Daniel Akpeyi Biography, Career and Net worth

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Daniel Akpeyi Biography, Career and Net worth

Daniel Akpeyi Biography, Career and Net worth…This article will inform you on the life of Nigerian goalie Daniel Akpeyi, club career and networth.

Daniel Akpeyi Biography

Daniel Akpeyi is a Nigerian professional football goalkeeper with international acclaim. He birth name is Daniel Akpeyi, and he was born on the 3rd of August 1986 in Nnewi, Anambra state, Nigeria where he is from. Akpeyi plays for the Nigeria National team, the Super Eagles. Before his call to the Super Eagles, he played for several local clubs in the Nigeria premier league like Nasarawa United, Gabros International, Warri Wolves, and Heartland. He is currently playing for Chippa United in South Africa.

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Early life of Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi was born into the Akpeyi’s family in Nnewi, Anambra state, Nigeria on the 3rd of August, 1986. He was gave birth to by Madam Caroline Akpeyi as known by many. Much has not been said about Daniel Akpeyi’s father, but all we know is that Akpeyi mother suffered a brief illness at the age of 57 and died. This means that Daniel Akpeyi lost his mother at the early stage of life.

Educational background

Daniel Akpeyi attended primary and secondary school in Nnewi where he was brought up. After his secondary education, his passion for football was an undying one, this made him to join an international football academy known as the Gabros International Football Academy two. Due to his skills, he was later promoted to the first team he played for in 2005.

Daniel Akpeyi’s Career

After playing with the senior Gabros team for complete two years, Daniel Akpeyi on the 1st July, 2007 joined the Nasarrawa United. He then played for the Nasarrawa united for another two years before he was transfer to the Heartland Football Club on the 1st July, 2009. He achieved a lot while playing for the Heartland football club; he won the federation cup two times for the heartland FC in 2011 and 2012.

After playing with the heartland FC for five years, he left heartland for Warri Wolves. The move from heartland to Warri Wolves was denied in an official statement after few days, heartland football club was not ready to sell out their number one goalkeeper. However, he was transfer to Warri Wolves officially on March same year (2014).

Sadly, Akpeyi did not stay long with the Warri Wolves. After playing for only one year with Warri wolves, Akpeyi went and signed a two year contract with the Chippa united of South Africa on the 15th July, 2015. By that time, his market value was estimated to be £225,000.

Daniel Akpeyi’s International Career

Daniel Akpeyi began his international football career at the age of 28. He started his international career with the National football team of Nigeria under the coaching of Stephen Keshi. He played his first international match against the South Africa National team; he was picked to replace Vincent Enyeama. He displayed his best skills in the match by saving a penalty that no one could believe. Because of that, he was described as the man of the match.

On May, 2018, Daniel Akpeyi was listed in the Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the just concluded 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia.

Daniel Akpeyi’s Personal Life

Daniel Akpeyi in December 2016 married his girlfriend Ebert-Kalu Emmanuella in a traditional wedding in Abia state, Nigeria. He later did a small marriage ceremony which he invited his teammates and some close acquaintances.


One of the notable awards won by Daniel Akpebi is a Bronze medal he won in 2016 at the Summer Olympics in Brazil with the Dream Team as the Super Eagles squad was described at the time. He may have won others earlier or later but  this is the most outstanding recorded laurel of his known.

Net worth

Having played for many football clubs, in national and international matches, he has earned a lot of money for himself. In the just concluded 2018 FIFA world cup, he was paid N350,000 as his camp allowances after the Nigerian team defeated the Algerian team with a 3-1 victory. Aside from on the field exploit, Akpeyi also has deals in other aspects of sports. He is the agent of Myron Top class Sports Outfits.

Based on all these, therefore, Daniel Akpeyi is one of the richest footballers in Nigeria. His current market value is £495 thousand, and his monthly salary from his current club is R44, 000. With this, his net worth is estimated at

Quick Facts about Daniel Akpeyi

  1. Birth Name: Daniel Akpeyi
  2. Birth Place: Nnewi, Nigeria
  3. Date of Birth: 1986, August 3
  4. Nationality: Nigerian
  5. Currently Married: Yes
  6. Wife: Ebert-Kalu Emmanuella
  7. Weight: 80KG
  8. Tattoo:             No
  9. Salary: R44,000
  10. Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
  11. Football Name: Daniel Akpeyi
  12. Ethnicity: Black
  13. Current National team: Nigeria national football team
  14. Current Club: Chippa United
  15. Children: No
  16. Age: 32 years old

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