Football Player – Watford FC

William Troost-Ekong

“Born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and a Nigerian father, William was eligible to play for both countries. He chose to represent the latter and became a super eagle.

Starting his club football career in the UK at the Tottenham Hotspur academy, he went on to make his professional debut in the Netherlands at FC Groningen. From then onwards he had short stints in Norway, Belgium, Turkey and Italy before finally returning back to the UK to play for Watford FC in the Premier League.

William’s international career has seen him win a bronze medal in both the 2016 Olympics and the 2019 AFCON. Since making his debut for the Super Eagles in 2015, Will has recently achieved his 50th cap including appearances at the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.

His multi cultural upbringing and globe trotting has made him a proud citizen of the world. Having captained both club and country he prides himself as a leader on and off the pitch.

This was one of the reasons he joined the Common Goal movement in March 2018. Motivated to start with work close to home he committed to fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in his native Nigeria.”