Eddie Nketiah

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Full Name Eddie Nketiah
Age 21 Years Old
Nick Name Nketiah
Gender Male
Birth Date May 30th, 1999
Birth Place Lewisham, London, England

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About Eddie Nketiah

An English professional footballer, Eddie Nketiah plays as a striker for Premier League club Arsenal, and the England national under-21 team. He made his senior debut with Arsenal FC in 2017. He immediately made a name for himself by scoring a goal just 15 seconds into his first contest, a Carabao Cup semifinal match against Norwich, and later netting the game-winner in extra time. Previously, he was on the Hillyfielders youth squad before playing for Chelsea at the under-14 level. He debuted with the English under-18 national team in 2017, scoring a hat trick against Qatar in just his second match. He has won the FA Community Shield award, EFL Championship, Toulon Tournament award, and many others. Recently, he passes Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers to become England U21's record goalscorer.

Famous For 

  • Being an English professional footballer.
  • For playing as a striker for Premier League club Arsenal.

Eddie Nketiah, a professional footballer

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Early Life of Eddie Nketiah

On 30th May 1999, Eddie Nketiah took birth with the real name or full name of Edward Keddar Nketiah in Lewisham, London, England. He belongs to British nationality though he is from British-black ethnicity. Analogously, he is from Christianity religion. Gemini is his star sign and black is his race. He celebrates his birthday on 30th May of every year and he had celebrated his 21st birthday s of 2020. He is the son of Nkechi (mother) and Okon (father). As well, he has also a brother named, Joe Willock. As a professional footballer, he has not shared many details about his educational qualifications.

Career of Eddie Nketiah

Arsenal

  • Eddie Nketiah commenced his football career with Chelsea at the under-14 level in 2015, and then enrolled at the Arsenal Academy and played at both under-18 and under-23s level where he scored 15 goals in 16 appearances for the under-18s while also scoring 12 goals in 26 appearances for the under-23 side during 2016-2017.
  • He was called up again to the senior side, this time for Arsenal's Europa League match against BATE Borisov on 28th September 2017 where he came on as an 89th-minute substitute for Joe Willock as Arsenal won 4-2.
  • After that, in January 2019, he was set for a loan move to German Bundesliga side FC Augsburg but stayed at Arsenal due to an injury to Danny Welbeck.
  • On 12th May 2019, he scored his first goal in the Premier League on the last day of the season at Burnley and was also an unused substitute in the UEFA Europa League final 4-1 defeat against Chelsea in the 2018-2019 final.

Leeds United

  • Nketiah joined Leeds United on loan for the 2019-2020 season on 8th August 2019 and made his debut for the club on 13th August in the EFL Cup against Salford City, scoring his side's first goal during a 3-0 victory.
  • He continued his goal-scoring form on 27th August 2019, with his third of the season, scoring in Leeds' EFL Cup match against Stoke City in a 2-2 draw in normal time, with Nketiah scoring also in the ensuing penalty shootout, with Leeds losing on 4-5 on penalties.
  • As well, he would have his chance to become the first choice striker against Queens Park Rangers, however, the day before the game Nketiah picked up a lower abdomen injury, which kept him out of action for one month.
  • Then, his first league start for Leeds came on 29th December 2019, in a 4-5 victory in a dramatic win against Birmingham City as well as began the next game on New Year's Day 2020, in what would prove to be his final game for Leeds at West Bromwich Albion in a 1-1 draw.

Return to Arsenal

  • Eddie Nketiah was again recalled from his loan spell early by Arsenal after the match on the first day of 2020 where he scored the second goal of the match which Arsenal won 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium, progressing to the fifth round against A.F.C. Bournemouth on 27th January.
  • After that, he scored at Portsmouth in the FA Cup fifth round, sealing a 2-0 win, and became a regular in Arsenal's return to league play after the COVID-19 hiatus, starting in the team's 3-0 loss at Manchester City, being replaced in the 67th minute by Alexandre Lacazette.
  • Additionally, he received the first red card of his playing career, in a league game against Leicester City on 7th July 2020.
  • As a piece of recent news, he passes Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers to become England U21's record goalscorer. Nketiah missed an 84th-minute penalty before coolly chipping in a record 14th goal at this level four minutes later as England beat Turkey 2-1 on Tuesday night. 
  • Nketiah, 21, said: "It is an amazing feeling. To get the record and be alongside those names and players is a dream come true. It's a proud moment for me and my family. Hopefully, I can add to that total as well."

Eddie Nketiah against the opponent

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International Career

  • On 22nd March 2017, Nketiah made his international debut for England at the U18 level, playing a match against Saudi Arabia U19 and scored the second goal for England in the 58th minute as they won 2-0. Whereas, he scored a hat-trick as England won 4-0 in the match against Qatar U19.
  • As well, he scored four goals for the England under-19 team in a qualifier for the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship against the Faroe Islands in November 2017.
  • Then, he received his first call up to the England U21 team by manager Aidy Boothroyd for the Toulon Tournament on 18th May 2018 where he scored twice in the semi-final against Scotland.
  • He also captained England U21s for the first time and scored a hat-trick during a 6-0 victory over Kosovo U21s as well as equaled Alan Shearer's goalscoring record of 13 for the England U21s by scoring in a 3-3 draw against Andorra on 7th October 2020.
  • On 13th October 2020, he went on to break that record with the second goal of a 2-1 win over Turkey at Molineux Stadium; a victory that secured England's place at the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. 

Eddie Nketiah heading the ball

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Awards and Achievements of Eddie Nketiah

  • FA Cup: 2019-2020
  • FA Community Shield: 2020
  • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2018-2019
  • EFL Championship: 2019-2020
  • Toulon Tournament: 2018

Personal Life of Eddie Nketiah

Reflecting on Eddie Nketiah's personal life, he is an unmarried guy. But regarding his relationship status, there is not much about his personal relation and girlfriend as he always maintains a distance in his personal life and media. Of course, he's stunning, he's popular and irresistible, and so it's quite natural to have followers everywhere. He is one of the attractive and sought-after players on the Arsenal who is also single. Hope the reason behind living a single life is to focus on a victorious career. In addition, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Net Worth of Eddie Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah is only twenty-one years of age and has the gravity of talents ingrained in one person. He does not shy away from flaunting them either. Moving towards his net worth, his worth is around $6 million as of 2020 whereas he also earns a handsome amount of salary too which is also around mullions of dollars per year. Furthermore, his main source of income is from a football career and he is doing great on it. With the potential that's in store in him, he can go miles. Bit of dedication and luck, he would definitely be unstoppable. 

Body Measurement of Eddie Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah got an unconventional good look and raw appeal about him. He's charming, successful, and popular whereas he stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) through his body weight is around 72 kg. He has made some loyal fans and admirers over the years. His physique combined with his perfect height and masculine look takes him to the top of the desired list in the young gen women. Handsome footballer Eddie has black hair and dark brown eyes subsequently his body build type is athletic. He has suffered from many injuries during the game, so he does regular exercise to keep his body fit, fine, and healthy.