Quick Facts of Ollie Watkins
|Net Worth||$8.08 million|
|Salary||$3.02 million per year|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||30 December, 1995|
Oliver George Arthur Watkins, better known by his nickname Ollie Watkins, is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Premier League club Aston Villa and the England national team. He began his career with Exeter City by playing football for the club’s youth squad. At the club, he earned his name by winning the EFL Young Player of the Year title.
Ollie Watkins’ Bio, Age
Oliver George Arthur Watkins (born December 30, 1995) is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Aston Villa in the Premier League and for the England national team.
Watkins is a product of the Exeter City youth, where he established his name by winning the EFL Young Player of the Year title before moving to Brentford in 2017. He enjoyed a great three-year stay at the club, culminating in him being voted Championship Player of the Year in 2020 and being joint top scorer in the 2019–20 Championship. In September 2020, he joined Aston Villa.
Oliver George Arthur Watkins was born in Newton Abbot, Devon, on December 30, 1995. He was born in Newton Abbot and grew up supporting Torquay United. He went to South Dartmoor Community College.
Ollie Watkins’s Career
Watkins joined Exeter City’s academy at the age of 11 after failing a trial with the club when he was nine years old in 2003. He progressed through the development ranks to earn a scholarship in 2012, and in April 2014, he earned a two-year professional contract after scoring 30 goals for the U18 team in the Football League Youth Alliance South West Conference-winning season of 2013–14. Watkins was picked as a replacement for the final League Two match of the 2013–14 season against Hartlepool United, and he made his senior debut when he replaced Aaron Dawson after 77 minutes of the 2–0 victory.
Despite scoring his first senior goal (a late consolation in a 3–1 Football League Trophy second-round defeat to Coventry City on 7 October 2014), Watkins only made three appearances before going on loan to Weston-super-Mare for the remainder of the season in December 2014.
Watkins and Exeter City teammate Matt Jay joined Conference South club Weston-super-Mare on a one-month loan contract on December 8, 2014. Watkins would stay with the Seagulls until the end of the 2014–15 season thanks to many loan extensions. Before returning to St James Park at the end of the season, he was a regular for the squad, scoring 10 goals in 25 appearances.
Watkins broke into the substitutes’ bench in October 2015, making his first appearance of the season late in the month, after failing to be named in a first-team squad during the first two months of the 2015–16 season. On 6 December, he made his first start for Exeter City in a 2–1 Devon derby victory over Plymouth Argyle, and he scored his first goal of the season in a 2–0 FA Cup second-round win against Port Vale the following day. Watkins had broken into the starting lineup by March 2016.
In March, he scored four goals in six games to win the Football League Young Player of the Month and the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month awards. His goal-scoring record lasted until mid-April when he scored eight goals in ten games. Two of his goals came in the return Devon derby against Plymouth Argyle, where his late brace secured a 2–1 comeback victory, and the second goal was later voted the club’s Goal of the Season. Watkins scored 10 goals in 22 games in the 2015–16 season.
Watkins’ performances in the final two months of the 2015–16 season earned him a spot in the first-team lineup for the 2016–17 season. He had an exciting season, appearing in 52 games, scoring six goals, and assisting on 13 others, though the season concluded with the Grecians’ 2–1 loss to Blackpool in the 2017 League Two play-off Final at Wembley Stadium. Watkins’ first hat-trick came in a 4–1 win over Newport County on December 31, 2016, and he was named League Two Player of the Month in January 2017 for his two goals and five assists. For his outstanding efforts during the season, he was named EFL Young Player of the Year on April 9th.
Watkins signed a four-year contract with Championship club Brentford on July 18, 2017, with an option for a fifth year, for an unknown fee of £1.8 million, according to reports. On August 8, 2017, he scored his first competitive goal for the club in a 3–1 EFL Cup first-round extra-time win over AFC Wimbledon.
Watkins signed a new four-year deal with a one-year extension option on August 9, 2019.
On September 29, 2019, Watkins scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 3–1 win over Barnsley in the Championship. During the 2019–20 season, Watkins made 50 appearances and scored 26 goals in all competitions, ending in a loss in the 2020 Championship play-off Final.
Watkins signed a five-year contract with Premier League club Aston Villa on September 9, 2020, for a club-record £28 million cost, which may increase to £33 million. Watkins was reunited with Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, who had originally signed him for Brentford. Watkins made his Aston Villa debut on September 15, 2020, scoring in a 3–1 away win in the EFL Cup against Burton Albion. On September 21, 2020, he made his Premier League debut in a 1–0 home win over Sheffield United.
Ollie Watkins’s Girlfriend
Ellie Alderson is the girlfriend of Ollie and she gave birth to a baby girl. In September 2021, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter called Amara May Watkins. Ollie doesn’t get much time with his daughter because of training sessions and matches. When they are both at home, though, they enjoy spending quality time with their daughter.
Ollie Watkins’s Height
At 26 years old, Ollie Watkins’s height is 1.8 m, and his weight is 70 kg.
Ollie Watkins’s Net Worth
As an AM RL, ST for Aston Villa F.C., Ollie Watkins makes £44,000 per week and £2,288,000 per year. Ollie Watkins has an estimated net worth of £6,125,600. Ollie Watkins was born in England and is 25 years old. His current deal runs out on June 30, 2025.