Denis Odoi

Denis Odoi Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Denis Odoi recent Net worth?
$5.45 million

Who is Denis Odoi

Denis Frimpong Odoi (born May 27, 1988) is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Club Brugge in the First Division A. He is known as the Professor because of his maturity and discipline on the pitch.

He is a right-footed full-back who can play on both sides. Odoi was born in Belgium and has previously represented the Belgium national team. As of March 25, 2022, he plays for the Ghana national team.

Outside of sports, Odoi studied to be a physical education teacher at college while pursuing his dream of becoming a professional footballer. In doing so, Odoi told The Guardian in an interview that he achieved good scores in school.

Odoi has been buddies with Napoli and Belgium striker Dries Mertens since they were five years old.

However, in an interview with The Guardian, Odoi confessed that he once tackled Mertens so seriously that he was “banned from training for the rest of the week” and did not notify his parents, even though it allowed him “more time to do my homework.”

Odoi grew up watching Premier League and Serie A matches, which provided an incentive for him to play football.

Odoi married Katleen Thijs in June 2017. He became a father two years later.

Denis Odoi earns £9,400 per week and £488,800 per year as a Fulham D RLC. Denis Odoi is worth £4,669,600. Denis Odoi was born in Belgium and is 33 years old. His current contract is set to expire on June 30, 2022.

He does not use any form of online networking.

The Career of Denis Odoi

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Club Career

Odoi almost signed for Gent in the summer of 2017, but the Fulham chairman’s son intervened. He scored his first goal of 2017–18 in a 2–0 League Cup win against Wycombe Wanderers. Since the 2017–18 season, Odoi has been a starting defender for Chelsea. Simultaneously, he moved to the sub bench. Odoi scored in a 2–2 draw against Preston North End on 14 October 2017.

On 2 December 2017, he was sent off for a second booking in a 3-1 loss at Brentford. Odoi returned to the starting lineup against Cardiff City on 26 December 2017 after a one-match suspension and rotation.

He helped Fulham win 4–2. He helped the club retain two clean sheets against Middlesbrough and Burton Albion in January. On 17 March 2018, he conceded possession to QPR’s Pawel Wszoek, ending in a 2–2 tie. Odoi helped the club preserve four clean sheets in two games against Norwich City, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, and Reading.

Odoi has played in several defensive positions since returning to the first team in late December.

On 14 May 2018, he scored the winning goal for Fulham in the EFL Championship play-off Final. Odoi started the play-off final against Aston Villa and played 70 minutes before being sent off. The club won 1–0 to gain promotion to the Premier League. He made 43 appearances and scored 3 goals in 2017–18. Odoi was then honored for his work as the Foundation’s Official Schools Ambassador.

Odoi made his Premier League debut in a 4–2 win against Burnley on 26 August 2018 after serving two matches. Since returning from suspension, he’s been a starter at center back. Odoi played right back four times by the season’s conclusion. He scored his first goal of the season against Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup third round on 6 January 2019.

By February, Claudio Ranieri and Scott Parker preferred Maxime Le Marchand, Tim Ream, and Harvard Nordtveit at right back. Fulham lost 4-1 to Watford on 2 April 2019 and was relegated. In a 1–0 win against Cardiff City on 27 April 2019, he was taken off on a stretcher after being accidentally kicked in the head by Le Marchand. Odoi missed the rest of the 2018–19 season. Odoi made 34 appearances and scored one during the 2018–19 season.

Fulham opted to extend Odoi’s contract for the 2019–20 season. He started the first two league games before injuring his knee. On 14 September 2019, Odoi returned from injury as a late substitution against West Bromwich Albion. Since returning from injury, he’s played right back despite competition from Steven Sessegnon and Cyrus Christie. Odoi was sent off in the 28th minute of a 3–1 loss to Preston North End on 10 December 2019.

After a three-match ban, he returned as a 67th-minute substitute in a 1–0 win against Stoke City on 29 December 2019. Odoi helped the club retain three consecutive clean sheets against Hull City, Middlesbrough, and Charlton Athletic. He helped Fulham preserve two clean sheets against Swansea City and Preston North End in February 2020. Odoi remained a first-team regular until the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the season.

Once the season started behind closed doors, Odoi helped Fulham keep three out of four clean sheets against Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, and West Bromwich Albion.

Fulham beat Brentford 2–1 in the EFL Championship play-off final, and he played 110 minutes.

Odoi had 39 total appearances in 2019–20.

He signed a contract extension on September 8, 2020, keeping him at Craven Cottage until 2023.

Odoi joined Belgian First Division A club Club Brugge KV on 1 February 2022 for an unknown price.

Career Earnings:

Year Weekly Wage Yearly Salary Club Position League Age Contract Expiry
2022 £9,400 £488,800 Fulham D RLC Sky Bet Championship 33 30-06-2022
2021 £14,000 £728,000 Fulham D Premier League 32 30-06-2022
2020 £22,000 £1,144,000 Fulham D Sky Bet Championship 31 30-06-2020
2019 £9,400 £488,800 Fulham D Premier League 30 30-06-2019
2018 £9,400 £488,800 Fulham D Sky Bet Championship 29 30-06-2019
2017 £9,400 £488,800 Fulham D Sky Bet Championship 28 29-06-2019
2016 £6,400 £332,800 Sporting Lokeren OVO D Belgian Pro League 27 29-06-2017
2015 £6,400 £332,800 Sporting Lokeren OVO D Belgian Pro League 26 29-06-2017
2014 £3,400 £176,800 Sporting Lokeren OVO D Belgian Pro League 25 29-06-2017

International Career

Odoi is eligible to play for both Belgium and Ghana (through his mother) (through his father).

On March 25, 2008, Odoi made his only debut for Belgium U20, playing 45 minutes in a 1-1 tie with Slovakia U20. He was called up to the Belgium U21 team for the first time a year later but did not participate.

It wasn’t until August 12, 2010, that Odoi made his Belgium U21 debut, starting the entire game at left back in a 1-0 win over France U21. He went on to play three times for the U21 team.

Odoi was called up to Belgium’s senior team for the first time in February 2011, however, he did not play the remainder of the season. On May 25, 2012, he made his senior Belgian debut, starting the entire game in a 2-2 draw against Montenegro.

Odoi announced his wish to play for Ghana two years later, saying: “Even if it was only a practice match. I am still available to travel to Ghana. Playing for that country seemed to be the best approach for me to learn about my ancestors.” He later chastised Marc Wilmots for passing him over for the Belgium squad.

However, in October 2018, Odoi stated that he would like to gain a spot on the Belgium national team.  In 2022, he switched to Ghana and made his debut in a 0-0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Nigeria on March 25, 2022.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

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Anderlecht

  • Belgian Pro League: 2011–12, 2012–13
  • Belgian Super Cup: 2012

Lokeren

  • Belgian Cup: 2013–14

Fulham

  • EFL Championship: 2021–22
  • EFL Championship play-offs: 2018, 2020

Club Brugge

  • Belgian Pro League: 2021–22
  • Belgian Super Cup: 2022