Carney Chibueze Chukwuemeka (born 20 October 2003) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Aston Villa. Born in Austria to Nigerian parents, he represents England internationally, most recently captaining the England U19 side. Chukwuemeka played academy football for Northampton Town, moving to the Aston Villa Academy aged thirteen.
Early Life and Career
Chukwuemeka was born in Austria to Nigerian parents and was raised in Northampton, England.
Chukwuemeka joined the Aston Villa academy from the Northampton Town academy in March 2016. He signed his first professional contract with Villa in July 2020.
Chukwuemeka made his senior debut for the team in on 19 May 2021 in a 2–1 away victory over Tottenham Hotspur, hitting the post within minutes of entering the game. On 23 May 2021, he was named Aston Villa Academy Player of the Season for the 2020–21 season. The following day, Chukwuemeka was part of the Aston Villa U18s squad that won the FA Youth Cup, beating Liverpool U18s 2–1 in the final.
Chukwuemeka made his first senior start on 28 August 2021 in a 1–1 draw against Brentford, a performance Paul Merson hailed as “outstanding”, adding “he will be an absolute star”.
Chukwuemeka is eligible to play for the national teams of England, Nigeria and Austria. After making two appearances for England U17 national team, on 29 March 2021, he made his debut for the England U18 squad in 2–0 victory over Wales.
On 2 September 2021, Chukwuemeka made his debut for the England U19s during a 2-0 victory over Italy U19s at St. George’s Park, he also captained the side.
Family and Parents
Chukwuemeka was born in Austria to Nigerian parents and was raised in Northampton, England. His older brother Caleb also plays for Villa.
Carney Chukwuemeka is currently single and not in any relationship or dating. Carney Chukwuemeka is also not yet married.
Carney Chukwuemeka earns £72,800 per year playing for Aston Villa FC.
Carney Chukwuemeka’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $70, 000 – $650, 000 (net worth estimated in 2021).
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