Cyriel Dessers is a professional footballer who plays as a forward with Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and for the Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles.
In this article, we'll look into his profile, club career, salary and net worth. We'll also look at his current market value, his current relationship status and confirmation of his move to Rangers.
Cyriel Dessers profile
Dessers was born on 8 December 1994 at Tongeren, Belgium, to a Belgian father and a Nigerian mother.
He developed a love for football at a young age and was registered at OH Leuven where his career turned a new leaf. He went on to impress in the team's youth competition when he was 19 years before earning a place in the club's first team.
Cyriel Dessers club career
Dessers has played for a host of clubs so far in his career since beginning his football journey at OH Leuven. Let's delve into the club's he has played for.
In the 2013/14 campaign then-19-year-old Dessers was a standout performer in the youth and reserve competitions for Oud-Heverlee Leuven, scoring over 20 goals.
With OHL struggling to avoid relegation and with a host of first-team strikers – who were either not in good shape or injured – was handed his first opportunity to play for the first team in an away 3-2 defeat against Mons.
Lokeren and NAC Breda
In April 2014, Dessers signed a two-year deal with Lokeren. He made 32 appearances and scored four goals.
In July 2016, he signed with NAC Breda in the Dutch second tier on a contract until summer 2019. On 28 May 2017, they were promoted to the Eredivisie. After a 1-4 victory over NEC, in which Dessers scored three goals. He finished the season with 29 goals in 40 matches.
In July 2017, Dessers moved to FC Utrecht, agreeing a contract for three years with an option for an additional year. On 11 August 2017, he scored his first goal in the Eredivisie.
After the 2019–20 Eredivisie season was abandoned, Dessers was jointly awarded the top goalscorer award alongside Steven Berghuis of Ajax with 15 goals each.
Genk and loan spell at Feyenoord
On 30 June 2020, Dessers moved to Genk on a four-year deal. On 31 August 2021, Dessers returned to the Netherlands to join Feyenoord on loan with an option to buy.
He scored his first goal for the club on 19 September, scoring Feyenoord's fourth goal in a 0-4 away win at PSV. Dessers had an impressive loan stint with Feyenoord, where he scored 21 goals in 46 league appearances. He also scored 10 goals in the maiden Europa Conference League to emerge as the competition’s top scorer.
On 1 June 2022 Feyenoord announced that they had opted not to exercise the option to purchase Dessers. The club could not afford his asking price of 4 million euros.
On 10 August 2022, Dessers joined newly promoted Serie A side Cremonese for a fee of 6 million euros. He went on to score ten goals (six in Serie A) for the club. But after Cremonese got relegated, the Super Eagles player left to seek new challenges elsewhere. He signed for Rangers on 6 July 2023 for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £4.5 million.
Cyriel Dessers Net Worth
Dessers is one of the richest Association Football Players from Belgium. According to sources in the public domain, Dessers' net worth is US$ 5 million.
Cyriel Dessers Cars
Dessers lives a private life, and as such, we don't have information about his cars available in the public domain. We'll update you when we get them.
Cyriel Dessers salary
Dessers earned €22, 000 weekly as a Cremonese player and €1.2 million annually. When information about his salary as a Rangers player comes out, we'll update.
Cyriel Dessers market value
The 28-year-old Nigeria forward was bought for an undisclosed fee but it is believed to be around £4.5 million by Rangers in July. This is his market value at the time.
Cyriel Dessers wife or girlfriend?
Dessers is currently single. He's never married and is not dating anyone. As a matter of fact, we don't have much information about his past relationship(s). At the time of writing, it is believed that he has no children as well.
Cyriel Dessers houses
Dessers is believed to own houses but at the moment, we don’t have records of any yet.
Cyriel Dessers: New Rangers player
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 6, 2023
Rangers signed Nigeria Dessers from Italian side Cremonese on 6 July 2023 for an undisclosed fee. He joins the list of the many Nigerians who ave featured for the Scottish giants.
The striker, who scored 10 goals last season, including six in Serie A, signed a four-year deal. He had been a key target for manager Michael Beale.
The 28-year-old becomes the sixth signing of the summer after Kieran Dowell, Jack Butland, Dujon Sterling, Sam Lammers and Abdallah Sima in making a switch to Glasgow Rangers.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cyriel Dessers
How old is Cyriel Dessers?
Born 8 December 1994, Dessers is 29 years old
Where was Cyriel Dessers born?
Dessers was born in Tongeren, Belgium to a Belgian father and a Nigerian mother.
Has Cyriel Dessers ever won a title?
Yes. He won the Belgian Cup with Genk in the 2020/21 league season.
Does Cyriel Dessers have an international goal?
Yes. Dessers has one goal in his first four appearances for Nigeria.
Which club has Cyriel Dessers scored the most goals for?
Dessers scored 29 goals for NAC Breda in his one-year spell to make the club the forward has scored most for at the time of writing.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago