Biography of Matthew Etim and Net Worth

Filed in BIOGRAPHIES by on December 2, 2019

Matthew Etim is known as a Right back footballer who played for Enugu Rangers and currently plays for Akwa United in the NPFL. The player was born on the 2nd September, 1989 in his hometown in Eket, Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria.

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Profile Information

Let’s take a quick look at Etim’s profile to know who he is;
Full name: Matthew Etim
Date of birth: 2 September 1989
Place of birth: Eket , Akwa Ibom , Nigeria
Height: 1.69 m (5 ft 6 1 ⁄ 2 in)
Playing position: Right back
Current team: Akwa United


Matthew Etim started his career with Kaduna United and made his league debut in the
NPFL in the 2010-2011 season.
He left Kaduna United after two seasons (2010-2012) and joined seven-time NPFL champions, Enugu Rangers , where he spent five seasons
(2012-2017) .
While with Rangers, it was a hard fought battle as Etim with other teammates won the 2016 Nigeria Professional Football League title with the club.

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Etim featured for NPFL All-stars in the tour of Spain during the summer of 2016. On 10 August 2016, he suffered a strain on his left foot in the 2-1 loss to Valencia CF at the Alzira Stadium.
The injury ruled him out of the rest of the tour, and his place was taken by Ifeanyi Nweke in subsequent matches – against Atlético Madrid and Málaga CF .

Matthew Etim marked a return to his homeland as he joined Uyo-based club,
Akwa United from Enugu Rangers on a one-year deal in December 2017, with an option for an extension.
The celebration took place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, on 6 January 2018 where he was unveiled.
He took over the team’s no. 4 jersey from Alhassan Ibrahim , after the former Nigeria national under-20 football team player moved to FK Austria Wien to advance his football career.

International career

Matthew Etim made his first appearance for Nigeria in a match which they won Niger Republic 4-1 in a Group C matchday one tie at the 2016 Orange African Nations Championship on 18 January 2016. He played through the match from start to finish.
The defender went on to star the whole duration of the 1-1 draw against Tunisia and 1-0 loss to Guinea in the second and third group matches respectively. Matthew Etim couldn’t do more in the competition as Nigeria failed to advance to the knockout stages.

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Honours & Achievements

Here are the achievement, Etim made in his football career:

  • Nigeria Professional Football League : 2016

Matthew Etim Net Worth

The Nigerian stopper spent a whole time of his football career with two Nigerian clubs, Enugu Rangers and Akwa United. He’d a impressive outing with the later after spending five years with Rangers.
Matthew Etim has made a name for himself while playing on the pitch, and such could boast of what he made. On the whole, Etim was paid a pay worth his performance.

Matthew Etim has an estimated net worth of $800,000, which we’ve gotten after seeing through his salaries and properties.

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