Alex Iwobi Also known by his full name, Alexander Chuka Iwobi, Iwobi is a Nigerian top footballer and he plays as a forward for the Nigerian National team and the Premier League club.
He is one of Nigeria’s best players and is highly sought for. Today we’d bringing to you Alex Iwobi’s biography, real age, date of birth, parents, siblings, wife, children, football career, salary, net worth, houses, cars and everything else you’d want to know about him.
Alex Iwobi Profile
Before we continue, here’s a quick run down on Alex Iwobi’s profile and a few things you’d love to know about him:
Full Name: Alexander Chuka Iwobi
Name: Alex Iwobi
Date Of Birth: 3rd of May, 1996
Age: 23 years (2019)
Salary: £30,000 per week
Net Worth: $5 million (est.)
Alex Iwobi Biography, Date of Birth and Place of Birth and Early Life
He was born on the 3rd of May, 1996 in Lagos Nigeria but moved to England with his family at the age of four. He is Jay-Jay Okocha’s nephew and that should show you that football in in his blood. He is also “best mates” with Tyrell Robinson, the former Arsenal teammate.
Iwobi’s Football Career
He joined Arsenal football club while still in primary school, however was involved in a first football match as an unused substitute in the on the 25th of September, 2013, in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion.
In the year 2015, he signed a long term deal with Arsenal. On the 27th of October, 2015, he made a first-team debut for Arsenal, which ended in a 3-0 defeat to Sheffield and that was the Round 16 of the League Cup. Four days later he helped make a 3-0 win against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium as a substitute for Mesut Özil.
He then made his Champions League debut in a 5-1 defeat against the club, Bayern Munich as an 85th minute substitute.
After the defeat, he started in the first team 3rd and 4th round home wins against Sunderland and Burnley, for the 2015–16 FA.
He also scored two goals in his first two Premier League games against Watford and Everton.
After that season, he changed his squad number to 17 from 45. This was after Alexis Sánchez took over the newly vacated number from Tomáš Rosický.
He also featured throughout the 2016–17 FA Cup campaign. He achieved more succcess with Arsenal in the year 2017, after they beat Chealsea.
Alex Iwobi Salary
Alex Iwobi is paid £30,000 per week.
Alex Iwobi Net Worth 2018
Alex Iwobi is one of the biggest Nigerian footballers. He is estimated to be net worth $5 million.
Alex Iwobi’s Controversies
He has not been caught in many controversies like many other celebrities, but in July 2018, a video showed up in which Iwobi was caught partying late night against a match the next day.