Michael Akpovie Olise (born 12 December 2001) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Crystal Palace. Born in England, he represents France internationally.
Olise is left footed and can play as a centre midfielder, attacking midfielder or winger.
Early Life and Career
Olise was born in England to a Nigerian father and French-Algerian mother, and is eligible to represent France, Algeria, England and Nigeria internationally. On 27 May 2019, Olise was called up to the France U18 for the 2019 Toulon Tournament. Olise made his debut on 2 June 2019, against Qatar U23. In March 2021, Olise was named as a standby for the Nigeria squad taking part in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
In July 2018 Olise was inducted into Reading’s Academy scholarship program. He made his debut for Reading on 12 March 2019, in a 3–0 home defeat to Leeds United, and on 15 July 2019 signed a three-year professional contract with the club. He scored his first league goal for Reading on 19 September 2020, volleying home in the 76th minute with the second goal in a 2–0 win over Barnsley at the Madejski Stadium.
In April 2021 he was nominated for the EFL Young Player of the Season.
On 8 July 2021 Olise signed a five-year deal with Premier League side Crystal Palace after they had activated his £8.37m release clause.
Parents and Family
Olise was born in England to a Nigerian father and French-Algerian mother. His father Mr Olise is of Southern Nigerian origin.
Olise’s brother Richard is also a footballer, representing England at youth level.
Wife and Girlfriend
Michael Olise is currently not dating or in any relationship. Michael Olise is also not yet married.
Net Worth and Salary
Michael Olise earns £550,000 per year playing for Crystal Palace FC.
Michael Olise’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $700, 000 – $1.5 million (net worth estimated in 2021).