Nathan Ake

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Full Name Nathan Ake
Age 25 Years Old
Nick Name Nathan
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date February 18th, 1995
Birth Place The Hague

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About Nathan Ake

Nathan Benjamin Ake, professionally known as Nathan Ake is a Dutch professional football player. Ake plays as a defender, mostly as a central defender, occasionally as a left-back. Having started his professional football career from the English club, Chelsea, he played for other English clubs, Reading and Watford before joining Bournemouth in 2016. He was part of the Chelsea team that won the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League and the 2014-15 Football League Cup. Despite being featured in very few matches, he has 2 Premier League titles with Chelsea. 

On the international level, he has represented the Netherlands football teams at several age levels. He was part of the Netherlands U17 team that won the UEFA European U17 Championship in 2011 and 2012. He made his senior international debut in 2017. 

Nathan Ake was born on 18 February 1995. His birth name is Nathan Benjamin Ake. His birth place is in The Hague in the Netherlands. He holds Dutch nationality. He belongs to African-European ethnicity. He was born to a father, Moise. Information about his mother is not available. He has Ivorian ancestry as his father is Ivorian. His father is a teetotaller.

Nathan Ake stands at a height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is also dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Nathan Ake Chelsea

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Nathan Ake Football Career Timeline

  • Nathan Ake started playing football joining VV Wilhelmus academy. 
  • He then joined ADO Den Haag youth academy in 2003. 
  • In 2007, he joined Feyenoord. He was 12 years old when he joined the club. 
  • English club Chelsea signed Ake to its youth system in 2010. He was only 15 years old when he joined the English club. 
  • A year after joining the club, Ake made his Premier League debut on 26 December 2012 against Norwich City. He came on in as a late substitute in the added time. Chelsea defeated Norwich City 1-0. 
  • Ake made his first start of his professional career on 27 February 2013 in a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. 
  • Ake was an unused substitute in the Chelsea team that defeated Benfica in the 2012-13 Europa League final. 
  • He won the Chelsea's Young Player of the Year 2012-13. 
  • Ake made his first Premier League start on 19 May 2013 in a 2-1 win over Everton.
  • Ake signed a 5-year contract extension with Chelsea in August 2013. 
  • Until the 2013-14 season, he was mostly featured for Chelsea's reserves. 
  • He was permanently promoted to the first team in 2014. 
  • Ake made his UEFA Champions League debut in October 2014 against Maribor. He provided an assist for Eden Hazard's second goal in a 6-0 win. 
  • Chelsea loaned Ake to Championship club Reading for one month in March 2015. He made 5 appearances for the club during his loan spell.
  • He made only 1 league appearance during Chelsea's Premier League-winning campaign.
  • Chelsea signed a 5-year contract extension with Ake and loaned him to Watford for a season in August 2015. 
  • Ake made Watford debut in the League Cup against Preston North End on 25 August 2015. 
  • He made his Premier League debut for Watford on 19 September against Newcastle United. 
  • Ake scored his career-first professional goal on 20 December 2015 against Liverpool. Watford defeated Liverpool 3-0. 
  • He was primarily deployed as a left-back at Watford. 
  • He won the Watford's Young Player of the Season. 

Nathan Ake Bournemouth

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  • Following his loan spell at Watford, Chelsea loaned Ake to AFC Bournemouth for a season-long deal in June 2016. 
  • Ake made his Bournemouth debut on 21 August 2016 in a 1-0 loss against West Ham United.
  • Ake scored his first Bournemouth goal on 19 November 2016 in a 1-0 win over Stoke City.
  • Ake scored the winning goal for Bournemouth in a 4-3 win over Liverpool on 4 December 2016. Bournemouth overturned a 3-1 deficit to defeated Liverpool.
  • Chelsea recalled Ake in January 2017. 
  • He made his first appearance after returning to Chelsea on 28 January in a 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Brentford. 
  • He was part of the Chelsea team that finished runner-up in the 2016-17 FA Cup. 
  • He was also on the Chelsea team that won the 2016-17 Premier League.
  • Ake permanently transferred to Bournemouth on 30 June 2017. 
  • He permanently joined the club for a club-record 20 million pounds transfer fee. Chelsea reportedly inserted a buy-back clause in the transfer contract. 
  • It was reported in July 2020 that Bournemouth accepted 41 million pounds bid from Manchester City for Ake.

Nathan Ake Netherlands

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Nathan Ake International Career

  • Nathan Ake represented the Netherlands national teams at various age levels. He has represented the Netherlands U15, U16, U17, U19, and U21 teams. 
  • He captained the U17 as well as U19 teams. 
  • He was a key player in the Dutch team that won the UEFA European U17 Championships in 2011 and 2012. 
  • Nathan Ake was eligible to represent the Ivory Coast through his father Moise. He chose to represent his birth nation, the Netherlands. 
  • Ake made his senior international debut in a friendly match against Morocco in 2017.
  • He scored his debut senior international goal in a friendly match against Italy in June 2018. 
  • He scored his 2nd senior international goal in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia.

 Nathan Ake awards

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Individual Honors

  • Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 2012–13
  • Watford Young Player of the Season: 2015–16
  • AFC Bournemouth Supporters Player of the Season: 2017–18

Nathan Ake Dating

Nathan Ake is unmarried but not single. He is in a relationship with a girl named Kaylee Ramman. Not much information about Kaylee is available but Ake frequently features her on his Instagram. 

The Dutch defender has over 699k followers on his Instagram @nathanake.

Nathan Ake dating

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Nathan Ake Salary

Nathan Ake earns from his professional career as a football player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. He had signed a 10 million pounds contract with Bournemouth in 2017. His annual salary is estimated at around $2.7 million. His net worth is around $1 million.