Leander Dendocker

Leander Dendocker Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Leander Dendocker recent Net worth?
$18 million

Who is Leander Dendocker?

Leander Dendoncker is a Belgian footballer who plays as a defender or defensive midfielder for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League and for the Belgium national team. Dendoncker joined Anderlecht in 2009 and made his professional debut in July 2013, appearing in 171 appearances and scoring 11 goals for the club. He was a two-time Belgian Super Cup winner as well as a Belgian First Division A champion. In June 2015, he earned his senior international debut for Belgium, and he was a member of the team that came third in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as UEFA Euro 2020.

Leandriho is the nickname given to the footballer. He was born on April 15th, 1995, in the Belgian rural village of Passendale. Dendoncker was born to pig farmers in Passendale, West Flanders. He is the middle of three footballing boys, with his older brother Andres playing for Roeselare and his younger brother Lars signing for Brighton and Hove Albion in October 2020. Dendoncker traveled to Brussels to play for Anderlecht’s under-15 team and struggled with homesickness as he adjusted to the transition from a predominantly white rural setting to a mixed metropolitan setting.

At the time, he was a student at Anderlecht’s Sint-Guido-Instituut, which was being filmed for the fly-on-the-wall documentary De School van Lukaku (Lukaku’s School), which focused on his teammate Romelu Lukaku. Dendoncker is trilingual, speaking English, French, and Dutch. He has stated that he speaks West Flemish to his family, but the Brabantian dialect to Anderlecht journalists.

He has a fashionista girlfriend named Niki with whom he is in a relationship. There isn’t much information about when the couple started dating, but we do know that they live together and have no unmarried children. Antigonia Naziri is his ex-girlfriend. When Leander was still playing for Anderlecht, they were together for a while. She was still in school at the time.

The center-back signed a contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2019 that pays him a staggering £3,900,000 per year. He joined Wolves permanently in the summer of 2019 after spending a season on loan with the club. He accepted a lucrative contract that pays him 2.3 million Euros per year. His net worth is £14,537,120 at the moment. Dendoncker is gifted, young, and skilled. His asking price is 18 million euros!

He stands 1.88 meters tall and weighs 67 kg. On Instagram, he has 15.2k followers.

The Career of Leander Dendocker

Leander Dendocker Wolves

Player: Leander Dendocker Wolves (source: FourFourTwo)

Dendoncker chose R.S.C. Anderlecht over Standard Liège, Club Brugge, and K.R.C. Genk when he went from K.S.V. Roeselare to R.S.C. Anderlecht in 2009. In January 2013, he was promoted to the first team after performances for the youth team in the NextGen Series and a training camp in Turkey. His game is modeled after that of Sergio Busquets, a Spanish midfielder.

On July 21, 2013, he made his professional debut in the Belgian Super Cup, replacing Dennis Praet for the final nine minutes of Genk’s 1–0 win at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. He extended his contract till 2016 September 26.

He did not make his Belgian Pro League debut until August 1, 2014, against KV Oostende on the first day of the season. Dendoncker was praised by former Anderlecht player Paul Van Himst after scoring his first professional goal on 18 January 2015 in a 3–0 win at Lierse S.K. Dendoncker was praised by former Anderlecht player Paul Van Himst after scoring his first professional goal in a 3–0 win at Lierse S.K. Dendoncker was praised by former Anderlecht player Paul Van Himst after scoring his first professional goal in a 3–0 win In the 2014–15 Belgian Cup, he appeared in six games for his team, who lost 2–1 to Brugge in the final.

Anderlecht was victorious in the 2016–17 season. Belgian Premier League Along the road, A. Dendoncker scored five goals, including two on December 18 in a 4–0 home triumph over K.A.S. Eupen. He also started all 16 games in their European campaign that season, which finished with them being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League by eventual winners Manchester United. He scored a late equalize in a 1–1 draw in the first leg of that tie on April 13, 2017.

