Adnan Januzaj Biography

( 1995 - )
November 26, 2018
First published on:June 12, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Adnan Januzaj

Date of Birth: 1995, February 5
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: Belgium
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Adnan Januzaj is a Belgian professional football player who plays as a winger for Spanish football club, Real Sociedad. Besides playing for the Spanish club, he has also played for clubs such as Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, and Sunderland.


He made his international debut for Belgium since 2014. He has also been listed in the 23-man squad of Belgium for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Adnan Januzaj‘s Early Career

Adnan Januzaj was born to father, Abedin Januzaj on February 5, 1995. He was born in Brussels, Belgium to father of Albanian ethnicity. His mother Ganimete Sadikaj is from Kosovo. His grandfather was a Turkish while his grandmother was a Serbian.

He was interested in playing football since his early childhood and played at the youth clubs of  FC Brussels, Anderlecht and Manchester United. His childhood idol was Lorik Cana, an Albanian player.

Adnan Januzaj‘s Net worth and Salary

His annual salary is around € 1.7 million with a weekly salary of 33,000 which is reported to earn from his present Spanish club, Real Sociedad. During his early days in Manchester, he was paid the weekly wage of only £1,000 but was heavily increased to £30,000 a week in 2013 after his impressive 2012 season.

He earned £40,000-a-week in his final year with ManU in 2017.

He has a market worth in the region of € 12 million as of May 30, 2018.

Besides, he has also the endorsement deal with the products like New Balance. His net worth is estimated to be around $ 8 million.

Januzaj bought a Chesire mansion for £3 million in 2017 only to sell after some days. He was immediately sold to Spanish club after he bought the house. The house cost him £2.7million plus £237,750 in stamp duty. 

He also owns several luxurious cars but is often seen on his Mercedes Benz.

Adnan Januzaj‘s Career

After playing for the youth team of Manchester United, he played for the senior team in 2013 and made his official debut against  Wigan Athletic coming on for Dutch player  Robin van Persie on 11 August 2013.

Januzaj made his premier league debut as a substitute for Ashley Young against  Crystal Palace on 14 September 2013.

He was the part of Manchester United team that went on to win the FA Community Shield in 2013.

He was later loaned to German Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund for 2015/16 and was again loaned to English football club, Sunderland in 2016/17.

The Belgian attacking midfielder made his debut for Sunderland against Manchester City and scored his first goal for the club against Shrewsbury Town.

Currently, he is playing for Spanish professional football club, Real Sociedad and signed a five-year contract with the club and made his La Liga debut against Deportivo de La Coruna.

Adnan Januzaj‘s International Career

Januzaj received several call-ups from Belgium as he was eligible to play for Belgium (birth country), Albania (father), Kosovo (mother), Turkey (grandfather), Serbia (grandmother), and also Croatia.

He accepted the offer in April 2014 and his name was included in the Belgium 23 man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He later made his official international debut for a senior national team of Belgium against Tunisia by replacing fellow Belgian striker Eden Hazard on 7 June 2014.

As of May 2018, he is named in Belgium’s  23 men preliminary squad for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Since making his full international debut for Belgium back in 2014, he has played for Belgium in six matches and is yet to score an international goal.

Adnan Januzaj‘s Personal Life

Currently, 23 the Belgian midfielder, Adnan Januzaj stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around  76 kg.

Talking about his personal life, he is rumored to have a girlfriend. He is currently believed to be dating Tulisa Contostavlos since 2013. Tulisa is a musician and singer and has appeared as a judge on the X Factor'. She is 6 years older that Januzaj and has previously dated Queens Park Rangers defender Danny Simpson.

He once had a blind date with Melissa McKenzie in 2014. He took her for the first date at Adnando and spent only £18 on a spicy chicken meal. Melissa left him later.

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