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Wilfred Ndidi Biography, Wife, Parents, Net Worth, Salary


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Let’s take a look at Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi biography.

Wilfred Ndidi Profile

Full name: Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi

Date of birth: 16 December 1996 (age 25)

Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Position: Defensive midfielder

Current team: Leicester City

Shirt Number: 25

Youth career

2002–2012: Ekosodin Stars FC

2012–2015: Nath Boys Academy

Senior career

2015–2017: Genk            

2017–till date: Leicester City

National team

2013–2015: Nigeria U20

2015–till date: Super Eagles

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Wilfred Ndidi Biography

From his humble beginning, Ndidi started showing he is tough with football at a very early age growing up in the Military Cantonment in Ikeja, Lagos.

He played at the Command Children School before joining Nath Boys Academy… Ndidi’s fame raised that local football club’s profile.

Though from Delta State, Ndidi was raised in Lagos, Nigeria.

Parents & Family

Wilfred Ndidi Biography

Theo and Marleen van Vlierden are Ndidi’s foster parents who took him in at the age of seventeen when he first arrived in Belgium in 2014 for his two-month test period with KRC Genk. He stayed with his foster parents until he left for Leicester City 18 months later.

Somehow, someway, Ndidi’s biological parents’ names are unknown. The only name being touted around is a man referred to as Ndidi senior.

The reason for this might not be unconnected to the way his father, a military man, treated him when he was growing up as a child.

Ndidi senior was apparently very strict beating his son with a ‘Koboko’, a cow skin, leaving the youngster in pain for days.

His military dad didn’t like the idea of Ndidi playing football and did everything to stop him. But, he fought for his passion that went on until Nath Boys FC came calling, then Genk and afterwards, Leicester City.

Ndidi’s mother…I mean his biological mum is known, after all, there is an image of both of them online.

Wilfred Ndidi and his mother

As the first child and only son, Ndidi has two other siblings who are his sisters.

Age

What is Wilfred Ndidi’s real age? Records show that he was born on the 16th of December, 1996 in Lagos State which makes him 25 years old. Hopefully, this is not what we call football age just like when he played the African U-17 Championship with Nigeria and was excluded along with two other players from the competition, following an MRI age test that suggested he was just slightly above the threshold?

Nigeria National Team

Ndidi joined the Super Eagles of Nigeria in October 2015 and made his debut in the friendly game against DR Congo. His next game for Nigeria saw him replace John Obi Mikel in the 63rd minute in the 3–0 win against Cameroon.

Wilfred Ndidi Biography

He was also included in Nigeria’s 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Subsequently, he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia; in the African Cup of Nations 2019 squad and in Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations 28-man squad.

Market Value

According to Transfermarkt, Ndidi’s current market value as of 2021, stands at 60 Million Euros, rising from 50 Million Euros.

With a market value of €60.00m, the Super Eagles star is ranked among the top 5 defensive midfielders in the world and ranks number one among all Nigerian footballers abroad.

Net Worth

Currently on the internet, Ndidi’s net worth in 2022, I mean his true worth, following confirmed close source is pegged at $32.98 million.

House & Cars

Ndidi acquired a 3-bedroom house in Leicester as far back as 2017, where he stays with his wife and daughter. The house location s just ten minutes away from the King Power stadium.

Owning a fleet of expensive cars is something most soccer stars do and Wilfred is not about to be left out as the player boasts a BMW X3 for himself and a Mercedes-Benz car for his wife.

Marriage

Wilfred Ndidi Biography

Surely, Ndidi got married in May 2019. He wedded his girlfriend of five years Dinma Fortune in a traditional and white wedding ceremony that was held in Abuja.

The native marriage ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 23 at Ibeto Hotel event centre in the Gudu District of Abuja.

Three days after, there was a church service for their white wedding at the National Ecumenical Centre in the Central Business District area of Abuja.

Wilfred Ndidi Biography

The reception was taken to the Pitchvine Marquee Wedding and Event Centre at the Cadastral Zone in Wuye, Abuja.

Collins Igbobi was his best man and Super Eagles striker and Leicester teammate Kelechi Iheanacho was one of his groomsmen.

Other groomsmen in Ndidi’s wedding include Israel Adelaja, CEO of Cretentive Media; Don Daniel, England-based Nigerian musician EBS, Chris, his England-based friend; another Belgium-based friend; and Mr Theo.

Wilfred Ndidi Biography

Some Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials were in attendance likewise Super Eagles legend Kanu Nwankwo.

Together the couple now has a lovely daughter called Jaina.

Wilfred Ndidi Biography

Salary

Wilfred Ndidi’s weekly wages can be derived from knowing that the defensive midfielder signed a 6-year/£23,400,000 contract with Leicester City, including an annual average salary of £3,900,000.

In other words, Ndidi earns £10,554 per day and £440 per hour! Did you do the math on his salary per week? I think that should be about $81,000 per week.

Every month till his contract expires and becomes a free agent in 2024, Ndidi will earn a base salary of £3,900,000, while carrying a cap hit of £3,900,000.

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I won’t end Wilfred Ndidi biography without giving you information on how to contact him. Here are his social media handles: Instagram @Ndidi25 and Twitter @Ndidi25.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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