Paul Onuachu's salary, net worth, cars, awards, contract, age

Paul Onuachu's salary, net worth, cars, awards, contract, age

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

Meet Paul Onuachu, the 2021 top scorer in the Belgian First Division League. The Nigerian forward is a prolific player who appears in the Nigerian national football team. But, does his success on the field match his financial success? Let us have a look at Onuachu's salary, net worth and much more.

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After a short stint away from the club, Paul was signed back to KRC Genk in 2019. Photo:_@paulebere
Source: Instagram

Lists of the wealthiest people in the world periodically feature several football players. Over time, the game has provided a lucrative wealth source for football players. This article takes a detailed look at Paul Onuachu's salary and net worth.

Paul Onuachu’s profile summary

  • Full name: Paul Ebere Onuachu
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 28 May 1994
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Place of birth: Owerri, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height in feet: 6'7"
  • Height in centimetres: 201
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Marital status: Married
  • Wife: Tracy Acheampong
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Position(s): Centre - forward
  • Current teams: Super Eagles, KRC Genk
  • Net worth: $2.5 million (approx.)
  • Current market value: $22 million (approx.)
  • Instagram: @paulebere

Paul Onuachu's biography

Which state is Paul Onuachu from? The centre-forward was born and raised in Owerri, in the Imo State of Nigeria.

How old is Paul Onuachu?

Onuachu was born on 28th May 1994. He is 28 years old as of 2022. This makes his Zodiac sign the Taurus.

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Onuachu applauds the crowd at KRC Genk home grounds. Photo: @paulebere
Source: Instagram

What is Paul Onuachu's height?

Onuachu nicknamed the Siege defender, is 6 feet 7 inches tall (201 cm). During his international debut with the Nigerian Super Eagles, his impressive height caught the attention of fans who likened him to legendary striker Rashidi Yekini, a Nigerian all-time goal scorer.

Paul Onuachu’s team

Currently, he plays for the Belgian Jupiler Pro League club, KRC Genk. Paul Onuachu’s contract for the club was signed in 2019 and is expected to end in 2024. Genk's Technical director, Dimitri de Conde, made astonishing remarks about the striker's scoring abilities. In an interview with Het Belang van Limburg, he urged;

Did you see Liverpool against Chelsea? Liverpool have the best strikers, but none with the same profile as Onuachu,’
‘He would have scored against 10 men. I’m not saying that Paul would play 90 minutes every week in Liverpool, but a club like that could really use him.
Paul Onuachu's teams, KRC Genk
Paul Onuachu competes for the ball during the 2018 Danish Alka Superliga match between Brondby IF and FC Midtjylland in Brondby, Denmark. Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport.
Source: Instagram

Oanchu made his national team debut in the U23 team during the 2015 Gabon All African Games qualifiers. His next call up to the Super Eagles' team happened in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Here is an account of Oanchu's previous teams

  • 2015- 2019 FC Midtjylland
  • 2015 Vejle BK
  • 2013 - 2015 FC Midtjylland
  • 2012 - 2013 Midtjylland U19
  • 2012 - FC Ebdei

Paul Onuachu’s awards

Onuachu is one of the best African football players in foreign leagues. For example, in a 2019 match between Nigeria and Egypt, he scored Nigeria's fastest international goal in 10 seconds. During this match, not only did Oanchu secure Nigeria its first victory against Egypt in 29 years, but he also set a record with Africa's second-fastest goal.

Here is a list of Paul Oanchu's titles on international assignments.

  • 21/22 Europa League participant
  • 20/21 Player of the Year
  • 20/21 Top Scorer
  • 2021 Ebony Boot winner
  • 20/21 Golden Boot winner
  • 20/21 Belgian Cup winner
  • 17/18 Danish Champion
  • 14/15 Danish Champion
  • 18/19 Danish runner up
  • 18/19 Danish Cup winner
Paul Onuachu's awards
The striker is the golden boot and ebony boot recipient in the Belgium Premier League. Photo modified by the author.
Source: Instagram

Top goalscorer

The striker made 74 goals and 32 assists in 181 matches at the Danish club, FC Midtjylland.

He topped the top goal scorer lists when he made 35 goals and 5 assists in 41 appearances in his KRC Genk 2020/2021 season. His current performance in the 2021/2022 season at the club indicates his top form. In the 31 appearances he has made this season, he made 17 goals and 2 assists.

Paul Onuachu’s AFCON 2021 appearance

Let us clarify why Paul Onuachu was not invited to AFCON 2021. Fans were disappointed when the striker was not included in the 2021 Super Eagles AFCON team list. His absence from the team resulted from a hamstring injury that left him out of action for several weeks.

Paul Onuachu’s salary

In addition to serving the community as a role model, Paul came to the rescue of his local community by donating a transformer. Thanks to the footballer's kindness, the Umuota village in his home state got electricity for the first time in years.

Onuachu's market value is currently estimated at over $20,000,000. His latest transfer from FC Midtjylland cost the Jupiler Pro League club, Genk, $6,700,000.00.

So, how much is Paul Onuachu’s weekly salary at Genk? According to Salarysport, the striker earns about $21,750.00 per week at the Belgian club. This translates to an annual salary of approximately $1,100,000.00.

The Nigerian Profession Football League declared the league players' minimum wage to be $360 (N150,000). Various reports of Paul Onuachu’s net worth estimate it to be $2.5 million and above.

Paul Onuachu's cars, salary, net worth
The striker's $100,000 Mercedes Benz G-Wagon. Photo:_@paulebere.
Source: Instagram

Paul Onuachu’s cars

He took to social media in June 2021 to flaunt his car, a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon that reportedly cost about $114,344.00 (N47,000,000.00).

Is Paul Onuachu on Instagram?

Paul is quite active on social media, where he provides his fans with regular updates on his work. His Instagram account has garnered almost 60,000 followers as of February 2022.

Paul Onuachu’s wife

The top scorer is married to his long time Ghanaian girlfriend, Tracy Acheampong. The couple reportedly dated for three years after meeting at the Amsterdam Airport.

Paul Onuachu's wife, wedding
Onuachu with his Ghanaian girlfriend, Tracy Acheampong. Photo modified by author.
Source: Instagram

Even though Paul Onuachu's salary does not match his incredible skill and talent, the prolific footballer has not shied away from philanthropic endeavours. As the Belgian top scorer aims to achieve higher football heights, there is no doubt that financial success will follow him.

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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.