Samuel Kalu has somehow found himself slip into the relegation zone in the current Super Eagles squad as manager Genort Rohr has found a new love in other wingers like Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon.
Rohr’s choice could be informed by Kalu’s current form as a winger for his Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.
Kalu never featured for any of the Nigerian team at youth levels but went ahead to make his Super Eagles debut under the German coach Rohr in 2018.
Some of the 2018 World Cup stars were dropped for the qualifier against Seychelles and Kalu became one of the newcomers into the team and scored his first international goal against Libya.
During a Super Eagles training session during the AFCON 2019 held in Egypt, Kalu collapsed as a result of severe dehydration.
Rumours everywhere in the media then claimed that what happened to Samuel Kalu was that he suffered a heart attack. WRONG!
However, he got discharged from the hospital and linked up with the rest of the squad in Alexandria.
Nigeria came third in the tournament, losing to the ultimate winner, Algeria in the semifinal.
Let's now dig deeper into Samuel Kalu Biography and profile.
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Samuel Kalu Biography
Kalu was born on August 26th, 1997 in a village in Aba, Abia State, South-East Nigeria, which puts his age currently at 23 years old.
Samuel’s sojourn into football started at GBS Academy in Jos, Nigeria and by 2015, a partner club with GBS Academy, AS Trenčín, signed him on a two-year contract.
He was so impressive in the Slovak League that Belgium's top division club KAA Gent signed him in 2017.
And by the following season, after a successful spell in Belgium, he signed a five-year contract for French top division club Bordeaux on August 6th, 2018 and got the number 10 jersey on arrival.
So Bordeaux is Kalu’s current club.
House And Cars
There isn’t much to say about the skillful player’s cars and mansion. See the photos gathered online about Samuel Kalu house and cars:
Net Worth And salary
Samuel Kalu’s net worth in 2020 is estimated to be between $1 Million – $5 Million. Almost all his source of income is said to be mostly from being a successful Naija footballer.
And at Bordeaux where he currently plays, Samuel Kalu’s weekly wage is £11,000 while his yearly salary is £572,000.
Samuel Kalu Stats
Samuel Kalu is 176cm tall. In the current club Bordeaux, he has played 3 seasons, during this time he played 75 matches and scored 9 goals.
But how many goals has Samuel Kalu scored this season?
In the current season, Samuel Kalu has scored 4 goals ( Ligue 1) and 0 goals for his national team(Super Eagles).
Samuel this season has also noted 1 assist, played 2269 minutes, with 12 times he played the game in the first line.
Kalu shots an average of 0.22 goals per game in club competitions.
Last season his average was 0 goals per game, he scored 0 goals in 0 club matches.
In the current season for Bordeaux Kalu gave a total of 15 shots, of which 5 were shots on goal. Passes completed by Samuel Kalu is 80 percent.
Samuel Kalu Mother
Before I round up this Samuel Kalu biography, I must mention his mother, Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu’s ordeal, in the hands of kidnappers sometime in 2019.
The incident was so terrible and frightening that Samuel had to relocate his family to Lagos as a result of the increasing rate of kidnapping in the South East.
Kalu’s mother was eventually released on 5 March 2019, having slept in the kidnappers' den for six days.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago