William Troost-Ekong Early Life
William Troost-Ekong was born on September 1, 1993, in Haarlem, Netherlands, to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother. His father, Joseph Troost-Ekong, was a lawyer who had moved to the Netherlands from Nigeria in the 1970s. William’s mother, Eleanor, was a Dutch citizen.
William grew up in a middle-class family in Haarlem and attended Hockerill Anglo-European College in Bishop’s Stortford, England. He was a talented football player from a young age and played for several youth teams in the Netherlands and England.
William Troost-Ekong Education
William Troost-Ekong attended Hockerill Anglo-European College in Bishop’s Stortford, England, where he excelled in both academics and sports. He was a member of the school’s football team and helped them win several championships.
William Troost-Ekong Career
William Troost-Ekong’s professional football career began in 2013 when he signed with Dutch Eredivisie club FC Groningen. He made his professional debut for the club in the 2013–14 season and quickly established himself as a regular in the starting lineup.
In 2015, Troost-Ekong moved to Belgian Pro League club KAA Gent. He spent one season with Gent before joining Turkish Süper Lig club Bursaspor in 2017.
Troost-Ekong spent two seasons with Bursaspor before moving to Italian Serie A club Udinese in 2018. He played for Udinese for two seasons before joining English Championship club Watford in 2020.
Troost-Ekong helped Watford gain promotion to the Premier League in the 2020–21 season. He made 33 appearances for the club in the Premier League in the 2021–22 season.
In January 2023, Troost-Ekong joined Italian Serie A club Salernitana on loan. He made nine appearances for the club before joining Greek Super League club PAOK in the summer of 2023.
William Troost-Ekong International Career
William Troost-Ekong is eligible to play for both the Netherlands and Nigeria national teams. He initially represented the Netherlands at the U19 and U20 levels. However, he switched his allegiance to Nigeria in 2015 and made his debut for the Super Eagles that same year.
Troost-Ekong has been a key player for the Super Eagles for several years. He has represented the country at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
William Troost-Ekong Achievements
* 2016 Summer Olympics: Bronze Medal
* 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Third Place
William Troost-Ekong Net Worth
William Troost-Ekong’s net worth is estimated to be between $5 million and $10 million. He has earned his wealth through his professional football career and endorsement deals.
William Troost-Ekong is a successful Nigerian footballer who has played for several top clubs in Europe. He is a key player for the Super Eagles and has represented the country at several major international tournaments. Troost-Ekong is an inspiration to aspiring footballers around the world.