Leicester City FC surprised the entire world when they went ahead to win English Premier League title in 2016. Jeffrey Schlupp was in the winning team and had been named the club’s Player of the Year just a season before their triumph. This journey had begun in 2005 when a young Schlupp joined Leicester Academy. He grew up playing for the youth team and eventually establishing himself as one of the best defenders to have come up the ranks.
Given his talent and ability, it was not going to take long before other clubs came calling for his services. It is common for players to take a step back if they want their careers to progress. This is because a player may be in a bigger club but struggle to get game time while in a smaller team there is the assurance of game time.
Jeffrey was in Leicester at a time when the defensive position was competitive, which is why he had to leave the club to get more playing time elsewhere. He now plays for Crystal Palace and opts to represent Ghana on the International stage instead of Germany.
Jeffrey Schlupp profile summary
- Name: Jeffrey Schlupp
- Date of birth: Dec 23, 1992
- Place of birth: Hamburg
- Age: 27 years old
- Star sign: Capricorn
- Citizenship: Ghana, Germany
- Height: 1.78 m
- Occupation: Football player
Jeffrey Schlupp biography
Jeffrey was born on Dec 23, 1992, to Ghanaian parents in Hamburg, Germany. He was however raised in England where his parents moved to when he was still young. It is while in England that Jeffrey Schlupp established a football career where he plays to this day.
Schlupp has not revealed much about his family and upbringing. However, in an interview, he mentioned that is family is spread out. Schlupp himself was born in Germany, but when he was ten, he moved to Milton Keynes with his sister. His sister is now married and lives in Canada with her husband and their little child.
His older brother remained in Germany where he has a wife and three children. His mother moved back to Ghana from England since she had been living in Milton, Keynes by herself.
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In 2005, Schlupp was invited for a trial at Leicester City. His performance awed the coaching staff at the club, and he was accepted into the club's academy. As a trainee of the youth team, Schlupp played for a junior squad that year.
He was perfecting his skills with each passing youth competition. In 2010, he was awarded his first professional contract and graduated to Leicester City's leading team. He made several appearances for the club in the 2010/2011 season before being loaned out to Brentford for six months.
He scored six goals in nine fixtures at Brentford. When the loan spell ended, he returned to his parent club where he was on the score-sheet twice in 27 appearances as of November 2012.
In 2010, the defender was called up to the Germany national U-19 team, but there was a huge dilemma ahead of him. He was qualified to play for one of three countries on the international stage; England, Germany or Ghana.
He opted for Ghana and was capped for Ghana national team in 2011 for the first time. He left Leicester on Jan 13, 2017, and joined Crystal Palace where he has been ever since.
Jeffrey Schlupp wife
The defender is not yet married, but he has had several flings in the past. One of his long-term girlfriends was Callan Glover with whom they lived together for a while and even bought a mansion. Callan and Schlupp have a son named Arlo who was given birth to in 2014.
After leaving Callan, Jeffrey began dating Amy Jackson. Amy Jackson is a creative artist, stylist and fashion designer.
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When he joined Crystal Palace, Jeffrey Schlupp was offered a contract that earns him a staggering salary of €3.5 million per year. Based on that amount, Jeffrey Schlupp wages are €17,351 (£15,348) per day and €723 (£639) per hour.
Jeffrey Schlupp net worth is around €22.6 million, and his market value is €9.2 million should Crystal Palace sell him now. The player also has interests in real estate and property development as he prepares for life after football.
- Jeffrey Schlupp was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1993 but he moved to Milton Keynes at the age of 10 when he joined Leicester City's academy.
- Schlupp has a son known as Arlo, who was born in 2014 and had the same aspirations as his father to become a professional footballer.
- His family is spread across the world with the player staying in London, his mother in Ghana, his brother in Germany and his sister in Canada.
- The footballer is not yet married, but he is believed to be dating a hot fashion designer named Amy Jackson.
- Although born in Germany, Schlupp opted to play international football for his parents' country of origin, which is Ghana.
Like many other professional footballers, Jeffrey Schlupp is one with an inspiring story of how he came from nothing to be an international star. His passion for football has made him the man he is today. The player had the chance to play for Germany who are FIFA World Cup winners but turned down the opportunity so that he could represent Ghana. With his experience, he will undoubtedly contribute towards the improvement of football on the African continent.
Yen.com.gh reported on Tuesday a full list of the top 10 richest Ghanaian footballers of all time. The wealthiest footballer of all time is Michael Essien with a net worth of $35 million.
Most of these players have earned their money from matches as well as other investments. They have also made huge sums from being brands ambassadors and endorsing other companies.
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