Alex Iwobi Biography: Wife, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Stats, Parents, Tribe, Sister, State Of Origin

Posted By Michael Amos March 9, 2024


Alexander Chuka Iwobi (born 3 May 1996), better known as Alex Iwobi, is a Nigerian football player who has left an indelible mark on the sport. 

Starting his journey at Arsenal, he made 149 appearances and netted fifteen goals, cementing his reputation as a skilled midfielder. 

His prowess extends to club and country, where he continues to shine for Premier League outfit Fulham and the Nigerian national team. Through dedication and raw talent, Alex Iwobi has emerged as a pivotal figure in football.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Alexander Chuka Iwobi
Stage Name: Alex Iwobi
Born: 3 May 1996 (age 28 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Anambra State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: The Campion School
Height: 1.8 m
Parents: Chuba Iwobi
Siblings: Marie Iwobi
Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Ellie Mae (2023), Clarisse Juliette (ex.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Football Player
Net Worth: £27.6 million

Early Life & Education

Alex Iwobi, a professional footballer for the Premier League club Fulham, was born on 3 May 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria. His parents raised him, with his father’s name being Chuba Iwobi while his mother is Mrs. Chuka Iwobi.

Alex Iwobi is an Igbo tribe man hailing from Onitsha in Anambra State, Nigeria, but he had his growing up in England.

Alex Iwobi also has a sister named Marie Iwobi; he is the legendary Nigerian footballer Jay-Jay Okocha‘s cousin. Okocha is his mother, Mrs. Chuka Iwobi‘s brother. He attended The Campion School, a private Catholic secondary school in Hornchurch, London.


Alex Iwobi, the rising star of football, kickstarted his journey with Arsenal, climbing up the ranks from their youth academy. Making his Premier League debut at 19 years old, he swiftly became a fixture in the team, known for his lightning speed and creative plays on the field. Fans of the Gunners fondly remember his pivotal role in securing victories, including the memorable FA Cup triumph in 2017 and his unforgettable goal in the 2019 Europa League final.

After a successful stint at Arsenal, Iwobi ventured into new territory, joining Everton in a highly anticipated £28 million move in 2019. Despite facing challenges along the way, he showcased his talent with crucial goals and assists, leaving a lasting impact during his time with the Toffees. 

Seeking fresh opportunities and a chance to shine, Alex Iwobi boldly decided to join Fulham in September 2023, eager to make his mark again. And indeed, he wasted no time, already making waves with four goals and one assist in the ongoing 2023/24 Premier League season.

Beyond club football, Alex Iwobi has been a beacon of pride for his home country, Nigeria. Since pledging his allegiance to the national team in 2015, he has played a pivotal role in their successes, including a memorable third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. His performances in major tournaments like the World Cup and AFCON have earned him admiration and respect, making him a cherished figure in Nigerian football.

Awards & Nominations


  • FA Cup: 2016-2017
  • FA Community Shield: 2015, 2017
  • EFL Cup runner-up: 2017-2018
  • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2018–19


  • Everton Player of the Season: 2022-2023
  • International Level


  • CAF Youth Player of the Year (Year unknown)
  • The Future Awards Africa Prize for Sport (Year unknown)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@alexanderiwobi
  • Facebook handle: Alex Iwobi

Personal Life

28-year-old professional footballer Alex Iwobi has been romantically involved with British model Ellie Mae since 2023. While there are no signs of an impending marriage or plans for children, the couple appears content to focus on their respective careers and enjoy their time together.

Previously, Iwobi was linked romantically with model and internet personality Clarisse Juliette. Alex Iwobi is not married and has no child.

In a recent interview on March 6, 2024, Fulham midfielder Alex Iwobi expressed his admiration for Nigerian music sensation Wizkid. During the discussion on the show ‘Would You Rather…,‘ Iwobi revealed his stronger connection to Wizkid‘s music compared to fellow artist Burna Boy. This statement sheds light on the diverse musical landscape of Nigeria and highlights the personal preferences of individuals within the country’s vibrant music industry.

Net Worth

Alex Iwobi is a successful professional footballer with a net worth of approximately £27.6 million (equivalent to €31 million). His salary is estimated to be between £80,000 and £100,000 (equal to €93,000 and €116,000). This financial success results from his talent, hard work, and dedication to his football career.

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