Alexander Chuka Iwobi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger and forward for Premier League club Everton and the Nigeria national team. He began his career at Arsenal, making 149 appearances and scoring 15 goals, and winning the FA Cup in 2017.
Early Life & Career
Alexander Chuka Iwobi who is popularly known as Alex Iwobi is a professional Nigerian footballer born on May 3, 1996.
He plays for the Nigerian national team and Arsenal football club.
Alex Iwobi’s father, Chuba Iwobi is a lawyer while his mother is relation to Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha.
Iwobi was only two years old when his family moved to Turkey and at the age of 4, his family moved to England where they had stayed with his uncle Jay Jay Okocha. He was raised in an east London estate near Bolton Wanders where he had also went to school.
Alex Iwobi joined Arsenal at the age of eight while still in primary school and signed a long term contract with the club in October 2015.
He made his first appearance for the club on October 27, 2015 and made his premier league debut in a 3-0 win against Swansea City.
Iwobi started his international career as a youth for England where he won the Victory Shield of 2011 before he went on to play for Nigeria.
He made his first appearance for the Super Eagles in a friendly match against Dr Congo and was also part of the 23 man squad named for the 2018 World cup in Russia.
Here are some interesting things you don’t know about him.
1. He was born in Lagos state part of Nigeria.
2. He has a beautiful sister named Marie.
3. He was in a relationship with his girlfriend, Clarisse Juliette, a UK based model.
4. Iwobi understands the Nigerian Igbo and Yoruba language and speaks mostly the Pidgin English.
5. His best friend is Kelechi Ihenacho and also has strong relationship with Ahmed Musa and Mikel Obi.
6. Iwobi has received numerous awards including CAF Young Player of the year (2016) and CAF Team of the Year (2016).
Alex Iwobi is one of the most influential Nigerian player with an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.