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Top Facts about Divock Origi, The Proud Kenyan

Sun 22 August 2021 | 17:30

Wondering who Divock Origi is off the field? In our article of the Top Facts about Divock Origi we’ll tell you all you need to know about his personal and also professional life.

Sportmob provides you the full account of a football wizard known as "Origi."

Our Divock Origi Top Facts give you a comprehensive description of significant events from his childhood to the present.

His family background, life storey prior to fame, Ascend to Prominence story, relationship, and personal life are all examined.

Yes, his blazing speed and versatility as a striker are well-known. However, just a few people have heard Divock Origi's fascinating story.

Top Facts about Divock Origi Interesting Enough to Know about

First, look at these quick data about him, just to get started.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Divock Okoth Origi

  • Nicknames:

     the Goat

  • Date of Birth:

     18 April 1995

  • Place of Birth:

     Ostend, Belgium

  • Age:

     26

  • Nationality:

     Belgian

  • Height:

     1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

  • Weight:

     75 kg

  • Marital Status:

     Unmarried

  • Girlfriend: 

    N/A

  • Net Worth: 

    10 Million Euro (9 Million Pound)

  • Position:

     Forward / Winger

  • Current Team:

     Liverpool

  • Jersey Number:

     27

Divock Origi Upbringing Years and Family Roots

To begin, Divock Okoth Origi was born in the Belgian city of Ostend on April 18, 1995. His mother, Linda Adhiambo, and father, Mike Origi, were the parents of three children.

Origi's parents are sports-mad Kenyans who welcomed him into the world while his father was playing professional football for KV Oostende in Belgium's top flight, one of the Ten things about Divock Origi.

As a result, Origi was raised in the neighbouring Belgian municipality of Houthalen-Oost, alongside his older sister Natasha and younger sister Deneen.

Growing up in Houthalen-Oost, the Belgian and Kenyan native of black ancestry with Kenyan-Luo roots appeared to be an apple that didn't fall far from the tree by displaying the makings of a promising footballer, one of the Top Facts about Divock Origi.

“Footballs were already in the house as soon as he started walking.

He would usually kick them around in the house and in the garden.” Recalled Mike of his son’s early interest in football.

Divock Origi Career Buildout

When he was five years old, the football talent was enrolled in the youth system of a Belgian provincial league team, KFC De Zwaluw Wiemesmeer.

“… and From the age of six, he already had talent and was taller and stronger than the other kids.” Notes Mike of young Origi’s solid growth.

Following youth football stints, Origi moved to Belgian teams KRC Harelbeke and later

KRC Genk

, where his father played professionally.

One of the

Top Facts about Divock Origi

is that Origi excelled in football and academics at Park Houthalen Primary School and Sint-Jan Berchmans College, thanks to the youth systems of KRC Genk.

Mike once said:

“And when his school reports would come, I’d see the teachers’ comments that he was good with the ball and that he was the best among his age mates”.

Divock Origi Path to Prominence

It is worth noting that Origi spent the most of his childhood career with KRC Genk, where he trained for 9 years before transferring to

Lille

, France, at the age of 15.

While at Lille, Origi put up impressive displays that drew the attention of Liverpool scouts.

One of the

Ten things about Divock Origi

is that the English side needed no convincing that Origi would give them a run for their money after watching him send Belgium to the World Cup knockout rounds by netting his first international goal in an 87th minute 1-0 triumph over Russia.

On the 29th of July 2014, he was offered a six-year deal by the English club for a sum of ten million pounds and was promptly loaned back to Lille for more first-team experience.

Origi netted his first goal of the new

Ligue 1

season in his first match back in Lille, a penalty against Caen, to earn a 1–0 win for his team.

This came after defender Dennis Appiah, who was sent off by the referee in the 70th minute, had brought him down in the box.

On December 11, 2014, although Lille was eliminated from the UEFA Europa League group stage after losing 0–3 at home to VfL Wolfsburg, Origi had a penalty saved by Diego Benaglio.

The footballer scored a hat-trick for Lille in a 3–0 league win over

Rennes

on March 15, 2015.

He was included in Liverpool's 30-man squad for their preseason tour of Thailand, Australia, and Malaysia on July 11, 2015.

