Kelechi Iheanacho Net Worth (Forbes) 2019

kelechi iheanacho net worth

This is the net worth and profile of fast-rising Kelechi Promise Iheanacho, a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team with an estimated net worth of $12 million in 2019.

Sportstalk Nigeria learnt that Kelechi Iheanacho was born on Oct 3, 1996 in Imo State, Nigeria to Nigerian parents; mother, Mercy Iheanacho and father, James Iheanacho.

As a youth, he represented Taye Academy in Owerri, the capital city of Imo. His performances for Nigeria in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup led to interest from clubs in Europe; teams following his progress included Arsenal, Sporting Clube de Portugal and Porto. In December 2012, Iheanacho travelled to England to discuss a move to Manchester City.

  He signed a pre-contract agreement with the club, stating his intent to formally sign for City on his 18th birthday in October 2014. In the interim, he returned to Nigeria. As the year drew to a close, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) named him the Most Promising Talent of the Year for 2013 at the CAF Awards.

Iheanacho joined Manchester City's Academy on 10 January 2014.
Before the 2014–15 season, City visited the United States on a pre-season tour, and although still not formally a City player, he joined up with the squad.

 He played and scored in the first match of the tour, a 4–1 win against Sporting Kansas City, and scored again against Milan in a 5–1 win. After the conclusion of the tour, Manchester City arranged for Iheanacho to train with the Columbus Crew until mid-October.

Iheanacho was signed by Premier League club Leicester City on a five-year contract on 3 August 2017, for a reported £25 million fee.He made his debut for the club in a 4–3 defeat to Arsenal on 11 August 2017.

  He scored his first goal for Leicester in an EFL Cup tie against Leeds United on 24 October 2017. On 16 January 2018, Iheanacho became the first player in English football to be awarded a goal due to VAR, as the referee deemed that the player had been incorrectly ruled offside for his second goal.

 The goal was Iheanacho's second in a 2–0 win over Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup Third Round replay.

Delays in obtaining a work permit meant Iheanacho was unable to play in England until February 2015. He made his debut at under-19 level in a UEFA Youth League match against Schalke 04, but sustained an injury after only 11 minutes.

 After his recovery, he began to represent Manchester City at both youth and under-21 level in the latter part of the season. He played in the FA Youth Cup final, where he scored, but ended on the losing side after Chelsea claimed a 5–2 aggregate victory.

  The following week, he scored the only goal as Manchester City beat Porto in the final of the 2014–15 Premier League International Cup.

Kelechi Iheanacho is currently single as he has not being spotted with any girl in public.

Here is the Biography of Nigerian Star Kelechi Iheanacho below:

Date of Birth:  October 3, 1996

Place of Birth:  Imo, Nigeria

Age:   22 years

Height:  1.85 m

Nationality:   Nigerian

Position:        Forward, Centre-Forward

Foot: left  

Current club: Leicester City

Joined: Aug 3, 2017

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Outfitter:  Nike

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