Player Profile

Arnaut Groeneveld

Arnaut Groeneveld

Villarreal Forward

Nationality :Dutch
Date Of Birth :January 31, 1997
Height :5 feet 11 inches
Weight :74 kg

Arnaut Groeneveld, also known as Groeneveld, is a professional footballer. This athlete is currently playing for the Netherlands and the La Liga team Villarreal. He is a Dutchman of Nigerian origin. Similarly, this athlete is a versatile player who plays center-forward.

Quick Facts

Full nameArnaut Danjuma Groeneveld
Date of birth31 January 1997 (age 26)
Place of birthLagos, Nigeria
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Team information
Current team
(on loan from Villarreal)

Arnaut Groeneveld Biography, Early Life

Arnaut Danjuma, a winger for La Liga club Villarreal, was born on January 31, 1997. Arnaut Danjuma, the son of a Dutch father and a Nigerian mother, was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Mr. Cees is of Dutch nationality, but Miss Hauwa is of Nigerian nationality. Though separated by a country, they were not separated by love.

Arnaut Danjuma, on the other hand, was the third kid in his family. It was not faithful for him because his father and mother divorced when he was just four years old. As a result, Arnaut’s childhood was unbearably painful and painful.

Arnaut Danjuma, along with his brothers and mother, were homeless following his parents’ divorce. Miss Hauwa strained to meet their son’s requirements. This Dutch player spent his youth in foster care due to the conditions.

Arnaut, on the other hand, spends the majority of his youth with his siblings. His elder brother is Reinier Danjuma, and his sister is Lisette Danjuma. They were all closer to each other, almost heart to heart, but never eye to eye.

Arnaut was always looking for a method to distract himself from his unpleasant condition, and he eventually found solace in football. In the long term, his house was in financial trouble following his parents’ divorce. Miss Hauwa had a difficult time finding work after their father left the family.

It was a terrible moment for them because Arnaut and his siblings had to spend the night away from home. They slept in the car and at times in the homes of friends.

It hasn’t been an easy road for him to get through all of this and now play for Villarreal.

Arnaut Groeneveld Education

Most significantly, their parents never let their differences influence them negatively. One of their best qualities is that they never let their troubles interfere with their children’s progress.

This Dutch forward was reared in a foster environment in his early years. During his school days, his father would drop him off and pick him up. Arnaut Danjuma liked to spend his free time after school playing football on his fields.

Football, he claimed, was the only way to escape his anguish and suffering. Arnaut started playing video games when he was four years old. Even in his early days, he realized that if he wanted to get away from these troubles, he needed to be a great footballer.

Arnaut is one of the rare players who was as dedicated and enthusiastic as he was. He abandoned his academics after finishing high school and began playing football.

Arnaut Groeneveld’s Age, Height, And Weight

According to a study, the average footballer’s height is 1.8 meters which translates to 5 feet 11 inches.  This well-balanced athlete weighs 74 kg (163 lbs). He has an athletic body, with a 40-inch chest. His biceps and waist were next, measuring 12″ and 32″ respectively. He has not inked his body till now.


Danjuma was named to the PSV team in 2018. On December 7, 2015, he made his debut against NAC. He replaces Moussa Sanoh in this match.

Danjuma joined NEC in the summer of 2016, playing on the second team. On September 10, 2016, he made his NEC club debut against his former team PSV.

Danjuma joined Belgian club Club Brugge in July 2018 and made his debut on October 3rd against Atlético Madrid.

Danjuma signed a new deal with AFC Bournemouth in 2019, for a price of £13.7 million.

On August 19, 2021, Danjuma was named to La Liga team Villarreal. His initial signing bonus was €25 million.

International Career

Danjuma was eligible for the Nigerian football team because his mother is Nigerian and his father is Dutch.

In October 2018, Ronald Koeman named Danjuma to the Netherlands national squad. It was his debut appearance for the Dutch national team.

On October 13, Danjuma made his international debut against Germany. On October 16, 2018, he scored his first senior goal against Belgium.

At the moment, on loan from La Liga club Villarreal, he plays as a winger for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Netherlands national team.

Arnaut Groeneveld’s Net Worth

He is a very accomplished footballer, and his football career is his primary source of income. In August 2019, he signed a long-term contract with Premier League team AFC Bournemouth for a price of £13.7 million.

He signed a contract with La Liga club Villarreal in August 2021 for a cost believed to be in the region of €25 million. Arnaut Danjuma’s net worth is estimated to be €6 million as of 2022, with his current club paying him £1.3 million per year. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements provide the majority of his revenue. His market value is estimated to be over €40 million. He lives a lavish lifestyle thanks to his big fortune.

Transfer Value and Records

Arnaut Groeneveld has already played for a number of clubs. His current market value is €27.00m. His highest market value was €50.00m as of March 21, 2022.

Arnaut Groeneveld Wife or Girlfriend

Arnaut Groeneveld is presently single and has no romantic relationships. Aside from that, Arnaut Groeneveld hasn’t said anything about her current partnerships and will update it soon.

Arnaut Groeneveld Awards




1 x  First Division A
Club Brugge
1 x  Super CupClub Brugge

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