Facts of Radja Nainggolan
|Full Name:||Radja Nainggolan|
|Birth Date:||May 4, 1988|
|Profession:||Belgian professional footballer|
|Height:||5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)|
|Net Worth||$1million- $10 million|
|Eye Color||dark brown|
|Kids||Aysha and Mailey|
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Radja Nainggolan also known as Ninja (born on 4th May 1988 in Antwerp, Belgium) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian Cagliari on loan from Inter Milan. A Belgium international for eight years, Nainggolan played 30 times for his country (scoring 6 goals) and represented it at Euro 2016. He represented Belgium at the U16 U19, U20, and U21 levels before making his senior team debut in 2009.
Radja Nainggolan: Net Worth & Salary
He made his senior debut on 28th May 2006, against Arezzo and had inserted as the permanent member of the team after defeating Arezzo. In the 2008-2009 campaign, Nainggolan became a starter for the Emilia-Romagna side. He played 38 of 42 games and scoring three goals, which contributed to them avoiding relegation.
On 27th January 2010, Nainggolan was loaned to Cagliari with a buyout clause. He made his Serie A debut on 7th February, playing seven minutes in a 0-3 away loss against Inter Milan. After that, on 31st October 2010, he scored his first goal in the Italian top level, from a right-footed volley in a 2-0 home win over Bologna.
In early October 2013, after three seasons as an undisputed first-choice, Nainggolan agreed to an extension until 2016. His performance with the Rossoblu made him especially popular among their fans, who named him in a top 11 list comprising the best players in the history of the Sardinian club.
Furthermore, on 22nd February 2014, Nainggolan scored his first goal for the capital side, grabbing the 1-0 winner against Bologna. His second, which arrived on 19th April against Fiorentina ensured his team automatic qualification to the UEFA Champions League.
During the 2015 off-season, Radja Nainggolan signed a permanent deal with the Roma for € 9 million. He renewed his contract with the team in July of the following year, extending it further by a year. Nainggolan signed with Inter Milan for € 24 million-plus Davide Santon and Nicolo Zaniolo, valued at € 14 million on 26th June 2018. His clause keeps him with the team until June of 2022.
As of 2020, Nainggolan’s net worth is estimated to be ranging from $1million- $10 million (approx.). Talking about his salary, recently he has signed a contract with Inter Milan which suggests that he annually earns a salary of €6 million from his club.
Apart from his club earnings, he also has various brand deals, one of the endorsement deal is with Nike.
Radja Nainggolan: Personal Life; Wife & Kids
Nainggolan tied the knot with his girlfriend named Claudia Lia in 2011. It’s been 7 years since they have been together. The couple is parents to daughters Aysha born in 2012 and Mailey born in 2016. His wife is the daughter of a Carabinieri manager. On 10th July 2019, Lai confirmed that she had been diagnosed with cancer and would begin chemotherapy treatment. There has not been any further news of Nainggolan’s past love affairs.
Radja Nainggolan: Controversy
Nainggolan smoked cigarettes during his playing career. On New Year’s Eve 2018, he became the subject of strong controversy in Italy. He posted a video on Instagram cursing, drinking alcohol and smoking.
Radja Nainggolan: Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents, Education
Radja Nainggolan was born on 4th May 1988 in Antwerp, Belgium to his parents Marianus Nainggolan (Father) and Lizy Nainggolan (Mother). As of 2020, he is 31 years old and belongs to the birth sign Taurus. By nationality, he is Belgian and belongs to Flemish ethnicity. His mother is a Belgian while his father Marianus is of Indonesian background. His father abandoned his family when he was just a child. He was raised as Roman Catholic and is fluent in Dutch, English, and Italian. After his mother’s death in 2010, he tattooed two large wings on his back with her dates of birth and death. Talking about siblings, Radja had three half-brothers and twin sisters.
Nainggolan has been playing football since 5. He used to play with Tubantia Bogerhout and they selected him to the youth team of Germinal Beerschot. Nainggolan caught the eyes of Alessandro Beltrami and had him moved to the Italian Serie B club, Piacenza. Radja spent most of his youth career with Germinal Beerschot before moving to Piacenza, with whom he ultimately made his professional debut.
Belgian footballer has a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and he weighs 77 kg according to the data. He holds 1.7 million followers on Instagram, 652K followers on Twitter and 601k followers on Facebook.