Chidozie Collins Awaziem (born 1 January 1997) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Turkish club Alanyaspor on loan from Boavista FC.
Early Life and Career
Born in Enugu, Awaziem joined FC Porto from Portugal in 2014, where he spent his last year as a junior and won the corresponding league title. His senior debut was made with the B team, in the Segunda Liga.
On 27 January 2016, aged 19, Awaziem appeared in his first competitive game with the main squad, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 away loss against C.D. Feirense in the Taça da Liga. His maiden appearance in the Primeira Liga took place on 12 February, as he again started in a 2–1 win at S.L. Benfica due to an injury crisis to the defensive sector.
Awaziem was loaned to French club FC Nantes for the 2017–18 season. His first match in Ligue 1 took place on 6 August 2017, when he came on as a 74th-minute substitute in a 3–0 defeat away to Lille OSC.
In January 2019, Awaziem joined Çaykur Rizespor on loan until the end of the campaign. On 15 August, in the same situation, he moved to CD Leganés.
Still owned by Porto, Awaziem signed a temporary deal with Boavista F.C. – also in Portugal and the city of Porto – ahead of 2020–21, with the obligation of a permanent four-year contract on 30 June 2021.
Aged 19, Awaziem was called up by Nigeria for friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg, on 27 and 31 May 2016. He made his senior debut on 1 June 2017, starting in a 3–0 win over Togo in Paris in another exhibition game.
Awaziem was included in Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, being an unused player as the tournament ended in group stage exit. He was also picked for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Wife and Family Life
Chidozie Awaziem is a happily married man. He is married to his long-term girlfriend, Oby. His wife likes to stay from the media spotlight so there is no such information on her profession or early life. The couple might have dated for some years before tying the wedding knot in a private ceremony where their close friends and family were only invited. However, the couple is yet to mention the exact date and venue of their marriage.
Since the wedding, the couple is enjoying their married life blissfully as there is not even a single rumor on their divorce or extramarital affairs. They shared a daughter, Christel Awaziem from their marriage. Further, there is not much information concerning his past and present relationship neither he has ever been involved in any sorts of rumors or controversies regarding his personal or professional life.
Net Worth and Salary
He earns an annual salary of €460,000. He has been earning this amount from his current club Boavista F.C.
Chidozie Awaziem’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $1.2 million – $10 million.
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