Finidi George: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Wife, Cars, Achievements, Houses, How Rich is he in 2024?

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Finidi George: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Wife, Cars, Achievements, Houses, How Rich is he in 2024?

Finidi George: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Wife, Cars, Achievements, Houses, How Rich is he in 2024?

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Finidi George: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Wife, Cars, Achievements, Houses, How Rich is he in 2024?

Finidi George background

Finidi George is a famous Nigerian professional football coach and former player who is currently the head coach of the Nigeria national football team.

 As a player for the Super Eagles, he played as a right winger.

After making a name for himself at Ajax in the Netherlands, becoming an integral part of the team that won eight major titles, including the 1995 Champions League, Finidi George played several years in Spain with Real Betis, and also had a brief spell in England before his retirement.

Throughout his career with the Super Eagles, Finidi famously wore the number 7 jersey for the Nigerian national team.

Finidi George Profile

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Super Eagles new coach Finidi George is focused on creating value first.| Imago Finidi George made some tactical alterations in Nigeria's win over Ghana (Imago)

Full name: George Finidi 

Birth date: April 15, 1971

Nationality: Nigerian

Place of birth: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Age: 53 years old (as of May 2024)

Position: Winger (Right)

Current Team: Nigeria National Football Team (Head Coach)

Height: 6 ft 3 in

Marital status: Married

Spouse: Unknown

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. George

Net worth: $200,000 (est.)

Instagram: @officialfinidi

X: @FinidiG7

How old is Finidi George? (Finidi George Age)

Finidi George is 53 years old as of May 2024.

Finidi George Profile

Former Nigerian winger Finidi George is now Super Eagles interim coach.
Former Nigerian winger Finidi George is now Super Eagles new coach. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Born in Port Harcourt Finidi George is originally a native of Bayelsa State (Formerly in Rivers State).

The name Finidi translates into English as “a future full of the sun”.

Finidi played for three clubs in his country. 

In 1993, he arrived at AFC Ajax from Sharks FC for a reported €4,000 euros alongside compatriot and Super Eagles legend Nwankwo Kanu. 

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Finidi George at Ajax | Imago

His impact with the Dutch giants was immediate as he scored four goals in 27 games to help them win the Eredivisie title.

Finidi George helped Ajax successfully retain their title in the following two seasons.

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Finidi George helped Ajax win back to back Eredivisie titles | Imago

 Sealing his place in the team as a starter, he appeared in consecutive UEFA Champions League finals, winning the 1994–95 edition against A.C. Milan

In July 1996, Finidi moved to Spain and signed with Real Betis for €10.4 million, as per Transfermrkt.

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Finidi George signed for Betis in July 1996 | Imago

The deal would see him net in in three digits in nearly every season, with the Andalusians finishing fourth in his first year,

Before signing for Betis, Finidi was close to sealing a mega move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but the deal fell through.

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Finidi George | Credit: Imago

After Betis were relegated from the top flight in 2000, Finidi stayed one more year in Spain with RCD Mallorca whom he joined for €5.40 million, before signing for Premier League team Ipswich Town, managed by George Burley, in a deal worth €4.29 million.

Finidi George scored twice in a 3–1 victory over Derby County at Portman Road but was unable to replicate his brilliant form at Ajax, leading Ipswich to eventually suffer relegation.

In June 2003, Finidi was released by the club.

In November 2003, a 32-year-old Finidi George underwent a trial at former club Mallorca, after which he signed with the Balearic Islands team, helping them finally finish in 11th position after constantly battling relegation. 

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Finidi George | Credit: Imago

In the summer of 2004, Finidi George retired from professional football, having totalled 364 appearances scoring 81 goals and registering 33 assists.

In mid-November 2010, he returned to Betis as its director of international football, as he continued to live in Palma, Majorca, where he had relocated to after his retirement.

Finidi George International Career

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Finidi George is one of Nigeria’s greatest wingers | Imago

Finidi made his debut for the Nigeria national team in 1991, in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Burkina Faso, providing three assists for Rashidi Yekini and scoring once in a 7–1 rout. 

He helped the national team win the 1994 edition of the tournament in Tunisia, and also achieved one second and two third-place finishes.

Finidi represented Nigeria in two FIFA World Cups, 1994 and 1998.

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Finidi George representing Nigeria | Imago

In the former, held in the United States, as the national team won their group and exited in the round of 16 against eventual finalists Italy, he scored against Greece in a 2–0 win, proceeding to mimick a urinating dog whilst celebrating.