Divock made his Liverpool debut in a pre-season friendly against Thai All-Stars on 14 July, scoring his first goal for the club in a 4–0 victory.

On September 12, he made his competitive debut for the team, substituting Danny Ings for the final sixteen minutes of a 3–1 loss to

Manchester United

.

He scored his first competitive goals for Liverpool on December 2nd, a hat-trick in a 6–1 League Cup quarter-final win over Southampton.

Another one of the Top Facts about Divock Origi is that he made his Premier League debut in the 79th minute, replacing the injured Dejan Lovren and scoring an added-time equalizer from outside the penalty area in a 2–2 draw at Anfield against West Bromwich Albion. 

On 14 February, he produced his second league goal in a 6–0 win over

Aston Villa

, only 27 seconds after replacing Daniel Sturridge in the second half; it was the season's quickest goal by a substitute.

During Liverpool's Europa League quarter-final encounter against Borussia Dortmund, Klopp's former manager, on 7 April 2016, Klopp unexpectedly started Origi ahead of Sturridge (the team's first-choice striker).

In a 1–1 tie, Origi scored a crucial away goal. He scored two goals in a 4–1 win over Stoke City three days later after coming on as a half-time replacement to substitute Sheyi Ojo.

At the start of the 2016–17 season, the forward was mostly used as a substitute and cup player. On August 23, 2016, he scored his first goal of the season in a 5–0 EFL Cup victory over Burton Albion.

On November 26, he scored his first Premier League goal of the season, coming off the bench to replace the injured

Philippe Coutinho

in a 2–0 win over Sunderland.

The Belgian scored Liverpool's third goal in a 3–1 triumph over Everton on April 1, 2017.

He scored Liverpool's fourth goal in a 4–0 win over West Ham United on 14 May, putting the club one step closer to Champions League qualification.

Divock Origi Ascend to Prominence

VfL Wolfsburg of the

Bundesliga

signed Origi on a season-long loan on August 31, 2017. On September 19, he scored his first goal for the club against Werder Bremen.

During his loan tenure, he scored six goals for the team, one of the Top Facts about Divock Origi.

Origi scored his first goal of the season in a Merseyside derby match versus Everton on December 2, 2018, which Liverpool won 1–0. Origi replaced Roberto Firmino in the 84th minute and netted with a header in the 96th minute, profiting from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's error.

He scored a last-minute goal against Newcastle in a 3–2 victory on 4 May 2019, keeping Liverpool's Premier League title hopes alive, another one of the Ten things about Divock Origi.

Divock made his Champions League debut on 7 May 2019, scoring a brace in the second leg of Liverpool's semi-final against Barcelona, which was crucial in completing Liverpool's comeback from a three-goal deficit in the first leg.

In the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, the Belgian winger scored Liverpool's second goal in a 2–0 triumph over Tottenham, earning him his first honour with the club.

After

Yannick Carrasco

in 2016, he became only the second Belgian player to score in a Champions League final.

Origi signed a new long-term contract with

Liverpool

on July 10, 2019.

He scored twice in an EFL Cup encounter against Arsenal on October 30, including a last-minute bicycle kick in a 5–5 regular-time draw that Liverpool subsequently won on penalties.

One of the Top Facts about Divock Origi is that he scored two goals in Liverpool's 5–2 win against Everton in the Merseyside derby on December 4th, extending their unbeaten league run to 32 games, a new club record.

Over the course of the 2020-21 season, the professional footballer appeared nine times for Liverpool.

Divock has also played for Belgium at the age groups of under-15, under-16, under-17, under-19, and under-21.

He scored 10 goals for the under-19 team, the first of which came on October 12, 2012, in a UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification match against Belarus.

The Football Kenya Federation has indicated interest in encouraging Origi to play for the senior national team of Kenya in the future.

On the other hand, Belgium senior national team manager Marc Wilmots revealed on May 13, 2014 that Origi would be a member of the 23-man squad that will represent Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

On the 17th of June, Origi came on as a substitute for

Romelu Lukaku

in the 58th minute of Belgium's Group H opener against Algeria at Belo Horizonte.

After coming on as a replacement for Lukaku in Belgium's second encounter, he scored his first senior international goal in the 88th minute of a 1–0 triumph over Russia to advance the Red Devils to the knockout stage.

