Alex Iwobi is a football player for the Nigerian national team who competes for the Premier League team Arsenal. At the age of four, he moved to England, and at the age of eight, he joined “Arsenal.” He holds the distinction of representing England’s junior national football team in the under-16, under-17, and under-18 levels. Iwobi debuted for Arsenal in the League Cup Round of 16 before making his Premier League debut in a victory over Swansea City. Against Bayern Munich, he made his Champions League debut as a substitute. He was a regular player for the Arsenal squad in the FA Cup teams that won the Community Shield in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He participated in the 35-member Nigerian team for the 2016 Summer Olympics but had to withdraw due to injury before the final roster was released. He made his senior football debut for Nigeria in a friendly game against the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By scoring a goal against Zambia, he helped his nation qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He is currently at the height of his physical fitness and has the ability to play professional football at even higher levels.
Early Childhood & Life
On May 3, 1996, Alexander Chuka Iwobi was born in Lagos, Nigeria. His father, Chuba Iwobi, was a lawyer by trade and an amateur football player. Alexander had a tight relationship with both his uncle Jay Jay Okocha, a former professional player, and his sister Marie. The family had a healthy financial situation.
Iwobi moved to Turkey with his family when he was two years old. They relocated to England to live with Jay Jay Okocha two years later. Alexander was up in an east London neighborhood close to Bolton Wanders, where he attended school.
Tyrell Robinson, with whom he started playing football in the area around his house, became a close buddy of his. Later on, both sons played football professionally. Tyrell grew up playing for Bradford City, whereas Iwobi represented Arsenal. Throughout the course of their individual careers, they stayed in touch.
At the age of eight, while still in primary school, Alex joined Arsenal. He struggled to balance the demands of his education and sports in the early days of his club membership. At the age of 17, he made his League Cup debut as a substitute against West Bromwich Albion, and by the time he was 19, he had committed to the team on a long-term basis.
In international football, he represented England’s youth team at the under-16, under-17, and under-18 levels. He was a member of the English side that won the 2011 Victory Shield, an annual competition for under-16 teams.
Career of Alex Iwobi
In the Round of 16 of the League Cup in October 2015 against Sheffield Wednesday, Iwobi made his League Cup debut for Arsenal as a starter. His Premier League debut came soon after in a victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Against Bayern Munich, he made his Champions League debut as a substitute.
Iwobi started every game for Arsenal in the 2015–2016 FA Cup as they defeated Sunderland and Burnley in the third- and fourth-round matches, respectively. In the club’s Champions League encounter against Barcelona, he made his debut as a starter. He also contributed to the club’s victories over Everton and Watford, teams he scored two Premier League goals.
He was a consistent player for the Arsenal team during the 2016–2017 FA Cup, which they won over Chelsea by a score of two goals to one. Once more, he was a member of the Community Shield-winning squad.
In a friendly game against the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2015, he made his senior football debut for the Nigerian Super Eagles. He was one of the 35 members of the Nigerian Olympic team for 2016, however owing to an injury, he had to withdraw before the final roster was revealed. He helped his team qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by scoring a goal for them against Zambia in 2017.
Iwobi has developed a reputation as a valuable striker and an all-around player who can play in any position when necessary. He has a sizable fan base who admire his ball-handling prowess both in his native country and abroad. He is still young and in his prime, so he has the chance to play some excellent football in the years to come.
Objectives & Outcomes
During the 2015–2016 season, Alex Iwobi played 21 times for Arsenal and netted 2 goals.
He made 38 appearances for the team the following season and contributed 4 goals.
He has made 30 appearances this season and scored 2 goals.
For the Nigerian national team, he has made a total of 14 appearances and scored 4 goals.
Recognition & Achievements
The Confederation of African Football presented Alex Iwobi with the Young Player of the Year title in 2016.
Additionally, he was named to the 2016 Confederation of African Football Team of the Year.
He was a member of the Arsenal squad that won the FA Cup in 2016 and 2017, as well as the FA Community Shield in 2015 and 2017.
He competed for the English young team in 2011 that won the Victory Shield.
Individual Life of Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi was born into a wealthy family and both Nigerian and English citizenship. As his management, he has Base Soccer Agency Ltd. From an early age, his uncle Jay Jay Okocha has served as his mentor and has continued to do so as he pursues a professional football career.
He is close to his parents, who instilled in him a respect for his ancestry. He continues to reside with his parents, who assist him in investing his football salary. They have a comfortable financial situation, but they lead a straightforward, modest life.
He spent four years dating Clarisse Juliette, a model with roots in the UK. On social media, they were frequently spotted together. The couple separated in 2017, though, since his girlfriend thought he had been unfaithful. He is currently a single man.
Alex Iwobi’s net worth
As of 2022, his net worth was estimated to be 8.4 million euros. He is one of the wealthiest footballers in Nigeria. His primary source of riches is the money he earns from playing football. He has experience playing for Premier League clubs in England like Everton and Arsenal. He has also played for Nigeria’s Super Eagles in World Cup competition. Visit SportsBrief for more information about Alex Iwobi’s net worth as of 2022, wage deal, residences, cars, and dating.
In July 2015, he signed a deal with Arsenal, and he has remained with them ever since. His current deal expires in June 2020.
As a result of Alexis Sanchez assuming the number 7 spot left open by Tomas Rosicky, he altered his shirt number from 45 to 17 for the 2016–17 season. He can play practically any position because of his versatility. However, he is known as “Big 17” and typically plays as a left-wing striker.
After a video of him, dancing was posted on social media, Alex Iwobi came under fire for partying 36 hours before a 2018 FA Cup match. He did not, however, partake in alcohol or drug misuse of any kind.