Samuel Chukwueze Biography, Age, Football Career, Net Worth

Samuel Chukwueze Biography

A gifted Nigerian professional footballer, Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze (born 22 May 1999) serves as a winger for both the Super Eagles and the Spanish club Villarreal.:

Early Life

Abia State, situated in the southeastern region of Nigeria, is where Chukwueze was born on May 22, 1999. Federal College Umuahia and Evangel Secondary School were where he completed his secondary education.


Chukwueze transferred to the Villarreal CF youth club in 2017 from the adjacent Diamond Football Academy.

His senior debut with the reserves occurred on April 15, 2018, when he substituted for Sergio Lozano in the second half of a 1-1 Segunda División B road draw against CE Sabadell FC. Initially, he was assigned to the club’s Juvenil A squad.

The second goal of his club in a 3-1 away victory over Bilbao Athletic was scored by Chukwueze on May 20, 2018, marking his first goal as a senior.

Although his team advanced to the postseason, he contributed to the effort in his rookie season by scoring twice in eleven games.

Chukwueze replaced Nicola Sansone in a 2-2 home draw against Rangers on September 20, 2018, marks his first-team debut for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

His La Liga debut occurred on November 5, 2018, when he started the entire 90-minute home match against Levante that ended in a 1-1 draw.


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In April of 2019, the Nigeria Football Federation bestowed upon him the 2018 Young Player of the Year award.

Assisting Bayern Munich in the second leg of the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal on April 12, 2022, Chukwueze scored the equalizer for 1-1, thereby advancing Villarreal to the competition’s semifinals.


Samuel Chukwueze
Samuel Chukwueze


He made his senior team debut in October 2018, subsequent to his participation in the under-17 level for Nigeria. A goalless friendly against Uganda on November 20, 2018 marked the beginning of his senior national team debut for Nigeria.

In May 2019, Nigeria’s senior team and under-20 squad would both be participating in the Under-20 World Cup. Samuel Chukwueze was extended invitations to join these teams.

During his tenure with Nigeria, he recorded his inaugural senior-level goal in the 2-1 quarterfinal triumph over South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations, centering in Egypt.

Awards and Nominations 


  • 2020–21: UEFA Europa League

Nigeria U17

  • 2015: FIFA U-17 World Cup


  • 2016: MCL Cup Most Valuable Player
  • 2016: DFA Most Influential Player of the Year
  • 2015: FIFA U-17 World Cup: Bronze Boot

Samuel Chukwueze  Net Worth 

His estimated net worth is approximately $5 million, according to various online sources. It was his football career that amassed his fortune.

Social Media

With 291,000 and 66,800 followers, respectively, Samuel Chukwueze maintains verified accounts on Instagram and Twitter. The subsequent social media handles are where you can follow him.

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