Who is Folarin Balogun, his age, height, family, parents, stats, contract, salary, FIFA 23 rating

Who is Folarin Balogun, his age, height, family, parents, stats, contract, salary, FIFA 23 rating

Here is all you need to know about who is Folarin Balogun, how old is he, his career, achievements, family and Arsenal contract

Balogun has played 19 games and scored 14 goals, which puts him ahead of Mbappe, Messi, and Neymar as Ligue 1’s top scorer.

The fact that his side is in 10th place and not battling it out for a spot in the relegation zone is largely due to the 21-year-old, who has also scored half of their goals.

Here is all you need to know about the wonder kid.

Who is Folarin Balogun, his age, height, family, parents, stats, contract, salary and FIFA 23 rating

Who is Folarin Balogun?

Folarin Jerry Balogun, a striker for Ligue 1 club Reims while on loan from Premier League club Arsenal, was born on July 3, 2001, and is currently 21 years old. He is 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) tall.

Folarin Balogun family, nationality and education

Folarin Balogun was born in New York to Nigerian parents who moved to England when he was barely two years old. Balogun is so qualified to represent Nigeria, the United States, and England internationally.

His parents enrolled him at the Arsenal academy when he was just eight years old, where he spent his whole childhood career.

Folarin Balogun signed a new four-year contract with Arsenal in 2021 till 2025. The 19-year-old’s current deal was due to expire at the end of the season which raised concerns that he would leave for an overseas club.

Balogun earns £32,000 per week, £1,664,000 per year playing for Arsenal as a ST and his net worth is £3,577,600.


Folarin Balogun career

During the 2016–17 campaign, he played against Liverpool to make his Arsenal under-18 debut.

He went through a fantastic other season scoring nine goals and dishing out three assists in 14 games for the under-18s. He also played for the under-23s and the FA Youth Cup, appearing in both competitions and scoring one and two goals, respectively.

The next season, Balogun returned in his most dangerous form, tallying 25 goals and four assists in 18 games. After Everton’s Ellis Simms, he had scored the second-most goals overall.

Following these two seasons, the club promoted him permanently to the under-23s, where he participated in 15 games while tallying 10 goals and four assists. Additionally, he was listed as being on the substitutes’ bench for Arsenal’s first team during their 5-0 EFL Cup victory over Nottingham Forest.


In 2020–21, he finally experienced playing for the first team as he made his EFL Cup debut against Ipswich and grabbed his first goal. In the Europa League, he played despite not receiving any opportunities in the Premier League.

Folarin Balogun stats

Balogun ranks among the top five percentile of strikers according to Fbref data, receiving 8.53 progressive passes from his teammates every 90 minutes.

In the top nine percentile of strikers, he also tries 3.34 dribbles per 90 minutes. He has scored 14 goals in 21 matches in the Ligue 1 this season.

Folarin Balogun transfer news

There were rumours that Balogun was close to signing with Brentford in 2020 since he and Arsenal were unable to agree on a contract. The only other transfer news in which he has been mentioned is related to his two loan stints at Middlesborough and Reims.

At the start of the season, Balogun signed a loan agreement with the French team Reims. Balogun’s first-team minutes would be constrained due to the signing of Gabriel Jesus in the summer transfer window and the presence of Eddie Nketiah as a backup, therefore, allowing him to play senior football was a wise move.


Football Insider claims that as a result of his performances this year, Arsenal now values him at above £50 million. It’s unknown whether Arsenal intends to keep him in the first team or sell him in the summer when his value is high.

Folarin Balogun Rating is 71 and his potential is 79 and his position is ST.