Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke
Quick Facts About Christian Benteke
Celebrated Name Christian Benteke
Age 33 years old
Nick Name Big Ben
Birth Name Christian Benteke Liolo
Birth Date 1990-12-03
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Zairian/Congolese/Belgian
Ethnicity Black
Place of Birth Kinshasa, Zaire (now Congo)
Religion Christianity
Father Jean-Pierre Benteke
Mother Marie-Claire Benteke
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Fortune Benteke
Son Jaden
Daughter Nylah
Net Worth $47.2 million
Salary 6,800,000 Euros per year
Height 6 ft 3 inches
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color black
Hair Color black
Hair Style buzz cut
Coach Roy Hodgson
Current Team Crystal palace
Team Played Genk, Standard Liège, Aston Villa, Liverpool, and Crystal Palace
Position Striker
Jersey Name Benteke
Jersey Number 20
Active Years 2007-Present

Who is Christian Benteke?

  • Christian Benteke is a Zairian-born Belgian professional footballer. He is one of the most underrated football players in the UEFA football Association. 
  • He plays as a striker for Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Belgium national team. He is the super striker and goal machine for Crystal Palace.
  • Christian came into highlight after his outstanding performance for the premier league club Aston Villa helping them to reach the 2015 FA Cup Final, before transferring to Liverpool in 2015 for £32.5 million. 
  • He spent a single season at Liverpool, scoring a total of ten goals, before being transferred to Crystal Palace at the start of the 2016–17 season.
  • In April 2020, Christian Benteke was linked with a return to Aston Villa in the January transfer window, while there were also shock links over a move to Tottenham but the transfer window has already closed and Christian has already signed a contract with Crystal place to remain at the club until Jun 30, 2021.

Christian Benteke Footballer

Early Life and Parents

  • Christian Benteke was born on 3 December 1990 in Kinshasa, Zaire. Zaire was the name of a sovereign state between 1971 and 1997 in Central Africa that is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Benteke holds Belgian as well as Congolese nationality. He believes in Christianity and also prays frequently. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
  • Christian Benteke's parents were originally from the African country Zaire (now Congo) and have a black ethnic background. They used to reside in the capital city Kinshasa. At the time of his birth, there was political instability and conflict around the country.  To get a ride from the country's deteriorating condition, his family fled during the Mobutu regime and emigrated to Belgium city of Liege in 1993 when Christian was just three years old.
  • His childhood really went well due to his hardworking parents who were financially strong. He has a younger brother, Jonathan, who is also a footballer.
  • Christian did his schooling from the nearby school in his hometown. He started playing football at the age of six in 1996. He didn't attend high school and university in order to build his career in football.

Christian Benteke Wife & Children

  • Christian Benteke is a married man. His wife's name is Fortune Benteke. She is a good-looking woman, and she is fortunate to have a husband like Benteke. 
  • Before getting the love birds were in a longtime relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend. After dating for several years they got happily married in a lavish private ceremony on 8th July 2017 and Christian has shared pictures on his Instagram account. They look heavenly together, the star striker and lovely wife. 
  • Together the couple has welcomed two children and their names are Jaden and Nylah. Nylah is their daughter, and Jaden is their son. The children were present at the couples’ wedding which means they were born while Christian and Fortune were living as partners before marrying each other.

Christian Benteke Contract, Salary & Net Worth

  • Christian Benteke has a jaw-dropping net worth of $47.2 million. At present, his market value is €9.00million.
  • On 20 August 2016, Premier League side Crystal Palace completed the signing of Benteke on a four-year deal for a fee of £27m which could rise by a further £5m, bringing the total fee to £32m.
  • He gets paid a whopping 6,800,000 Euros per year by Crystal Palace. His income per second is 0.39 Euros and per hour is 1405 Euros. His per day income is 33,710 Euros. His major source of income comes from the football contract. 
  • Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has brought in The Sports PR Company to handle his reputation. The agency will look after the international PR and sponsorship for Benteke. 
  • He is a car lover and owns brilliant, super high-end cars including a black Mercedes car which is worth $33,795. He has brought a beautiful house to his hometown Liege, Belgium. 

Christian Benteke Height, Weight & Measurements

  • Christian Benteke has a tall height of 6 ft 3 inches and weighs around 83 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. He has a well-maintained body which is perfectly toned with definite abs.
  • He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at Crystal Palace F.C. Training Ground in South London for warm-ups and training. 
  • He has a pair of Black eyes. He looks good in his buzz-cut black hair. He missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup through injury with a ruptured Achilles tendon. 

Facts About Christian Benteke

  • #1He spends a reasonable sum of money on his stylish clothing.
  • #2Benteke is using the shoe model of "Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF FG" since July 10, 2017.
  • #3He points up to the sky after scoring goals to thank God.
  • #4Benteke's goal celebration features him beating his chest in FIFA 18 video game.
  • #5Christian and Vincent Kompany were both born in Congo.
  • #6Paul Lambert gave Benteke his first break in English football with Aston Villa.
  • #7His father used to work in Army.
  • #8His father is a very hard person while his mother is soft-spoken.
  • #9He became the Premier League Player of the Month in April 2015.
  • #10he made his senior debut for the Belgium national team in a friendly match against Bulgaria on 19th May 2010.