Francis Uzoho Biography and Net Worth

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Francis Uzoho Biography and Net Worth

Francis Uzoho Biography and Net Worth…Francis Uzoho is a professional Nigerian footballer whose playing position is goalkeeping. He was born on the 28th of October, 1998 in Nwangele, Imo State, Nigeria. Francis Uzoho started his footballing career at the age of 12 initially as a forward at Qatari Aspire Academy. But because he was deemed too young to play as a striker at that age (12 years), he was converted into a goalkeeper in 2013 at age 14. Currently, he is working as a goalkeeper at Elche CF after being loaned from his club Deportivo de La Coruña of Spain. The goalkeeper is currently not married and has no wife or children.

Life Bio and Physique

Francis Uzoho has a proportional body weight; his body is muscular in nature and strong. He is 5 feet tall although other industry pundits say he’s actually 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters). However, he weighs 91 kg (200 lbs.), has no history of plastic surgery. Even though we do not have his entire accurate body statistic, but merely looking at him, one can tell that he is physically fit and healthy. Yes, without much fancy, the goalkeeper has been able to maintain his normal workout regimen.

Controversy on His Real Age

Recently, the super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis has been faced with a controversy concerning his real age and that of his son. A lot of people have criticized him especially on social media saying that he is older than the 20 years of age he claims. But then the fact remains that Uzoho was the youngest player at the just concluded 2018 world cup.

Francis Uzoho club Career

In 2013, Francis Uzoho joined the Barcelona Football Academy (Qatari Academy) as a forward striker but was later reassigned as a goalkeeper in 2016 after a tournament in the club. He made impressive progress which earned him a place in the reserve team where he won a match against Real Madrid Castilla At his early teen, he became the youngest goalkeeper to debut in La Liga and he became the second youngest to be in the La Liga league.

From Deportivo de La Coruña’s Juvenil to Elche CF

After an impressive performance in a tournament at Barcelona, the goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho was in 2016 integrated into the Deportivo de La Coruña’s Juvenil team. Due to his age at the time and the established age rules, Uzoho was barred from signing a contract with Dépor until January 2017 which he later signed and began to train with Deportivo de La Coruña’s Juvenil’ first team that year.

He was then promoted to Deportivo de La Coruña’s Juvenil’s reserve team ahead of the 2017-18 football season. He kept his first (debut) goal as a senior keeper for the team on 10th September of that year where he started in a 3-0 Segunda División B home game. That was the game between Deportivo de La Coruña’s Juvenil and against Real Madrid Castilla in which his club won.

On 15th October, 2017, Uzoho made both his first team and La Liga debut, where he started in an away game against SD Eibar which ended in a draw (0–0)

When he turned 18 years old and has played for 352 days, he became La Liga’s youngest ever foreign goalkeeper to debut in La Liga’s games. He is also the second-youngest player, after Real Madrid’s Achraf Hakimi to play in the La Liga league during the tournament.

Uzoho renewed his contract with his club, Deportivo de La Coruña’s Juvenil for three seasons on 24 August 2018. However, the club decided to loan him to Segunda División side Elche CF for one year, where he plays as a goalkeeper now.

International (Country) Career

Francis Uzoho was part of the squad that represented Nigeria at the 2013 FIFA under-17 World Cup. By then he was only 14 years old. He was later enlisted into the Super Eagles squad in October, 2017 where he made his full international debut for the Super Eagles on 14th November of that year. That was the friendly game against Argentina where he replaced Daniel Akpeyi and which ended 4–2 in favour of the Nigerian side.

Later in 2018, he was conscripted into the Super Eagles 23-man squad which represented Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where he served as first-choice goalkeeper for the country. However, in November 2018, due to injury, Uzoho had to withdraw from the team.

Career Timeline:

  1. In 2013, he represented Nigeria under-17s at 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
  2. Between 2013 and 2016, he trained in the Aspire Academy.
  3. In October 2017, he was called as the goalkeeper for the Nigerian senior squad (the Super Eagles).
  4. In 2017, he joined his first club, Deportivo La Coruña.

Salary and Net Worth

Francis Uzoho earns about $4,619 as weekly wage at Deportivo La Coruna which amounts to $240,188 annually at the club. Currently, he has a market value that is estimated at roughly $357,713. He doesn’t earn only from his club contract. As a member of the Super Eagles team, he earns salary from there too. He also has other sponsorships and endorsement deals which he does not disclose.

Francis Uzoho has an eye for quality things. Aside from owning a top-notch car which he has refused to disclose the brand, he currently lives in a beautiful apartment in Spain. He is estimated to have a net worth of about $2.5 million

 

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