Iheanacho plays as a striker, often in a two-man attack, and has established himself as one of the best strikers in the English Premier League.
After failing to retain a starting spot at league champions Manchester City, Iheanacho moved to Leicester City where he was an integral part of the club’s steady push for European football.
Iheanacho also shone on the international stage, helping Nigeria win the 2013 U17 World Cup as well as bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Profile of Kelechi Iheanacho
Full name: Kelechi Iheanacho Promise
Date of Birth: October 3, 1996
Place of birth: Owerri, Nigeria
Age: 25 years (from June 2022)
Current clubs: Leicester City
How old is Kelechi Iheanacho?
Kelechi Iheanacho turns 25 in June 2022.
Kelechi Iheanacho Career
Kelechi Iheanacho started his career at the famous Taye Academy in Owerri where he shone and was called up to the U17 national team for the 2013 World Cup.
Just 16 at the time, Iheanacho shone at the World Cup, winning both the Golden Ball and the Silver Boot at the tournament. His World Cup exploits earned him a move to Premier League giants Manchester City in October 2014 before he even scored 18.
Iheanacho spent two full senior seasons with Manchester City, finishing as the club’s third top scorer with 14 goals and 5 assists despite leaving just 11 matches.
Less playing time came the following season for Iheanacho, which led to the Super Eagles star moving to Leicester City on a five-year deal at a transfer fee of £25million.
At Leicester City, Iheanacho carved out a place for himself, always seeming to find the net in important games. He was a huge contributor 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 contracts at Manchester City and Leicester City during his career.
At the Etihad Stadium, Kelechi Iheanacho’s salary was £10,000 a week for the first two seasons before earning £50,000 a week in 2017.
A year later, Iheanacho moved to Leicester City and signed a contract worth £60,000 a week in wages. Iheanacho got a £10,000 raise in 2019 and another £20,000 raise in 2022.
Currently, Kelechi Iheanacho’s salary is £90,000 per week.
What is Kelechi Iheanacho net worth?
Kelechi Iheanacho’s net worth is estimated to be around £22.36 million. 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, who is expected to earn money from the giant sportswear company for his duties as an ambassador. Iheanacho is also an ambassador for Multichoice Nigeria.
The 25-year-old is signed with ICM Stellar Sports Agency, who are also representatives for Jack Grealish, Eduardo Camavinga, Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell, among others.
Kelechi Iheanacho FIFA 22 and PES 22 Ratings
Girlfriend Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho’s girlfriend is Amarachi Joy.
The Leicester City striker posted two photos of his girlfriend on his Instagram page where he tagged her and called her ‘omalicha’ (Igbo word for beauty) and ‘Amarachukwu ❤️❤️’ respectively.
So, we can say Kelechi Iheanacho’s relationship status is dating.
Kelechi Iheanacho House & Cars
Kelechi Iheanacho loves good, has the money to make it happen, and never fails to enjoy the good life.
Iheanacho reportedly has two homes with a mansion in the city of Manchester reportedly costing him around $2.4 million.
The Super Eagles star is also said to own a $2.8 million property in Lagos, Nigeria. However, Iheanacho has never openly admitted to owning these houses.
However, the Leicester City star isn’t 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 himself and his cars on his Instagram page.
Social Media Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho is very active on social media with Instagram and Twitter accounts which he posts from time to time.
The Nigeria international mainly posts about his matches, achievements, training, holidays, career milestones and some lifestyle photos, especially wishing people on their birthdays.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Instagram handle is @kelechi72
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Super Eagles career
Kelechi Iheanacho is a true homegrown talent, having played for the Nigerian national U17 and U20 teams and having been briefly involved with the Olympic team (U23). It has had varying degrees of success with age groups.
Iheanacho made his Super Eagles debut on 13 November 2015 in a World Cup qualifier against Swaziland for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
After taking some time to cement his place in the Nigerian national team’s first team, Iheanacho made a breakthrough in the round of friendlies ahead of the 2018 World Cup, his impressive performances earning him a place in the final team.
Since then, Iheanacho has been a force in the Super Eagles. A drop in form saw him left out of the squad that won bronze at AFCON 2019, 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 span.
Kelechi Iheanacho Latest Transfer News
Kelechi Iheanacho is quite settled at Leicester City with few transfer rumors surrounding the Super Eagles star.
With Jamie Vardy aging and Iheanacho entering his prime years as a striker, the former Manchester City starlet could be the Foxes’ standard bearer in the not-too-distant future.