The exciting midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, is a talented Ghanaian professional footballer who has made a name for himself in the senior national team, the Black Stars, and on the world stage.
In this article, you will learn about the player's biography, net worth, salary, club stats, achievements and lots more.
Mohammed Kudus Biography
Mohammed Kudus was born in Nima, Accra, Ghana on 2 August 2000. He spent his youth career with two academies: Strong Tower FC, and Right to Dream in his early football years in Ghana.
In 2018 while Kudus was 17 years, scouts from Denmark got their eyes on the talented teenager and was signed by Danish club FC Nordsjaelland.
The youngster made his debut against Brøndby IF in a 2-0 defeat. Soon enough, Kudus went on to prove his undeniable potential as he scored 14 goals and registered 3 assists from 51 appearances in the Superliga.
The performances Kudus put up at the Danish club attracted scouts from Europe’s biggest clubs like Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, Serie A giants AC Milan, and both clubs from Merseyside in England (Liverpool and Everton).
However, it was Ajax who reacted quickly and got the deal for the player as he put pen to paper to sign a five-year contract to complete a €9 million switch from Nordsjàelland to Amsterdam.
At Ajax, Kudus was quick to hit the ground running with a man of the match performance for Ajax against Vitesse Arnhem, getting an assist as ten men Ajax earned a hard-fought victory on the day.
Mohammed Kudus Early Football Career
Upon noticing Kudus football talent in his early years, his parents enrolled him first at Strong Tower FC academy before he was switched over to play for Rights to Dream (another academy) when he was 10 years.
Kudus spent the next seven years of his life learning football tricks, developing and gaining self confidence at Rights to Dream academy before opportunity came to travel abroad and further his football career and development.
Mohammed Kudus Club Career and Stats
The youngster moved to Europe at the age of 17 to join Danish club FC Nordsjælland in January, 2018.
Kudus made his official debut for Nordsjælland three days after his 18th birthday in a 2-0 defeat against Brøndby IF.
At his debut, he became the ninth youngest to feature for the Danish side in history. Kudus played for Nordsjaelland from 2018 to 2020.
Mohammed Kudus Stats at Nordsjàelland
Kudus netted 14 goals and 3 assists in 51 appearances since his debut for Nordsjaelland.
His performances in the couple of years he spent there got him a big move to Ajax Amsterdam in the summer of 2020.
The talented attacking midfielder from Nima signed a multi-million year deal with Ajax in the summer of 2020. The African might be young and inexperienced but his services didn't come cheap with the Amsterdam club paying a figure close to 9 million Euros (8.2 million Pounds)
He made his official debut for the club on 20 September in a league match against RKC Waalwijk under coach Eric ten Hag.
Kudus continued his strong performances that were seen in the Danish Superliga, scoring one goal and providing three assists in his first three appearances for Ajax.
His debut in the UEFA Champions League came in a match against Liverpool on 21 October 2020, but unfortunately, Kudus was subbed off after only six minutes, as he suffered a meniscus injury that ruled him out for some months and never returned until February 2021.
Despite his injury setbacks, he played in 13 of Ajax's final 14 league games, as well as 31 minutes of their KNVB Cup semi-final match against Heerenveen as Ajax clinched the domestic double at the end of his first season to mark Kudus' first career trophies.
However, injuries have plagued the Ghanaian international in the next two seasons, as a result, he has struggled to cement a starting berth in Ajax, but the player's potential is never a doubt.
After a disappointing 2022/23 campaign for Ajax, Kudus has been in the summer transfer news with a move away from the Dutch club to the Premier League looking only a matter of time.
Mohammed Kudus Stats at Ajax
Kudus has never played a full season without injuries while at Ajax. His lack of fitness has hampered his numbers for the Dutch giants. Be that as it may, the 2023 Ghana Footballer of the Year has notched 16 goals and 5 assists in 63 appearances for Ajax.
Mohammed Kudus International Career
Meanwhile in the international stage, Kudus represented Ghana at U17 and U20 level before he made his debut for the national team, the Black Stars, on 14 November 2019. Since then, he has been a regular in the national team.
In 2022, Kudus featured in Ghana's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification playoff against Nigeria where he appeared in both matches as Ghana qualified for their fourth world cup.
His crowning moment in his senior international football career, as at the time of writing, came in the 2022 FIFA World Cup match against South Korea, where Kudus scored twice to earn Ghana a 3-2 win over the Koreans.
At the time of writing, Kudus has scored 7 goals for Ghana in 24 appearances. With his talent, there is no denying that he will feature more for the Black Stars as he aims to improve his ranking in Ghana's all-time highest goal scorers list.
Mohammed Kudus Achievements
At Club Level
- Eredivisie winner in 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons respectively
- KNVB Cup winner in 2020/21 season
- Ghana Football Awards Footballer of the Year in 2023
- SWAG Sports Personality of the Year in 2022
- SWAG Foreign Footballer of the Year in 2021 and 2022
- Eredivisie Talent of the Month for May, 2021
- Eredivisie Team of the Month for September, 2020; May, 2021; September, 2022; and February, 2023
- IFFHS Men’s CAF Team of the Year in 2022
- IFFHS CAF Youth Team of the Year in 2020
Mohammed Kudus Net Worth
Ghanaian born Kudus is a talented midfielder who has a net worth of US $5 million in 2023. His net worth will continue to grow in the coming years as the player's career surges forward.
Mohammed Kudus Salary
The Ghanaian attacking midfielder signed a contract with Ajax in July 2020. In summer 2023, Kudus is close to leaving Ajax to join the Premier. But as an Ajax player, he earns a salary of €1.2 million (£1.1 million) per year.
Mohammed Kudus Houses
According to sources from Ghana, Kudus owns two houses, one in Accra, the capital of Ghana, and the other in Amsterdam that he bought after signing for Dutch giants, Ajax.
Mohammed Kudus Wife
Credible reports from Ghana have confirmed that the footballer is not married and has no children as well at the time of writing in 2023.
Mohammed Kudus Cars
Kudus owns and drives the fanciest of cars as a footballer who has the means and earns enough to afford them.
Mohammed Kudus to join the Premier League
According to renowned journalist David Orstein on 5 July 2023, Brighton and Ajax have an agreement in place for Kudus.
The deal between clubs has been advanced since the beginning of July for a fee around €40 million.
However, the deal now depends on the player who is waiting to agree personal terms with Brighton.
Everton's coach, Roberto De Zerbi is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season where his side will feature not only in the Premier League but also in Europe.
Mohammed Kudus will be a needed addition to bolster Brighton's aspirations for the coming season in their midfield and offensive play having lost Argentine Alexis Mac Allister to fellow Premier League side, Liverpool this summer.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago