Antoine Semenyo – Parents, salary, net worth, market value

Antoine Semenyo – Parents, salary, net worth, market value
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Black Stars forward Antoine Semenyo's journey in football kicked off in London, where he developed a passion for the sport very quickly. Blessed with great athleticism and innate talent, he wasted no time catching the attention of local scouts.

Raised in a football-loving family, Semenyo spent countless hours playing with friends, shaping up his skills, and developing the inborn talent that would set him on the path to success.

Semenyo's potential became increasingly evident during his time in college, setting the scene for his eventual entry into professional football, which, however, came with a couple of bumps in the road.

Antoine Semenyo in action for PL outfit Bournemouth
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Antoine Semenyo's rise from the streets of London to Premier League level speaks volumes about his dedication and perseverance.

Antoine Semenyo childhood

The Bournemouth striker was born Antoine Serlom Semenyo in Chelsea, England, on January 7, 2000, to a Togolese father Larry Semenyo and Ghanaian mother Della Ashanti Semenyo.

Semenyo hails from the Volta region of Ghana and is the first of two children.

Seeking to follow in the footsteps of his father, who was also a professional footballer during his time, Semenyo’s love for the beautiful game began at an early age.

Antoine Semenyo early career

Antoine Semenyo at Bristol City
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While he has now gone on to establish himself as a striker, Antoine Semenyo actually kicked off his football career as a midfielder, like his father.

Largely due to being overweight at the time, the 22-year-old was rejected by Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Swindon Town after having trials at all three clubs.

However, Semenyo's tenacity saw him continue his quest to make it as a professional footballer even when he got enrolled at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, where he joined their football academy.

Antoine Semenyo rise to fame

Antoine Semenyo was signed by Bristol City in the 2017-18 campaign but had to wait until the final day of that season to make his debut against Sheffield United.

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He exhibited his versatility by playing in several attacking positions and demonstrated a knack for creating scoring chances as well as finding the back of the net.

What followed was a period of continuous development as Semenyo went on loan to Newport County and then Sunderland before returning to the Bristol first-team setup in 2020.

Semenyo was handed a more prominent role on his return to Bristol, scoring 20 goals in a combined 107 appearances across the subsequent three seasons, the second of which he picked up Bristol’s Young Player of the Year award.

This earned him a £10 million move to Bournemouth during the January transfer window, but Semenyo had to wait three months before opening his account for his new employers.

Antoine Semenyo on the run in the Premier League
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Currently behind Dominic Solake in the pecking order, Semenyo managed just two league starts in his first six months at the Vitality Stadium and had to settle for a substitute outing in his side’s 1-1 season-opening draw against West Ham on Saturday when he came off the bench to help set up Solanke’s equaliser.

Antoine Semenyo international career

Despite representing England at youth level, Antoine Semenyo opted to represent his mother’s nation, Ghana and made his maiden appearance in an AFCON qualifying victory over Madagascar in June 2022.

Semenyo was handed a call-up to Ghana’s 26-man squad for the FIFA World Cup, which commenced on November 20, three days after he grabbed his first international goal in a 2-0 win over Switzerland.

Antoine Semenyo at the FIFA World Cup 2022
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At the World Cup tournament proper, Semenyo featured for just 28 minutes as Ghana crashed out of the group stages, finishing bottom of Group H.

After scoring just once in his first six matches for Ghana, Semenyo doubled his tally in March when he netted a last-gasp winner against Angola.

Antoine Semenyo net worth

Antoine Semenyo is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million.

Antoine Semenyo market value

Following his move to Bournemouth earlier this year, Semenyo’s market value has risen to an all-time high of €9 million.

Frequently Asked Questions about Antoine Semenyo

How much does Antoine Semenyo earn?

The Bournemouth striker is one of the lowest-paid players at the club and earns around £20,000 per week.

Who is the highest-paid player in Bournemouth?

With a weekly salary of £55,000, Jefferson Lerma is Bournemouth’s highest earner.

How much did Antoine Semenyo cost?

Bournemouth forked out £10 million to acquire the services of Semenyo and have no plans to sell the striker anytime soon.

How many goals has Semenyo scored this season?

Antoine Semenyo netted eight goals in 35 matches last season for Bristol City and Bournemouth in addition to two strikes for Ghana.

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

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