Get to know all about Melanie Windler, Manuel Akanji’s wife

Get to know all about Melanie Windler, Manuel Akanji’s wife

Kevin Omuya
October 1, 2023 at 7:04 AM

Melanie Windler, Manuel Akanji's wife of over two years, is integral to his life on and off the field with Manchester City. They have hit it off well and are embarking on a fruitful journey together. Manuel Akanji is a vital member of the Swiss national team and plays for Manchester City in the English Premier League.

Melanie Windler
Melanie Windler and her husband Manuel Akanji. Photo: @obafemi.5 (modified by author)
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Melanie was born in Switzerland on May 14, 1995, but moved to the United States to attend college. As the wife of Manchester City's star defender Manuel Akanji, she has gained considerable notoriety.

Profile summary



Full name

Melanie Windler




28 years old as of 2023

Date of birth

May 14, 1995

Place of birth

Geneva, Switzerland



Hair colour


Eye colour


Marital status



Manuel Akanji




Interior designer

Net worth


Social media

Instagram, X(Twitter)


Melanie Windler’s Family
Manuel Akanji of Manchester City and his wife Melanie pose with the trophy after the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 final match between FC Internazionale and Manchester City FC at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on June 10, 2023, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Craig Mercer
Source: Getty Images

Magazines Weekly states that Melaine Windler was born on May 14, 1995, in Geneva, Switzerland. As of early 2022, Windler will be 26 years old. And Windler's parents, Jason and Lisa Nee Windler, are a big part of her life. Her dad was a UN employee, and her mom stayed home.

Windler received her diploma from the International School of Geneva. She moved to the United States to earn a degree in interior design from New York University (NYU) and has been there ever since.

Melanie Windler’s and Manuel Akanji

Melanie began dating Manuel Akanji in September of 2015. Around the same time, he also became a member of FC Basel. The Swiss footballer proposed on September 28 and married on June 23, 2019, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The ceremony was attended by teammates, close friends, and family.

Melanie Windler's husband

Manuel Obafemi Akanji is his full name. Akanji was born in Wiesendangen, Switzerland, on July 19, 1995. Viewers will recognize him as a professional Swiss footballer. He plays defence for Manchester City of the Premier League and the Swiss national team.

The young athlete's athletic career got its start at the Wiesendangen club. Akanji switched to FC Winterthur's youth team in May of 2007. He began his football career in their U-18 division and later moved to their reserve squad. After seeing action in just two games the year prior, he was inserted into Winterthur's starting eleven for the Challenge League campaign of 2014–15.

The 27-year-old Swiss international has signed a five-year deal with Manchester City to provide depth in the back four for Pep Guardiola. Sportsmail reports that Akanji's transfer to the Premier League champions from the Bundesliga giants this summer could cost more than £20 million, depending on certain conditions.

Melanie Windler's net worth

Windler has amassed a net worth of $100,000 thanks to her successful professional endeavours. She is an interior designer who works on residential and commercial projects. Her husband's professional earnings of $20 million give him a net worth of about $5 million.

Social media presence

Melanie Windler’s Instagram
Manuel Akanji's family during a vacation(left) and celebrating the 3rd birthday of their eldest son, Ayden (right). Photo @obafemi.5 (modified by author)
Source: UGC

While Melaine Windler is an avid Instagram user, she has chosen to keep her account unseen by the public. Akanji, her husband, also has an Instagram account (@obafemi.5) and is a verified user with more than 1 million followers. Akanji's profile provides insight into his life outside of work. Not only that, but he is also shown off his wife and child in a few photos.

Melaine Windler and Manuel Akanji have been a couple since 2015, and their love for one another has won the hearts of many. They have attended many events together, where they have been the subject of widespread admiration. Additionally, the couple have two children together.

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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.
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