Another one of the

Top Facts about Divock Origi

is that In 19 years, 2 months, and 4 days, he became the tournament's youngest goalscorer, the youngest goalscorer in Belgian World Cup history, and the first player of Kenyan ancestry to score at a World Cup finals (until American winger Julian Green scored against

Belgium

during their round of 16 encounter).

The 26 year old was named the Young Talent of the 2014 Belgian Sportsman of the Year Awards for his achievements.

On 10 October 2014, Divock netted once in Belgium's successful UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, in a 6–0 home triumph over Andorra.

He was named to the final squad, however he was unable to compete in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Divock Origi Personal & Love Life

There is no information on Origi's previous relationships or dating history. There are no existing ties to his current relationship, either.

This all boils down to the fact that the forward is more interested with advancing his profession, one of the Top Facts about Divock Origi.

Regardless, Origi possesses the qualities of concentration and focus that he brings to the game of football, and he would make an excellent partner or husband.

Divock Origi is adored by Kenyans and Belgians alike, despite the fact that he has never represented the former at an international level. Regardless, he makes up for it by speaking flawless Swahili, much to the joy of Kenyans.

He also speaks Flemish, a language he learnt as a child in Ostend, and is fluent in Dutch.

Divock enjoys spending time with his family, playing football, and studying psychology, particularly the workings of the human brain and how they connect to different personality types.

Another one of the

Top Facts about Divock Origi

is that at the Boudewijn Seapark in Bruges, a young dolphin was named "Origi."

The news came after Divock's lone 88th-minute goal helped Belgium advance to the 2014 World Cup knockout stages with a 1-0 victory over

Russia

. Unfortunately, the Dolphin did not live long, as it died a few days later.

Divock Origi Family

Divock Origi was born into a family of sports fans. We'll tell you everything you need to know about his immediate and extended family.

Divock Origi Father

Mike Okoth Origi is the forward's father. He was born on November 16, 1967, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mike, unlike his son, began his career as a goalkeeper before switching to striker for Shabana in Kenya's Super League.

In 1992, he signed with Belgian club KV Oostende, and three years later, his first child and second child, Divock, was born.

Mike was both a father and a guide to his son, who praised him for his true devotion to football.

One of the Top Facts about Divock Origi is that his father is widely regarded as the first Kenyan footballer to play in Europe.

“When I was Kid I could see my dad had a lot of discipline and in football when you give everything to the game, the game will always give something back”, Said Divock of his father’s influential bearing.

Mike makes brief appearances at most of Divock's games to cheer him up, and the father and son maintain a close relationship.

Divock Origi Mother

Origi's mother is Linda Adhiambo. Linda, like her husband, is close to her only son, whose bravery and good deeds have made her stand out among Kenyan and Belgian mothers.

Divock Origi Siblings

Natasha and Deneen are Origi's siblings. The eldest of the siblings is Natasha. She grew up with Origi, who shared his passion for football.

Maliya, Origi's niece, is also her daughter.

Deneen, on the other hand, is Origi's younger sister as well as one of his most ardent supporters.

Divock Origi Relatives

Aside from Origi's immediate family, his uncles Austin, Gerald, and Anthony all played professional football in various leagues.

Arnold Origi, Divock's cousin, is a professional football goalkeeper for Lillestrom and the Kenya national team.

Divock Origi Networth & LifeStyle

According to reports, Divock owns a $1 million house in Belgium, one of the Top Facts about Divock Origi.

His car collection includes Audi, Ford, and a Mini Cooper, which he uses to commute to training.

The striker signed a contract with Liverpool in 2018 that pays him a remarkable 1.8 million pounds ($1.5 million) each year.

According to calculations, he earns €4,918 (£4,389) per day and €205 (£183) per hour!

This indicates that the average man would have to work for at least 4.5 years to earn what Divock does in just one month.

Divock has been a member of the Premier League for a number of years, and as a result, his net worth is increasing.

We assessed his net worth to be around ten million euros (9 Million Pound).

His Market Value is somewhat decreasing, but that does not imply that it is low; in fact, it is quite the opposite! His market value is estimated to be around 30 million euros (27 Million Pound).

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