Guinean professional football player, Naby Keïta was born on 10th February 1995. He plays in the Premier League club Liverpool and Guinea’s national team as a central midfielder.
Read this article to know more about his personal life, career, achievements and much more.
Naby Laye Keïta is 5’8” (1.72m) tall and weighs 64kg (141 lbs). He was born in Conakry, Guinea and currently lives in Liverpool, England. His current net worth is 9 million Euros. He is currently single, has never been married and has no girlfriend and aims to fully focus on his career. He has a Rising Sun flag tattooed on his left arm. However, many people in East Asia and Korea consider this tattoo to be offensive.
Keïta’s younger brother, Petit Keïta, was earlier on the books with German Inter Leipzig. You may have noticed that on the player’s social media accounts, his middle name has been changed from “Naby Laye Keita” to “Deco,” which is said to be a tribute to the former Portuguese midfielder. He later joined Liverpool Academy in October 2018, however, the contract did not go forward. He currently owns a Mercedes SUV G-Class.
In 2017, Naby filed a suit against filing fake documents like driving licenses in Germany. He had to pay a hefty fine of €415,000, which was charged as per his current salary at the time, which was €3 million. After Naby’s lawyer filed an appeal, the final amount came down to €250,000.
Naby started his football career with Ligue 2 club FC Istres in 2013 before moving to Redbull Salzburg the year after. He won the title for Austrian Football Bundesliga and the Austrian cup double. In 2016, he made a switch to RB Leipzig joining the Bundesliga team in his first year and UEFA Europa League in the second. In 2017, he joined Liverpool to continue his career and ended up winning the UEFA Championship in the first season and FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League in the next season.
In 2012, Naby made his international appearance representing Guinea. He won around 40 caps and was a part of the team at the Africa Cup of Nations in the years 2015, 2019 and 2021.
2014 saw Keita’s £1.5 million transfer from FC Istres to Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. On July 26, 2014, he made his league debut in a 5-0 victory over Wiener Neustadt. In a 3-1 victory over Celtic of the Scottish Premier League in the Europa League in November, Keita made his Salzburg debut. In February 2015, Naby scored his first goal in the Austrian Bundesliga during a 2-2 tie with Ried. Keita helped Salzburg win the Austrian Cup and retain their Austrian Bundesliga championship by scoring 12 goals in 29 games.
In June 2016, RB Leipzig acquired their sister club Red Bull Salzburg in a deal of €11 million. After Leipzig was given its first-ever promotion to the Bundesliga, Naby relocated there. With a thrilling 89th-minute goal in RB Leipzig’s 1-0 triumph over Bundesliga heavyweights Borussia Dortmund on September 10, 2016, he made an immediate impression on the German club. Keita and Liverpool FC have come to terms on a £48 million deal, with the midfielder expected to join the Reds at the end of the 2017–18 campaign. He contributed a goal and an assist to a 2-1 victory over Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich, earning him the title of player of the game. Keita played in 37 games across all competitions in the 2017–18 season, tallying six goals and five assists.
On June 27, 2018, Liverpool FC made Keita their new acquisition.
Inking a long-term contract, Keita became their second acquisition of the 2018 summer transfer window. Keita was a member of the Liverpool FC teams that won the Premier League and the Champions League in 2018–19 and 2019–20, respectively.
On December 14, 2012, Keita made his debut for Guinea against Sierra Leone in a 2014 African Nations Championship qualification game.
At the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he played four times for the national team. Later, he made two appearances in the 2019 competition.
Style of Play
He is known to be a dynamic box-to-box central midfielder, who is very efficient when it comes to distributing the ball with complete accuracy, range and frequency. His teammates, coaches and seniors often note how Naby is an emerging and talented midfielder who can be quick, skilful, creative and direct.
Red Bull Salzburg
1. Austrian Bundesliga award in 2014–15 and 2015–16
2. He won the Austrian Cup in 2014–15 and 2015–16
For Liverpool, he won,
1. The Premier League in 2019–20
2. The FA Cup in 2021–22
3. The EFL Cup in 2021–22
4. The FA Community Shield in 2022
5. The UEFA Champions League in 2018–19; and runner-up position in 2021–22
6. The FIFA Club World Cup in 2019
On an individual level, he won
1. The Footballer of the Year in Guinea in the year 2015 and 2021.
2. The Austrian Football Bundesliga Player of the Year in 2015–16
3. The Bundesliga Team of the Season in 2016–17
4. The UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season in 2017–18
5. The CAF Team of the Year in the year 2018
Frequency Asked Questions
1. How much does Naby Keita earn?
Naby Keïta makes a weekly salary of £120,000 and an annual salary of £6,240,000 as of 2022.
2. How many trophies has Keita won?
Naby Keïta has won 34 trophies including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey.
3. Where is Naby Keïta from?
Naby Keïta was born in Conakry, Guinea.
4. How old is Naby Keïta?
Naby Keïta was born on 10th February 1995 and is 27 years old.
5. How many red cards does Keita have?
Naby Keïta has not received any yellow or red cards to date, and his average player rating has been 6.65 in the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 season.