Dendoncker joined newly-promoted English Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan on August 9, 2018, with Wolves obligated to make him a permanent Wolves signing in summer 2019. On August 28, he made his EFL Cup debut against Sheffield Wednesday in the second round (2–0 victory), with coach Nuno Esprito Santo making nine changes from the previous game. Dendoncker’s Wolves contract’s mandatory purchase provision was rejected by the Football Association in late September, and his agreement was made permanent for €15 million.

He made his first Premier League appearance on 5 December in a 2–1 win over Chelsea, replacing goalscorer Ral Jiménez for the final nine minutes, and scored his first Premier League goal in his sixth appearance, in a 1–3 win over Everton on 2 February 2019.

Dendoncker fouled in the Wolves penalty area with just 180 seconds remaining in Wolves’ FA Cup semi-final against Watford in April 2019, when Wolves were leading the tie 2–1, and thus conceded the penalty that allowed Watford to draw the game at the end of normal time (2–2) and then win in extra time. However, on 4 May, he scored the only goal in Wolves’ 1-0 home win over Fulham, securing their place in the Europa League as a result of Watford’s loss in the cup final.

Dendoncker joined Wolves permanently on July 1, 2019, after his initial loan agreement stipulated that the club must sign him permanently at the completion of the season-long loan contract. He was the first Wolves player to have a ‘goal’ ruled out by VAR in a league match following the Premier League’s introduction of VAR for the 2019–20 season, during Wolves’ opening encounter away to Leicester City on August 11th.

Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed on December 14, 2020, that Dendoncker has extended his contract with the club until 2023, with a 12-month extension option open to the club.

Dendoncker made his 100th competitive appearance for Wolves on January 22, 2021, in an F.A. Cup 4th Round contest against non-league Chorley, which Wolves won 1–0. On 5 April 2021, he scored his first goal of the 2020–21 season in a home league match against West Ham United. Dendoncker scored his first Premier League goal in a 2–0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on February 13, 2022.

Dendoncker and his Anderlecht teammate Youri Tielemans were first called up for the Belgian national team by manager Marc Wilmots on May 22, 2015. On the 7th of June, he made his debut in a friendly match against France, replacing Jason Denayer for the final five minutes of a 4–3 victory.

Dendoncker was named in Belgium’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on June 4, 2018, by manager Roberto Martnez. On the 29th of June, he made his tournament debut in a 1–0 victory over England at the Kaliningrad Stadium, with both countries featuring unfamiliar teams who had previously gone to the last 16.

Career Earnings:

Year Weekly Wage Yearly Salary Club Position League Age Contract Expiry
2022 £75,000 £3,900,000 Wolves D C, DM Premier League 26 30-06-2023
2021 £75,000 £3,900,000 Wolverhampton Wanderers D, DM, M Premier League 25 30-06-2023
2020 £75,000 £3,900,000 Wolves D, DM, M Premier League 24 30-06-2022
2019 £14,000 £728,000 RSC Anderlecht D, DM, M Premier League 23 30-06-2019
2018 £14,000 £728,000 RSC Anderlecht D, DM, M Belgian Pro League A 22 30-06-2020
2017 £14,000 £728,000 RSC Anderlecht D, DM, M Belgian Pro League A 21 29-06-2020
2016 £11,000 £572,000 RSC Anderlecht D, DM, M Belgian Pro League 20 29-06-2020
2015 £730 £37,960 RSC Anderlecht D, DM, M Belgian Pro League 19 29-06-2015
2014 £830 £43,160 RSC Anderlecht D, DM, M Belgian Pro League 18 29-06-2015

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

Leander Dendocker Belgium

Player: Leander Dendocker Belgium (source: FourFourTwo)

Dendocker has won a couple of titles and an individual award in his career.


  • Belgian First Division A: 2016–17
  • Belgian Super Cup: 2013, 2014


  • FIFA World Cup third-place: 2018
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