Emmanuel Dennis' injury, age, height, house, cars, Instagram, transfer news

Emmanuel Dennis' injury, age, height, house, cars, Instagram, transfer news

Kevin Omuya
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Emmanuel Dennis, formerly associated with Watford, has officially joined Nottingham Forest. Despite Emmanuel Dennis' injury, the 24-year-old scored 10 goals for the Hornets in the Premier League last season. However, the Hornets could not fight relegation to the Championship.

Emmanuel Dennis' age
Emmanuel Dennis runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad Stadium on April 23th, 2022, in Manchester, England. Photo: James Gill - Danehouse
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He went through his early football schooling between 2010 and 2016 at the Kwara Football Academy in Nigeria. His journey began when he joined Zorya Lugansk in Ukraine, six years ago. He is a forward who represents his club and country from the left flank, although he is also capable of playing in the centre or the right.

Profile summary

Full name

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis



Date of birth

15 November 1997


24 (as of August 2022)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Yola, Nigeria

Current residence

England, Vicarage Road







Height in feet


Height in centimeters


Weight in kilograms


Weight in pounds


Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark Brown


Popti Emmanuel


Professional football player



Jersey number


Current team

Nottingham Forest

Former team


National team


Net worth

$4.2 million

Social media

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Emmanuel Dennis' age

Where is Emmanuel Dennis from? He was born on 15th November 1997 in Yola, Nigeria. He is 24 years old as of August 2022. He started his professional career at the Kwara Football Academy Ilorin in Kwara State, Nigeria.

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Emmanuel Dennis' height

He has an athletic body and stands at 5'9" or 1.75m. On July 24, 2016, he made his professional debut in a match against Olimpik Donetsk, winning 3-0, with a goal scored.

Emmanuel Dennis' biography

Emmanuel Dennis's biography
Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis celebrates a Club Brugge goal during a Pro League match in the 2017-2018 season. Photo: Vincent Van Dornick
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The striker is the eldest of the two children his parents had. He seems to have had a more interesting childhood than most athletes do. He joined Accademia di Abuja in 2010 when they forced him to relocate to the federal capital region. Late that year, he relocated to Taiwo Awoniyi's grassroots academy, Kwara Football Academy, in Ilorin (KFA).

He spent his first six years in the academy honing his football skills. The voyage was somewhat challenging, but the rewards were well worth it.

Emmanuel Dennis's career

Emmanuel Dennis' career
Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis of Club Brugge celebrates scoring a goal vs KV Mechelen at the Jan Breydel Stadium on December 15th, 2019, in Brugge, Belgium. Photo: Nico Vereecken
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Given his background as a youngster and the religious values held by his family, he always intended to devote his life to the ministry rather than pursuing a career in football. Nevertheless, he eventually started his football career in 2010, enrolling at the renowned Kwara Football Academy in Kwara State, Nigeria.

He moved to Europe after completing six years at the academy. He signed a free transfer contract with Zorya Lungask, which plays in the first division of the Ukrainian football league. After a year, he negotiated a transfer to Club Brugge in Belgium, for a fee exceeding 1.2 million pounds.

Six months later, he made a loan move to the Bundesliga with the lowly team FC Koln, but he could not make an impression there. He then returned to Club Brugge and made history by being the first Nigerian player to score a brace against Real Madrid.

The then 23-year-old player increased the number of players from the Super Eagles who were competing in the Premier League when he joined Watford in the summer of 2021, in a deal that was worth more than £4 million. In his first season, he finished with a total of 10 goals and 6 assists.

Emmanuel Dennis' girlfriend

The Nigerian footballer is a serious contender in the list of the most attractive footballers of African descent. However, he has developed a romantic relationship with an unnamed lady.

Emmanuel Dennis's cars and houses

Since making a fortune in football, the Nigerian footballer has not denied himself a lavish lifestyle. He has acquired a variety of exotic car brands as would be expected.

Emmanuel Dennis' transfer news

Most Premier League clubs were interested in signing the Nigerian forward. However, the former Club Brugge star joined Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest.

Who is Emmanuel Dennis' agent?

According to his agent, Drew Uyi, Manchester United was considering signing him while he was playing for Club Brugge. That is when other clubs gained interest in signing him.

Emmanuel Dennis' agent

Emmanuel Dennis' agent
Emmanuel Dennis of Watford celebrates scoring their first goal during the Premier League match against Aston Villa at Vicarage Road on August 14th, 2021, in Watford, England. Photo: Tony Marshall
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Southampton, Everton, West Ham, and Nottingham Forest spoke with Emmanuel Dennis' agent. However, despite starting discussions, it seemed doubtful that any parties would make a specific offer, except for Nottingham Forest, who carried through with the transaction.

Emmanuel Dennis' contract

The seven-cap Nigerian, coveted by several Premier League clubs, joined big-spending Forest. With an undisclosed salary, his move is estimated to be worth $24 million.

Emmanuel Dennis’ injury

After it was determined that he had sustained a knee injury, he missed his chance to play again for Nigeria's Super Eagles. As a result, he did not participate in any of the Super Eagles' friendlies in May and June. However, he progressively recovered from his injury.

Emmanuel Dennis' stats

After scoring and netting two assists in a 4-1 thrashing of Manchester United and scoring in a 4-2 loss at Leicester City, he was nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for the moth of November 2021. The 24-year-old scored 10 Premier League goals for the Hornets last season but could not prevent the team's relegation back to the Championship.

Emmanuel Dennis's Instagram

On Instagram, he shares photos of his football endeavors, fashion, and his luxurious vehicles. He has over 314k followers on the platform as of August 2022.

Emmanuel Dennis of Super Eagles

Emmanuel Dennis' Super Eagles career
Argentina's defender Marcos Rojo (L) challenges Nigeria's forward Emmanuel Emenike at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre on June 25th, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Photo: Adrian Dennis
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He played for Nigeria at both the junior and senior levels, but on September 10th, 2019, he made his Super Eagles senior debut against Ukraine. In Nigeria's historic 10-0 thrashing of Sao Tome and Principe, he had seven caps and scored his only goal.

Emmanuel Dennis' FIFA 22 and PES 22 ratings

On FIFA 22, he is categorized as a striker. He is rated well for dribbling (88) and pace (76). The Super Eagle star, on Pro Evolution Soccer 22, is a 3-star center-forward rating of 77. His speed rating is 81, his acceleration rating is 83, and his dribbling rating is 71.

Emmanuel Dennis' net worth

Having now spent six years in Europe, according to numerous estimates online, he is worth $5 million.

Is Emmanuel Dennis injured?

His injury impacted his ankle and ligament. Due to his injuries, he missed several crucial games last season. Emmanuel Dennis' injury might have been the primary issue that led to Watford's relegation from the premier league last season, as they missed a crucial player while fighting for their lives to stay in the Premier League.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.