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Simon Adingra Bio, Salary, Net-worth, Achievement, Stats & Family


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Who Is Simon Adingra?

Simon Adingra, is a young, gifted and talented Ivorian who plays for Brighton Hove Albion in the English Premier League and the Ivory Coast national team.

Adingra was born on January 1st, 2002, in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire where he embarked on his football journey from an early age.

During his early years, Simon lived with his sister in Yamoussoukro before moving to Abobo, a northern suburbs of the Ivorian capital in Abidjan.

The Africa Cup of Nations winner may not be as renowned as the legendary Didier Drogba, but his important role at the just concluded AFCON inked his name in the folklore of the country following his assist against Nigeria in the final.

Adingra Early Life

Simon Adingra early life was marked with notable challenges and heartbreak when he was deceived by a coach at the age of 12, leading him to find himself alone in a foreign nation (Benin Republic) as against where the coach promised him.

Luckily for young Adingra the heartbreak however, turned into a major opportunity when one of the well renowned and structured academy in Africa (Right To Dream) in Ghana offered him a path to Europe.

Upon arriving in Europe early in his career, Adingra’s opportunity to showcase his talent was marred by injury with a broken arm, but thankfully for him he was able to put all of that behind him.

Over time he turned the injury setback around, all thanks to his compatriot legends including Didier Drogba and Solomon Kalou with their consistent advice and encouragement.

Adingra eventually won his battle against injury and despite not initially been a frontline player for Brighton, he found his way into the system and become a starter in a team blessed with a lot of talents.

Simon Adingra Facts & Wiki

Name: Simon Kofi Adingra

Date Of Birth: January 1st, 2002

Place Of Birth: Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire

Nationality: Cote D’Ivoire

Height: 5ft 9inch

Position: Winger

Profession: Professional Footballer

Club: Brighton & Hove Albion
Parents:

Siblings: Sister

Religion: Christian

Annual Salary: £651,000

Net-worth: $1.4million

Current Market Value: €18million

Social Media: Instagram

Simon Adingra Rise To Stardom At Club & National Level

The rise of Simon Adingra to stardom began from “Right To Dream”, an African football academy that has the knack in nurturing African talents that harbor the dream of playing football in Europe.

His rapid growth at the academy coincided with when the founder of the club Tom Vernon took over a Danish club Nordsjaelland, which thankfully created a pathway for the academy’s most talented players including Simon Adingra.

Following in the footsteps of other Right To Dream stars like Mohammed Kudus and Kamaldeen Suleman, Adingra also vowed to a success in Denmark after his move there.

At Nordsjaelland he encountered quite a lot of challenges in quickly adapting to European football, but the mentorship and fatherly advice of legendary Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien helped him in terms of transition and growth.

Adingra’s move to Brighton & Hove Albion can be said to be through Graham Potter, signing him on a four-year deal before he was loaned out to Union Saint Gilloise in Belgium for further development.

His time at Union SG came with a rapid growth in his career, following his standout performance in helping the club secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League draw.

Having impressed the Brighton & Hove Albion hierarchy with his impressive performance for the Belgian side, he was summoned into the team following the arrival of a new manager Roberto De Zerbi.

Adingra rise at Brighton finally came when Leandro Trossard left for Arsenal, and he quickly established himself as a standout player for the Seagulls playing alongside Mitoma.

At the national level the youngster first received his first call up to the Ivory Coast senior national team, in March 2023 for two Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches against Comoros.

Step forward to February 2024, Adingra scored an important equalizer in an extra time against Mali in the quarter finals of the just concluded 2023 Africa Cup of hosted by Cote D’Ivoire.

In the final of the Africa Cup of Nations against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, he also played an important role by providing two assists in the game to clinched the trophy for Cote D’Ivoire in front of their jubilant fans.

Simon Adingra Relationship

Amidst footballers flamboyant lifestyle, the question that often come to mind is if the player in question his in a relationship?

As for Adingra is dating life seems to be sketchy because it’s appears that the Brighton winger is solely focused on his football career for now, and has kept his personal life especially romantic relationships away from the public eye.

Simon Adingra Family

Information regarding Adingra’s father is not well known to be public, however, that can’t be said of his mother who has been a huge support for the youngster.

His mother was also very instrumental in encouraging him through his journey with Right To Dream and when he moved to Denmark with Nordsjaelland.

As for his sister and brother he only has a sister who he grew up with, even though her information is also sketchy but it can be said that she played a major in Adingra’s football career.

Simon Adingra Salary & Net-worth

Adingra signed his first contract at Brighton in June 24, 2022, earning him a weekly salary of £12,500, monthly salary of £54,250 and an annual pay reported to be £651,000.

As for his net worth his total earning is around $1.4 million which can still changes with time, particularly with his market value raising having performed impressively at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire.

Simon Adingra Achievement & Stats

Adingra’s success on the pitch isn’t that huge presently compared to of the some legendary Ivorian who graced the English Premier League with their respective talents.

However, he was able to win his first major trophy as a professional footballer at the national level for Ivorian team at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations against Nigeria.

Following his impressive performance and assists at the AFCON, he was voted the “Best Young Player” having dazzled with his agility, speed and knack for scoring goals and assisting during the competition.

For his stats for the Seagulls Adingra has played 24 games in all competitions, scored seven goals and assisted three.

While his proficiency, flexibility, trickery and nimbleness is well known amongst his club’s and national teams, he would soon join one of the best side in European football if he continues with his brilliant performance and growth.

Simon Adingra Social Media

To follow Simon Adingra on social media, since go to his X account @BlackowFCB and on Instagram it’s simply simon.adingra with over 393k followers.

This article was updated 2 months ago

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