Ademola Lookman Becomes The First African to Score Hat-trick in The Final of The UEFA Competition, Here Is More About Him

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Atalanta winger, Ademola Lookman, became the first African footballer to score a hat-trick in the final of a UEFA competition.

Also, Lookman was the third Nigerian to score in the final of the Europa League after Alex Iwobi scored for Arsenal against Chelsea in the Europa League final in 2019 and Joe Aribo scored for Rangers in 2022 against Frankfurt.

Lookman scored a brace in the first 25 minutes of the game against the current German Bundesliga Champions, Bayer Leverkusen.

Ademola Lookman

He scored the third goal in the second half of the game to end Bayer Leverkusen’s hope of winning the Europa League and finishing the season unbeaten.

Ademola Lookman Dates Joined
The attacker joined Charlton Athletic’s academy in 2014. On January 5, 2017, Lookman joined Everton for a fee worth £11 million.

On July 25, 2019, Lookman joined RB Leipzig on a five-year contract. On September 30, 2020, Lookman joined Fulham on a long-season loan from RB Leipzig.

On August 31, 2021, he joined Leicester City on a long-term loan. On August 4, 2022, Lookman joined Atalanta from RB Leipzig.

He made history at the club by becoming the first African to score a hat-trick in the Europa League final match.

Ademola Lookman Salary
The Nigerian earns £41,000 weekly and a yearly amount of £2,130,000. Due to his performance in the Europa League final, the player is likely to attract teams capable of paying more than his current wages.

Ademola Lookman Goals This Season
The attacker had scored 15 goals and created eight assists in 43 appearances in 2023–24 season.

How much did Atalanta pay to sign Ademola Lookman?
On August 4, 2022, Lookman joined Atalanta for a fee worth £15 million. The attacker scored on his debut against Sampdoria on August 13, 2022.

How many goals has Ademola Lookman scored for Atalanta?
The attacker had scored 30 goals and created 16 assists in 76 appearances for the Serie A giant, Atalanta.

Who is Ademola Lookman’s agent?
Roof Football Agency is currently serving as Lookman’s agency. Lookman shares the same agent as fellow Super Eagles player, Taiwo Awoniyi.

Ademola Lookman’s net worth
The Atalanta player has a net worth of $4 million. He solely earned most of the fortune from playing football.

Ademola Lookman’s father
Lookman’s father, Ademola Lookman Snr., is a prominent supporter of his son footballing career. The father is an indigene of Lagos State. He speaks Yoruba fluently.

Ademola’s father was present in the 2023–24 UEFA Europa League final. He came out from the stands to hug his son after he was given the man of the match award.

What is the state of origin of Ademola Lookman?
He was born in Wandsworth, England. The player origin can be traced to Lagos State, Nigeria.

Other African Players Who did Well in the Europa League in the 2023-2024 season:

  1. 1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    The Gabonese striker ended the 2023–24 Europa League campaign with 10 goals and three assists after 13 matches. However, he wasn’t able to take Marseille to the final of the Europa League after losing to Atalanta.
  1. 2. Mohamed Salah
    The Egyptian attacker scored five goals and created three assists in nine Europa League matches for Liverpool. The Liverpool team was eliminated from the competition by Atalanta.
  1. 3. Victor Boniface
    The Nigerian striker scored five goals and created one assist in eight matches for Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.
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  1. 4. Mohammed Kudus
    The Ghanaian attacker scored five goals in nine matches in the Europa League for West Ham.
Ademola Lookman

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