dutch and Nigerian family
  • He captained the Super Eagles in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

William Troost Ekang is a professional footballer who plays for Greece’s Super League club PAOK and the Nigeria national team and his current net worth in 2023 is an impressive amount of $5 million.

The player was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and a Nigerian father which makes him eligible to play for the two countries.

Ekong started his career as a youth with Fulham and Hotspur in England, then moved to Belgium where he joined KAA Gent and was loaned out to Norwegian club FK Haugesund the same year.

Two years later, he signed for Turkish club Bursaspor and to Udinese the following year.

He made his senior debut for Nigeria and was part of the squad that won the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

William Troost-Ekong Biography

Full name William Paul Toost-Ekong
Age 30 years old
Height 1.91 m
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Date of birth September 1 1993
Nationality Dutch/Nigerian
Occupation Footballer
Source of wealth Football earnings
Marital status Married

Net Worth

William’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be $5 million based on his earnings. The player’s salary at Greek Super League club PAOK is estimated to be $ 1 million where he signed a four-year contract with the club.

William Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong. Photo/Daily Post Nigeria

He previously played for Bursaspor where he earned a sum of $40,000 per annum before he moved to club Udinese where he earned a salary of $64,000. His performance improves every time and so is his salary and with time his net worth is also going to increase.

Personal Life

William Troost-Ekong was born in Haarlem, Netherlands on September 1 1993 to his father Ekong, who is a Nigerian and mother Eleanore Troost who is Dutch.

The player has two siblings, a sister named Emily and a brother named Everest.

Troost-Ekong grew up in Haarlem and attended the Hockerill Anglo-European College in England. He began his youth career with Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur before moving to Belgium to join KAA Gent.

He also played for Turkish club Bursaspor, Italian club Udinese and then for Watford. His father being a Nigerian, Ekong is eligible to play for the country and has represented them internationally in the 2016 Summer Olympics and at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The player is a Christian believer who embraces his beliefs in the religion. He is married to Bambi Ekong, a Nigerian businesswoman and the couple is blessed with a son Oscar.

Since his teenage years, he has been a keen boxer and he trains in the sport often. He is a philanthropist who is involved in several charitable initiatives including the Troost-Ekong Foundation which provides educational and sporting opportunities in Nigeria.

He is also an Arsenal fan and his wish is to play for the club someday.


William Troost-Ekong is a Nigerian-Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defender for Greek club PAOK and the Nigerian national team.

The player began his career as a youth with Fulham and then Tottenham Hotspur before he moved to Belgium to join KAA Gent.

William Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong. Photo/Sports Brief

The player then joined Turkish club Bursaspor on a three-year contract. The following year, he moved to the Italian club Udinese on a four-year contract where he played for two seasons.

The defender then joined English club Watford on a four-year contract. Troost has represented Nigeria at the international level. He was part of the Nigeria squad that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

He was also part of the Nigeria squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He represented them in the Netherlands at the Under19 and Under20 but chose to play for Nigeria over the Netherlands.

In the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ekong captained the Super Eagles and was named in the tournament Technical Study Group’s Best XI of the group stage.

Luxury Collection

The defender is doing well based on his career earnings and can afford the best life with flashy cars. However, we don’t have any information on the fleet of cars he owns as he is very private.


How old is he?

30 years old

What is his net worth in 2023?

$5 million

Which club is he currently playing for?

Greek Super League club PAOK

What is his religious belief?


Is he married?


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