Kenneth Omeruo Biography

( 1993 - )
August 7, 2019
First published on:February 21, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Kenneth Omeruo

Date of Birth: 1993, October 17
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: Nigeria
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name Kenneth Josiah Omeruo
Birth Place Abia State, Nigeria
Famous Name Kenneth Omeruo
Mother Mrs. Justina Omeruo
Net Worth $3 million
Salary €832,000 from Leganés
Nationality Nigerian
Ethnicity African
Currently Working For Nigeria national football team and Chelsea
Currently Married Yes
Married to Chioma Omeruo
Divorce No
Children 1
Girlfriend No
Tatto(s) No

Kenneth Omeruo is a professional Nigerian footballer who currently plays for the National team of Nigeria and Premier League side Chelsea as a right-back and also as a center back. The 25-year-old footballer has played for clubs that include ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough, Kasimpasa, and Alanyaspor, etc. On January 8, 2012, he signed a contract with Chelsea.

As a capable player, Omeruo is described as a “Level-headed and determined youngster” and “tall, rangy but strong center-back”.

How Much Is Kenneth Omeruo's Net Worth In 2019? Salary, House & Cars

As of 2019, Omeruo’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. Currently, he is signed to Chelsea where his weekly salary is reported €18,000. 

While playing for La Liga side CD Leganés, his weekly wage was reported €16,000 which is €832,000 per annum in 2019. 

While Kenneth Omeruo was in Alanyaspor, he received €65,000 as a monthly salary while he earned £25, 000 weekly i.e. 77,000 a month from Kasimpasa. He will make around £800,000 in a year from his salary.

He was offered €100,000 monthly salary at Turkish champions Besiktas, but he missed the chance to join the club.

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He has been pictured with his white Mercedes-Benz CLA on Instagram, which is worth about $30,000.

Omeruo has a car collection that includes, Mercedes E Coupe which price is around £40,135, Lincoln Navigator ($60,000), and Ranger rover sport ($65,650), etc. Omeruo's current market value is estimated at £1.35million. 

Is Kenneth Omeruo Married? Know His Wife, Girlfriend, Relationship, and Personal Life

Omeruo is currently married to his long-term girlfriend, Chioma Omeruo. They had their engagement in September 2017.

Their traditional wedding ceremony was held in Enugu in the appearance of famous personalities that include Victor Anichebe and Asisat Oshoala.

Omeruo proposed his partner and Chioma was in tears at that point before she accepted the proposal. The couple exchanged their vows in December 2017 in Enugu. His wife graduated from the Enugu State University of Technology. 

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In November 2018, Kenneth Omeruo and wife, welcomed their first child, a baby girl, Chairein Omeruo.

Kenneth Omeruo's Bio and Early Life

Kenneth Omeruo is the professional name of Kenneth Josiah Omeruo. He was born on October 17, 1993, in Abia State, Nigeria.  He revealed that his father is a good supporter to achieve his passion as a footballer.

Omeruo was born to his mother, Mrs. Justina Omeruo and grew up with his sibling, Odogwu, and  Lucky Omeruo, a footballer who plays for Pembroke Athleta F.C.

Reviewing his nationality, Omeruo is Nigerian and belongs to black ethnicity. He often posts pictures of his parents on Instagram.

Kenneth Omeruo’s Career

Following his youth career, Kenneth Omeruo has played for Hard Foundation and Standard Liege. He has played for the Standard U-19 team until 2012.


On January 8, 2012, Omeruo was transferred to Chelsea and immediately loaned to ADO Den Haag for the 2012-13 season. Omeruo made his debut for the club against SC Heerenveen and scored his first goal over FC Groningen on 19, April 2012.

During his loan career, Omeruo received one red card. He scored 2 goals in 36 appearances.

On January 7, 2014, Omeruo would soon be on loan to Middlesbrough where he made 33 league appearances as the club finished the 2013-2014 season.

On July 22, 2015, Omeruo sent on loan to Kasimpasa for the 2014-2015 season with an option purchase the player at the end of the spell.

Omeruo's first match came to against Gaziantepspor in August 2015 with a victory 3-0. For the club, he has played in 25 matches until June 2016.

On August 31, 2016, Omeruo was transferred to Alanyaspor on a season-long deal and got 44 number T-shirt and made his debut against Genclerbirligi. For the team, he scored his first goal over Adanaspor in a victory of 4-1.

In August 2017, Omeruo extended his contract with the Chelsea for next three-year. He was then loaned to Kasimpasa on August 25, 2017, until June 30, 2018. He scored 1 goal in 28 appearances for the club. Omeruo is the agent of Relatives.

On 15 August 2018, Omeruo signed to CD Leganés, agreeing on a season-long loan deal. As of now, he is playing side, Chelsea.

Kenneth Omeruo's International Career

In 2009, Kenneth Omeruo earned his first international cap with the Nigeria U-17 team, where he scored 1 goal in 7 appearances.

Omeruo then played 5 matches for U-20 team of Nigeria with whom he reached the quarter-finals at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Colombia.

On January 9, 2013, Omeruo made his debut with the senior team under the coach, Stephen Keshi against Cape Verde. Omeruo is the member of the National team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Throughout his international career, Omeruo has represented his national team at 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup Cup, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Omeruo, along with Shehu Abdullahi, William Troost-Ekong, and Ola Aina, was called upon November 14, 2017, against  Argentina.

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