Joel Obi

Joel Obi Biography, Age, Career, FIFA 22, Net Worth & Wiki

Joel Chukwuma Obi, also known as Joel Obi, is a Nigerian-born professional football player who currently plays as a midfielder for the Nigerian national team and Italian Serie B club Reggina.

On February 9, 2011, Obi made his Nigerian debut against Sierra Leone in a friendly match played in Lagos. Before suffering an injury toward the close of 2012, he started the Eagles’ subsequent 11 straight games. He was included in the World Cup 2014 preliminary team.

He was included in Nigeria’s first 30-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018.

Joel Obi
Joel Obi

Joel Obi Bio/Wiki

Birth NameJoel Chukwuma Obi
Nick NameJoel Obi
Age (as of 2022)31 years
ReligionChristian
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignGemini
Birth PlaceLagos, Nigeria
Date of Birth22 May 1991
NationalityNigerian
HobbiesMusic and Gym

Family

Mother's NameNot Available
Father's NameMichael Obi
Brother(s)Mikel Obi
Sister(s)Not Available

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse
Joel Obi Wife
Joel Obi Wife
Children
Joel Obi Children
Joel Obi Children

Education

SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
OutfitterNike
League levelSecond Tier
Caps/Goals17 / 0

Football Career

Debut ClubWerder Bremen
Debut InternationalNigeria
Jersey Number• Nigeria - 10
• Reggina 1914 - 10
Current Team(s)
• Nigeria
• Reggina 1914
PositionMidfielder
FootLeft
Career Manager/ Player AgentGea World
Strengths• Aerial Duels
• Tackling
• Ball interception
Weakness• Passing
Traits• Injury Prone
• Leadership
• Flair
Style of Play• Likes to play short passes
• Commits fouls often

Height and , Weight

Height (as of 2022)• in meters - 1.77 m
• in feet inches - 5′ 10″
Weight (as of 2022)• in kilograms - 72 kg
• in pounds - 160 lbs

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityNigerian
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Chest Size40 inches
Biceps Size14 inches
Waist Size32 inches

Favourite Things

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

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Awards

Internazionale

  • Coppa Italia: 2010–11
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2010
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2010

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Joel Obi Net Worth

The range of Joel Obi’s net worth or income is thought to be between £2,200,000. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)£2,200,000
Salary Per Year (Approx)£1,196,000
Salary Per Month (Approx)£23,000
Salary per Week£6,700
Salary Per Day£960
Salary Per Minute£4
Contract Signed/ExtensionJul 20, 2022
Contract ExpiresJun 30, 2024
Market Value£500,000
Income SourceProfessional Footballer

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Joel Obi FIFA 22 Stats

In FIFA 22, Joel Obi has an overall rating of 69 and his potential is also 69.

FIFA 22 Stats

Overall Rating In FIFA 22

69

Potential In FIFA 22

69
Attacking
Skill
63Crossing
68Dribbling
67Finishing60Curve
64Heading Accuracy
56FK Accuracy
70Short Passing
68Long Passing
61Volleys68Ball Control
Power
Movement
70Shot Power
86Acceleration
80Jumping
79Ball Control
70Stamina
87Agility
76Strength
72Reactions
65Long Shots83Balance
Mentality
Goalkeeping
75Aggression
13GK Diving
72Interceptions
9GK Handling
71Positioning
12GK Kicking
70Vision
15GK Positioning
72Composure13GK Reflexes
Defending
70Defensive Awareness70Sliding Tackle
72Standing Tackle

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Club Career

Inter

  • Under the direction of Daniele Bernazzani, Obi won the “Allievi Nazionali” Under-17 title in 2008.
  • He then transferred to the Primavera formation, where he made over 40 appearances and scored six goals in little under three years.
  • José Mourinho took notice of him in 2009 and periodically introduced him to Inter’s first squad.
  • He was listed on the club’s “A” list of players in 2010, even though he did not play a single minute of the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
  • Rafael Benitez unambiguously elevated him to the first team in the summer of 2010.
  • On September 29, 2010, Obi made his Inter debut against Werder Bremen in a UEFA Champions League group stage match.
  • Under the direction of Daniele Bernazzani, Obi won the “Allievi Nazionali” Under-17 title in 2008.
  • He then transferred to the Primavera formation, where he made over 40 appearances and scored six goals in little under three years.
  • José Mourinho took notice of him in 2009 and periodically introduced him to Inter’s first squad.
  • He was listed on the club’s “A” list of players in 2010, even though he did not play a single minute of the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
  • Rafael Benitez unambiguously elevated him to the first team in the summer of 2010.
  • On September 29, 2010, Obi made his Inter debut against Werder Bremen in a UEFA Champions League group stage match.

Torino

  • Obi went to Torino on July 2, 2015, for a cost of €2.2 million, and he committed to a 4-year deal.
  • He swiftly had two injuries before the start of the season, the latest of which forced him to sit out the first half of the 2015–16 campaign. In the game against Chievo Verona on February 7, 2016, he returned to the field and started as a starter before being replaced by Alexander Farnerud in the second half.
  • He made his 24th appearance for Torino on August 26, 2017, and in the 88th minute, he scored his second goal and first of the year.
  • However, Torino won 3-0 at home to win the game.
Joel Obi playing for Torino
Joel Obi playing for Torino

Chievo Verona

  • On August 11, 2018, Obi agreed to a three-year deal with Chievo Verona in Serie A, with a further season’s option.
  • Moreover, in January 2019 Obi was loaned to the Turkish team Alanyaspor for the second half of the 2018–19 season.
  • The midfielder scored four goals in 31 Serie B appearances for Chievo in the 2020–21 season.

Salernitana

  • Obi joined U.S. Salernitana 1919, a recently promoted Serie A team, on a free transfer on July 21, 2021.
  • Obi accepted a deal for a year with the possibility of an extension.
Joel Obi playing for Salernitana
Joel Obi playing for Salernitana

Reggina

  • Obi began working with Reggina on a two-year deal on July 20, 2022.

FAQs

How old is Joel Obi?

He is currently 31 years old (as of 2022).

What is the height of Joel Obi?

He is 177 cm tall.

What position does Joel Obi play?

He plays as a midfielder.

How much is Joel Obi’s net worth?

After his transfer to Reggina 1914, his net worth is £2,200,000 (as of 2022).