George Finidi, born on 15 April 1971 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is a Nigerian professional football coach and former player. He is widely known as Finidi George. Standing at a height of 1.91 meters (6 feet 3 inches), Finidi played as a right winger throughout his career.
Finidi George Profile
Date of Birth
15 April 1971
State of Origin
Football coach and Retired player
Information about Finidi George’s educational background is not available.
Finidi George began his professional career in Nigeria, playing for clubs such as Calabar Rovers, Iwuanyanwu Nationale, and Sharks. In 1993, he joined AFC Ajax in the Netherlands, where he achieved great success. Finidi played a crucial role in Ajax’s triumph, winning three consecutive Eredivisie titles from 1993 to 1996. He also appeared in consecutive UEFA Champions League finals, winning the prestigious tournament in the 1994-95 season against A.C. Milan.
Finidi George then moved to Spain and signed with Real Betis in 1996. He had successful seasons with Betis, scoring consistently and helping the team finish fourth in his first year. Finidi later played for RCD Mallorca in Spain and Ipswich Town in the English Premier League before retiring from professional football. Finidi was a key player for the Nigerian national team during the 1990s. He made his international debut in 1991 and represented Nigeria in two FIFA World Cups (1994 and 1998).
Finidi George played an instrumental role in Nigeria’s victory at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. He also achieved a runner-up finish in the 2000 edition of the tournament and third-place finishes in 1992 and 2002. After retiring as a player, Finidi pursued a career in coaching. In September 2021, he was appointed as the head coach of Enyimba F.C., a club in the Nigeria Professional Football League. On 11th June 2023, Finidi won his first title as a coach, leading Enyimba F.C. to victory in the Nigeria Premier League.
There are no notable controversies associated with Finidi George.
Finidi George Social Media Handles
Finidi George is on Instagram @officialfinidi.
Finidi George comes from a family of footballers. Two of his brothers, Igeniwari and Celestine, were also involved in football. Tragically, Igeniwari lost his life during a match due to crowd problems. He is married and blessed with a son.
Finidi George Net Worth
Finidi George is estimated to be worth approximately $5 Million.