Alex Iwobi: All you need to know about the Super Eagles star midfielder

Alex Iwobi: All you need to know about the Super Eagles star midfielder

Tunde Young 20:45 - 23.06.2023

All you need to know about Alex Iwobi including his profile, age, salary, net worth, girlfriend, house, cars, pictures and latest news.

Alex Iwobi Background

Alex Iwobi is a 27-year-old professional footballer who plays for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and English Premier League side, Everton Football Club.

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Iwobi began his career at Arsenal, coming through the youth system and going on to make 149 appearances for the club while scoring 15 goals.

He won the FA Cup in 2017 which remains the only trophy of his professional career and also scored in the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final in Arsenal’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea. 

Shortly after that, in August 2019, Iwobi left Arsenal to join Everton for an initial £28 million fee and remains with the Toffees to date.

Alex was born in Lagos, Nigeria but raised in London, England which made him eligible to play for the Three Lions but he chose the Super Eagles instead.

Alex Iwobi is a key player for the Super Eagles
Alex Iwobi is a key player for the Super Eagles

Iwobi is famously known as a nephew to the legendary Jay Jay Okocha, who perhaps influenced his decision to represent Nigeria ahead of England and he remains a key part of the Super Eagles midfield.

Alex Iwobi Profile

Full name: Alexander Chuka Iwobi

Birth date: May 3, 1996

Nationality: Nigerian, British

Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Age: 27 years old (as of June 2022)

Current club: Everton FC 

Height: 5ft 11in

Marital status: Single

Salary: £100,000 weekly

Net worth: £23.39m

Instagram: @alexanderiwobi

Twitter: @alexiwobi

How old is Alex Iwobi?

Alex Iwobi is 27 years old as of June 2022. The midfielder only recently celebrated his 27th birthday on the third of May.

Iwobi recently celebrated his 27th birthday
Iwobi recently celebrated his 27th birthday

Alex Iwobi Career

Iwobi got his footballing background from the famous Hale End Academy, Arsenal's Academy youth system. Iwobi started at the Academy in 2004, going through the age groups till 2015. 

Alex Iwobi of Everton
Alex Iwobi of Everton

After signing a long-term contract with Arsenal in October 2015, Iwobi made his first-team debut on October 27, 2015, against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup. 

The Nigerian international went on to make his Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup debut during the same season. Iwobi scored on his first two starts for Arsenal in the Premier League, against Everton and Watford respectively.

Iwobi's standing at Arsenal was topsy-turvy as the pacy player found it difficult to nail down a place in the Arsenal starting XI through a combination of his versatility and stiff competition. 

The Super Eagles star played a big role in Arsenal's 2016/17 FA Cup triumph, featuring in all the matches in that year's competition. Iwobi also helped Arsenal win the 2017 Community Shield.

Alex Iwobi has been a key player for Everton
Alex Iwobi has been a key player for Everton

In August 2019, Iwobi ended his 15-year association with Arsenal, moving to Everton for £28m. The Nigerian international has had a decent time at Goodison Park and just finished arguably his best-ever season of professional football.

Iwobi scored twice and recorded nine assists in 41 games across all competitions from a central midfield role and was also named Everton Player of the 2022/23 season for his contributions in helping the Toffees avoid relegation.

Alex Iwobi Salary and Contract

Alex Iwobi is one of the highest-earning Nigerian players in the world at the moment, due to playing in the English Premier League all his life. Alex Iwobi's current salary at Everton is £100,000 a week and £5,200,000 per year.

The five-year deal which he signed in 2019 is set to expire in the summer of 2024 and with Iwobi now playing well again, he has the leverage to negotiate for more money whether at Everton or anywhere else.

Alex Iwobi has been in superb form this season for Everton.
Alex Iwobi has been in superb form this season for Everton.

His time at Arsenal started with a modest £3500 weekly salary when he signed his first professional contract with Arsenal, and then the 26-year-old saw his wages increase to £53,000 a week before leaving in 2019.

