Denis Zakaria: FIFA World Cup 2022 And Career

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Denis Lemi Zakaria Lako Lado is a Swiss professional soccer player who plays defensive midfield for the Premier League club Chelsea and the Switzerland national team.

The 1.90 meters athlete is on loan from the Italian club Juventus.

With all that, there is one question everyone is asking. Will Denis Zakaria play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar? 

Well, the answer is he probably will. Despite only a few minutes for Premier League club Chelsea this campaign, Zakaria has received a call-up to Switzerland’s squad for the World Cup.

Denis Zakaria For Chelsea
Denis Zakaria For Chelsea (Source: Twitter)

Moreover, Zakaria was sent on a loan to Premier League team Chelsea on September 1, 2022, for the remainder of the 2022–23 campaign, with the possibility of a permanent transfer at the conclusion of the campaign.

The following article will give you a deeper understanding of Denis Zakaria. But before going any further, let’s look at a quick fact.

Quick Facts | Denis Zakaria

Full Name Denis Lemi Zakaria Lako Lado
Name Denis Zakaria
Nick Name Denis Zakaria
Date of Birth November 20, 1996
Age 27 Years Old
Birth Place Geneva, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Zodiac Sign  Scorpio
Height 6’2/1.91 m/191 cm 
Weight 81 kg/178 lbs.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Father’s Name Lako Lado Zakaria
Mother’s Name Rina Zakaria
Siblings Richard and Badour
Education Rue du Perron
Marital Status Unmarried
Children Not Yet
Profession Soccer Player
Position Midfielder
Jersey Number 20 
Playing Teams

Chelsea F.C.

Switzerland National Soccer Team 

Net Worth   $1 Million- $4 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Soccer Sticker 
Last Update  April 2024

Denis Zakaria | Early Life, Family, Height & Weight

Denis Zakaria was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on 20 November 1996, to a South Sudanese father, Lako Lado Zakaria, and a Congolese mother, Rina Zakaria.

He grew up with his siblings Richard and Badour Zakaria in Switzerland’s second city Geneva.

In June 2015, then 19 years old Zakaria signed with the Swiss sports club Young Boys for an undisclosed fee. He committed to the club for four years.

Zakaria made his Swiss Super League debut on July 18, 2015, against FC Zürich.

Moreover, the 27-year-old soccer player Denis Zakaria has a decent height of 1.91 meters and weighs around 178 lbs.

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Denis Zakaria | Career 

Zakaria and Borussia Mönchengladbach agreed to a five-year contract in June 2017. Mahmoud Dahoud departed the team to join Borussia Dortmund, so Denis was substituted in his stead.

Zakaria made 125 appearances for Borussia Mönchengladbach and netted 11 goals in total.

Denis Zakaria (Sourse : Instagram)

Zakaria then signed a four-and-a-half-year contract worth €4.5 million ($4.64 million) with Serie A club Juventus on January 31, 2022, while he still had six months left on his original agreement with Mönchengladbach.

He made his debut for the club on February 6, 2022, in the 61st minute against Hellas Verona.

He not only appeared in the game but also scored, helping his team to win over Hellas in their 2-0 victory.

In September 2022, he was loaned to the Premier League club Chelsea with an option of a permanent transfer at the end of the 2022–23 season.

Will Denis Zakaria Play In FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar?

The answer is a big fat. YES! Denis will be traveling to his first World Cup with Switzerland as part of its 26-man squad for Qatar.

Only a few minutes this season may have had him biting his nails as he waited to see whether his name would make it to the 26-man squad, but the midfielder can breathe a sigh of relief.

Denis and Switzerland are in Group G with Serbia, Cameroon, and Brazil, with their opening match taking place on 24th November against Cameroon.

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Denis Zakaria | Relationships & Social Media

Denis Zakaria currently seems to be single; he likes to keep his love life private and has only revealed about his career and professional life.

He might be in a committed relationship that we don’t know of.

However, based on his social media handles, we are positive that he is not seeing anyone. But we will be sure to update you if we find out something about his love life. 

Social Media

Denis Zakaria is active on Instagram and Twitter with considerable followers, where he shares his professional and personal life updates.


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The 27-year-old soccer star has over 499k Instagram and 77.8k Twitter followers.

Denis Zakaria | Net Worth 

Denis Zakaria’s net worth is reportedly between $1 million and $4 million.

As a world-renowned soccer player, he leads a lavish lifestyle.

One can observe his luxury lifestyle via his social media handles, where he frequently shares about his vacations, workout reels, and so on, aside from his professional life updates.

According to Spotrac, his average annual salary is around £4,680,000 ($5.50 million).

Popularity Graph 

Denis Zakaria
Denis Zakaria’s Popularity Over The Past Twelve Months (Source: Google)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is Denis Zakaria’s playing style?

Because of his playing style, Zakaria has been compared with former France international Paul Pogba and Patrick Vieira.

He has an aggressive style of play and has often been described as the midfield powerhouse due to his pace, strength, and athleticism.

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Jelsa Dahal
Jelsa Dahal
Hi, I am Jelsa an editor at Players Bio. I also write articles during my free time as a freelance writer. Players and the life of celebs interest me. I have been in the world of Digital Marketing for more than a year now.

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