Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure is a Nigerian international football player. He was born in Abuja on November 15th, 1997. The 22-year-old Abuja native plays primarily as a winger but can also lead the line as a striker. He’s known for his pace plus trickery on the ball and his goal-scoring ability. This article highlights the background, net worth, and salary of Emmanuel Dennis.
Until recently, Emmanuel has been relatively unknown in Nigerian football circles. The 22-year-old has represented Nigeria in a couple of age-grade teams, namely under 15s and under 23s. He got his first invitation to the senior national team, the Super Eagles, in 2019. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr invited the young winger for an International friendly game against Ukraine played on September 10th, 2019. Dennis officially made his debut in that match coming on as a second-half substitute in the 80th minute of the game, which finished 2-2 apiece. Even though he could only play a brief cameo role, Dennis showed enough in those few minutes to justify his inclusion in that squad. He was again invited by Rohr for another friendly match. This time against the formidable Brazilian national team. The match was played on October 13th, 2019. Again, Dennis had to settle for a cameo appearance coming on towards the end of the match as the Super Eagles held Brazil to a 1-1 draw. Dennis was invited after that for two African Cup of Nations qualification matches but was an unused substitute.
Emmanuel first started playing football in his home town when he joined local Abuja Academy side Accademia di Abuja. From there, he crossed to Europe joining the Ukrainian Premier League club side FC Zorya Luhansk in March 2016. He spent only a season with the Ukrainian side before making the step up joining Belgian top-flight outfit Club Brugge KV. So far, he has scored 28 goals in 103 appearances for the Blue and Blacks. The most impressive of which a Champions League match against Spanish giants Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, where Dennis scored twice to help his side claim an unlikely 2-2 draw. His team were declared as the Champions of the Belgian First Division, after the league was halted due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Emmanuel Dennis’ Net worth and Salary
Like most club sides, Brugge doesn’t publicly disclose details of player wages, but Emmanuel is thought to earn in the region 300,000 – 365,000 euros annually. His net worth is estimated to be above one million euros. Emmanuel Dennis is said to have a market value of €15 million.