Nigeria is home to many professional footballers making waves in their various leagues across the world. We’ve seen a large pool of young talents well represented in Europe. And they are also playing for the Nigerian national football team as well. Henry Onyekuru has been considered as one of such amazing Nigerian footballers that are currently doing well on the pitch. Here on Naijauto, we can't help but dig deep to reveal at this time the top highlights of Henry Onyekuru biography, net worth, cars, houses and blooming career. Keep reading as you get to know more about him in this post.
Henry plays for Olympiacos and the Nigerian national football team!
1. Who is Henry Onyekuru?
Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru is a Nigerian professional footballer who's currently playing as a left-winger for the Greek club Olympiacos and the Nigerian national football team. Just like several footballers, Henry has nursed the dream of becoming a football player right from his childhood. And today, that dream has materialized as he has now become a professional player.
Let's see how he began his career as a footballer.
Henry Onyekuru career
Henry's career as a footballer started with Aspire Academy. The winger was zealous about playing football which spurred him into enrolling at the football academy in 2010. He graduated in 2015. And upon graduation, Onyekuru joined Belgian club K.A. S Eupen from 2015-2017. His debut with the club was on 5 September 2015. While there, he gave an impressive performance which contributed to his team's promotion to the first division of Belgian football. Onyekuru’s skill on the pitch attracted several clubs like Arsenal, Everton, West Brom, and Southampton. With the multiple interests in him, Onyekuru settled for the Everton club and was signed up on 30 June 2017.
Sadly, Onyekuru couldn't obtain a work permit to play in the UK after several attempts. So, he was loaned out to Anderlecht for the 2017 football season. The Nigerian player still kept faith in his dream of making it to the Premier League. To this, he worked hard and was able to score 10 goals in 28 matches. During his stint with Anderlecht, Onyekuru sustained a knee ligament injury which took him off the pitch for several months.
The winger joined Galatasaray in July 2018!
After his recovery, his next destination was Turkish Giants Galatasaray. In July 2018, he joined the Turkey football club on a loan worth £700,000. There, he also put in a great performance. Henry Onyekuru skills couldn't go unnoticed. He’s a fast-paced player who gives defenders a hard time during games. His speed on the pitch earned him the fastest player in the league title from the Turkish league.
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Moving forward, Onyekuru had to get a home for himself since he was unable to get a work permit to play in England. On 12 August 2019, French football club AS Monaco signed him for five years. The club happens to play in the Ligue 1 of France. Things didn't pan out well with AS Monaco. The club had to loan Onyekuru out to his former club Galatasaray for six months on 5 January 2020. The loan reportedly didn't come with an option to buy. Due to the player's impact on the club, the loan was extended in January 2020. And this time it came with an option to buy. Coming to 2021, Greek club Olympiacos signed Onyekuru for a four-year deal on 2 August 2021, for an undisclosed fee.
Now to Henry Onyekuru's stint with the home team. The winger made his first appearance for the Super Eagles team in 2017. It was during a friendly match with Togo. His impressive performance with Galatasaray earned him a spot on the 23-man squad that represented Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt. He was a late substitute in the semifinal match. The same year, Onyekuru was among the team players that faced Ukraine in the international friendly match that took place on 10 September 2019. Overall, Onyekuru scored 2 goals for the national team from 2017-2021.
Henry's debut with his current club Olympiacos!
1.1. Henry Onyekuru age
The left-winger was born on 7 June 1997. Henry is 24 years in 2021. He hails from Onitsha, Anambra State.
1.2. Henry Onyekuru's family
At the young age of 24, Henry is already married and with kids. Henry Onyekuru wife turns out to be his long-time girlfriend Esty. The couple got married in July 2019 and currently have two children. A boy and a girl.
Henry, his wife Esty, and their two children!
2. Henry Onyekuru net worth
Henry has played for several European clubs as an international footballer. During his time with Galatasaray, Henry Onyekuru salary is €17,000 weekly. With a current market value of €7 million, his net worth has been estimated to be $7.5 million.
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3. Henry Onyekuru cars and houses
The young player is among the few footballers who live a moderate lifestyle though he can afford luxuries of life.
Henry Onyekuru cars
Henry is a Mercedes-Benz lover like several Nigerian footballers. He owns a Mercedes-Benz G wagon and a Mercedes-Benz CLA sports car.
Henry Onyekuru house
The professional player has a multi-million-naira mansion in Lekki Phase 2 Lagos State. He moved into the house in 2019 after holding a house warming party.
Henry inside one of his cars, together with his son!
Henry strikes a pose with his family inside their mansion!
4. Henry Onyekuru latest news
The latest news about Henry Onyekuru is on his transfer to a new club. On 2 August 2021, the forward striker announced he has joined Greek club Olympiakos on a four-year deal. Here are Henry Onyekuru photos showing his new club.
The moment Onyekuru signed his deal with Greek club Olympiacos!
Inside the changing room of Greek club Olympiacos!
Henry Onyekuru biography has profiled the career of the professional footballer and net worth. We can't wait to see him deliver a great performance in his new club. Meanwhile, rest assured that once we have more exciting info about Henry Onyekuru biography, net worth, cars, houses and blooming career, we will surely post such info on here!
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