Biography of Alex Iwobi
This article contains the biography of Alex Iwobi and everything other things that people don’t know about the young Nigerian. Most people claim that he isn’t from Nigeria as claimed by his uncle Jay Jay Okocha, but he is a Turkish player.
– Date of Birth: 1996, May 3
– Age: 22 years old
– Birth Nation: Nigeria
– Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
One of the renowned players in Nigeria, Alex Iwobi is currently playing as a winger or striker for National Team of Nigeria and Premier League club, Arsenal. The 21 years old footballer previously played for England U-16 – U18.
At the age of 21, his market value is estimated at € 10.00 million. Iwobi’s favourite footballer is Ronaldinho.
Alex Iwobi’s Early Life
According to the biography of Alex Iwobi, he was born as Alexander Chuka Iwobi on May 3, 1996, in Lagos, Nigeria. He was born to his upper-class father Chuba Iwobi and grew up with his sister, Marie Iwobi. His father was a former footballer.
Iwobi’s zodiac sign is Taurus.
Alex Iwobi officially revealed that his parents keep him grounded and help him invest his money. Iwobi still lives with his family. He often posts pictures of his parents and sibling on his Instagram.
Alex Iwobi is the nephew of Jay-Jay Okocha, former professional footballer. He holds both Nigerian and British nationality and belongs to black ethnicity.
At the age of 2, Iwobi was taken to Turkey by his parents. He later moved to London with his family and was raised in an east London estate close to Bolton Wanderers.
Alex Iwobi’s Net Worth
Alex Iwobi’s current weekly salary is estimated to be £30,000 i.e. he earns about £1,560,000 is a year. He has a net worth of $5 million as of 2018. He was paid only £750 a week but he was offered a pay rise in March 2016 increasing his previous wage by more than 10 times.
After the new deal, he earned in the region of £8,500 per week which was again reviewed and increased to £30,000 next year.
Iwobi’s main source of income is Clubs deals/contract, Sponsorship & Endorsements deals. He currently uses a Sports cars. Iwobi is the brand ambassador of a world’s top brand Nike. He has also been endorsing his uncle’s foundation.
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Alex Iwobi’s Career
At the age of 8, Alex Iwobi joined the Arsenal while he was in a primary school.
On July 1, 2012, Iwobi joined the Arsenal U-18 where he played until 2014. Moreover, he played a year for Arsenal U-21 team.
His first match came with the Youth team of Arsenal as an unused substitute in a League Cup against West Bromwich Albion in September 2013.
In October 2015, Alex Iwobi signed a five year deal with Arsenal. He then made his Premier League debut against Swansea City replacing, Mesut Ozil. His first Champions League match came against Bayern Munich as a substitute.
He scored his first Champions League goal against Basel of Switzerland. So far, he has scored 7 goals in 56 appearances.
Alex Iwobi is the member of the team that won FA CUP (2016-2017) and FA Community Shield (2015 and 2017). As a footballer, he has been awarded CAF Young Player of the Year and CAF Team of the Year in 2016.
Alex Iwobi’s International Career
Alex Iwobi made his international debut with the Youth team of England with whom, he won the Victory Shield in 2011. He scored 1 goal in 7 matches for England U-16. He then played 3 matches for U-17 and 1 for U-18.
On October 8, 2015, Iwobi made his international debut under the coach Sunday Oliseh against DR Congo replacing Ahmed Musa.
Alex Iwobi has represented his national team at World Cup Qualification and International Friendlies. For the nation, he has scored 4 goals in 14 caps.
Alex Iwobis Personal Life
Alex Iwobi is currently single, however, he was previously in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Clarisse Juliette, UK based model. The couple started their love life in 2013, however, they couldn’t continue their relationship and separated after four years.
The former couple had shared numerous pictures of each other on their Instagram. But after a separation, they deleted those pictures from their social media. His former girlfriend Clarisse also accused him of cheating her on taking her on the popular social media platform called snapchat.