Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha
Quick Facts About Wilfried Zaha
Celebrated Name Wilfried Zaha
Age 31 years old
Nick Name Crystal Home Boy
Birth Name Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha
Birth Date 1992-11-10
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Ivorian and English
Place of Birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Ethnicity Adjoukrou
Horoscope Scorpio
Religion Christianity
Father Tiendé Zaha
Siblings 8
School Whitehorse Manor Junior School
High School Selsdon High School
Girlfriend Paige Bannister
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Children 2
Net Worth 47.9 million euros
Salary 7.5 million euros
Height 5 ft 11 inches
Weight 74 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black

Wilfried Zaha joined the Crystal Palace first team from their academy, in 2010. In his 3 full seasons at Selhurst Park, he scored 18 goals in all competitions. In January 2013, he was transferred to Manchester United for an initial fee of £10 million.

Who is Wilfried Zaha?

Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha is an Ivorian-English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Ivory Coast national team. Currently, he is the most expensive Crystal Palace player.  

Zaha remained on loan at Palace until the end of the season, helping them return to the Premier League. After an unsuccessful 2013–14 season with Manchester United, Zaha returned to Palace in August 2014 on a season-long loan, before rejoining the club on a permanent basis in February 2015. He has since become the club's 12th highest goal scorer.

He made his debut for the England national team in 2012. He made two non-competitive appearances for England, the latter of which came in 2013. After not playing for England for 4 years, he switched to play for Ivory Coast ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Wilfried Zaha Family Background: Age and Religion

Wilfried Zaha was born on 10th November 1992 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. His birth name is Dazet Wilfried Armel Zah. He holds dual nationality i.e Ivorian by birth and English via naturalization. Scorpio is his birth sign. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Wilfried Zaha was born into a middle-class family. His father Tiendé Zaha is a very hardworking man while his mother Armel Zaha is a supportive woman. He migrated with his parents and eight other older siblings to England when he was a child. Upon their migration, the family settled in Thornton Heath in the London Borough of Croydon. 

For his education, he attended the Whitehorse Manor Junior School, Thornton Heath, and Selsdon High School, Selsdon. He didn't study further so as to focus on his football career. 

Wilfried Zaha Girlfriend - Paige Bannister

Wilfried Zaha is currently dating a gorgeous girl named Paige Bannister. She is an Instagram model who was born and raised up in Westminster, England where she completed her studies & graduated from the University of Westminster. Zaha & Paige love to maintain a low personal profile. 

They prefer to stay away from all the flashlights of being around top-tier English football. Actually, the love birds have been in a long-term relationship. They began their relationship back in 2016, but everything started as an affair. The pair welcomed their firstborn child a baby boy in November 2020. 

Previously, Zaha dated his extremely beautiful Ivorian girlfriend named Lavena Valentino with whom he shares a son named Leo Zaha, born on August 5, 2016. Before dating Lavena, he was in a controversial relationship with David Moyes's daughter Lauren Moyes.

Many people and media claim that the two were secretly dating while Wilfried was transferred to Manchester United in 2013. Their dating rumor sparked as pictures of both Zaha and Lauren on the bed got released over the internet. However, Zaha Kept on denying the claim calling it just a rubbish silly rumor. 

Wilfried Zaha Net Worth: Contract, Salary, & Transfer

As of 2021, the net worth of Wilfried Zaha is estimated to be 47.9 million euros. On February 7, 2012, while joining the senior squad of Crystal Palace FC the market value of 19 years Zaha's was  €2.50 million. Now after 11 years, his market value has reportedly become €45 million, updated on 28th May 2021. 

In August 2018 the center forward signed a contract with Crystal Palace that nets him a whopping salary of 7.5 million euros (6.6 Million Pound) per year. In case earning, he is enlisted in the highest-earning players of Crystal Palace FC and in the whole English premier league. 

The professional player hasn't lack behind from living a luxurious lifestyle through his massive earnings. He owns a £2.5million mansion on the Surrey. The seven-bedroom house, which is located in Purley, has six bathrooms, a cinema room, and a swimming pool with an Eagles crest emblazoned on the tiling.

He is very fond of expensive high-end cars. His car collection includes a Rolls-Royce Wraith ($190,000) which cost about $352,500, Lamborghini Aventador ($390,000), Range Rover Sports ($69,000), Mercedes AMG-GLE Coupe ($72,000). 

Wilfried Zaha Measurements: Height and Weight

Wilfried Zaha is 5 ft 11 inches tall and his body weight is 74 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a dreadlock hairstyle that is black in color. His eye color is black.

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 the Crystal Palace football training center for warm-ups and training. 

He has had an image of an individual kicking a ball while sitting on top of the world inked on the back of his right leg. 

Facts About Wilfried Zaha

  • #1He has received racial abuse on social media several times.
  • #2He marked his 400th appearance for Crystal Palace with his 70th goal against Brighton & Hove Albion.
  • #3He has played in two African Cup of Nation: 2017 and 2019.
  • #4He has been accused of diving.
  • #5He once spent $6800 on a bar tab for friends and family.
  • #6He became the Premier League Player of the Month in April 2018.
  • #7He scored his first professional goal in a 3-2 win over Leicester City in 2010.
  • #8His football idol was Didier Drogba.
  • #9He had only two appearances for Manchester United.
  • #10He has stolen the girlfriend of his close friend.