Francis Uzoho's salary, net worth, cars, house, wife, team

Francis Uzoho's salary, net worth, cars, house, wife, team

Ciku Njuguna
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Meet Francis Uzoho, one of Nigeria's best goalkeepers. His football journey has been marked by local and foreign success and controversies. So what more do we know about his financial success? Dig in to find out more about his salary, houses, cars, net worth, and more.

Francis Uzoho
Nigeria's national team second choice goalkeeper. Photo:_@uzoho30
Source: Instagram

From a young age, he had achieved enviable success on the international football stage. In 2018, he made his debut in the international football scene. At the time, he was the fourth-youngest player to play in the FIFA World Cup. He has demonstrated impressive skill and achievement from such a young age. Is Francis Uzoho's salary a reflection of this?

Francis Uzoho's profile summary

  • Full name: Francis Odinaka Uzoho
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 28 October 1998
  • Age: 24 years old (as of 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Place of birth: Nwangele, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height in feet: 6'5"
  • Height in centimeters: 196
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Father: Uzoho Snr
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Marital status: Married
  • Wife: Soomie Uzoho
  • Children: 1
  • School: Aspire Academy
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Net worth: Unknown
  • Current market value: $569,625.00
  • Instagram: @uzoho30
  • Twitter: @Uzohof

Francis Uzoho's biography

Which state is Francis Uzoho from? The internationally renowned goalkeeper was born and raised in Nwangele, Imo State in Nigeria. The goalkeeper's father, Uzoho Snr, initially disapproved of his athletic hobbies, even punishing him when he played football.

Francis Uzoho
The top goalkeeper hold's the legendary Vincent Enyeama in high esteem as his role model. Photo:_@uzoho30
Source: Getty Images

Speaking to La Voz de Galicia, he remarked on his family's difficulty accepting his career path.

At first in my house, they made it almost impossible for me to be a footballer...When I came back from playing soccer, my father hit me... Soccer meant street, and he associated it with bad company, smoking, with things like that. We lived in a tough neighbourhood, and yes, there was a lot of that, but I managed to avoid it. So until I participated in a big tournament organized by Coca-Cola and I came back with some money. There he began to accept that it could be a way to earn a living. For me, football is also a way to help my family.

At 19, Uzoho joined the Aspire Football Academy branch in Senegal. On completion, he joined the Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna.

How old is Francis Uzoho?

The 24-year-old (as of 2022) soccer player was born on the 28th of October 1998 in Nigeria. According to astrology, his zodiac sign is the Libra.

Which club is Francis Uzoho in?

He is a goalkeeper for the Cyprian Omonia Nikosia football club and the Nigerian Super Eagles. Francis was named in the Nigerian national team lineup for the 2021 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations.

Francis Uzoho
Francis Uzoho in action during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match against Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia. Photo by Mike Kireev/NurPhoto.
Source: Instagram

He was also named in the Super Eagles lineup for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. However, he was later replaced by Enyimba FC goalkeeper John Noble after reporting sick.

What teams has Francis Uzoho played for?

Here are the international football clubs he has played with to date.

  • 13/14 Aspire Football Dreams
  • 16/17 Deportivo de la Coruna U19
  • 17/18 RC Deportivo Fabril
  • 18/19 Elche CF
  • 18/19 Anorthosis Famagusta
  • 19/20 Omonia Nikosia
  • 20/21 APOEL Nicosia
  • 21/22 Omonia Nicosia

His national duty began in 2013 with the Nigerian U-17 national team. During his appearance in the 2013 U-17 FIFA World Cup, he won the U-17 world cup champion title. He was later called up to the U-23 team in 2019. More of Francis Uzoho's achievements include; the 2019 and 2019 World Cup participant titles and the 2017 World cup champion.

Francis Uzoho's team
Francis poses with teammate Daniel Akpeyi and Super Eagles coach. Photo:_@uzoho30.
Source: Instagram

Francis Uzoho’s salary

According to sources, he earns a salary of about $4500 per week on the Nigerian National football team. In addition, he receives $283,757 annually from the Cyprian club, Omonia Nikosia.

Accurate accounts of Francis Uzoho’s net worth are not known. However, it is estimated to be about half a million dollars. Despite this, details of Francis Uzoho’s houses and cars are unknown as he has not revealed any of his properties.

Francis Uzoho’s real age

Uzoho's age has been a source of controversy owing to his towering physique for years. Former Super Eagles media staff member Colin Udoh posted a photo on social media of a 14-year-old Uzoho to assure fans of his actual age. In response to the growing criticism, Uzoho defended his age in a Super Eagles' Instagram chat.

“I was smallish back then in 2013 when I participated at the World Cup with the U17 national team,"
"I later went to Aspire Academy, where I learned a lot. My looks and body build changed when I started using the gym and was working out seriously.

Is Francis Uzoho married?

Francis Uzoho's wife, son
Francis poses with his wife, Soomie and their son. Photo:_@uzoho30
Source: Instagram

The 24-year-old shot-stopper for the Super Eagles married his long-time girlfriend, Soomie, in a colorful traditional wedding ceremony in 2018. The ceremony was held in Owerri, Imo State in Nigeria.

Francis Uzoho’s son

Uzoho and his wife welcomed their first child in 2019. The star goalie went on to announce the arrival of his son to the world on Instagram in a post captioned,

Welcome to the world, son.'

Since becoming a father, the first-choice goalkeeper melts the hearts of his fans with photos and videos of his family. How old is Francis Uzoho’s son? A controversial deleted Facebook post by Uzoho raised more suspicion on the player's age. So, how old is Uzoho's son? The footballer's son is about 2 years old as of 2022.

Francis Uzoho
The Super Eagles' goalkeeper during a friendly football match against Poland in Wroclaw, Poland, in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto.
Source: Getty Images

Francis Uzoho’s height

The Nigerian is 6 feet, 5 inches tall (196 cm). He owes his athletic physique to the rigorous physical fitness needed in the profession.

Although Francis Uzoho's salary does not match his level of experience and skill, he has continued to wow and impress his fans and fellow players. Despite this, his active social media presence reveals a comfortable lifestyle. Based on his career trajectory, the goalie may soon join the lists of the highest-paid Nigerian goalkeepers.

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Ciku Njuguna
Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.