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Samuel Chukwueze Biography, Age, Career, Networth & Salary

Just recently, Samuel Chukwueze became one of the most talked-about players in the Nigerian National Team (Super Eagles).

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Samuel Chukwueze On The Pitch At The AFCON Quarter-Finals Against South Africa

If you’re interested in knowing more about this incredible player, the we’ve got you covered because, in this article, we will be talking about Samuel Chukwueze biography, net worth, salary in 2019, stats, age, education and so much more.

Before going into the full detail about the biography of this young Nigerian footballer, let’s take a glance through his basic facts.

Samuel Chukwueze: Basic Facts

  • Real Names Samuel Chukwueze Chimerenka
  • Nationality – Nigerian
  • State of Origin – Umuahia, Abia State
  • Age – 20 Years
  • Date of Birth22 May 1999
  • Occupation – Professional Footballer
  • Current Club – Villarreal C.F
  • Role Model – Arjen Robben
  • Estimated Networth(2019) – $200,000

Samuel Chukwueze Biography, Networth, Salary, Age, Career & All You Need To Know (2019)

Samuel Chukwueze Chimerenka is a professional Nigerian footballer who plays for the Nigerian National Team and Villarreal C.F – a Spanish football club in the Laliga.

He hails from Ugba Ibeku in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State and was born on the 22nd of May, 1999 into the family of the Chukwueze’s.

Samuel was born and brought up in a Christian home and he is the first child of the family with 2 younger siblings – a boy and a girl.

His father is a Minister of God and his mother is a nurse and they(Samuel and his siblings) were raised in a very strict Christian home.


Samuel Chukwueze completed his primary school education in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria and proceeded to the Government College, Umuahia to complete his secondary education but later finished at Evangel College, Isiochi.

We currently do not have information about his university education. This post will be updated in due time when we have that.


Samuel Chukwueze was born on the 22nd of May, 1990 and he is currently 20 years old (as of 2019).

Samuel Chukwueze on the pitch for Villarreal CF
Samuel Chukwueze On The Pitch For Villarreal CF

Football Career

Samuel fell in love with football at the age of 5 but started playing active football when he turned 8.

He draws his inspiration from Nigerian football legend – Jay-Jay Okocha.

He played for Future Hope U-8 & U-10 teams then he moved to New Generation Academy and played for a little while before joined Diamond Academy where his professional football career started.

Chukwueze experienced the biggest turn around of his professional career when he joined Villarreal CF‘s prolific youth setup from his Nigerian local side – Diamond Academy in 2017.

After being initially assigned to the club’s Juvenile A squad, he made his senior debut with the reserves on 15 April 2018, coming on as a second-half substitute for Sergio Lozano in a 1–1 Segunda División B away draw against CE Sabadell FC.

He scored his first goal for Villareal C.F on May 30th, 2018 after netting the second goal for his team in a 3–1 away defeat against Bilbao Athletic.

Chuwkueze made his official first-team debut on September 20, 2018, after replacing Nicola Sansone in a 2-2 home draw against Rangers for the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League.

This young talented footballer has also played for Nigeria at under-17 level.

Chukwueze received his first call-up to the senior team in October 2018 and he was part of the Nigerian Super Eagles squad for African Cup of Nations hosted in Egypt.

He scored his first senior goal in Nigeria’s 2–1 win over South Africa in the quarter-finals of the 2019 AFCON.
Despite his success, his parents originally didn’t want him to play football, but eventually allowed him to pursue his career after realizing his amazing talent.

Salary & Market Value

Samuel Chukwueze currently earns a weekly salary of € 250 and an annual salary of € 13,000.

He currently has a market value of € 5,000,000.

Current Team

He plays for Villarreal C.F and the Nigerian National Team (Super Eagles) as a winger.


Samuel also has a number of awards to himself. Some of these awards are listed below.

  • Bronze Boot at the FIFA U-17 world cup in Chile.
  • MCL Cup most valuable player in the year 2016.
  • Diamond football academy Most Influential Player of the year 2016
  • Man of the match in Nigeria’s 2-1 win over South Africa.
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