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Alex Iwobi - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
22
 
First name:
Alex
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Iwobi
 
Playing Position:
Midfielder
 
Nationality:
Nigeria
 
Date of Birth:
Friday, 03 May 1996
 
Place of Birth:
Lagos, Nigeria
 
 
Player description
On 1st September 2023, Fulham announced the signing of Alex Iwobi from Everton for an undisclosed fee, on a contract until the summer of 2028.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Iwobi moved to England at a young age, and was picked up by Arsenal at the age of six.

After moving up through the age groups, Iwobi was handed a first team debut in the League Cup by Arsene Wenger at the beginning of the 2015/16 season, with a Premier League bow following four days later in a 3-0 win at Swansea City.

The teenage Iwobi remained in the senior setup from thereon in, making 21 appearances across all competitions – including in the Champions League – and registering four goal involvements (2G, 2A) in his first three Premier League starts, as the Gunners finished as runners-up.

The following year was another productive one for player and club as they won the FA Cup, while in 2017/18 they reached the League Cup Final and Europa League Semi-Finals.

Arsenal went one better the following season by making it all the way to the Europa League Final. Iwobi was on target in the showpiece event in Baku, but they ended up falling to defeat by London rivals Chelsea.

That was Iwobi’s final appearance for the club, departing with a record of 15 goals and 25 assists in 149 appearances.

During his time in North London, Iwobi had built a reputation as an exciting, technically gifted player who can perform in a variety of attacking midfield roles, with his performances prompting Marco Silva to bring him to Everton in a deal worth £35m.

During a difficult few years for the Toffees, Iwobi’s displays were one of the positives, particularly in 2022/23 when his 10 goal involvements helped the club avoid relegation, and also saw him named Players’ Player of the Season.

The nephew of Nigeria icon Jay-Jay Okocha, Iwobi made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2015, and featured in all three of their matches at the 2018 World Cup.

He now has more than 60 caps for his national side.

Source: Fulham FC



Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Everton
 
Transferred in date:
Saturday, 02 September 2023
 
Transferred in value:
£22m
 
Transferred out to:
-
 
Transferred out date:
-
 
Transferred out value:
-
 
 
Playing information
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