Samuel Umtiti is one of the great African football players. As a player, he enjoyed great success in his career with AC Milan. However, he has also represented several other teams and played for some time in the lower leagues in Europe before ending his playing days. What he lacks in international football experience, he makes up for in other areas, such as in his acting ability, which earned him a role as an actor in films such as Kingpin and Million Dollar Baby.
To date, Samuel Umtiti is married to Karen Ashford, with whom he has two children. Samuel Umtiti’s family is originally from Nigeria, however he is now English. Samuel Umtiti’s Net Worth is not known to the public, though it is estimated by many that his real Net Worth is in excess of seven million pounds. Other facts on Samuel Umtiti’s Net Worth include his being listed as a director of several businesses, such as a clothing manufacturing company called Top Dog, and an insurance company called Metlife. Other businesses associated with Samuel Umtiti’s Net Worth include owning a chocolate factory in Ghana, as well as a golf course in Tanzania.
In addition to his marriage to Karen Ashford, the other important fact about Samuel Umtiti is that Samuel is Bipolar. This is not something that many people know about, though it should be. Bipolar is a disorder that involves extreme, alternating mood swings, including very manic episodes and extremely depressive episodes. According to biographical material provided by Samuel Umtiti’s biographer, Samuel Umtiti suffered from Bipolar disorder since he was a teen, and was treated for it when he was seventeen years old. The biographer further states that Samuel Umtiti’s constant state of mania overrode his depressive state, causing him to spend a large amount of time at the football field.
Bio/Wiki Real Name Samuel Umtiti Nickname Big Sam Profession Professional Footballer Physical Stats & More Height (approx.) in centimeters– 183 cm
in meters– 1.83 m
in feet inches– 6’ Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 38 inches
– Waist: 33 inches
– Biceps: 13.5 inches Eye Colour Black Hair Colour Black Football Debut International– On 3 July 2016 for France against Iceland
Club– On 8 January 2012 for Lyon against Lyon-Duchère Jersey Number #22 (France)
#23 (FC Barcelona) Coach/Mentor Didier Deschamps, Ernesto Valverde Position Defender Awards, Honours, Achievements Club
• Coupe de France: 2011–2012
• Trophée des Champions: 2012
In fact Samuel Umtiti is also credited with helping to develop the sport of soccer. According to the same biographer, Samuel Umtiti was so good at the game that he was given a scholarship to play football at the University of Tubingen in Germany, where he began playing for the football team in the early nineteen hundreds. Though Samuel Umtiti never became a household name like Pele or Maradona, he did play a significant role in the evolution of soccer as we know it today, as well as in the African game of soccer.
Another interesting fact about Samuel Umtiti is that he also played football in Switzerland, but in a completely different capacity. As a matter of fact, Samuel Umtiti played football for the Swiss National Team as they were preparing for the World War II Olympics. He was one of the many foreign players who were considered to be foreign soldiers by the Swiss Government and therefore was allowed to join the team on vacation. Samuel Umtiti assisted the team in their run to the Olympic Games by scoring the winning goal in their quarterfinal match against Brazil.
Samuel Umtiti was born in Egypt, which is the same country in which Pele was born. Like Pele, Samuel Umtiti played a significant role in the development of soccer as we know it today. Samuel Umtiti is also said to have helped pave the way for African players who are considered to be tomorrow’s stars. Another interesting fact about Samuel Umtiti is that he once tried to play soccer with the boys from his neighborhood, but he was not very good so he decided to give it up. However, Samuel Umtiti ended up changing his mind after hearing the success of Didier Drogba, the first black player to play for the French national team.