When signing for Everton, Iwobi enjoyed a significant increase in his wages as he signed a five-year contract worth £100,000 a week with the Toffees.

This builds anticipation for Iwobi’s next move to see whether or not he will extend his Verton contract or stay one more season and then walk away as a free agent.

What is Alex Iwobi's Net Worth?

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi is certainly a wealthy young man, having signed lucrative deals at Arsenal and Everton. Iwobi's net worth is estimated to be around £23.39m with most of that coming from his earnings as a footballer.

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi

Iwobi is also a Nike outfit with sponsorship and some money expected to come out of his ambassadorial role with the giant sportswear company. The Everton star is managed by the Elite Project Group Ltd. and also represents the likes of Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka, and Joe Aribo.

Alex Iwobi FIFA 23 & PES 23 Ratings

Alex Iwobi is rated 76 in FIFA 23. His potential is 76 and his position is RM. He is 27 years old from Nigeria and plays for Everton in the England Premier League. The midfielder has 4 Skill moves and 3 Weak Foot, he is Right-footed and his work rates are High/High. 

The player's height is 185cm | 6'0" and his weight is 75kg|165lbs. He does have a real face in-game.

Alex Iwobi's eFootball/PES 2023 Rating is 75 with a Max Overall Rating of 86 based on Max Level of 40. His notable skills include:

Dipping Shots

Double Touch

Incisive Run

Mazing Run

One Touch Pass

Through Passing


Alex Iwobi Girlfriend

Alex Iwobi’s publicly known girlfriend was the beautiful model Clarisse Juliette however, the pair have now broken up with the lady accusing the Super Eagles star of cheating on her. 

Iwobi's new girlfriend is rumoured to be another model by the name of Erin Budina but this has not been confirmed yet with neither Iwobi nor Erin Budina posting any pictures of them together.

Alex Iwobi House & Cars

One interesting fact about Alex Iwobi is that he still lives with his parents. Despite being a millionaire, Iwobi stays in his parent's house whenever he is not on duty and he is in London.

Iwobi posted photos of his birthday outfit and gathering on his official social media platforms
Iwobi posted photos of his birthday outfit and gathering on his official social media platforms

It is also rumoured that Iwobi's family is in charge of managing the wealth he makes from football. Alex Iwobi does not post often about his cars but he is said to be a lover of Mercedes-Benz.

Alex Iwobi Social Media

Alex Iwobi is fairly active on social media with Instagram and Twitter accounts that he posts on from time to time.

The Super Eagles star mostly posts about his football career, training activities, matches, milestones, and a few posts about his lifestyle and family.

Alex Iwobi's Twitter handle is @alexiwobi

Alex Iwobi's Instagram handle is @alexanderiwobi

Alex Iwobi Super Eagles career

Despite playing for England's under-16s, under-17s and under-18 teams, Iwobi chose to commit his senior international future to the Nigerian national team. 

Alex Iwobi is a key player for the Super Eagles
Alex Iwobi is a key player for the Super Eagles

The Lagos-born forward made his Super Eagles debut on October 8, 2015, in a friendly against DR Congo in Belgium, coming off the bench in a 2-0 defeat for the Sunday Oliseh-led team.

Iwobi was selected in the 35-man initial shortlist for the 2016 Rio Olympics but he failed to make the final 18-man squad. 

The Everton player created a piece of history when his goal against Zambia in October 2017 clinched the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification for the Super Eagles.

Apart from the World Cup, Iwobi has also represented Nigeria at two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournaments (2019 & 2021), helping the Super Eagles to third place in the 2019 edition.

Iwobi has won 63 caps for Nigeria at the time of writing, establishing himself as a key player for the Super Eagles with 10 goals and four assists so far according to Tranfermarkt.

Alex Iwobi Transfer News

Alex Iwobi is fairly settled at Everton with no major transfer news about the Super Eagles star this summer. Although, his sterling performances this season might start attracting clubs as the transfer window progresses.

Alex Iwobi Latest News