A striker with fast pace, Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru is one of the Nigerian footballer with lots of potential.
A classic left winger who surprise opposition at every moves.
Onyekuru commands the front-line effortlessly with a height of 5 ft 9 inches.
- Current team – As Monaco
- Youth Career – Aspire Academy (2010 – 2015)
Senior Career – Eupen (2015-2017), Anderlecht (2017, on Loan), Everton (2017-2019)
Early Life & Background
Henry Onyekuru is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as forward for the French club AS Monaco and the Nigerian national team.
He was born on June 5, 1997 and originally hails from Onitsha in Anambra state.
Onyekuru started his football career at the youth level with Aspire Academy in 2010 and was there until 2015 where he joined the partner club, K.A.S Eupen. He made his debut for Eupen on September 5, 2015 in a match against K.F.C Dessel Sport in the Belgian Second division.
Onyekuru joined the English club side, Everton on June 30, 2017 for a reported fee £7 million of but was quickly sent on loan to Anderlecht. At Anderlecht, he had netted 10 times in 28 appearances before suffering a knee injury.
The Nigerian international was later sent on loan to Galatasary in July 2018. He eventually made his mark for Galatasary after he got on the score sheet in a match against Istanbul Basaksehir which ended 2-1 in favor of Galatasary.
Oneyekuru who was said to have failed to secure a work permit in the UK, finally jioned the French club, AS Monaco on a permanent transfer on August 12, 2019 after signing a 5 year deal.
Onyekuru made his debut for the Nigerian national team in a friendly match against Togo.
He was eventually listed among the Nigeria’s final 23 man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations In Egypt.
However, he only played for 12 minutes after he came up as a substitute in their 1-2 semifinal defeat against Algeria.
Onyekuru got married to his long life girlfriend and mother of his son, Etsy in July, 2019.
His wedding was attended by several of his Nigerian team mates including John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etobo and so on.
Henry Onyekuru net worth has not been estimated. He is known to have a mansion in Lekki which he moved in to before the AFCON 2019. He also lots of cars in his garage.
It was reported that he received a weekly wage of £40,000 at Everton.
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