Emmanuel Dennis Biography: Career, Honours, and Net Worth

Nigerian striker Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis, who was born on November 15, 1997, currently plays for Premier League team Nottingham Forest as well as the Super Eagles of his country.

Early Life

Emmanuel Dennis was born on the 15th of November, 1997, in Yola, Adamawa State, which falls among the states in the North-Eaten geopolitical zone of Nigeria.


Professional Career

Dennis began his professional career in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, at the Kwara Football Academy. In March 2016, Dennis joined Ukrainian Premier League team Zorya Luhansk. He made his professional debut on July 24, 2016, in a game against Olimpik Donetsk, winning 3-0 thanks to a goal he scored.

Before making his UEFA Europa League debut on November 3 against Feyenoord, Dennis spent the majority of the first half of the season on the sidelines. The game ended 1-1. After impressing against Feyenoord, he played in the remaining group stage matches for the Ukrainian team against Fenerbahçe and Manchester United. Zorya lost both games 2-0 to place last in the group and was eliminated.

On December 11, Dennis scored again as the team defeated Stal Kamianske 2-0. Due to his performances, a Bundesliga team and Manchester City both wanted to buy him during the winter transfer window. Instead, Dennis continued with Zorya for the rest of the season, scoring six goals in 22 league games to aid the team’s third-place finish.

Dennis was signed to a four-year contract by Club Brugge for €1.2 million, the club announced on May 30, 2017. Dennis had five goals in six games, including one in his debut on July 26, 2017, against Istanbul Basaksehir, and two against Lokeren three days later, leading to a 4-0 win.

Dennis scored twice on October 1 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in a 2-2 tie with Real Madrid during the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League.

The Bundesliga Club FC Köln announced on January 25, 2021 that Dennis had been signed on a loan contract through the end of the season. He made nine separate league appearances when he was living in Germany.

On June 21, 2021, Watford disclosed that it has struck a deal with Club Brugge regarding the sale of Dennis. A five-year contract was inked two days later.

On August 14, during Watford’s 3-2 league victory over Aston Villa, Dennis scored on his team’s debut. He was nominated for Premier League Player of the Month in November 2021 after scoring and collecting two assists in victories over Manchester United (4-1) and Leicester City (4-2).

On August 13, 2022, Dennis agreed to a non-disclosed transfer price contract with Premier League team Nottingham Forest.

International Career

Dennis represented Nigeria at the under-23 level before being called up to the senior team. On September 10, 2019, in a 2-2 friendly match against Ukraine, he made his debut after taking Samuel Chukwueze’s place in the 82nd minute.

When the Nigerian Football Federation asked Watford to release Dennis so that he could be called up to the team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Watford allegedly refused. In the third round of FIFA World Cup qualification, Dennis was a member of the Nigerian side that lost to the Ghanaian Black Stars on away goals with a final score of 1-1.


Club Brugge

  • 2020: Belgian First Division A
  • 2018: Belgian First Division A

Net Worth

According to the analysis made from different sources online, Emmanuel Dennis has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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