1. Alex Iwobi's biography
- Who is Alex Iwobi?
Alexander Chuka Iwobi is a Nigerian footballer who plays professionally for Super Eagles (Nigeria national team) and Everton, a club side in the top flight of the English Premier League, where he plays alongside stars like Gylfi Sigurðsson, Richarlison, and many others.
Alex Iwobi gained prominence during his time at Arsenal under the guidance of famous coach Arsène Wenger, where he had 149 appearances.
Making his first senior club debut in 2015 at Arsenal against Swansea City, one of the Premier League clubs, Iwobi won the 2015 and 2017 F.A Community shield cup titles and F.A Cup in 2017 while he was playing for Arsenal F.C.
Iwobi’s playing style is filled with football trickery, speed as well as eyes for key passes. This was how he got the popular nickname “Prince of Nutmegs”. He took the number 17 from Alex Sanchez, who took the vacant number 7 after the departure of Tomáš Rosický.
Alex Iwobi made his first senior appearance for the Super Eagles of Nigeria on 8 October 2015
He joined the Arsenal football academy when he was in primary school. In 2019, Iwobi was transferred to Everton, a Merseyside club, for an initial fee of £28 million (₦13.6 billion). One might say his relationship with the legendary midfield maestro Austin Jay Jay Okocha might open the door for the talented winger/forward, but he has proven himself to be a good football player despite all this.
Alex Iwobi represented England at the under-18 level before he made his international senior debut in 2015 for Nigeria. Iwobi was part of the Nigeria national team squad that partook in the FIFA World Cup held in 2018 and Africa Nations Cup in 2019. He made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2015 where he entered as a replacement for Ahmed Musa in 57th minute against DR Congo in a friendly match.
His footballing talent was well nurtured professionally at Arsenal under the guidance of the French coach Arsene Wenger
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- Alex Iwobi’s age
The prolific winger is currently 24 years old. Alex Iwobi was born on the 3rd of May 1996. Unarguably, he still has lots of active years to his advantage to play at the top level.
- Alex Iwobi’s family
Alex Iwobi was born in the highly populated city of Lagos before relocating to England at a very tender age. We also learnt he stayed briefly in Turkey but spent most of his childhood in Newham, London.
Iwobi is the cousin of former Super Eagles midfielder Jay Jay Okocha, who has been playing the dual role of a mentor and maternal uncle to him. His father, Chuba, has always supported his journey into the football right from the beginning. It’s fair to say Alex Iwobi has a relatively supportive family.
Alex Iwobi is the nephew of retired Super Eagles Austin Jay Jay Okocha
2. Alex Iwobi’s net worth
Alex Iwobi became rich right from a very young age. He reportedly signed many contracts while at Arsenal Football Club before his transfer to Everton FC, where he plays currently under Carlo Ancelotti.
Alex Iwobi's current market value as of 2020 is £34 million (₦16.5 billion). He also has many endorsements to his name, part of which was the 3-year contract with LG Electronics in 2018. Alex Iwobi's net worth is estimated at £7.4 million (₦3.59 billion).
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- Alex Iwobi's salary
Presently, Alex Iwobi’s salary at Everton is four million pounds annually. He earns a weekly wage of £72,102 (roughly 35 million nairas). This means the Everton star makes 6.73 pounds every minute whether he plays or not. He was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2019, joining the likes of Ijeoma Balogun, Burna Boy, and other young talented Africans.
- Alex Iwobi's hometown
Alex Iwobi is from Onitsha in Anambra State, Nigeria. His father is reportedly Nigerian while his mother is English. He was born in Nigeria but taken to England when he was just 4 month-old.
- Alex Iwobi's girlfriend
The talented Everton FC winger reportedly dated a British model Clarisse Juliette for a while before they finally broke up. Iwobi was known to flaunt the pictures of him and his girlfriend on his social media accounts before the romantic relationship went downhill.
Alex Iwobi pictured with his British ex-girlfriend Clarisse Juliette during the better times
3. Alex Iwobi cars and houses
The Nigerian-born Alex Iwobi is known to have an exquisite taste for expensive things. Who would blame him since he is young and rich? Alex Iwobi’s car collection is nothing short of elegance and speed. Alex Iwobi has been spotted a few times in his Mercedes Benz convertible either alone or with his ex-girlfriend.
He reportedly acquired a matching car for his former British model girlfriend
It was reported he bought a matching car for his ex-girlfriend. The post of these matching luxury cars was later deleted from his Instagram account after he broke up with Clarisse Juliette.
Iwobi having the time of his life inside his Mercedes-Benz convertible
We also know that Alex Iwobi owns a BMW car in his exotic collection. We learnt he loves cruising in this BMW sportscar to his training sessions.
He is a bit of a private man when it comes to flaunting the hot wheels in his garage and luxury things on social media. Be assured we will update you as soon as we get a hint of another car in his fleet.
This BMW car is one of the sporty cars you will find in his collection
- Alex Iwobi's house
Alex Iwobi reportedly owns a house in Lagos. Although much hasn’t been said about the house from the pictures, we could see it’s quite a magnificent house. For such a well-loaded player like Alex Iwobi, such a house is quite befitting.
The beautiful building in Lagos suspected to belong to the Everton star
4. Alex Iwobi transfer news and additional info
- Alex Iwobi recently matched the 124 Premier League appearances with his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha in a match against Wolves. The match ended in a 2-0 away defeat at Wolves. The toffee star man has also been urged to prove his transfer fee by improving on his performance at the Everton Football Club.
- Alex Iwobi has been heavily criticized recently by Martin Keown for his not-so-good performance under Carlo Ancelotti despite earning £50,000 weekly.
Alex Iwobi's Instagram account – https://www.instagram.com/alexanderiwobi/
Alex Iwobi's Twitter - https://twitter.com/alexiwobi
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