Bruno Onyemaechi – Salary, net worth, girlfriend, house

Bruno Onyemaechi – Salary, net worth, girlfriend, house
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Bruno Onyemaechi salary, net worth, girlfriend, house, lifestyle, family information have been sought after by fans of the Nigeria national football team since the left-back received his first call-up in November 2022.

Portuguese manager José Peseiro looks to be interested in breaking the record for the most players called up for the three-time AFCON winners, the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The Boavista defender is now seen as one for the future and more fans are getting interested in him.

In this article, you will learn all about Bruno Omyemaechi salary, net worth, girlfriend, house and lifestyle to satisfy your curiosity.

Bruno Onyemaechi Biography

Sopuruchukwu Bruno Onyemaechi, professionally known as Bruno Onyemaechi, was born on 3 April 1999 in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria to parents of humble means. Not much else is known about his family or siblings, but information from his social media suggests that he is not an only child.

He grew up playing football like many Nigerian children did and because of his age, was less scrutinised. This was due to the work done by the veterans of the game to help the sport gain acceptance among the older generation at the time. However, his parents did all they could to make sure that he took his early education seriously.

Like many who also hoped to make it in football, he juggled playing for local clubs and his studies. This he did until he was scouted by top Nigerian football scout and agent Atta Aneke.

Aneke is a super agent and scout who has helped the likes of Akor Adams, Victor Boniface, Gift Orban, Chidera Ejuke and even the veteran Odion Ighalo make their way into European football and gain prominence in the Super Eagles. Through Aneke’s influence, Onyemaechi travelled to Norway for trials, which was the start of his professional football journey.

Bruno Onyemaechi club career

Norway football trials

Bruno Onyemaechi was a teenager when he travelled to Norway for trials under Atta Aneke’s wing. The defender had trials with two of the country’s biggest clubs Stabæk Fotball, where Orban was discovered, and Lillestrøm, where Adams ran riot until he moved to French Ligue 1 club Montpellier in the summer of 2023.

Onyemaechi was good enough to be housed and taken care of by both clubs, even going as far as playing games for them. For Lillestrøm, the left-back was said to have competed in a number of friendlies and youth games for them and was close to signing a professional contract.

Unfortunately, nothing came out of both trials, but Aneke continued to advocate for him.

Journey to Portugal

Bruno Onyemaechi would get trials at Feirense, a second-tier Portuguese club, through Aneke in 2018 and secure a youth contract after his first trial. He rose in the ranks with the Feirense youth team between 2018 and 2020 before getting promoted. However, he was sent on loan to Vila Real in the fourth tier of Portugal’s football league system for the 2020/21 season in order to prep him for Feirense’s first team.

Despite his youth, Onyemaechi would end up playing 16 games in the league for Vila Real, scoring one goal in the process. The club could not afford to keep him, so he retired at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Feirense would end up giving Bruno Onyemaechi a run in the team for the 2021/22 season. It would turn out to be a good move as the player earned 29 appearances on the back of brilliant performances despite being a rookie. He also scored two goals for the team that season as they finished fourth on the log, their best finish in years. Due to their status as a struggling second-division club, however, they had to let go of some players, Onyemaechi included, ahead of the 2022/23 season.


After a few pre-season games with Feirense’s first team, first-tier club Boavista approached Feirense for the loan of Bruno Onyemaechi. It was a season-long loan for the 2022/23 season with an option to buy for €500,000.

The player would hit the ground running and become their first-choice left-back after five games. He helped them finish in ninth place at the end of the 2022/23 season. That was their best finish in years as well, because the club are known to hover around mid-table.

The season had not ended when they exercised their option to buy, giving the player more responsibility in the club.

Bruno Onyemaechi international career

Bruno Omyemaechi was born and bred in Nigeria but never represented the country at any level in football. However, his impressive displays at Boavista caught the eye of Peseiro, who invited him for the friendly against Portugal in November 2022.

Onyemaechi would receive three more callups after that but fail to make his debut until the last AFCON 2023 qualifiers game against Sao Tome and Principe. He started the game as Nigeria ran out 6-0 winners on the day.

Bruno Onyemaechi of Nigeria during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers game between Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria on 10 September 2023   -
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Bruno Onyemaechi salary, net worth, house

Bruno Onyemaechi salary according to Capology, is €2,115 per week or €110,000 per year. His contract with Boavista is for two years, and he will earn €220,000 if his deal is not renegotiated by 2025 when the contract is expected to end.

This is outside of matchday bonuses, appearance bonuses and other performance related fees he is entitled to as a player of the club.

Having only played in the top tier of European football for two seasons, his net worth is believed to still be in the thousands. However, the player has established some businesses at home and is estimated to be hitting the million-dollar mark in three years (2026). It could come earlier if his contract with Boavista is renegotiated by his agent.

Information on his house is not readily available. However, it is believed that he lives in a modest apartment complex in Porto, where his club is located. He is also rumoured to be building a family home in his hometown in Imo state, Nigeria.

Bruno Onyemaechi girlfriend

Bruno Onyemaechi has not been seen with any girl or woman who can be pointed to as his girlfriend or wife. The player is focused on his football at the moment as his career is just beginning.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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