Wilfred Ndidi is one of Nigeria’s best midfielders and a player who Leicester City fans can go to war for.
The 26-year-old is already a veteran of over 300 games for club and country, which is more than many Nigerian players ever get to play in their careers. He plays for Leicester City but at the time of writing, he is linked to other clubs by the transfer news mill.
On the international scene, however, he is a mainstay in the Nigeria national football team.
Read on to find out all about this incredible talent’s life, earnings and net worth.
Two years ago he was worth €60m, now €8m is being offered to sign Leicester City Wilfred Ndidi .
Fenerbahce have launched an €8million bid to sign Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, reports in Turkey have claimed.
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Biography Of Wilfred Ndidi: State of origin, village, early life
Wilfred Ndidi had a humble beginning like many Nigeria Super Eagles players. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria to parents from Delta State, Nigeria.
Their village or hometown is unknown but due to his first language being Igbo, it can be inferred that the Ndidi family is from a village in one of five regions including Anioma, Ibuzor, Ukwuani and Oshimili.
The midfielder grew up in the Ikeja Military Cantonment. The Barracks lifestyle in Nigeria gives children a lot of freedom and this is how Ndidi discovered his love for football.
As a pupil of the Command Children’s School, he played in many inter- and intra-school competitions. From there he joined Nath Boys Academy which helped him find his path to professional football.
Wilfred Ndidi career, earnings, salary
Wilfred Ndidi moved from Nath Boys to KRC Genk in 2015. Theo and Marleen van Vlierden took care of the teenage Ndidi while he was in Belgium and the player credits them as being his foster parents.
It was while playing for Genk that he made his international debut for Nigeria. In 2017, he said goodbye to the Van Vlierdens and Belgium to sign with Leicester City in England.
He has been at the club ever since. In the course of his professional career, Ndidi has earned between £30,000 and £3.9 million annually.
His current salary at Leicester City is reported to be £75,000-a-week.
Wilfred Ndidi net worth
Wilfred Ndidi has amassed a fortune for himself while doing what he loves. He has set up a trust for his family and his children. He is 27 years old at the time of writing which means he can continue to amass wealth from football well into his 30s before he retires. The Leicester City man is currently estimated to be worth £25 million in cash, liabilities and assets.
Wilfred Ndidi wife
As is typical of a number of footballers in and outside Nigeria, Wilfred Ndidi got married early. Dinma Fortune is the lucky woman whose name pops up when you search “Wilfred Ndidi wife” on search engines or social media.
The 27-year-old is a medic who is very passionate about her job of saving lives. Ndidi and Fortune met while he was in Belgium playing for Genk. They got married on 25 May 2019 and have one child together, Jaina.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago