Alex Iwobi

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Full Name Alex Iwobi
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Alex Iwobi
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date May 3rd, 1996
Birth Place Lagos

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Alexander Chuka Iwobi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton and as a winger for the Nigeria national team.

Everton manager praises ‘fantastic’ Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi completed his move from Arsenal to Everton on a five-year deal on English transfer deadline day and he has drawn praises from manager Marco Silva.“Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing. He is a direct and skillful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard,” the Everton manager said.

“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games. “Alex fits exactly the profile of the player I want. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club.” The Everton gaffer adds Iwobi to a team of new recruits including goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, defender Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and striker Moise Kean.

Famous for

  • Football plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton as a winger and previously for Arsenal.

Early life of Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi was born on 3 May 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria. He holds both Nigerian and English nationality. He was moved to England with his family when he was 4 years old and grew up in Newham. He was raised by his father Chuba Lwobi and mother(name unknown) along with his sister Marie Lwobi. His birth name is Alexander Chuka Lwobi and his birth sign is Taurus. He is the nephew of former professional footballer Jay-Jay Okocha. Furthermore, Lwobi joined Arsenal while still at primary school, in 2004.

Body measurements of Alex Iwobi

How tall is Alex Iwobi?

Nigerian Footballer Alex Iwobi has an athletic body physique and stands the height of 5ft 7in tall with a weight of 75 kg. Additionally, His black hair and brown eyes make him look more attractive.

Career of Alex Iwobi

  • Iwobi started his youth career with Arsenal.
  • He signed a long-term contract with Arsenal in October 2015.
  • On 27 October 2015, Lwobi made his first-team debut for the club against Sheffield in the Round of 16 of the League Cup.
  • He made his Premier League debut four days later in a 3–0 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
  • Iwobi made his Champions League debut as an 85th-minute substitute in a 5–1 defeat against Bayern Munich.
  • Iwobi started in the first team for the 2015–16 FA Cup 3rd and 4th round home wins against Sunderland and Burnley respectively.
  • Iwobi won the FA Cup campaign of 2016–17 with Arsenal. 
  • He achieved further success with Arsenal in the 2017 Community Shield, in which Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties.
  • On 8 August 2019, Lwobi signed a five-year contract with Everton on a huge deal of $34 Million.

International

  • Iwobi started as a youth international for England, with whom he won the Victory Shield of 2011.
  • Later, Iwobi went to play for Nigeria. He made his senior debut for the Super Eagles on 8 October 2015.
  • He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • In August 2017 Iwobi pulled out of Nigeria's squad for that month's World Cup qualifiers due to injury.
  • On 7 October 2017, Iwobi scored for Nigeria in a 1–0 win over Zambia to secure the Super Eagles a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
  • He was named in Nigeria's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
  • In April 2019, after winning the Africa Cup of Nations, he said he was looking forward to returning to club football with Arsenal.

Personal life of Alex Iwobi

Who is Alex Iwobi dating?

Everton player Alex Iwobi is unmarried and not dating anyone in the present time as there is no news or rumors of him being in any kind of relationship. But previously, Iwobi was dating Clarisse Juliette. Their relationship ended in late 2017.

Birthday of Alex Iwobi

Nigerian Footballer Alex Iwobi celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of May with his friends and family. Currently, he is 23 years old.

Net worth of Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi is earning a good amount of money from his career as he is getting $1.9 million as his salary. As of 2019, The net worth of Alex Iwobi is estimated to be around $5 Million and expected to grow in coming years.