Manchester City Defender Manuel Akanji And His Wife Sends Warm Easter Greetings to Teeming Fans

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Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji and his wife Melanie Windler sent a warm Easter greeting to his teeming fans.

Sharing a cool shot of him, Windler, and their two children, Manuel Akanji wrote, “wishing you all a happy Easter.”

Manuel Akanji

The Neftenbach-born Swiss star, is a top and prolific defender plying his trade with Premier League side Manchester City.

He also plays as a defender for the Swiss national team and is regarded as one of the best defenders in Europe.

Akanji nursed his football career in Switzerland at a very tender age. He played for FC Wiesendangen youth academy in 2004 before moving to Winterthur youth academy in 2007.

In 2013, he made his first senior club career appearance for Winterthur II before joining the main team a year later.

Manuel Akanji
Akanji at Borussia Dortmund

He played for only one year with the club and made 35 appearances with one goal before he joined Basel in 2015, where he made 42 appearances, scoring 5 goals after three years at the club.

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Manuel Akanji began to emerge into the limblights when he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2018. He was rated as one of the best defenders in Bundesliga.

He made 119 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals before Manchester City came calling in 2022.

The Swiss star joined Manchester City for £15m, signing a five-year contract which will see him stay at the club till 2027.

Manuel Akanji at Manchester City

His first appearance for the club was in the 4-0 Champions League win over Sevilla while his first Premier League appearance came in the club’s 3-0 win over Wolves.

Since joining Manchester City, Manuel Akanji has made 29 appearances for the club and is yet to find the back of the net.

Manuel Akanji International career

The 27-year-old rose through the ranks in Swiss football from the U-20 and U-21 levels before making his international debut for Switzerland senior men national team in 2017.

He is of Nigerian descent. His father, Abimbola Akanji, is a Nigerian while his mother, Isabel Akanji, is a Swiss. Akanji has chosen to play for Switzerland where he grew up and nursed his football career.

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Manuel Akanji’s father Abimbola Akanji and mother Isabel Akanji

Akanji has made 49 appearances for the Swiss national team, scoring 2 goals.

During his spell with Basel, Manuel Akanji won the Swiss Super League and Swiss Cup.

At Borussia Dortmund, he won the DFB-Pokal and the DFL-Supercup. He is yet to land any major individual award as a player and is looking for his first silverware with Manchester City.

Manuel Akanji Wife And Networth

Manuel Akanji’s wife is Melanie Windler. They got married in 2019 after four years into their relationship. Akanji proposed to Windler in 2018 and tied the knot with her in 2019. They have two children together. Manuel Akanji’s networth is estimated at €10m as of 2023.

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