Denis Zakaria - Updated May 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland

Denis Zakaria

Denis Zakaria is a professional football player from Switzerland. Moreover, Denis Zakaria is a defensive midfielder for Serie A club Juventus and the Switzerland national team.

Early Life

Denis Lemi Zakaria Lako Lado best known as Denis Zakaria was born on the 20th of November, 1996, in Geneva, Switzerland. According to his birth date, this football star is 25 years old and holds Swiss nationality.

Moreover, he has a birth sign of Scorpio and believes in Muslims by religion. And, he belongs to the Sudanese-Zairian ethnicity. In addition, he is the son of Lako Lado Zakaria (father) and Rina Zakaria (mother).

He grew up with his two siblings; whose names are Richard Zakaria, and Bodour. Apart from this, Denis has not shared other information regarding his academic qualifications in public.

Denis Zakaria – Professional Career

Club Career

In 2004, Denis Zakaria began his career at Servette by playing football for the club’s youth team. On November 10, 2014, he made his club’s senior team debut in a 3-1 victory over Lausanne-Sport. He scored the club’s first senior goal in a 3-1 victory over FC Wohlen on May 18, 2015. Moreover, he only made 6 appearances for the club in the 2014–15 season, scoring twice in all competitions.

He signed a four-year deal with Young Boys on July 1, 2015, for an unknown fee. On July 18, 2015, in an away match against FC Zurich that finished in a 1-1 tie, he made his Swiss Super League debut for the team. He scored the club’s first goal in a 2-1 victory over FC St. Gallen on November 28, 2015.

Raised of Fame

Denis made 33 appearances for the team during his rookie season, with two assists and one goal across all competitions. He made 34 appearances for the team during the 2016–17 season, contributing two assists and one goal across all leagues. He agreed to a five-year deal with Borussia Monchengladbach on July 1 for a reported €10 million.

On August 11, 2017, he made his club debut in a 2-1 victory over RW Essen in the DFB-Pokal first round. In a 2-2 draw with FC Augsburg on August 26, 2017, he scored his first goal for the club. He made 33 appearances for the team during his first season, with 3 assists and 2 goals across all competitions.

Denis Zakaria

Caption: Denis Zakaria during a football match (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, he made 32 appearances for the team during the 2018–19 season, contributing 1 assist and 4 goals across all competitions. He made 31 appearances for the team during the 2019–20 season, with 2 goals and 2 assists across all competitions. In addition, he made 32 appearances for the club during the 2020–21 season, participating in all competitions and contributing 1 assist and 1 goal.

With six months left on his contract as of January 31, 2022, he signed a four-and-a-half-year agreement worth €4.5 million with Serie A club Juventus. On February 6, 2022, the team defeated Hellas Verona 2-0 with him scoring on his club debut.

Denis Zakaria, a Chelsea midfielder, has made four appearances and logged 289 minutes this season but hasn’t played in many of the team’s Premier League games. In all four of these outings in their 20 games, he was chosen for the starting lineup.

International Career

Due to his South Sudanese and Congolese parents, he is also qualified to represent the national teams of Switzerland, South Sudan, and Congo. At various ages, he has represented Switzerland.

He has played at the U19, U21, and senior levels for Switzerland. On May 28, 2016, he played for Switzerland’s senior international team in a 1-2 friendly loss to Belgium. He was a member of their squad for the UEFA Euro 2016, however, he did not play because Switzerland was defeated by Poland in the round of 16.

Later, he was selected for the 23-man team in June 2018 and played in two matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, when Switzerland was defeated by Sweden in the round of 16. He scored his first goal for Switzerland in a 6-0 victory over Iceland on September 8, 2018.

Moreover, he participated in the 2018 UEFA Nations League Finals in May 2019, where his team came in fourth. He was included in the 26-man Swiss team for the UEFA Euro 2020 in May 2021, and he participated in two matches there as Switzerland was defeated by Spain in the quarterfinals.

Denis Zakaria –  Net Worth 2023

At the moment, this football star has not yet earned any awards or honors in his career. Looking at his successful football career, this player might earn some of them in the following years.

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Caption: Denis Zakaria receiving Player of the Month (Source: Instagram)

As a successful football player his major source of earnings is from his football career. Talking about his net worth is estimated at around €4 million and he received £2.6 million as a yearly salary from his current club.

Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements also provide the majority of his earnings. His estimated market worth is €27 million.

Denis Zakaria – Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, this player is currently single and unmarried. Moreover, the man has not shared any information regarding his relationship status in public at the moment. Moreover, this football star is not involved in any controversy nor has rumors at the moment.

Body Measurements

Denis Zakaria stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 81 kg. Moreover, this footballer has black hair with black eyes color and his other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still not to be revealed.

Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 463k followers. Likewise, there are more than 37.3k followers on Twitter and he is not active on Facebook.