Ademola Lookman Biography
Ademola Lookman Olajade Alade Aylola Lookman, born on October 20, 1997, is a professional footballer known for his role as a winger for Serie A club Atalanta. Although born in England, he represents the Nigeria national team.
Early life & career
Lookman began his senior career in 2015 with Charlton Athletic in the Championship, initially playing as a forward. He later moved to Everton in January 2017, primarily playing as a winger. Lookman has represented England at various youth levels, from under-19 to under-21. However, in 2022, he made his debut for the Nigerian national team.
Ademola Lookman Olajade Alade Aylola Lookman was born in Wandsworth, Greater London, to Nigerian parents. He attended St. Thomas the Apostle College in Peckham, where he excelled academically, achieving three A*s and five As at GCSE.
Lookman’s football journey has been marked by his international allegiance, where he initially represented England at the youth level. He notably played a key role in England’s victory in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring three crucial goals in the tournament.
Despite his success with England’s youth teams, Lookman declined Nigeria’s invitations multiple times, opting to continue his career with England. However, in January 2020, Lookman announced his decision to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria, although he expressed his ongoing desire to represent England.
His club career began at Charlton Athletic’s academy in 2014, where he quickly rose through the ranks and made his first-team debut in 2015. Lookman’s impressive performances caught the attention of Everton, and he joined the club in January 2017. He made an immediate impact by scoring on his debut against Manchester City and continued to shine in European competitions as well.
Despite initially being intended for a loan move to Derby County, Lookman joined RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, where he made an instant impact by scoring a decisive goal in his debut match.
- LFE Apprentice of the Year (Championship)
- Atalanta Player of the Season
Ademola Lookman Net Worth
Lookman is a talented Nigerian footballer and international clubs player. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million.