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Following a scintillating 2015 U17 World Cup outing with Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets in Chile, Samuel Chukwueze became a global youngster and attracted attention from major clubs in the world, but it was Villarreal who eventually acquired the signature of the Nigerian.
And since he landed at the club, Samuel has been largely influential in the team and has matured into a tricky winger with tremendous panache to his game, coupled with a touch of deadly finish in front of goal.
He’s today a UEFA Europa League winner and he has also featured for the Super Eagles of Nigeria on several occasions, becoming a mainstay in the side.
Samuel Chukwueze Profile
- Full name: Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze
- Date of birth: 22 May 1999
- Place of birth: Umuahia, Nigeria
- Height: 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
- Position: Winger
- Current Club: Villarreal
- Future Hope
- New Generation Academy
- 2012–2017: Diamond Football Academy
- 2017–2018: Villarreal
- 2018: Villarreal B; 20 Apps; (4 Gls)
- 2018– Villarreal; 124 Apps; (15 Gls)
- 2015: Nigeria U17; 7 Apps; (3 Gls)
- 2018– Nigeria; 24 Apps; (4 Gls)
Biography, Club and International Career
Chukwueze was born in Umuahia, Abia state. He is of Igbo descent and was brought up in a Christian family with a younger brother and a younger sister.
He started playing football at the age of eight and from there, became motivated to play at the pinnacle of the game.
As mentioned earlier, the Villarreal winger’s greatness could be traced back to the 2015 FIFA U17 World in Chile where he was instrumental for Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets as they cruised to a 5th title triumph under the tutelage of Coach Emmanuel Amunike.
As the tournament’s third top scorer, Samuel bagged the bronze boots after scoring three and registering three assists.
In 2017, Chukwueze signed for Villarreal from local side Diamond Football Academy, joining their B team before being promoted to the first team.
He began to feature for Villarreal’s first team in 2018 as a substitute, scoring his side’s second in a 3–1 away demolition of Athletic Bilbao.
Chukwueze got his first call-up to Nigeria’s senior team in October 2018 but his debut would not come until November 2018 as a starter in a 0–0 friendly draw against Uganda.
The pacy winger has represented the Super Eagles at the highest level on the continent across different levels. He played for Nigeria’s senior team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, scoring his first goal in Nigeria’s 2-1 win against South Africa in the quarterfinals.
Chukwueze’s Salary and Net-worth
Sometimes in 2020, Chukwueze renewed his contract with the Yellow Submarines, and became one of the highest-paid players at the club, earning around £22,000 per week.
Before then, he was not earning as much, as he had just been promoted from Villareal B. Annually, Chukwueze earns around £1,144,000.
Being one of the highest-paid players at Villareal, Samuel Chukwueze earns about £1,144,000 every year.
Chukwueze is signed to Roc Nation, after penning a deal in 2019 that would see him being represented by the managing agency.
Roc Nation is known for managing the careers of athletes both on and off the field through endorsement deals, brand strategy, media relations etc.
Family and Relationship
The 23- year old has over time revealed the faces of his family which includes his father, mother and siblings to the public via his social media accounts.
He is the firstborn of his parents in a family of three children: two boys and a girl.
His younger brother is David Chukwueze while the younger sister is identified as Princess Adaeze Chukwueze
Meanwhile, his relationship status has never been clear, making it extremely difficult to know who the youngster is romantically involved with.
Sam Chukwueze has been seen posting pictures of different ladies on his social media pages, and none of his accounts on social media has been updated with marital status or relationship status as of now.
He however confirmed last year that he was in a relationship.
Houses and Cars
There is no verifiable information with regard to houses or properties he owns, as he rarely posts about them.
However, it is rumoured he has an apartment in Spain and Nigeria.
The details of his automobile and landed properties are largely unknown, but reports online have revealed that Chukwueze is well-to-do.
Not long ago, he was spotted with a flamboyant Mazda MX-5 Miata which is an affordable sports cage with a market value that ranges between $25,000 to $30,000.
Sometime in 2019, Chukwueze’s name hit the airwaves when he surfaced online with a Ferrari worth about 98 million Naira.
This article was updated 3 months ago