Finidi George was reportedly rated the third-best player at the 1994 World Cup hosted by the United

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Finidi George is the greatest player to ever wear the no.7 shirt for the Nigeria national football team | Imago

In the 1998 tournament in France, Finidi also played in all the matches, with Nigeria meeting the same fate at the hands of Denmark. 

Before the tournament, he already made the decision to quit international football prior to the competition, and earned a total of 62 caps.

Finidi George Style of Play

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Ajax Legend Finidi George | Imago

Considered to be one of greatest wingers in the history of Nigerian football, Finidi was a physically strong and tall player who was known for his deceptively rapid pace, accurate crosses and efficient dribbles.

 He was also known for his accurate free kicks as well as his technical abilities.

Finidi was also lauded for his unique footballing brain and solid dribbling skills.

Finidi George Career Achievements

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Finidi George celebrates winning the Eredivisie with Loius van Gaal and Edgar Davids | 90s Football onX

National Team Level

Africa Cup of Nations: 1994; Runner Up: 2000;Third Place: 1992, 2002.

Club Level: Ajax

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Finidi George had a successful time at Ajax | Imago

Eredivisie: 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96

Johan Cruijff Shield: 1994, 1995

UEFA Champions League: 1994–95; Runner-up 1995–96

UEFA Super Cup: 1995

Intercontinental Cup: 1995

Club Level: Real Betis

Copa del Rey runner-up: 1996–97

Club level: Enyimba F.C (As a coach)

Nigeria Professional Football League: 2022-23

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When did Finidi George retire (Finidi George retirement)?

As mentioned earlier, Finidi George retired from professional footballer in the summer of 2004, having last played for Real Mallorca.

He retired at the age of 33.

Finidi George Coaching Career

In September 2021, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) giants Enyimba F.C. named Finidi as their new head coach.

He won his first title as a coach on the 11th of June 2023, winning the Nigeria Premier League at Onikan Stadium in Lagos.

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Finidi George led Enyimba to their 9th NPFL title | Facebook

Before his appointment, Finidi George was the assistant coach to ex-Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro, and was the Interim coach who led the Super Eagles to beat Ghana 2-1 ending 18 years of unsuccessful attempts to defeat the Black Stars.

In April 2024, he was appointed coach of the Nigerian national football team, before his official unveiling the new Super Eagles head coach on May 13, 2024.

Finidi George Net Worth

Finidi George Net Worth
Finidi George Net Worth

As of May 2024, Finidi George is estimated to have a net worth of $200,000 having earned most of his fortune from playing football.

Finidi was one of the few Nigerian footballers who signed lucrative deals in their playing days.

Following his appointment as the new head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Finidi George became the highest-paid indigenous coach ever in the history of Nigerian football, with reports stating the 53-year-old signed a contract that would see him earn ₦15,000,000 monthly.

Finidi George Personal life

The name Finidi translates into English as "a future full of sun". Two of his 11 brothers, Igeniwari and Celestine, were also footballers, and the former was killed during crowd problems in a match

 Finidi George Salary 2024

Finidi George salary
New Super Eagles head coach Finidi George was unveiled on Monday. || X

As mentioned earlier, Finidi George’s current contract with the NFF will see him take home ₦15 million monthly as the head coach of the team.

The NFF and Finidi George signed a well-documented contract with details protecting all parties' interests.

The details are listed below: 

1, Finidi George's monthly salary as the head coach of the Super Eagles is N15 million.  Bonuses and allowances will be added on. 

2, It is a One-year performance-based contract with an option to extend after the 2025 AFCON

3, The NFF would pay his assistants as discussions have been held with all his assistants, and an agreement has been sealed with all the assistants. 

NFF President Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau also confirmed that the assistants would be paid on a game-by-game basis. 

Finidi George Wife, Family

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Super Eagles head coach Finidi George | CAF

The identity of Finidi George’s wife is unknown.

However, he once revealed that he has a son, after facing criticism during an international friendly fixture between Nigeria and Portugal in late 2022.

Finidi was heavily criticised on social media for supposedly jostling for Pepe’s jersey with Moses Simon.

But the former Ajax star revealed that the incident was largely misrepresented and that he is beyond being star-struck, jostling for jerseys for his personal use.

Finidi explained that the request for Pepe’s jersey was not for himself but for his son who is a fan of the FC Porto defender and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Finidi George House

Details of Finidi George’s house(s) and current residence, remain unknown.