Folarin Balogun

by MKhanal 30 Aug,2021
Folarin Balogun
Body Stats
Weight in KG 65 kg
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Folarin Jerry Balogun
  • Net Worth $1 Million
  • Birth Country New York City
  • Salary £119,600
  • Nationality English
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Religion Christian
  • Profession Football Player
  • Currently Club Arsenal

Folarin Balogun is a rising English professional football player. He is currently playing in the English Premier League for Arsenal. Balogun plays as a striker for his team and represents England for the International matches. Folarin spent his youth career with the Arsenal Youth team from 2008 until 2020. 

Folarin Balogun was born Folarin Jerry Balogun on July 3, 2001, in New York City, New York. He is yet to share information about his parents with the public. Balogun's parents are from Nigeria and moved to the United Kingdom when He was two years old. Folarin spent his early age at the football academy and did not complete his formal education. Talking about his physical appearance, Balogun stands five feet and ten inches tall and weighs 65 kg. 

Journey to English Premier League

Folarin started playing football from a very early age. He played in the Sunday League Side for Aldersbrook. After some scouting team found his talent, Tottenham Hotspur almost signed him, but Arsenal won the race. Balogun played for the Arsenal youth team from 2008 until 2020. The English player signed a professional contract in February 2019.

FolarinFolarin moves ahead with the ball against City player SOURCE: Football London.

In the mid-2020, Balogun could not renew his contract and was linked with a transfer away from the club, including a proposed £8 million sale to Brentford. However, He renewed his contract with the club and made his senior team debut in the Europa League against Dundalk. Folarin signed a new long-term contract with the club in April 2021. 

In regard to International appearance, Folarin had multiple options to represent all three nations at the international level. He spent his initial days playing for the England U17 team in 2018. Balogun moved to the United States and represented United States U18 team in four matches scoring two goals in late 2018. However, Folarin moved back to England has been part of the U18 and U20 teams. 

Who is Folarin Balogun Dating? Know About His Girlfriend and Relationship Status

Folarin does not show much presence in social media. However, He has followers of more than 150k in his Instagram timeline. His timeline is filled with photos of his games and training. Balogun has not shared a word about his relationship status and is believed to be single in 2021. The English player is very much early in his career and must be focused on his career. 

Net Worth In Millions

Folarin has an estimated net worth of more than $1 Million. He is very early in his career and will be adding millions in the future. Much of his net worth is accumulated through his salary with the club. As per sources, Balogun signed a four-year contract with Arsenal in 2021 and will be receiving a weekly salary of £2,300 and £119,600 as his annual salary. 

Balogun was linked to a move to Manchester United, while Juventus, RB Leipzig, and Bayer Leverkusen were all interested in him. 

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