Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis (born 15 November 1997) is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Premier League club Watford and Nigeria national team.
Early Life and Career
Emmanuel Dennis was born in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
Dennis began his career at Accademia di Abuja, located in Abuja, Nigeria.
In March 2016, Dennis signed with Ukrainian Premier League club Zorya Luhansk. He made his debut in a game against Olimpik Donetsk on 24 July 2016, where he scored the opener in a 3–0 victory.
Dennis started the season on the bench mostly before being given his UEFA Europa League debut to Feyenoord on 3 November, which ended 1–1. After impressing against Feyenoord, he also played in the Ukrainian side’s other group stage games, to Fenerbahçe and Manchester United. Zorya lost 2–0 in both matches and were eliminated from the group having finished in last place.
On 11 December, Dennis scored his second goal in a 2–0 win over Stal Kamianske. His performances attracted both Manchester City as well as an unknown Bundesliga side, who were interested in signing him in the winter transfer window. However, Dennis instead ended up staying with Zorya for the rest of the season, helping them to a third place in the league with his six goals in 22 league appearances.
Club Brugge announced on 30 May 2017 that they had signed Dennis on a four-year-deal for a fee of €1.2 million. He was given the number 42 jersey shirt. Dennis started the season extremely well, scoring five goals in six matches, including one on his debut on 26 July 2017 to İstanbul Başakşehir, a 3–3 draw and a brace three days later in the league over Lokeren, which finished in a 4–0 victory.
On 1 October 2019, Dennis scored twice in a 2–2 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium against Real Madrid in the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League season.
On 25 January 2021, Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln announced that they had signed Dennis on a loan deal until the end of the season. He made a total of nine league appearances during his time in Germany.
On 21 June 2021, Watford confirmed they had reached an agreement with Club Brugge for the transfer of Dennis. A five-year contract was signed two days later. On 14 August 2021, Dennis scored on his Watford debut in their league opener against Aston Villa, where Watford won 3–2.
Dennis represented Nigeria at under-23 level before being called up to the senior team. He made his debut for the Super Eagles on 10 September 2019 in a 2–2 friendly draw to Ukraine, coming on as a 82nd-minute substitute for Samuel Chukwueze.
Emmanuel Dennis is currently single and not in any relationship or dating for now. Emmanuel Dennis is also not yet married.
Net Worth & Salary
Emmanuel Dennis earns over $1.9 million annually playing for Watford FC.
Emmanuel Dennis’ net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $2 million – $20 million (net worth estimated in 2021).
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