|Real Name/Full Name
|Shola Maxwell Shoretire
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|2 February 2004
|19 years old
|In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
|Manchester City Academy
Manchester United Academy
|Professional Football Player
Shola Shoretire is a renowned young English Professional Football Player who plays as a forward for the Premier League Club, Manchester United. He joined Manchester United in February 2021 and made his debut on 21st February 2021, becoming the United’s youngest ever player for the senior team in the European competition.
Shoretire has a Nigerian descent through which one of his parents is a Nigerian hence giving him the opportunity to choose where to play to. Shoretire, however, chose to represent England on the international levels following his first call-up. Here is a quick biography, early life, personal life, and the career of Shola Shoretire in 2024.
Biography and Early Life
Shola Shoretire was born on 2 February 2004 in Newcastle, England. As of 2024, he is 19 years old. His full birth name is Shola Maxwell Shoretire.
Shoretire was born to his parents, with whom his father is a Nigerian while his mother is English. This, therefore, makes Shoretire have a mixed ethnicity coming from a Nigerian as well as an English Descent. He is, however, English and not Nigerian as he chose his nationality to be of England as that where he got raised, and he feels more English than Nigerian due to his raising.
The whole of Shoretire life has been on football. As a result of this, he attended football academies in his early life. On the move of his family to Manchester, he joined Manchester City Academy before he joined the rivals Manchester United where he joined Manchester United Academy at the age of 10 years.
In these academies, he was able to develop his skills in his professional career, contributing highly to his success.
Personal Life: Girlfriend, Wife, Kids, etc.
Currently, Shola Shoretire is single and not dating anyone. He has not yet shared any details of him having a lover in his life. Nevertheless, at his age, he is seen to have concentrated on his professional career before getting involved in his love life. We will keep you updated once he shares details of his love life in the future.
Is Shola Shoretire Gay?
No, Shola Shoretire is of straight sexual orientation. Despite him not dating, he is a young professional football player who is still focusing on his professional career rather than his love life.
Shola Shoretire spent his early childhood developing his professional career through which he was in the North East through which he played for the Wallsend Boys Club. Following this, Manchester United was quick to notice the talent by Shoretire through which the club snapped him at an early age of 10 years.
Before joining Manchester United, he also played with the Whitley Bay Boys Club, Newcastle City Juniors, and Hebburn & Cramlington Juniors. While at the age of 9 years old, he was a part of Manchester City’s youth setup for a short period.
This happened after his parents were offered jobs in the city of Manchester from Newcastle. He couldn’t help though, at first, he got frustrated. On joining Manchester City, he joined the club’s academy before switching to the rivals, Manchester United, at the age of 10 years.
Shoretire impressed his U23s coach, Neil Wood, in 2020 following his amazing performance, whereby he scored a hat-trick on the win against Blackburn Rovers in February 2021. His debut in U23s happened while he was at the age of 16, making him known to play for age groups higher than him all through his career.
His first professional contract with Manchester United was on 8 February 2021, and he made his first debut to the first team on 21 February 2021, where he came as a substitute to Marcus Rashford on the 88th Minute.
In 25February 2021, he became United’s youngest player to make an appearance in the European competition, where he got featured in the home draw against Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League while at the age of 17 years, 23 days coming as a substitute for Mason Greenwood.
At the international level, Shoretire was eligible to represent Nigeria or England. He joined the England National team on the U15, U16, U18, and U19. He represented England Under-16 in the match against the Republic of Ireland in August 2019. In March 2021, he got featured in England U18 national team in the victory over Wales U18. Shoretire was later featured in the England U19s on the victory against Italy U19s on 2 September 2021.
Awards and Achievements
Despite being young, Shola Shoretire has had several awards together with having several achievements throughout his career. While at the age of 14 years, he made history in becoming the youngest player ever to get featured in the UEFA Youth League, which he got featured in December 2018.
Additionally, he also became the United’s youngest ever player to play in the European competition on the UEFA European competition on the match against Real Sociedad. Among some of the awards he has received include;
- In 2021, he got named the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year for the 2020/21 season
- In March 2021, he received the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for February
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shola Shoretire in ’2024’
Shola Shoretire has an estimated net worth of $500,000. This is from the fortunes and earnings he has made from his professional career as a professional football player. In Manchester United, he earns a weekly salary of £1,600 and an annual salary of £83,200. This has highly contributed to his increasing net worth. His current contract with Manchester United is set to expire on 30 June 2023.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Shola Shoretire has been known to play for older age groups in his whole career.
- Shoretire has played in different positions perfectly
- He got his hat-trick for the U23s on a 6-4 win over Blackburn in February 2021
Shola Shoretire is one of the youngest players in the English Premier League who have a promising future. He is hardworking and has been known to always play above his age groups in the whole of his career. This has come from his passion and the hard work he has always put into his career.
The future of Shoretire is sure and expected to rise the more having pure mentorship from the likes of Christiano Ronaldo and many other successful professional football players.