Kelechi Nwakali’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian footballer
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 5 June 1998, Nigeria
Age 22 years
Star sign Gemini
Height: 181 cm

Kelechi Nwakali (born 5 June 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for MVV Maastricht in the Eerste Divisie on loan from Premier League side Arsenal.



Nwakali started his career at the Diamond Football Academy and after his performances at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, in which he won the Golden Ball Award, he signed with English Premier League side Arsenal.

MVV Maastricht (loan)

On 16 September 2016 it was announced that Nwakali had signed for Eerste Divisie side MVV Maastricht on loan for the season. He then made his professional debut for the side the same day against Jong Ajax. He came on as a 92nd-minute substitute for Thomas Verheijdt as MVV won 1–0.



Nwakali was named into the previsional squad for the Nigeria U17 side before the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup but did not make the final squad. However, coming into the 2015 U-17 World Cup he was named captain as he led his country to the title, winning the Golden Ball Award along the way.


Career statistics

As of 19 December 2016
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MVV Maastricht (loan) 2016–17 Eerste Divisie 11 1 1 0 0 0 12 1
Career total 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1

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