Chukwubuike Junior Adamu (born 6 June 2001) is a Nigerian-born Austrian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Austrian Bundesliga club Red Bull Salzburg. Born in Nigeria, he plays for the Austria national team.
Early Life and Career
Born in Kano State, Nigeria. Adamu started his career with the youth team of GSV Wacker. In January 2014 he came to Grazer AK. In 2015, he joined the FC Red Bull Salzburg Academy, where he progressed through the levels from U15 to U18.
In September 2017, he was included in the FC Liefering squad for the first time. In the same month, he also debuted for Red Bull Salzburg’s UEFA Youth League team, coming on for Nicolas Meister in a match against Bordeaux.
He made his professional debut playing for FC Liefering against WSG Wattens in November 2018 as he came in for Karim Adeyemi. In September 2020, he made his debut for Red Bull Salzburg in an Austrian Cup match against SW Bregen, coming on in the 75th minute for Masaya Okugawa.
On 15 February 2021, Adamu moved on loan to Swiss Super League team St. Gallen.
Adamu scored his first goal for Red Bull Salzburg in a 1–0 league win over Admira on 14 August 2021. The goal sealed Salzburg’s fifth victory on the road in a row, the longest such run the club had had in a decade. Three days later, he made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 home win over Danish champions Brøndby in the first leg of their play-off round clash. On 16 February 2022, Adamu scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 1–1 home draw against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the first leg of the round of 16 tie after coming on as a substitute for Noah Okafor.
Born in Nigeria, Adamu represents Austria at international level and has played for the Austria U18, Austria U19, and Austria U21 teams.
He made his first appearance in the Austria national football team on 12 November 2021 in a World Cup qualifier match vs. Israel.
Chukwubuike Adamu was born to Nigerian parents (his mother and father are both from Nigeria). Born to Mr and Mrs Adamu from Kano State, Nigeria.
Net Worth and Salary
Chukwubuike Adamu’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $1.4 million – $7.5 million.