Alexander Chuka Iwobi (born 3 May 1996) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger and forward for Premier League club Fulham and the Nigeria national team.
Early Life and Career
Alex Iwobi was born in Lagos before moving to England at the age of four, following a brief stay in Turkey, and grew up in Newham, London.
Iwobi joined Arsenal while still at primary school, in 2004, and was nearly released by the club at the age of 14 and again at the age of 16.
He was first involved in a first-team match as an unused substitute in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion on 25 September 2013. He signed a long-term contract with Arsenal in October 2015.
On 27 October 2015, Iwobi made his first-team debut for the club, starting in a 3–0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Round of 16 of the League Cup.
After getting a first Champions League start in a 3–1 away defeat to Barcelona, Iwobi went on to score two goals in his first two Premier League starts in wins against Everton, and Watford, respectively.
On 8 August 2019, Iwobi signed a five-year contract with Everton. According to the BBC, Arsenal received a fee of an initial £28 million, rising to £34 million with potential add-ons.
Iwobi began his career at Arsenal, making 149 appearances and scoring 15 goals, and winning the FA Cup in 2017. In August 2019, he transferred to Everton for an initial £28 million fee.
Iwobi represented England up to the under-18 level. He made his senior international debut for Nigeria in October 2015, and was part of their squads at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, coming third at the latter.
Alex Iwobi was previously in a relationship with Clarisse Juliette, after the breakup of the couple, Alex is currently single. As of 2021, Alex Iwobi is not yet married and is currently single.
Alex Iwobi signed a contract with Premier League side Everton in July 2019. Per reports, Iwobi will earn an annual salary of €4 million. The breakdown shows Iwobi earns €10,929 per day and €455 per hour.
Alex Iwobi net worth is estimated at around $7 million – $15 million.
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