Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi Biography, Age, Career, FIFA 22, Net Worth & Wiki

Daniel Akpeyi, a Nigerian professional football player, was most recently the goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs and the Nigerian national team (born on 3 August 1986). In the match against Tunisia for third place, Francis Uzoho was in goal.

By signing a two-year deal on January 29, 2020, Akpeyi extended his relationship with the South African Premier Soccer League and committed to playing with the Amakhosi until June 2022. He was chosen on December 25, 2021, as one of the final 28 players for the Nigeria interim coach Eguavoen’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations team.

Daniel Akpeyi
Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi Bio/Wiki

Birth NameDaniel Akpeyi
Nick NameDaniel Akpeyi
Age (as of 2022)36 years
ReligionChristian
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignLeo
Birth PlaceNnewi, Nigeria
Date of Birth3 August 1986
NationalityNigerian
HobbiesMusic and Gym

Family

Mother's NameCaroline Akpeyi
Father's NameNot Available
Brother(s)Not Available
Sister(s)Not Available

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse
Emmanuella Ebert-Kalu
Emmanuella Ebert-Kalu
Children
Prince Jason Akpeyi
Prince Jason Akpeyi

Michael Eworitse Akpeyi
Michael Eworitse Akpeyi

Education

SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
OutfitterNot Available

Football Career

Debut ClubGabros International F.C.
Debut InternationalNigeria
Jersey Number• Nigeria -16
Current Team(s)
• Nigeria
PositionGoalkeeper
FootRight
League levelSecond Tier
Caps/Goals19 / 0
Career Manager/ Player AgentMyron Topclass Sport Outfits
TraitsNot Available
Style Of PlayNot Available
StrengthsNot Available
WeaknessNot Available

Height and , Weight

Height (as of 2022)• in meters - 1.87 m
• in feet inches - 6′ 2″
Weight (as of 2022)• in kilograms - 94 kg
• in pounds - 210 lbs

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityNigerian
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Chest Size42 inches
Biceps Size12 inches
Waist Size32 inches

Favourite Things

Favorite Playing Position
Goalkeeper
Favorite CarNot Available
Favorite DrinksRed Wine
Favorite ColorWhite
Favorite Cell Phone/BrandIphone

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Personal Life

In December 2016, Akpeyi wed his longtime girlfriend Emmanuella Ebert-Kalu. Prince Jason Akpeyi, who was born in Port Elizabeth in July 2018, was their first child. He is recognized for founding the nonprofit Daniel Akpeyi Children Empowerment Foundation (Dacef), which was established in 2020. The foundation’s mission is to support Africa’s development by assisting underprivileged kids in receiving a high-quality education.

The Dacef recently made contact with residents of Johannesburg and Gauteng during the Covid19 global lockdown.

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Daniel Akpeyi Net Worth

The range of Daniel Akpeyi’s net worth or income is thought to be between €1,100,000. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)€1,100,000
Contract Signed/ExtensionJul 1, 2022
Contract ExpiresSep 8, 2023
Market Value€250,000
Income SourceProfessional Footballer

Daniel Akpeyi FIFA 22 Stats

In FIFA 22, Daniel Akpeyi has an overall rating of 74 and his potential is also 74.

FIFA 22 Stats

Overall Rating In FIFA 22

74

Potential In FIFA 22

74
Attacking
Skill
13Crossing
10Dribbling
7Finishing13Curve
11Heading Accuracy
13FK Accuracy
17Short Passing
19Long Passing
6Volleys16Ball Control
Power
Movement
52Shot Power
26Acceleration
58Jumping
22Ball Control
17Stamina
41Agility
37Strength
64Reactions
5Long Shots33Balance
Mentality
Goalkeeping
26Aggression
74GK Diving
7Interceptions
72GK Handling
8Positioning
69GK Kicking
31Vision
75GK Positioning
29Composure75GK Reflexes
Defending
24Defensive Awareness13Sliding Tackle
14Standing Tackle

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Club Career

  • Akpeyi started his career with Gabros International F.C. and was elevated to the first team in 2005.
  • In January 2007, he relocated to Nasarawa United F.C.
  • He was without a doubt a starter for both teams.
  • For Heartland F.C.’s 2010 CAF Champions League campaign, Akpeyi was once more the player of choice.
  • He was reported to have departed Heartland in February 2014 to join league rivals Warri Wolves, but a few days later, Heartland disputed the report in an official statement, saying they had no plans to offload their starting goalkeeper.
  • However, the agreement was once more finalized the following month, and Akpeyi joined Warri Wolves.
  • He was coveted by Sekhukhune United in 2022 after being without a club, but the trade fell through.
Daniel Akpeyi playing for Warri Wolves
Daniel Akpeyi playing for Warri Wolves

International Career

  • Despite being a part of the 22-man squad before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship for Nigeria in the Netherlands, Akpeyi did not play in either competition.
  • In addition, he was selected as Chigozie Agbim’s backup for the 23-man roster for the 2014 African Nations Championship.
  • Prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Akpeyi was included in the 30-man preliminary team on May 6, 2014.
  • He received his first full cap in 2015 after being called up to replace an injured Vincent Enyeama in the friendly match against South Africa.
  • In his Man of the Match performance, he was praised for his outstanding defending and for saving a penalty.
  • He was chosen by Nigeria for their 35-man preliminary Olympic team in 2016.
  • He was included in Nigeria’s first 30-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018.
  • The team’s final 23-man roster for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations includes Akpeyi.
  • In the team’s opening two games, he recorded two shutouts.
  • Ikechukwu Ezenwa gave up twice as Nigeria lost 2-0 to Madagascar in the group’s last match.
  • In the round of 16 games against the unstoppable lions of Cameroon, Akpeyi was back in the starting lineup and allowed 2 goals in his team’s 3 – 2 triumph.
  • He also played goal in the team’s victories over South Africa in the Q. Final and the S. Final, which they won 2–1.
Daniel Akpeyi playing for Nigeria
Daniel Akpeyi playing for Nigeria

Daniel Akpeyi Awards

Club

  • Nigerian FA Cup: Winner 2011, 2012

International

  • Summer Olympic Games: Bronze Medal, Brazil. 2016
  • African Nations Cup: Bronze Medal, Egypt. 2019
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup: Silver Medal, Holland. 2005

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FAQs

How old is Daniel Akpeyi?

He is currently 36 years old (as of 2022).

What is the height of Daniel Akpeyi?

He is 187 cm tall.

What position does Daniel Akpeyi play?

He plays as a goalkeeper.

How much is Daniel Akpeyi’s net worth?

His net worth is €1,100,000 (as of 2022).