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Kenneth Omeruo

Facts About Kenneth Omeruo

Celebrated Name Kenneth Omeruo
Age 28 Years
Nick Name Omeruo
Birth Name Kenneth Josiah Omeruo
Birth Date 1993-10-17
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Nationality Nigerian
Birth Nation Nigeria
Place Of Birth Abia State, Nigeria
Horoscope Libra
Ethnicity African
Religion Christianity
Career Start 2010
Brothers Lucky Omeruo
Sisters Chisom Omeruo
Marital Status Married
Wife Chioma Omeruo
Children Charein and Reina Omeruo
Height 6 ft. 1 inches
Weight 81kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $3 Million
Salary £676,000
Current Team CD Leganes
Position Defender
Jersey Number 4
Links Twitter Instagram

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Kenneth Josiah Omeruo is a Nigerian professional football player who plays for Leganes in the Segunda Division and the Nigeria national team as a defender. He started playing football for Hard Foundation. In 2010, he joined the youth team of Standard Liege and played until 2012. On 8 January 2012, he signed for Chelsea from Liege and began his career at the club. During his career at Chelsea, he was loaned out to five different clubs: ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough, Kasimpasa, Alanyaspor, and Leganes. With his impressive performances, on 13 August 2019, he was signed by Leganes on a permanent deal, ending his seven-year spell at Chelsea.

On the international level, he has represented Nigeria at various age levels. He has represented Nigeria at U17, U20, and the senior level. He made his international team debut for Nigeria on 9 January 2013 at the age of 19. He has represented Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. He was part of Nigeria’s squad that won the 2013 African Cup of Nations. He was named in Nigeria's final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started in all four games as Nigeria finished second in their group and was eliminated by France at the Round of 16. In May 2018, he was named in Nigeria's preliminary 30 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He was a key part of the Super Eagles team that won the bronze medal in 2019.

What is Kenneth Omeruo Famous For?

  • Being a Nigerian professional football player.
  • For playing as a defender for Leganes in the Segunda Division.


Which state is Kenneth Omeruo from?

Kenneth Josiah Omeruo was born on 17 October 1993. His birthplace is Abia State, Nigeria. Detail about his parents has been kept secret and has not been disclosed yet. He grew up alongside his two younger siblings: a brother, Lucky, and a sister, Chisom. His brother, Lucky is also a professional football player who currently plays for Belgian club KSC City Pirates as a striker. He holds Nigerian nationality. He belongs to the African ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Libra. 

Which club is Kenneth Omeruo?

  • He started playing football for Hard Foundation.
  • In 2010, he joined the youth team of Standard Liege and played until 2012. 
  • On 8 January 2012, he signed for Chelsea from Liege and was immediately loaned him out to Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag on an 18-month loan deal which kept him at the club until the end of 2012-13 season. He made his debut for the club on 3 March 2012 in a 0-0 draw against SC Heerenveen. On 19 April 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win against FC Groningen. During his loan spell at ADO Den Haag, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions. 
  • On 7 January 2014, he joined Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the 2013-14 season. He made his debut for the club in a 0-0 draw against Doncaster Rovers. During that season, he made 14 appearances for the club in all the competitions. 
  • On 6 August 2014, He rejoined Middlesbrough for the 2014-15 season where he made 22 appearances for the club providing 1 assist in all the competitions. 
  • On 21 July 2015, he joined Kasimpasa on a season-long loan with an option to purchase the player at the end of the spell. He made his debut for the club on 16 August 2015 in a 3-0 victory against Gaziantepspor. During his loan spell at Kasimpasa, he made 26 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions as although the loan deal had an option to buy, Kasimpasa decided to pass on the option due to a lack of funds, which led to him returning to Chelsea for pre-season.
  • On 31 August 2016, he signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea until 2019, before leaving on loan again. He joined Alanyaspor on a season-long loan where he was given the number 44. He made his debut for the club on 10 September 2016 in a 0-0 draw against Genclerbirligi. On 25 February 2017, he scored his first goal for the club in their 4-1 home victory over Adanaspor. During his loan spell at Alanyaspor, he made 26 appearances for the club, scoring once in all the competitions.
  • On 25 August 2017, after signing a new three-year deal at Chelsea, he returned to Kasimpasa on a season-long loan where he made 28 appearances for the club, scoring once in all the competitions.
  • On 15 August 2018, he joined CD Leganes on a season-long loan. He made his debut for the club on 6 October 2018 in a 1-0 win against Rayo Vallecano. During his loan spell at CD Leganes, he made 31 appearances for the club in all the competitions.
  • With his impressive performances, on 13 August 2019, he was signed by Leganes on a permanent deal, ending his seven-year spell at Chelsea. On 2 February 2020, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win against Real Sociedad. During his 2019-20 season, he made 23 appearances for the club, scoring once in all the competitions as Leganes got relegation to Segunda Division. 
  • During his 2020-21 season, he made 28 appearances for the club, scoring once in all the competitions.


Kenneth Omeruo International Career

  • He has represented Nigeria at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Nigeria at U17, U20, and the senior level. 
  • He played for the Nigerian U20 team that reached the quarter-finals at the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup in Colombia. 
  • He made his international team debut for Nigeria on 9 January 2013 at the age of 19 in a goalless draw against Cape Verde. 
  • He has represented Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. 
  • He was part of Nigeria’s squad that won the 2013 African Cup of Nations. 
  • He was named in Nigeria's final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started in all four games as Nigeria finished second in their group and was eliminated by France at the Round of 16. 
  • He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics but did not make the final 18-man squad.
  • In May 2018, he was named in Nigeria's preliminary 30 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 
  • On 26 June 2016, he scored his first international goal for Nigeria in a 1-0 win against Guinea in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
  • He was a key part of the Super Eagles team that won the bronze medal in 2019.

Honors 

  • Won the 2013 African Cup of Nations with Nigeria. 

Kenneth Omeruo Net Worth and Salary

Kenneth Omeruo earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In August 2019, he was signed by Leganes on a permanent deal, ending his seven-year spell at Chelsea. As of 2022, his estimated net worth is $3 million and his salary is £676,000. His market value is around €13 million. 

Kenneth Omeruo Wife


Looking at his personal life, he is a married guy. He got married to his longtime girlfriend, Chioma Omeruo in a traditional marriage, held on 30 December 2017 in Enugu State. The couple is blessed with two daughters: first daughter Charein in 2019 and second daughter Reina in 2020. He has an intimate relationship with his love and daughters where they are living their life happily together. 

Kenneth Omeruo Height and Weight

Kenneth Omeruo stands at a height of 1.85m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a bodyweight of 81kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still got to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Did You Know?

  • He was part of Nigeria’s squad that won the 2013 African Cup of Nations.
  • He was a key part of the Super Eagles team that won the bronze medal in 2019.
  • Since making his debut for Nigeria, he has made over 55 caps for his country.
  • His brother, Lucky is also a professional football player who currently plays for Belgian club KSC City Pirates as a striker.
  • He wears shirt number 4 for Leganes.