Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho Biography, Age, FIFA 22, Net Worth & Wiki

The Nigerian professional footballer Kelechi Promise Iheanacho listen (spelled “heanach” in Igbo) was born on October 3, 1996. He plays forward for Premier League team Leicester City as well as the Nigerian national team. Iheanacho started his professional career in 2015–16 with Manchester City.

He relocated to Leicester City in 2017 on a rumoured £25 million price. Iheanacho was a member of the Nigerian teams who won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2015. He participated in both the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup before making his senior debut for Nigeria in 2015.

Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho Bio/Wiki

Birth NameKelechi Promise Iheanacho
Nick NameKelechi Iheanacho
Age (as of 2023)27 years
ReligionChristian
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignLibra
Birth PlaceImo, Nigeria
Date of Birth3 October 1996
NationalityNigerian
HobbiesMusic and Gym

Family

Mother's NameMercy Iheanacho
Father's NameJames Iheanacho
Brother(s)
Chibuike
Chibuike
Sister(s)
Chibless
Chibless

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse
Khloe Busayo
Khloe Busayo
ChildrenNot Available

Education

SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
OutfitterNike

Football Career

Debut ClubManchester City
Debut InternationalNigeria
Jersey Number• Nigeria - 14
• Leicester City - 14
Current Team(s)
• Nigeria
• Leicester City
PositionForward
FootLeft
League levelFirst Tier
Caps/Goals42 / 11
Career Manager/ Player AgentICM Stellar Sports
Traits• Finesse Shot
• Flair
• Long Shot Taker
• Team Player
Style Of Play• Likes to shoot from distance
• Commits fouls often
Strengths• Long shots
• Through balls
• Finishing
• Passing
• Key passes
• Dribbling
Weakness• Aerial Duels
• Defensive contribution

Height and , Weight

Height• in meters - 1.85 m
• in feet inches - 6′ 1″
Weight• in kilograms - 82 kg
• in pounds - 180 lbs

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityNigerian
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Chest Size40 inches
Biceps Size14 inches
Waist Size30 inches

Favourite Things

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

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Awards

Manchester City

  • Football League Cup: 2015–16

Leicester City

  • FA Cup: 2020–21
  • FA Community Shield: 2021

Nigeria U17

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2013

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Kelechi Iheanacho Net Worth

The range of Kelechi Iheanacho’s net worth or income is thought to be between €18,000,000. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.

Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)€18,000,000
Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)€15,000,000
Salary Per Year (Approx)€3,600,000
Salary Per Month (Approx)€300,000
Salary per Week€69,231
Salary Per Day€9,863
Salary Per Minute€7
Contract Signed/ExtensionApr 3, 2021
Contract ExpiresJun 30, 2024
Market Value€20,000,000
Income SourceProfessional Footballer

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Kelechi Iheanacho FIFA 22 Stats

In FIFA 22, Kelechi Iheanacho has an overall rating of 77 and his potential is also 78.

FIFA 22 Stats

Overall Rating In FIFA 22

77

Potential In FIFA 22

78
Attacking
Skill
59Crossing
78Dribbling
81Finishing74Curve
67Heading Accuracy
64FK Accuracy
77Short Passing
69Long Passing
77Volleys81Ball Control
Power
Movement
81Shot Power
72Acceleration
57Jumping
73Sprint Speed
66Stamina
73Agility
73Strength
77Reactions
77Long Shots69Balance
Mentality
Goalkeeping
71Aggression
8GK Diving
30Interceptions
7GK Handling
80Positioning
7GK Kicking
72Vision
11GK Positioning
68Composure15GK Reflexes
Defending
39Defensive Awareness32Sliding Tackle
36Standing Tackle

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Club Career

Manchester City

Early Career

  • Imo State’s Owerri is where Iheanacho was born.
  • He represented Taye Academy in Owerri, the Imo state’s capital when he was younger.
  • His achievements for Nigeria in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup sparked attention from European clubs, with Arsenal, Sporting CP, and Porto among those keeping tabs on his development.
  • To explore a transfer to Manchester City, Iheanacho visited England in December 2012.
  • He committed to joining City when he turned 18 in October 2014 by signing a pre-contract deal with the team.
  • He went back to Nigeria in the interim. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) honoured him as the Most Promising Talent of the Year for 2013 at the CAF Awards as the year came to an end.
Kelechi Iheanacho playing for Manchester City
Kelechi Iheanacho playing for Manchester City

