Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong (born 10 December 2000) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a right wing-back for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Netherlands national team.
Early life and career
Netherlands-born but with Ghanaian roots on his maternal side, Frimpong has actually spent over half his life in Great Britain. His family upped sticks for England when he was seven, and within two years the young boy from Amsterdam was kicking about in the Man City youth academy. Frimpong crossed paths with Sancho in the U18s before the latter made a career-shaping move to Borussia Dortmund. Despite impressing with the U23s in Premier League 2 and the UEFA Youth League, the Dutchman left the Etihad Campus without playing a single minute of senior football.
Frimpong joined Manchester City at the age of nine and progressed through the club’s youth ranks, with regular appearances in Premier League 2 and the UEFA Youth League.
On 2 September 2019, Frimpong signed a four-year deal with Celtic. Later that month, he made his professional debut against Partick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals. He made an immediate impact, winning the man of the match award on his debut, and going to become a regular in the first team. His speed and skill was highlighted by the media, and made him popular with Celtic fans. Frimpong quickly became a fan favorite with his electrifying pace, tenacity, and attacking prowess from the right-back position. On 27 October, Frimpong scored in a 4–0 win against Aberdeen, his first professional goal. He won his first career honour on 8 December 2019, when Celtic defeated Rangers 1–0 in the Scottish League Cup Final. He was described by Celtic manager Neil Lennon as “outstanding” and “arguably our best [outfield] player in the first half”, although he was sent off early in the second half for a foul on Alfredo Morelos in the penalty box. In June 2020 , Frimpong was voted Celtic’s Young Player of the Year for season 2019–20 by the club’s supporters.
On 27 January 2021, Frimpong signed for German side Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee, on a four and a half year deal. On 3 October 2023, he extended his contract until 2028.
Born in the Netherlands, Frimpong is of Ghanaian descent. His family moved to England when he was seven years old. As such, he is eligible to play for the Netherlands, Ghana, and England.
Frimpong has represented the Netherlands at under-19 youth international level, and made his international debut against Armenia U19 in November 2018. In November 2019, he made his under-20 debut.
In November 2022, Frimpong was included in the final selection of the Netherlands senior national team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Even though, according to an article on the NOS website, he does not speak a lot of Dutch, he understands match talks and football language. He did not appear in the tournament, as the Netherlands were knocked out by Argentina in the quarter-finals. He made his first appearance for the Netherlands on 13 October 2023, making a substitute appearance in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match against France.
Parents and family
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong Unwawirka was born on the 10th of December 2000 to his parents- Bernice (mother) and Mr Frimpong (father).
Born in Amsterdam to Ghanaian parents, Frimpong and his family moved to England when he was seven years old.
Jeremie Frimpong was born into a large family of eight people. He has five siblings.
Jeremie Frimpong was born into a Christian family.
Jeremie Frimpong has three brothers, Wesley, Jeffrey & Aaron, and two sisters, Chelsea and Nana Frimpong.
Jeremie Frimpong is currently single and not in an open relationship for now.
Is Jeremie Frimpong married?: No, Jeremie Frimpong is at the moment not yet married.
Jeremie Frimpong has no kids for now.
Jeremie Frimpong has an estimated net worth of around $2 million – $5 million.
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