Brown Ideye is a professional football player who plays as forward for the Nigeria national football team and for Malaga CF, a Spanish La Liga side on a loan from Chinese Super League team, Tianjin Teda FC.
Apart from playing for several clubs throughout his career, he has also represented Nigeria in the U-20 level and was part of the team that played in 2010 FIFA World Cup, Africa Cup of nations and FIFA Confederations Cup.
Brown Ideye of Nigerian nationality with African background was born on 10 October 1988 to Nigerian parents, mother, Theresa Ideye, and father, Joel Ideye in Yenagoa, Nigeria.
He started his playing career joining the youth ranks of Nigerian club, Bayelsa United.
His current annual salary is reported around $ 1.6 million which he receives playing for Malaga. His weekly wage playing for Spanish La Liga side is above $ 30,000. He reportedly earned around £40, 000 a week while playing for West Brom in 2015.
The Nigerian forward’s net market value is above $ 6.5 million.
Ideye net worth could be estimated to be above $5 million as his primary source of income mostly comes through playing football for Nigeria and various clubs around the world.
He loves to spend and live a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.
Brown Ideye is also fond of luxurious cars and owns some of the best. He bought the Rolls Royce Ghost II worth over $250k in 2015 and is also believed to have Bentley Mulsanne with the estimated price of $303,700( N60m).
Brown Ideye began his professional football playing career with the senior team of Bayelsa United before joining Ocean Boys FC. With the team, he went on to win Nigerian Premier League. He later signed with the Swiss team, Neuchatel Xamax in 2008 and after three seasons with the club, he joined French top tier, Ligue 1 club, FC Sochaux.
During summer of 2011, he signed a five-year contract deal with Ukrainian club, Dynamo Kyiv and made his debut against Oleksandra and scored two goals for his team on 16 July 2011.
He was an important foreign player in the team as Dynamo won Ukrainian Super Cup in 2011 and Ukrainian Cup in 2013.
Ideye signed with the English Premier League club, West Bromwich Albion, a 3-year-deal with reported record transfer fee of $ 12.31 million in July 2014.
He scored his maiden premier league goal against Manchester United on 26 December 2014.
The Nigerian striker joined Greek football club, Olympiacos with the estimated transfer fee to be around $ 7 million. He helped the Greek club to win Greek Superleague during 2015/16.
Ideye signed with Chinese club Tianjin Teda a two and a half year contract for a fee of $ 14.77 million with an annual salary of $ 4.31 paid per year.
During January 2018, he was transferred to Spanish La Liga side, Malaga CF on loan for six months. Since then, he has scored 1 goal in 3 appearances.
After having played for Nigeria under-20 team in FIFA World Cup hosted by Canada, he started playing for Nigeria national senior side in 2010 and scored his first goal against Venezuela in a friendly in November 2012.
In the same year, he was part of the squad that played in FIFA Confederations Cup.
Brown Ideye, currently 29 years old, is happily married to his wife, Damka Ideye and the couple is blessed with two sons Andriy Ideye and Brown Ideye Junior.
In 2015, a Ukrainian woman named Alex alleged Ideye to be the father of her two children. She claimed that they had romance in between 2008 and 2010 while he played for Neuchatel Xamax. Later, a Swiss court ordered Ideye to pay $225,000 for child support.