Kelechi Iheanacho Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Height, Parents, Goals, Injury, Children

March 9, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Kelechi Iheanacho is a Nigerian football star striker for Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. He is known for his prolific scoring, versatility, and humble personality.

He has won several trophies and awards, both at the club and international level, and has become one of the world’s most admired and respected players.


  • Full name: Kelechi Promise Iheanacho
  • Date of birth: October 3, 1996
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Imo, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Parents: Elder James Iheanacho and the late Mercy Iheanacho
  • Siblings: Ada Iheanacho and Chibuke Iheanacho
  • Spouse: Amarachi Joy Iheanacho
  • Children: Owerri Iheanacho and three others
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $10 million

Early Life and Education

Kelechi Iheanacho, now 28 years old, was born on October 3, 1996, in Imo, Nigeria.

He grew up in a poor family, with his father working as a trader and his mother as a teacher. He had a sister, Ada, and a brother, Chibuke, played football.

He attended Divine Wisdom International School in Owerri, where he excelled academically and in sports.

He started playing football at six and joined Taye Academy, a local football academy when he was 12. He showed great talent and potential and attracted the attention of scouts from the Nigeria under-17 team.

Personal Life

Kelechi Iheanacho has been in a long-term relationship with Amarachi Joy, a Nigerian lady he met on Instagram in 2019.

He reportedly paid her bride price in 2019, and they married in 2020. They have a daughter together, and Iheanacho also has four children from previous relationships, including a 13-year-old son named Owerri.


Kelechi Iheanacho began his career at Taye Academy, where he impressed scouts from the Nigeria under-17 team. He won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013, scoring six goals and winning the Golden Ball award.

He also won the African Youth Player of the Year award in 2013. He joined Manchester City in 2015 and debuted in the Premier League.

He scored 12 goals in 46 appearances for the club, winning the Football League Cup in 2016. He moved to Leicester City in 2017 for a reported £25 million fee, the largest ever for a Nigerian player.

He had a breakthrough season in 2020-21, scoring 19 goals in all competitions and helping the club win the FA Cup and the Community Shield.

He has represented Nigeria at the senior level since 2015, scoring 15 goals in 52 caps. He has played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 and 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, finishing as runner-up in the latter.


  • FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball: 2013.
  • African Youth Player of the Year: 2013.
  • CAF Team of the Year: 2016.
  • Football League Cup: 2015-16.
  • FA Cup: 2020-21.
  • FA Community Shield: 2021.
  • Premier League Player of the Month: March 2021.
  • Leicester City Player of the Season: 2020-21.
  • Leicester City Players’ Player of the Season: 2020-21.

Net Worth

Kelechi Iheanacho’s estimated net worth is $10 million.

He earns a salary of £60,000 per week at Leicester City and has endorsement deals with brands such as MTN.


Kelechi Iheanacho has faced some controversy in his career, such as being dropped from the Nigeria squad for the 2019 AFCON by coach Gernot Rohr, who questioned his commitment and professionalism.

He was also accused of having affairs with other women and fathering multiple children while dating Amarachi.

However, he has denied the allegations and regained his form and confidence.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @kelechi72
  • Twitter: @67Kelechi

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