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Henry Onyekuru’s net worth, fact, career, awards, biography & life story

Quick Facts About Henry Onyekuru

Celebrated NameHenry Onyekuru
Age23 Years
Nick NameHenry Onyekuru
Birth NameHenry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru
Birth Date1997-06-05
GenderMale
ProfessionFootballer
NationalityNigerian
Birth NationNigeria
Place Of BirthLagos, Nigeria
EthnicityAfrican
ReligionChristianity
Career Start2010
Marital StatusMarried
WifeEsty
ChildrenA son and a daughter
Body TypeAlethic
Height5 ft. 9 inches
Weight70kg
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Source of WealthFootball Career
Salary£1.4 Million
Current TeamGalatasaray
PositionWinger
Jersey Number7
Links Twitter Instagram

Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru professionally known as Henry Onyekuru is a Nigerian professional football player who plays for Super Lig club Galatasaray, on a loan from Monaco and the Nigeria national team as a winger. He started playing football for the youth team of Aspire Academy in 2010 and graduated in 2015 joining their partner club, K.A.S. Eupen. He made his debut for Eupen on 5 September 2015. He made his professional debut on 30 July 2016. On 30 June 2017, he joined Everton for £7 million and was immediately sent on loan to Anderlecht. At Anderlecht, he had netted 10 times in 28 appearances before suffering a knee injury. In July 2018, he joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan for a reported fee of £700,000. On 12 August 2019, he joined AS Monaco on a permanent transfer with undisclosed (rumoured to be between £12- £15 million) and signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 club. On 5 January 2020, he signed for Galatasaray, his former club, on a six-month loan with no option to buy. In June 2020, he left the club after his loan was ended. He made a total of 12 appearances and scored one goal for the club. On 25 January 2021, he once again signed for Galatasaray on a six-month loan, this time with an option to buy. 

On the international level, he was called up for the Super Eagles camp in May 2017. He made his senior debut for Nigeria on 1 June 2017. He was included in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

What is Henry Onyekuru Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.
  • Won the 2017 Belgian Super Cup with Anderlecht.
  • Won the 2018-19 Super Lig with Galatasaray.
  • Won the 2018-19 Turkiye Kupasi with Galatasaray.

Where is Henry Onyekuru From?

Henry Onyekuru was born on 5 June 1997. His birth name is Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru. His birthplace is Lagos, Nigeria. He holds Nigerian nationality. He belongs to the African ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Gemini.

Henry Onyekuru Football Career Timeline

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Aspire Academy in 2010 and graduated in 2015 joining their partner club, K.A.S. Eupen.
  •  He made his debut for Eupen on 5 September 2015 in a 2-2 draw to K.F.C. Dessel Sports in the Belgian Second Division.
  • He helped the team get promoted to the Belgian First Division A in his debut season and made his professional debut in a 3-0 loss on 30 July 2016 against S.V Zulte Waregem. 
  • In the 2016-17 season, he finished the season as joint top-scorer with 22 goals, but the trophy was handed to Lukasz Teodorczyk as he scored more away goals than him.
  • From 2015-2017, he made 57 appearances and scored 28 goals for K.A.S. Eupen. 
  • On 30 June 2017, he joined Everton for £7 million and was immediately sent on loan to Anderlecht. 
  • At Anderlecht, he had been handed the number 9 jersey at Anderlecht for the 2017-18 campaign and netted 10 times in 28 appearances before suffering a knee injury. 
  • He was part of the team that won the 2017 Belgian Super Cup with Anderlecht.
  • In July 2018, he joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan for a reported fee of £700,000. 
  • On 20 May 2019, he was on the scoresheet for Galatasaray as they defeated title challengers Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 to secure the Super Lig championship for the second straight season.
  • He was also part of the team that won the 2018-19 Turkiye Kupasi with Galatasaray.
  • On 12 August 2019, he joined AS Monaco on a permanent transfer with undisclosed (rumoured to be between £12- £15 million) and signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 club. 
  • On 5 January 2020, he signed for Galatasaray, his former club, on a six-month loan with no option to buy. 
  • In June 2020, he left the club after his loan was ended. He made a total of 12 appearances and scored one goal for the club. 
  • On 25 January 2021, he once again signed for Galatasaray on a six-month loan, this time with an option to buy.

Henry Onyekuru International Career

  • He was called up for the Super Eagles camp in May 2017. 
  • He made his senior debut for Nigeria on 1 June 2017 in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo.
  • He was included in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. He played for 12 minutes at the finals, coming on as a late substitute in their 1-2 semi-final defeat to eventual champions Algeria.
  • On 10 September 2019, he was invited by the national coach as part of the squad to face Ukraine in an international friendly match.

Henry Onyekuru Wife

Looking at his life, Henry Onyekuru is married. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Esty in July 2019. They tied the knot in a traditional wedding ceremony in Benin. The couple is blessed with two children one son and a daughter. He is having an intimate relationship with his love and a son. They are living their life happily together.

Henry Onyekuru Height and Weight

Henry Onyekuru stands at a height of 1.75m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 70kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Henry Onyekuru Salary and Net Worth

Henry Onyekuru earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In June 2017, he joined Everton for £7 million. In 2019, he joined AS Monaco on a permanent transfer with undisclosed (rumoured to be between £12- £15 million) and signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 club. As of 2021, his salary is around £1.4 million where his net worth is not revealed yet. He has got a market value of €6 million. Any updates on his net worth will be updated here soon.

Did You Know?

  • He started playing football at the age of 12.
  • He wears shirt number 7 for Galatasaray.
  • In the 2016-17 season, he finished the season as joint top-scorer with 22 goals, but the trophy was handed to Lukasz Teodorczyk as he scored more away goals than him.