Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze was born on 22nd may, 1999. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger for both the Nigerian National team and Spanish club side, Villareal CF.
Chukwueze hails from Umuahia in Abia State (south eastern part of Nigeria) where he was born and raised.
He was born and raised in a Christian home alongside his younger brother and sister.
He attended Evangel Secondary school and Government College Umuahia for his secondary education.
Samuel chukwueze who is 5 feet 8 inches tall is known to be one of the most young talented Nigerian player, his pace with the ball are amazing.
Some people do call him the “Nigerian Messi” because of his style of play and tremendous dribbling skills, while some are comparing him with the Netherland and Buyern Munich winger, Arjen Robben.
His ball control are excellent with accurate passes.
Samuel Chukwueze won the Nigeria Football Federations(NFF) Young Player of the Year Award for the year 2018.
Samuel Chukuweze started playing football at the age of 8 with much admiration and inspiration from the Nigerian football legend “Austin Jay Jay Okocha“.
He started his career with Diamond Football Academy (A local club side) in Umuahia the capital city of Abia state before joining Villareal CF’s prolific youth in the year 2017.
The young talented player represented Nigeria in the Under-17 level at the 2015 U-17 World Cup held in Chile.
Chukwueze made his senior debut on April 15, 2018 Coming from the reserve bench as a second half substitute for Sergio Lozano in a 1-1 Segunda Division B away draw against CE Sabadell FC.
He scored his senior debut goal in a 3-1 defeat to Atletico Bilbao on 20th May, 2018.
He was called up to the Nigerian Senior team in October 2018 and he made his debut on 20th November, 2018 as a starter in a goalless draw friendly against The Cranes of Uganda.
He made his clube side first team debut on 20th September, 2018 after replacing Nicola Sansone in a 2-2 home draw against Rangers in the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League.
His current contract with Villarreal will elapse in June 30th, 2023.
However, Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze was among the team that represented the Nigerian super eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) in Egypt.
Awards & Honors
The young talented Nigerian player already has a number of awards to himself.
He won the bronze boot at the FIFA U17 world cup in Chile.
He won MCL Cup Most Valuable Player in the year 2016.
He was the Diamond football academy Most Influential Player of the year 2016.