- Famous Name Ridle Baku
- Country Germany DE
- 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.
|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|
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.
VfL Wolfsburg's No. 29 midfielder is quite popular on IG with 30.3k followers. There are no romantic scenes on his social media.
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.
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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