Anwar El Ghazi Biography

Anwar El Ghazi

Quick Facts About Anwar El Ghazi

Celebrated Name Anwar El Ghazi
Age 25 Years
Nick Name FullGhazi
Birth Name Anwar El Ghazi
Birth Date 1995-05-03
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Dutch
Ethnicity Arab
Place Of Birth Barendrecht, Netherlands
Birth Nation Netherlands
Horoscope Taurus
Marital Status Single
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football career
Net Worth Around $1 million - $5 million
Father Mohammed El Ghazi
Mother Jamila El Ghazi
Height 6 ft and 2 inches
Weight 85kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Body Type Straight
Jersey Number 21
Position Winger
Current Team Aston Villa
Coach Dean Smith
Career Start 2000
Religion Islam

Anwar El Ghazi is a Dutch professional football player who plays for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Netherlands national team as a winger. He began his professional football career from the youth system of his local club, BVV Barendrecht. In 2006, he joined the youth academy of Feyenoord, but after two years he left the club and made the remarkable step to the amateur club Spartaan'20. Two years later he joined Sparta Rotterdam, for whom he played four seasons. In 2013, he joined the Ajax Youth Academy. During the 2014-15 pre-season campaign he made 8 goals in 150 minutes of playing time for the first team. Form his impressive performances in pre-season he was prompted to Ajax's first-team squad. He made his regular-season debut for Ajax in the 2014-15 Eredivisie season opener against Vitesse. After some years, on 31 January 2017, he moved to French Ligue 1 side Lille for a €8 million transfer fee. After a year in Lille, he moved on loan to Championship club Aston Villa, with a clause to buy included. Having a great season and helped the team to promote back to the Premier League. On 10 June 2019, Villa signed him permanently for a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

On the international level, he has represented the Dutch national team at various age levels. Having dual citizenship, he was eligible to represent either the Netherlands or Morocco at the senior level. El Ghazi met Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer break, a player who he looks up to, and asked him whether he should represent the Netherlands or Morocco. Ronaldo advised him to choose the Netherlands because he would have a higher chance to participate in an international tournament, based on their history. On 15 October 2012, he made his international debut playing for the Netherlands U18 side in a friendly match against Austria. On 10 October and 13 October 2015, he was called up for the Dutch national team to play the two final UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches, against Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic.

What is El Ghazi Famous For?

  • 2015 AFC Ajax Talent of the Year.

Anwar El Ghazi mother

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Where is El Ghazi From?

Anwar El Ghazi was born on 3 May 1995. His birthplace is Barendrecht, Netherlands. He was born to Mohammed El Ghazi and Jamila El Ghazi. He belongs to the Arab ethnicity. His religion is Islam. His horoscope sign is Taurus.

Anwar El Ghazi young

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El Ghazi Football Career Timeline

  • He began his professional football career from the youth system of his local club, BVV Barendrecht.
  • In 2006, he joined the youth academy of Feyenoord.
  • After two years he left the club and made the remarkable step to the amateur club Spartaan'20.
  • Two years later he joined Sparta Rotterdam, for whom he played four seasons.
  • In 2013, he joined the Ajax Youth Academy, playing for the A1 selection (U19), competing in the UEFA Youth League.
  • In July 2013, Ajax signed him.

Anwar El Ghazi Ajax

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  • During the 2014-15 pre-season campaign, he made 8 goals in 150 minutes of playing time for the first team. Form his impressive performances in pre-season he was prompted to Ajax first-team squad.
  • He made his official debut for Ajax in the 2014 Johan Cruffy Shield against PEC Zwolle, coming on for Ricardo Kishna.
  • He made his regular-season debut for Ajax in the 2014-15 Eredivisie season opener against Vitesse. 
  • On 17 August 2014, he scored his first Eredivisie goal in the away win against AZ, scoring in the 90th minute.
  • On 22 October 2014, he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal at Camp against Barcelona. There he became the first player to score at Camp Nou since the beginning of the 2014-15 season, when Barcelona went five matches at home without conceding a goal.

Anwar El Ghazi Lille

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  • On 31 January 2017, he moved to French Ligue 1 side Lille for a €8 million transfer fee.
  • On 18 February 2017, he scored his first goal for Lille against Caen.
  • On 6 August 2017, on the first matchday of the 2017-18 season, he scored Lille's third goal against Nantes. To celebrate, he took off his shirt to reveal a shirt paying tribute to Abdelhak Nouri, his former Ajax teammate who the month before had collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack, which had left him with severe and permanent brain damage and unable to continue as a footballer.
  • Due to his injury, he did not return until the end of the season, where he struggled to establish himself for starting lineup in head coach Christophe Galtier.

Anwar El Ghazi Aston Villa

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  • After one year in Lille, he moved on loan to Championship club Aston Villa, with a clause to buy included.
  • On 25 August 2018, he made his debut in a draw with Reading.
  • On 27 May 2019, he scored Aston Villa's first goal in their 2-1 EFL Championship Play-off final victory over Derby County.
  • He helped the team to promote back to the Premier League and on 10 June 2019, Villa signed him permanently for a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Anwar El Ghazi Netherlands

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El Ghazi International Career

  • He has represented the Dutch national team at various age levels.
  • Having dual citizenship, he was eligible to represent either the Netherlands or Morocco at senior level.
  • El Ghazi met Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer break, a player who he looks up to, and asked him whether he should represent the Netherlands or Morocco. Ronaldo advised him to choose the Netherlands because he would have a higher chance to participate in an international tournament, based on their history.
  • On 15 October 2012, he made his international debut playing for the Netherlands U18 side in a friendly match against Austria.
  • Following his impressive performances, he was called up to the senior national team.
  • On 10 October and 13 October 2015, he was called up for the Dutch national team to play the two final UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches, against Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic, where he was named in the starting line-up for both the matches.

El Ghazi Girlfriend

EL Ghazi is currently single. He had at least 1 relationship in the past. But as of 2021, he is not dating anyone. He tries to keep his personal and love life private. As soon as we will know about his personal and love life we will update here.

El Ghazi Height

El Ghazi stands at a height of 1.88m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 85 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight. 

El Ghazi Salary and Net Worth

El Ghazi earns from his professional career as a football player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, endorsements, and sponsorships. After he signed a permanent deal with Aston Villa, he makes an annual salary of 1.8 million Euro. His net worth has been growing significantly in 2019-20. His net worth is estimated at around $8 million at present. The Dutch winger is likely to earn good fortune from his professional career.