Ridle Baku

by John Max 28 Jan,2022
Ridle Baku
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Ridle Baku
  • Country Germany DE
Facts
  • Birth Name Bote Nzuzi Baku
  • Birth Country Mainz, Germany
  • Famous Name Ridle Baku
  • Net Worth $1 million
  • Salary £572,000
  • Position in Team Right-back, midfielder
  • Current team VfL Wolfsburg
  • Nationality German
  • Ethnicity African
  • Profession Footballer

Bote Ridle Nzuzi Baku, simply known as Ridle Baku is a German professional footballer signed to  Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg as a right-back or midfielder. A full international since 2020, he has earned 4 caps with a goal for the German national team.

Mainz, Germany native Ridle Baku was born on 8th April 1998, under the star sign Aries. He holds a German nationality and is of Congolese descent. His twin brother, Makana Baku, is also a professional footballer. His father is a big fan of  German footballer Karl-Heinz Riedle, and this is the reason how he got his nickname, "Ridle." Baku legally changed his name to include Ridle in 2018.

How Much Is Ridle Baku's Net Worth In 2022?

Currently playing as a right-back or midfielder for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg, Ridle Baku earns £11,000 per week, £572,000 per year. His contract with Wolfsburg expires on June 30, 2025. 

Salary History

Year Club Salary
2016 1. FSV Mainz 05 £3,120    
2017 1. FSV Mainz 05 £14,040    
2018 1. FSV Mainz 05 £33,280    
2019 1. FSV Mainz 05 £400,400    
2020 1. FSV Mainz 05 £348,400    
2021 VfL Wolfsburg     £624,000    
2022 VfL Wolfsburg     £572,000    

An Adidas athlete, his current market value is €25 million, last updated on 22nd December 2021. 

As of 2022, his net worth is $1 million. 

Is Ridle Baku Dating?

Ridle Baku is totally single as of 2022.  There are no reports regarding his girlfriend in the media. Also, he has not been spotted with any lady in the public who is assumed to be his possible partner. 

RidleRidle Baku's vacation post SOURCE: Instagram @ridlebaku

VfL Wolfsburg's No. 29 midfielder is quite popular on IG with 30.3k followers. There are no romantic scenes on his social media. 

Career

Club

Baku has played every youth system of Mainz 05 from 2007 to 2018.

For the 2017-18 season, he joined  Mainz 05 II. On 30th July 2017, he debuted for the B team in the Regionalliga Sudwest in a 3–0 home win against FSV Frankfurt. On 16th September 2017, he scored his first goal for  Mainz 05 II, coming as he was 82nd minute of the 2–0 home victory over Kickers Offenbach.

On 19th December 2017, Baku debuted for  Mainz 05 senior team in the 2017–18 DFB-Pokal, starting in the 3–1 home victory over VfB Stuttgart. On 29th April 2018, he made his Bundesliga debut in the 3–0 home win over  RB Leipzig. 

Overall, he played 50 games and scored three goals during his stint at Mainz 05 (2018-2020).

On 1st October 2020, Baku moved to  VfL Wolfsburg for an undisclosed fee signing a five-year deal. Later three days, he made his Wolfsburg debut in a goalless draw with Augsburg, replacing Renato Steffen, who had tested positive for COVID-19. On 1st November 2020, he scored his first goal for Wolfsburg in a 1–1 draw with Hertha Berlin.

His debut season was impressive, and he was named to the Bundesliga Team of the Season.
On 8th August 2021, Baku scored in Wolfsburg's 2021–22 season-opening match in a 3–1 victory against  SC PreuBen Munster in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

International

Baku has represented Germany in U18, U19, U20, and U21 national teams. 

On 8th November 2020, Baku received his first call-up for the German senior team. On 11th November 2020, he made his international debut in a friendly game against the Czech Republic.

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