Full Name: Kelechi Nwakali
Height: 1.81 m
Nationality: Nigeria
Date of Birth: 5th June 1998 (19)
Weight: ?? kg
2nd Nationality: None
Foot: Right

Kelechi Nwakali

Kelechi Nwakali (born 5 June 1998) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Arsenal.

Youth Career

Started his career with Diamond Football Academy in Nigeria.

Signed for Arsenal in 2015.

MVV (loan)

Joined MVV on loan in September 2016.

Made his professional debut for the side the same day against Jong Ajax.

Scores his 1st goal for MVV in a 2-0 home win over De Graafschap in December 2016.


Named into the previsional squad for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup but did not make the final squad.

Won the 2015 Under-17 World Cup as captain.

Won the Golden Ball Award for Nigeria at 2015 Under-17 World Cup.

VVV-Venlo (loan)

Joined VVV-Venlo on a season-long loan in August 2017.

Scored on his debut in the following month against Groningen.


Kelechi Nwakali is the Brother of Chidiebere Nwakali.



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Club career
Years Teams Apps Gls
? Diamond Football Academy (Youth)  ?  (?)
2016- Arsenal  0  (0)
2016-17 --- MVV (Loan)  22  (1)
2017-18 --- VVV-Venlo (Loan)  1  (1)
National team
2015 Nigeria U17  7  (3)
2016 Nigeria U20  4  (1)


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