Wout Weghorst is considered one of the tallest strikers in the history of football almost matching Peter Crouch’s height record. Currently, the Dutch forward is standing at 1.97m while Peter Crouch stands at 2.01m tall. He is well known for his aerial ability, physical strength, and ability to score goals from different angles.
Wout to prominence during the recently concluded 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, where he helped his country get to the quarter-finals by scoring two last-minute goals. Despite his rich record in the football world most of his fans haven’t gotten the chance to read his bio which is quite interesting.
Who is Wout Weghorst?
Wout Weghorst, born Wout François Maria Weghorst is a Dutch veteran footballer who currently plays for a Premier League club Manchester United on loan from Burnley, an EFL Championship club. Internationally, the talented tall striker plays for the Netherlands National Team.
Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the team has been on the hunt for better placement to strengthen their finishing squad. From the look of things Wout has emerged as the perfect fit for the position and he’s happy to pull that red shirt and push the club a notch higher.
How Tall is Wout Weghorst?
Currently, he is one of the tallest strikers standing at 1.97m (6 ft 6 in) tall.
Wout Weghorst Bio
Born on January 27, 1992, in Borne, Netherlands, Wout began his youth career at local club RKSV NEO and later moved to DETO Twenterand before moving to Eredivisie club Willem II in 2011. Wout went on and made his professional debut for Eerste Divisie club Emmen in the 2012-13 season. Over the next two seasons, he established himself as a key player for the team, scoring a total of 20 goals in 62 appearances.
After a successful professional debut at Emmen, Wout moved to Eredivisie’s side joining Heracles Almelo as a free agent. His exemplary performance at the club earned him a starting position for the club. During his spell at the club, he helped the club qualify for the Europa League qualifying round for the first time in their history.
After two successful seasons at the Heracles, in 2016, he transferred to AZ signing a four-year contract with an option for an extra year. However, despite signing a four-year contract, he only stayed with the club for two seasons leaving an impressive record at the club’s camp. In the two seasons, he scored a total of 24 goals in 57 appearances.
In 2018, he joined VfL Wolfsburg on a four-year contract and quickly established himself as of the valuable players in the squad. His stars started shining after joining Wolfsburg and big clubs started hunting him. Before completing his four-year deal, Wout was one the club’s all top goal scorers in the Bundesliga, scoring a total of 70 goals in 144 appearances.
After his spell at Wolfsburg ended, Wout moved to English Premiere league in January 2022 joining Burnley on a three-and-half deal worth £12 million. He went on to play full-time on his debut and scored his first goal for the club the following month.
A few months later he was sent to Besiktas on a season-long loan until the end of the 2022-23 season. In January 2023, his contract with the Super Lig club was canceled paving way for him to move to Premier League giants, Manchester. His move to Manchester attracted a loan fee of £3 million which was split between Burnley and Beskites.
In international football, he represents the Netherlands national team making his senior debut in March 2018. He was part of the team that finished runners-up in the 2020 UEFA Nations League and also played in the Euro 2020. He has been a consistent goal scorer for the national team, scoring a total of 6 goals in 19 appearances.
In 2022, he played a crucial role in helping his country get to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals where he scored two last-minute goals against Argentina but was eliminated in the penalty shootouts.
Wout Weghorst Personal Life
Who are his parents and Siblings?
He is the son of Astrid Weghorst and Frans Weghorst, he grew up alongside his three brothers, Nike, Twan, and Ralf.
Is He Married or Dating?
Wout is not married but he is currently seeing someone, Nikki van Esch. The two have a very private love life and much is not known.
Does He Have Any Kids?
Wout is a father of three lovely daughters, Juul, Lucie, and Daantke.
How Much Does He Earn?
With the move to Manchester, he will now earn an estimated weekly salary of $146000 which is almost double his previous salary at Besiktas and Burnley.