Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi Biography, Age, Career, FIFA 22, Net Worth & Wiki

Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi, a Nigerian-born professional football player, now plays defensive midfield for Premier League team Leicester City as well as the Nigerian national team. He was born on December 16, 1996. Ndidi is renowned for his long-range attacks and strong defense.

Ndidi was chosen by Nigeria’s interim coach Austin Eguavoen for the 28-man 2021 Africa Cup of Nations team on December 25, 2021. Ndidi was selected by Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) on January 22, 2022, as a replacement for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the group stage’s best team following the Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 Group Stage.

Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi Bio/Wiki

Birth NameOnyinye Wilfred Ndidi
Nick NameWilfred Ndidi
Age (as of 2022)25 years
ReligionChristian
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignSagittarius
Birth PlaceLagos, Nigeria
Date of Birth16 December 1996
NationalityNigerian
HobbiesMusic and Gym

Family

Mother's Name
Wilfred Ndidi Mother
Wilfred Ndidi Mother
Father's NameTheo van Vlierden
Brother(s)Not Available
Sister(s)Not Available

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Girlfriend
Dinma Ndidi
Dinma Ndidi
ChildrenNone

Education

SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
OutfitterNike

Football Career

Debut ClubGenk
Debut InternationalNigeria
Jersey Number• Nigeria - 4
• Leicester City - 25
Current Team(s)
• Nigeria
• Leicester City
PositionMidfielder
FootRight
Career Manager/ Player AgentFirsteleven ISM
Strengths• Aerial Duels
• Ball interception
• Tackling
• Blocking the ball
WeaknessNo Significant Weakness
Style of Play• Likes to play short passes
• Likes to tackle
• Commits fouls often
Caps/Goals47 / 0
League levelFirst Tier

Height and , Weight

Height (as of 2022)• in meters - 1.81 m
• in feet inches - 5′ 11″
Weight (as of 2022)• in kilograms - 74 kg
• in pounds - 160 lbs

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityNigerian
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Chest Size38 inches
Biceps Size12 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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Personal Life

Ndidi was raised in the barracks because his father served as an Army officer before retiring. There, discipline and education took precedence over football, something his father disapproved of. In an interview with the BBC World Service, Ndidi stated, “Whenever my dad went to work, I would go and play.”

Ndidi wed his longtime girlfriend Dinma Fortune in Abuja in May 2019. Ndidi enrolled at De Montfort University in 2019 to pursue a degree in business and management.

Wilfred Ndidi Net Worth

The range of Wilfred Ndidi’s net worth or income is thought to be between €30,000,000. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)€30,000,000
Salary Per Year (Approx)€4,500,000
Salary Per Month (Approx)€375,000
Salary per Week€86,538
Salary Per Day€12,329
Salary Per Minute€9
Contract Signed/ExtensionAug 19, 2018
Contract ExpiresJun 30, 2024
Market Value€50,000,000
Income SourceProfessional Footballer

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Wilfred Ndidi FIFA 22 Stats

In FIFA 22, Wilfred Ndidi has an overall rating of 84 and his potential is also 86.

FIFA 22 Stats

Overall Rating In FIFA 22

84

Potential In FIFA 22

86
Attacking
Skill
53Crossing
72Dribbling
50Finishing60Curve
70Heading Accuracy
60FK Accuracy
78Short Passing
75Long Passing
68Volleys77Ball Control
Power
Movement
80Shot Power
65Acceleration
89Jumping
69Sprint Speed
89Stamina
69Agility
78Strength
87Reactions
69Long Shots66Balance
Mentality
Goalkeeping
88Aggression
13GK Diving
88Interceptions
14GK Handling
64Positioning
7GK Kicking
62Vision
7GK Positioning
80Composure13GK Reflexes
Defending
86Defensive Awareness84Sliding Tackle
88Standing Tackle

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Club Career

Genk

  • Nath Boys Academy and Genk reached a €180,000 transfer agreement on January 14th, 2015.
  • The transaction was finished on January 15, 2015.
  • On January 31, 2015, Ndidi made his Genk debut in the Belgian Pro League against Charleroi, losing 1-0 on the road.
  • He participated in the game’s opening 74 minutes before being replaced by Jarne Vrijsen.
  • Ndidi scored a long-range goal against Club Brugge in the Belgian League play-off match that was chosen as the best goal of the year in the Belgian league.
  • He received a clearance attempt beyond the penalty area, lofted the ball over an opponent with ease, and then slammed a fierce volley into the top right corner.
  • The ball was estimated to be moving at a speed of more than 111 km/h.
Wilfred Ndidi playing for Genk
Wilfred Ndidi playing for Genk

Leicester City

  • Genk and Leicester City reached an agreement on a £17 million move on December 3, 2016.
  • The agreement was verified on January 5, 2017.
  • On January 7, 2017, Ndidi made his club debut in a 2-1 FA Cup third-round victory over Everton.
  • On January 14, 2017, he started his debut Premier League game at home against Chelsea in a 3-0 loss.
  • Ndidi made his Leicester debut on February 8, 2017, during the English FA Cup match against Derby County.
  • He scored his first goal for the team with a long-range strike.
  • On February 27, 2017, Ndidi outperformed Liverpool, winning 11 of his 14 tackles in a 3-1 victory.

2020–21 season

  • Ndidi made his Premier League debut for Leicester City on September 13, 2020, starting as a center-back and recording a clean sheet in a 3-0 victory away at West Bromwich Albion.
  • On September 20, 2020, Ndidi sustained an adductor injury and was out for 6–12 weeks.
  • On December 3, he made his comeback in Leicester’s Europa League defeat to Zorya Luhansk.
  • Ndidi scored his first goal of the year during Leicester City’s league match against Chelsea on January 19, 2021.
  • Leicester eventually won the game 2-0, moving the team to the top of the league standings.
Wilfred Ndidi playing for Leicester City
Wilfred Ndidi playing for Leicester City

International Career

  • During his tenure at Nathaniel Boys of Lagos, Ndidi was a member of the Nigerian youth setup.
  • His exclusion from the African U-17 Championship with Nigeria and that of two other players came as a precaution after an MRI age test revealed he was just barely above the cutoff.
  • Despite this, he joined his compatriots in the U-20 squad the next year, helping to establish the foundation of the midfield.
  • On October 8, 2015, he was called up to the senior Nigerian national football team.
  • He made his debut in the exhibition match against the Democratic Republic of the Congo and returned a few days later in the 3-0 victory against Cameroon, coming on as John Obi-Mikel’s replacement in the 63rd minute.
  • He was chosen by Nigeria for their 35-man preliminary Olympic team in 2016.
  • He was included in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man World Cup roster in May 2018.
  • He participated in Nigeria’s opening game against Burundi and was a member of the 2019 African Cup of Nations team.
Wilfred Ndidi playing for Nigeria
Wilfred Ndidi playing for Nigeria

Awards

Leicester City

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

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FAQs

How old is Wilfred Ndidi?

He is currently 25 years old (as of 2022).

What is the height of Wilfred Ndidi?

He is 181 cm tall.

What position does Wilfred Ndidi play?

He plays as a midfielder.

How much is Wilfred Ndidi’s net worth?

After his transfer to Leicester City, his net worth is €30,000,000 (as of 2022).