Elisha Owusu – Stats, parents, wife, net worth

Elisha Owusu – Stats, parents, wife, net worth
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Who is Elisha Owusu? The name does not ring bells among the average football enthusiast, but he is one player that is worth knowing.

We will delve into the footballer Elisha Owusu and unveil facts you should know about him.

Guaranteed – you’d enjoy this ride, so hang on to your breeches as we take you into the world of Ghanaian midfielder – Elisha Owusu.

Who is Elisha Owusu?

Elisha Owusu for Black Stars of Ghana
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Elisha Owusu is a name many Nigerians will loathe. Perhaps you’re wondering why such an obscure name would be a problem for Nigerian fans.

Well – the man was part of the team that caused Super Eagles fans severe pain.

Owusu is a French-born Ghanaian who was a debutant for the Black Stars of Ghana when they played against the Super Eagles in Abuja during a World Cup qualifying playoff game.

They forced the Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw to beat Nigeria to the World Cup ticket. Elisha Owusu was one of the three debutants for the Black Stars in that game.

Owusu is not in the same boat as top Ghanaian players like Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey or Inaki Williams, but he is getting there gradually.

With that out of the way, let’s delve into more lighthearted matters concerning this midfielder.

Playing career

Elisha Owusu in action for Auxerre
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Elisha Owusu started his youth career with Bourgoin-Jallieu and then penned a youth contract with Lyon, where he spent seven years from 2010-2017.

He was also the captain of the reserve side.

Owusu signed his first professional contract with Lyon on February 23 2017. It was a three-year contract, but he left for Sochaux on loan in 2018.

At Sochaux, the Ghanaian midfielder played his first professional game in a 1-0 Ligue 2 loss to Grenoble on 27 July 2018.

Elisha Owusu did not last long at Sochaux. In the summer of 2019, he signed a four-year contract with Belgian club Gent.

However, his stay at the Belgian club was short-lived, as he left for Auxerre in January 2023.

He has a contract with Auxerre till June 2025.

Elisha Owusu’s parents

There is little information on the parents of the Black Stars midfielder. Several reports suggest that Owusu was born to Stephen A. Schwarzman and Ellen Philips Katz on 7 November 1997.

Not much is known about them, as the 25-year-old midfielder has done a lot to keep his family from public scrutiny.

A secretive relationship

We know you are curious to know if Elisha Owusu is married. Perhaps the more juicy details of having a girlfriend appeal to you.

Perhaps you believe Owusu is one of the numerous contentious footballers who have been disloyal to their spouse.

Based on the images in front of our lens, the Auxerre midfielder has not had any scandal.

He happens to be faithfully married. Owusu seems happily married to the love of his life. The young man has a wife who has kept away from public glare.

Elisha Owusu's wife Gwen, is a French beauty. Despite maintaining her privacy, Gwen has an Instagram account with 97 followers.

Her Instagram account is also private, as she prefers to screen incoming followers.

It probably explains why she has few followers.

The couple have been together since they were young. They dated for a long time before deciding to tie the knot. Elisha Owusu and his wife Gwen were married in 2019.

On their wedding day, Gwen wore a modern gown with 3-D textured flowers, while Owusu wore a Black suit with a white shirt and black bow tie.

The pair has a son, who was born on October 11, 2020.

Elisha Owusu's salary and net worth

Elisha Owusu getting past an opponent
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Owusu has played professional football for almost a decade and has garnered a decent haul.

Maybe he is not famous in Nigeria, but he is a recognized name in Ghana.

The Auxerre midfielder cannot be compared to Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, but he is not a beggar and gets reasonable pay for a professional footballer.

He has accumulated sizable wealth, including game prize money, endorsements, and partnerships. Owusu currently has a market value of around €2.50m.

While playing for KAA Gent, Owusu’s four-year contract meant he was earning £780,000 per year, around £15,000 per week.

Owusu currently plays in French Ligue 2, but his wages at the club cannot be ascertained.

The defensive midfielder, who can also play as a central midfielder has a net worth of around $5 million.

Stats and records

Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Lyon B 49 2
2017–2019 Lyon 0 0
2018–2019 Sochaux (loan) 33 0
2019–2023 Gent 84 0
23/24 Auxerre 5 0

Honours

Gent – Belgian Cup: 2021–22

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter.