Otto Addo's net worth, wife, family, football career, age, achievements, and more

Otto Addo's net worth, wife, family, football career, age, achievements, and more

Babu Tendu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM

The retired legendary Ghanaian-German footballer, Otto Addo, is currently the interim head coach of the Ghanaian national team. The 46-year-old has had a colourful career so far. He started his professional career as a player and later became a scout, before going into management. Hang around to find out about Otto Addo's net worth, wife, and more.

Otto Addo's net worth, wife, family, football career, age, achievements, and more
Otto Addo's net worth, wife, family, football career, age, achievements, and more. Photos by Christof Koepsel, Stuart Franklin and Friedemann Vogel. (Modified by author).
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Otto stole the headlines in February 2022 when he led the Ghanaian national team to their 4th FIFA World Cup qualification. In this article, we will look at his personal life in depth. Details of his life, including his wife and achievements, will be well discussed in this article.

Otto Addo's profile

There is a lot of information about the 46-year-old Ghanaian legend, but the following is a brief profile summary of him:

  • Full name: Otto Addo
  • Birthdate: June 9, 1975
  • Birthplace: Hamburg, West Germany
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Height: 1.89 metres
  • Weight: 77 kg
  • Former playing positions: Attacking midfielder, Winger
  • Occupation: Coach
  • Team: Ghana National Team
  • Citizenship: Ghana, Germany
  • Avg. term as coach: 2.60 years
  • Coaching license: UEFA Pro License
  • Preferred formation: 4-2-3-1
  • Retirement from playing: July 1, 2008
  • Last playing club: Hamburg SV 11
  • Age on debut: 19 years
  • Net worth: $1.5 million

Otto Addo's biography

The life stories of African footballers playing in Europe tend to be rags-to-riches stories. But, on the other hand, that of Otto Addo is a different story. From the age of 8 to 17, he played for Hummelsbuttel, a non-league team in Hamburg, where he learned his trade.

Otto Addo's biography
Coach of U23 team Otto Addo of Borussia Moenchengladbach poses during the team presentation at Borussia Park on July 28, 2017, in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Photo by Christof Koepsel.
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He was signed and went on to star for Hannover 96 in the second division. When several top-tier clubs showed their desire to acquire him, he signed for Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 1999.

Dortmund's first season with Matthias Sammer was hampered by a relegation scrap, but the team survived, and there is optimism that the current coach can restore the fortunes of the club, which currently sits second on the Bundesliga table.

Otto Addo's wife
Otto Addo during a training session of Borussia Moenchengladbach at Borussia-Park on July 02, 2017, in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Photo by Christian Verheyen.
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Since his emergence in German football, it has been suggested that he could have played for the German national team, yet Addo chose to play for Ghana.

The German squad never made an offer to me, to be honest. When I started playing in the First Division, some people began to think it was a shame that I was representing Ghana. "Ghana made me an offer when I was playing in the Second Division." Even though I was born and raised in Germany, I don't really feel like a German. If I had to choose, I'd go with Ghana. More of a Ghanaian feeling comes over me."

Otto Addo's football career

The German-born coach is also known for his playing career in the early days. The following are the clubs that the current Ghanaian Interim coach has played for:

  • Bramfelder SV
  • VfL 93 Hamburg
  • Hannover 96
  • Borussia Dortmund 11
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Mainz 05
  • Hamburger SV 11
  • Hamburger SV

Otto Addo's net worth

Otto is one of the wealthiest and most popular association football players globally. According to Forbes and Business Insider, Otto Addo's net worth is roughly $1.5 million.

Otto Addo's net worth
Assistant Coach Otto Addo during a training session at Borussia Moenchengladbach Training Camp on January 10, 2019, in Jerez, Spain. Photo by Christian Verheyen.
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Otto Addo's family

His Ghanaian parents, Ebenezer Awuku Addo and Naomi Amiokor Ntreh (deceased) welcomed him to the world on June 9, 1975, in Hamburg, West Germany.

Otto Addo's wife

He has kept his personal life private. There seems to be no information online, about his wife or their relationship. Whether or not he has children is also unknown at this time.

Otto Addo for Dortmund

In 1999, he was signed by Borussia Dortmund, where he played 75 games and helped the team win the Bundesliga title in 2002. The first of many cruciate ligament injuries that dogged his career occurred on July 15, 2001, in a German Cup game against SC Freiburg.

Otto Addo's Dortmund career
Assistant coach Otto Addo of Borussia Dortmund gestures during the Bundesliga match against FC Union Berlin, on December 18, 2020, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Mario Hommes.
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His career was ultimately cut short by these repeated injuries. The player's right knee was operated on by Dr. Richard Steadman, a world-renowned orthopedic knee surgeon, on July 22, after an MRI indicated ruptured ligaments.

Otto Addo for Hamburger SV

It wasn't long before he was rotating between the reserves and the first team at his hometown Hamburger SV, after signing a three-year contract with them on August 9, 2007. During his time in Hamburg, he spoke with HSVLIVE about his ambitions to become part of Hamburger SV. In 2008, at the age of 38, he announced his retirement from the game of football.

Otto Addo's achievements

The current Black Stars interim coach has an exciting career behind him. The following are the achievements that he has been able to bag in his career:

  • 1x World Cup participant
  • 1x Champions League participant
  • 1x German Champion
  • 1x Promotion to 2nd League
  • 1x Africa Cup participant
  • 3x UEFA Cup participant
  • 1x UEFA Cup runner-up
  • 1x UI Cup winner
  • 1x German League Cup runner-up
  • 2x Lower Saxony Cup winner

Otto Addo for Black Stars

At 24, he made his professional debut for Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga. Then, while also participating as a member of the Ghana national team, he signed with another team in the Bundesliga, in the form of Borussia Dortmund, where he spent six seasons.

Otto Addo's career with the Black Stars
Ghana's Addo Otto dribbling at the 2002 World Cup Qualifier, African Second Round, in Group B, on 28th January 2001, Accra, Ghana. Photo by Popperfoto.
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At the 2006 World Cup, he was a key player of Ghana's young Black Stars team that reached the round of 16 before losing 3-0 to Brazil. Addo represented Ghana at the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Otto Addo's latest news

Otto, the current Ghana interim coach, wants to remain in charge of the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup in 2022, and maintain his post at Borussia Dortmund. The former Ghanaian international is eagerly awaiting Dortmund's clearance before combining the two positions.

Otto Addo's Borussia Dortmund career
Assistant coach Otto Addo of Borussia Dortmund on the training ground, during the Borussia Dortmund training session on May 04, 2021, in Dortmund, Germany. Photo by Mario Hommes.
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George Boateng and Didi Dramani, along with former Brighton manager Chris Hughton, qualified Ghana for the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has given him and his technical staff a lot of support so that he can stay on as head coach for the World Cup. Accordingly, it has been mandated by Ghana's president that after the World Cup, the Ghana Football Association will enable Akufo-Addo to stay on as head coach and to name a substantive replacement.

Otto Addo's age

The German-born Ghanaian football legend is currently 46 years old (as of April 2022).

Otto Addo's photos

The following are some of Addo’s random images during his time at Borussia Dortmund, both as a player and as staff:

Otto Addo's photos
Random images of Otto Addo. Photos by Alex Gottschalk and Franz-Peter Tschauner. (Modified by author).
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Otto Addo's net worth is a stunning $1.5 million. This is because he has had a decent career in all the teams he has featured for. There is a lot of positivity in the Black Stars' camp, in the build-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022, because of his presence.

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