Moses Simon Biography
Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon (born July 12, 1995) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club FC Nantes and the Nigeria national team after graduating from the Ajax youth academy.
Moses Simon Age
Moses Simon is presently 26years of age as he was born on the 12th of July, 1995.
Moses Simon Career
Moses Simon, who was born in Jos, is a product of Nigeria’s renowned GBS Academy, which has produced players such as Ahmed Musa. He was linked with Nigerian Premier League club Kaduna United, as well as many other professional clubs around the world.
On 10 May 2013, it was announced that Simon had signed a pre-contractual agreement with Dutch club AFC Ajax to join them in pre-season training after being linked with Liverpool F.C. and Tottenham Hotspur previously. On 13 July 2013, he made his debut for Ajax in a pre-season friendly match against De Graafschap, coming on as a substitute player and scoring the third and final goal in the 64th minute of a 3–0 away win.
On 17 July, he appeared for the reserves team Jong Ajax in a pre-season friendly match against Voorschoten ’97, scoring the second goal in a 5–0 home win. On July 25, 2013, it was announced that Ajax would not sign the young Nigerian, and he was eventually dropped from the pre-season roster. Following the announcement, talks began with AS Trenn, an Ajax partner club in Slovakia owned by former Ajax player Tschen La Ling.
Simon signed a three-year contract with AS Trenn on January 13, 2014. He intended to join his countryman Kingsley Madu. He made his league debut in a 1–1 draw against MFK Koice, starting on the right-wing alongside Ajax loanee Gino van Kessel. He made his club international debut during Trenn’s 2014–15 UEFA Europa League campaign when he was introduced during the competition’s second preliminary round, in a home match against Vojvodina Novi Sad from Serbia (played at the stadium in Dubnica, Slovakia). Simon scored a hat trick in his debut, a 4–0 victory at home. AS Trenn would be eliminated in the following round, drawing at home and losing 2–1 away to Hull City.
In October 2014, ESPN Sports published a scouting report on Moses Simon, tying the winger to moves to Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Hull City, and a possible return to Ajax.
The situation escalated into a bidding war between Dutch clubs SC Heerenveen and K.A.A. Gent, with the latter securing the winger on a three-year contract.
Moses Simon International Career
Simon was called up to the Nigeria national team for the first time by coach Daniel Amokachi in March 2015, and made his debut on the 25th of that month in an international friendly against Uganda, replacing Anthony Ujah after 59 minutes.
Simon scored his first goal for Nigeria in a friendly against Niger on September 8, 2015, and his second in a 2–0 victory. Nigeria named him to their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was named to Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in May 2018.
However, due to injury, he did not make the final 23. He was named to the country’s 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 and 2022 respectively.
Moses Simon Networth
Moses Simon is estimated to be worth about $200,000. Note that this value is just an estimated value and was calculated in line with his generated assets.