See 15 interesting facts about Troost-Ekong you should know

William Paul Troost-Ekong is a professional footballer who plays center back for Super League Greece club PAOK and the Nigeria national team.

Here are 15 amazing things to know about the footballer Troost-Ekong:

1. Troost-Ekong was born on September 1, 1993, in Haarlem, Netherlands, to a mixed Dutch-Nigerian family.

2. His father is from Etinan, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, while his mother, Eleanore Troost, is Dutch.

3. Troost-Ekong had his secondary education at Hockerill Anglo-European College in Bishop Stortford, England.

4. He officially joined the Tottenham Hotspur Youth Academy at the age of 16, after previously played at the Fulham Youth Academy in England.

5. Troost-Ekong started his professional career in the Netherlands, with FC Groningen and FC Dordrecht.

6. He debuted for Nigeria in 2015 and has already earned over 60 caps.

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7. In July 2015, he signed with Belgian team KAA Gent and immediately joined Norwegian club FK Haugesund on loan.

8. In July 2017, he signed with Turkish Super Lig team Buraspor.

9. Troost-Ekong earned his World Cup debut under Gernot Rohr, joining the 23-man squad for Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup.

10. At the 2019 AFCON, Troost-Ekong’s goal against South Africa propelled the Super Eagles to the semi-finals and third place overall.

11. William Troost-Ekong joined EFL Championship club Watford in 2020, signing a five-year contract.

12. Troost-Ekong is actively participating in the AFCON 2023 tournament and hopes to capture the trophy on Sunday, February 11, 2023.

13. Troost-Ekong married his longtime girlfriend, Bambi, in 2014, and the couple has a son.

14. Troost-Ekong also has ambassadorship agreements with Adidas, Nike, and TAG Heuer.

15. Troost-Ekong received a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics.

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