Who are Destiny Udogie’s parents, where is he from and how much is he worth?

Who are Destiny Udogie’s parents, where is he from and how much is he worth?

Kevin Omuya
updated at January 23, 2024 at 5:23 PM
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Because Destiny Udogie's parents saw a potential star in him, they jumped at the chance to expose him and his brother to football. Udogie is one of the Premier League's most promising young fullbacks at Tottenham Hotspur. His development as a player started with the Italian Nogara youth team, and since then, he grabbed the attention of millions.

Destiny Udogie's parents in Italy in 2020 (L) and in 2015 (R)
Destiny Udogie's parents, father Franklin and mother Kate in Italy in 2020 (L) and in 2015 (R). Photos: @FrankUdogie (modified by editor)
Source: Facebook

Iyenoma and footballer Destiny Udogie represent the Italian national team and Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in the left-back position. The national football teams of Italy and Nigeria were competing for Destiny's heart and soul.

Profile summary

Title

Details

Full name

Iyenoma Destiny Udogie

Age

21 years old as of January 2024

Date of birth

November 28, 2002

Place of birth

Verona, Italy

Nationality

Italian

Ethnicity

Italian-Nigerian

Height

1.8m (6'1")

Weight

67kg (161lbs)

Marital status

Single

Parents

Franklin and Kate Udogie

Siblings

2

Team

Tottenham Hotspurs

Position

Left-back

Number

38/6

Social media

Instagram

How old is Destiny Udogie?

Udogie was born on November 28, 2002, in Verona, Italy, and is 21 years of age as of January 2024. His listed height is 1.87m (6'2"), and his weight is 67kg.

A photo collage of Destiny Udogie's father, Franklin (L) in 2013 and in the middle is Destiny signing his new contract in December 2023. Katy, Destiny's mother (R), in Feb. 2023. Photo: @kateudogie (modified by editor)
Destiny Udogie's father, Franklin (L) in 2013 and in the middle is Destiny signing his new contract in December 2023. Kate, Destiny's mother (R), in Feb. 2023. Photo: @kateudogie (modified by editor)
Source: Facebook

Who are Destiny Udogie's parents?

The footballer's parents, Franklin (father) and Kate (mother) are from Ehor, Edo, Nigeria. Destiny has two siblings: a brother and a sister. In an interview in July 2023 with Football.London, Destiny talks about his family, stating:

My mother discovered my passion for football because when I was a baby, I was kicking everything I saw around the house. Obviously after all, my family was behind me. My father pushed me a lot. Everybody, my father, my sister, my mum. All of them.

Destiny Udogie's career

Destiny Udogie Stats
Destiny Udogie of Udinese Calcio turns with the ball as Aleksej Miranchuk of Atalanta pursues him during the Serie A match on October 24, 2021, in Bergamo, Italy. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop
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Udogie started his football career in the youth system of Hellas Verona and made his Serie A debut in a 2-2 draw against Milan on November 8, 2020. Udogie signed a season-long loan with Udinese, which included a buyout clause, on July 15, 2021. He made 37 appearances for Udinese in his debut season, mainly as a left wingback, and scored five goals.

Spurs officials confirmed Udogie's signing with a permanent transfer deal that runs through 2027 on August 16, 2022. For the 2022–23 season, Udogie was sent back on loan to Udinese in an unusual arrangement. On August 13, 2023, in the first match of the 2023–24 Premier League season, Udogie made his Tottenham debut as a starter away to Brentford.

International career

Destiny Udogie Nationality
Destiny Udogie of Italy was in action during the European Championship 2024-Qualifying round Match against England at Wembley Stadium. Photo: Grzegorz Wajda
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Udogie was born in Italy, but his family is from Nigeria. He has also played youth international football for Italy. His debut with the Italy U21 squad on September 3, 2021, was significant in his career. His performance as a starter in a qualifying match was instrumental in a 3-0 win over Luxembourg.

Destiny Udogie's contract and transfer

To secure his place in Tottenham Hotspur's future, the north London club has signed the Italian defender to a long-term contract. Tottenham has announced a record-breaking new deal keeping Destiny with the club until 2030.

The 21-year-old has been sensational so far this Premier League season, and he scored the game-winning goal in a 4-1 triumph over Newcastle United. He has now committed to Ange Postecoglou and the Spurs for the long haul, signing a six-year deal with an additional year's option.

Although he was officially signed in the summer of 2022, Udogie spent the season on loan with Serie A side Udinese, where he established himself as a mainstay at left wing-back and made a strong case for a call-up to the Italian national team. That came this past season (2023–24) after he quickly adapted to the Premier League and excelled as a left-back with the freedom to play inside as Tottenham's number 10 under Postecoglou.

Except for one match missed due to injury and another due to a two-game suspension following a red card and two yellow cards received against Chelsea, he has started every game in the Premier League this season, scoring once and assisting on another.

Destiny Udogie's stats

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Udinese's Destiny Iyenoma Udogie celebrates after scoring a goal during the Italian soccer Serie A match against US Sassuolo on February 12, 2023. Photo: Ettore Griffoni
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Tottenham Hotspur defender Destiny has been a mainstay in the team's 2023–2024 Premier League lineup, starting all 18 games and clocking 1,508 minutes on the field. Throughout their 21 matches, he has created every one of these 18 appearances.

Destiny last played a full 90 minutes for Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-2 draw with Manchester United on January 14. That was his last Premier League appearance. This season, the defender has contributed to one goal and two assists in the Premier League. He has one red card and five yellow cards.

In 33 appearances for Udinese in the Serie A last season, he netted three goals and set up four more. After spending time on loan at Udinese (where he made 68 league appearances, scored eight goals, and assisted eight more), he returned to Tottenham Hotspur in July 2023.

Destiny Udogie's injury and bookings

Destiny Udogie Injury
Destiny Udogie of Tottenham Hotspur is injured during the Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth on August 26, 2023, in Bournemouth, England. Photo: Robin Jones
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Another injury worry for Tottenham is Destiny, who has pulled out of the Italy squad. The Tottenham left-back was pulled out of the Italy squad due to his ongoing struggle with a sustained muscle injury against Fulham. Udogie, who is twenty years old, was substituted out of the 2-0 triumph over Cottagers and lost the match against Crystal Palace.

Despite not having much time to prepare, the left-back was called into action for Spurs' 4-1 loss to Chelsea. He had a rough game and was sent off for two bookings. He was suspended for Saturday's 2-1 loss to Wolves and withdrew from Italy's pivotal Euro 2024 qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine.

Destiny Udogie Net Worth
Tottenham Hotspurs' Destiny Udogie. Photo: @udogiethree (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Is Destiny Udogie playing in AFCON?

The prospect of Destiny (aged 21) representing Nigeria at the U-23 or senior level appears dim in the light of FIFA regulations. This rules him out of the running to play for Nigeria at the AFCON 2023 in Côte d'Ivoire.

Under specific circumstances, players could switch national teams in 2021 according to new FIFA regulations that emphasise the quantity and nature of competitive matches played before the player's 21st birthday. According to the latest FIFA regulations, players can theoretically change their allegiance to another country with strong ties even if they are not playing in official matches.

Destiny Udogie's net worth

According to sources, Destiny has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He earns an average salary of $280,000 and ranks among the Premier League's best left-backs.

Final word

Because of his extraordinary skill, Destiny stood out. Even though he was born in Italy, Destiny Udogie's parents have ties to Africa since they are from Nigeria. Udogie's dilemma on which country he was to represent in national football halted when he chose Italy.

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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.