Kelechi Iheanacho: All you need to know about the Super Eagles striker

All you need to know about Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho: All you need to know about the Super Eagles striker

Tunde Young 21:25 - 28.05.2023

This article presents key information about Kelechi Iheanacho such as his profile, age, salary, net worth, girlfriend, house, cars, pictures and latest transfer news.

Kelechi Iheanacho, fondly called Seniorman Kelz, is a 25-year-old professional footballer who plays for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and English team Leicester City.

Iheanacho plays as a forward, often in a two-man attack, and has endured a poor season individually and collectively too as Leicester City recently got relegated from the Premier League.

After failing to hold down a starting spot at league champions Manchester City, Iheanacho moved to Leicester City where he has played since August 2017 on a contract that runs until June 2024.

Kelechi Iheanacho plays Leicester City
Kelechi Iheanacho plays Leicester City

Iheanacho has also shone on the international stage, helping Nigeria win the 2013 U17 World Cup as well as winning bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Kelechi Iheanacho Profile

Full name: Kelechi Promise Iheanacho

Birth date: October 3, 1996

Nationality: Nigerian

Place of birth: Owerri, Nigeria

Age: 26 years old (as of May 2022)

Current club: Leicester City

Height: 6ft 1in

Marital status: Single

Salary: £90,000 weekly

Net worth: £22.36m

Instagram: @kelechi72

Twitter: @67kelechi

How old is Kelechi Iheanacho?

Kelechi Iheanacho is 26 years old as of May 2023.

Kelechi Iheanacho Career

Kelechi Iheanacho started his career at the famous Taye Academy in Owerri where he shone and got a call-up to the U17 national team for the 2013 World Cup.

Only 16 at the time, Iheanacho shone at the World Cup, winning both the Golden Ball and the Silver Shoe at the tournament. His exploits at the World Cup earned him a transfer to Premier League giants Manchester City in October 2014 even before clocking 18.

Iheanacho spent two full senior seasons with Manchester City, finishing at the club's third-highest goalscorer with 14 goals and 5 assists despite starting only 11 matches.

Less game time came in the next season for Iheanacho which led to the Super Eagles star moving away to Leicester City on a five-year deal for a transfer fee of £25m.

Kelechi Iheanacho joined Leicester City in August 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho joined Leicester City in August 2017

At Leicester City, Iheanacho has carved a niche for himself, seeming to always find the net in important matches. He was hugely instrumental to the Foxes' 2021 FA Cup triumph and the 2021 Community-Led Shield trophy.

Kelechi Iheanacho Salary and Contract

'Seniorman Kelz' is one of the highest-earning Nigerian footballers, having signed mega deals at Manchester City and Leicester City in his career.

At the Etihad Stadium, Kelechi Iheanacho's salary was £10,000 a week for the first two seasons before earning an increase to £ 50,000 a week in 2017.

Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Leicester City
Kelechi Iheanacho has been impressive for Leicester City recently

A year later, Iheanacho moved to Leicester City and signed a deal worth £ 60,000 a week in salaries. Iheanacho got a £10,000 increase in 2019 and got another £20,000 increase in 2022.

At the moment, Kelechi Iheanacho's salary is £90,000 weekly and his current contract with Leicester City will expire in June 2024.

What is Kelechi Iheanacho's Net Worth?

Kelechi Iheanacho's net worth is estimated to be about £22.36m. The Super Eagles star has made most of his fortune from his salary but he also has other sources of income.

The Leicester City striker is signed as a Nike athlete, expectedly making money from the giant sportswear company for his ambassadorial duties. Iheanacho is also a Multichoice Nigeria ambassador.

The 25-year-old is signed to ICM Stellar Sports Agency, who are also representatives of Jack Grealish, Eduardo Camavinga, Luke Shaw, and Ben Chilwell, amongst others.

Kelechi Iheanacho Girlfriend

Kelechi Iheanacho's girlfriend is Amarachi Joy.

The Leicester City striker posted two pictures of his girlfriend on his Instagram page where he tagged her and referred to her as 'omalicha' (Igbo word for beauty) and 'Amarachukwu ❤️❤️' respectively.

Thus, we can say that Kelechi Iheanacho's relationship status is dating.

Kelechi Iheanacho House & Cars

Kelechi Iheanacho likes the good, has the money to make it happen, and does not fail to enjoy the good life.

Iheanacho reportedly has two houses with a mansion in the city of Manchester said to have cost him about $2.4m.

The Super Eagles star is also rumoured to be the owner of a $2.8m property in Lagos, Nigeria. Though, Iheanacho has never openly admitted to owning these houses.

However, the Leicester City star is not shy about flaunting his cars online. Kelechi Iheanacho's cars include a Range Rover, a Mercedes c300, and a BMW i8.

Iheanacho sometimes posts pictures of him and his cars on his Instagram page.

Kelechi Iheanacho Social Media

Kelechi Iheanacho is quite active on social media with Instagram and Twitter accounts that he posts on from time to time.

The Nigerian international mostly posts about his matches, achievements, training, vacation, career milestones, and some lifestyle pictures especially wishing people on their birthdays.

Kelechi Iheanacho's Twitter handle is @67kelechi

Kelechi Iheanacho's Instagram handle is @kelechi72

Kelechi Iheanacho Super Eagles career

Kelechi Iheanacho is a truly home-grown talent, having featured for both the U17 and U20 Nigerian national teams as well as being briefly involved with the Olympics (U23) team. He enjoyed varying degrees of success with the age-grade groups.

Iheanacho made his Super Eagles debut on November 13, 2015, in a World Cup qualifying match against Swaziland for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Kelechi Iheanacho is a regular for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
Kelechi Iheanacho is a regular for the Super Eagles of Nigeria

After taking a while to cement his place in the first team of the Nigerian national team, Iheanacho made a breakthrough in the round of friendlies preceding the 2018 World Cup, with his impressive performances getting him a spot on the final squad.

Since then, Iheanacho has been a force in the Super Eagles. A dip in form saw him left out of the squad that won bronze at the 2019 AFCON but the Leicester City star has since made a full return to the side.

Iheanacho has made a total of 42 appearances for the Super Eagles with 11 goals in that time.

Kelechi Iheanacho Latest Transfer News

Kelechi Iheanacho is fairly settled at Leicester City with few transfer rumours surrounding the Super Eagles star.

With the Foxes now relegated from the English top-flight, Kelechi Iheanacho could be on his way out of Leicester City in search of greener pastures.