2015–16 season

  • Iheanacho was a member of City’s preseason tour squad that travelled to Australia in July 2015.
  • He assisted Raheem Sterling in scoring the opening goal of the trip and added a second in the victory over Roma in the 2015 International Champions Cup.
  • Additionally, he assisted Sterling on City’s fourth goal as they defeated the national team of Vietnam 8-1.
  • He entered as a substitute in City’s last preseason match against VfB Stuttgart and scored late in a 4-2 loss.
  • Iheanacho was given a promotion to the Manchester City senior team as a result of his strong preseason performance.

2016–17 season

  • Iheanacho began the Manchester derby on September 10, 2016. In a 2-1 victory for City, he contributed an assist and scored his first goal of the year.
  • Four days later, Iheanacho scored the winning goal in City’s 4-0 Champions League victory at home over Borussia Mönchengladbach after coming off the bench.
  • For Manchester City, this was his first-ever European goal. Iheanacho scored the second goal and provided an assist for the third in City’s match against AFC Bournemouth three days after the 4-0 victory.
  • With that accomplishment, he joined a select group of players who have scored 10 Premier League goals before turning 20.
  • His total in the league now stands at 10.

Leicester City

2017–2020

  • On August 3, 2017, Iheanacho signed a five-year deal with Premier League team Leicester City for a rumoured £25 million sum.
  • On August 11, 2017, he made his club debut in a 4-3 loss to Arsenal. On October 24, 2017, he scored his first goal for Leicester in a game in the EFL Cup against Leeds United.
  • Iheanacho became the first player in English football to get a goal award thanks to video assistant refereeing (VAR) on January 16, 2018, when the referee determined that the player’s second goal had been wrongly called offside.
  • Iheanacho scored twice as Manchester City defeated Fleetwood Town 2-0 in the FA Cup Third Round rematch.

2020–21 season

  • Iheanacho only started two of Leicester’s first 21 Premier League games this season since he wasn’t in the team’s first-choice starting lineup.
  • Iheanacho received a prolonged run of games, though, as a result of several injuries to important players.
  • Then, in March and April, Iheanacho embarked on a 12-goal scoring streak in a 10-game span across all competitions.
  • Iheanacho defeated Sheffield United 5-0 on March 14, 2021, to record his first hat-trick in the Premier League.
  • A week later, Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester defeated Manchester United 3-1 in the FA Cup quarterfinals to go to the semifinals for the first time since the 1981–82 season.
Kelechi Iheanacho playing for Leicester City
Kelechi Iheanacho playing for Leicester City

2021–22 season

  • Iheanacho and Leicester began the 2021–22 campaign by defeating Manchester City in the FA Community Shield.
  • Iheanacho netted the game-winning penalty kick in the 89th minute against his former team after being introduced in the 79th minute.

International Career

  • Iheanacho has competed for Nigeria at youth levels since he was 13 years old.
  • The 2013 African U-17 Championship in Morocco was his first exposure to significant international competition.
  • The highlight for Iheanacho was a hat trick in a victory over Botswana. His mother, who passed away two months prior to the competition, was honoured by him each goal.
  • Nigeria advanced to the competition’s final, where they were beaten by the Ivory Coast on penalties.
  • Iheanacho contributed significantly at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, as he took home the Golden Ball trophy for tournament player of the year.
  • Iheanacho scored six goals during the campaign, including one in the championship game, and contributed seven assists to Nigeria’s victory.
  • Iheanacho trained with the senior Nigerian team leading up to the 2014 African Nations Championship but was cut from the team so he could fly to England and join Manchester City.
  • He played in two games while representing Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Kelechi Iheanacho playing for Nigeria
Kelechi Iheanacho playing for Nigeria

FAQs

How old is Kelechi Iheanacho?

He is currently 27 years old (as of 2023).

What is the height of Kelechi Iheanacho?

He is 185 cm tall.

What position does Kelechi Iheanacho play?

He plays as a forward.

How much is Kelechi Iheanacho’s net worth?

After his transfer to Leicester City, his net worth is €18,000,000 (as of 2023).

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