Dennis Oliech is arguably one of Kenya’s most gifted footballers of all time; however, only a few have read his biography.
When you are talented and famous like Dennis Oliech, people want to know everything about you, including your personal life. Well, that’s what we will be looking at in this part of Dennis Oliech’s biography.
To begin with, Oliech was born on 2 February 1985, in Mathare slums, Nairobi. His older brother, Nixon Onywanda, is the coach of Kenyan club Dagoretti Santos. Oliech previously played for the club.
Moving on to his marital affairs, Dennis Oliech is not yet married and has not been engaged. He has a son with his girlfriend who little is known about.
Oliech is a former professional footballer who played as a striker for several clubs and also represented the Kenya national team. The 38-year-old is Harambee Stars’ second all-time leading goalscorer behind William ‘Chege’ Ouma, with 34 goals.
Some of the clubs Oliech played for include Mathare United, Gor Mahia, Al-Arabi, Auxerre, Nantes, and Ajaccio. He was a member of the Kamukunji High School’s Golden Boys’, which also included Kenyan midfielder McDonald Mariga. Check out Dennis Oliech’s biography to learn more about the retired footballer.
Dennis Oliech began his football journey in Nairobi playing for Dagoretti Santos. He then went through Mathare United’s youth set-up where he continued to develop. While at Mathare, he went on trial with French side Marseille and passed. However, the move was blocked from happening by Mathare chairman Bob Munro.
Dennis Oliech turned professional in 2003 and had a short spell with Mathare United’s senior team before joining Qatari club Al-Arabi. During his time in Qatar, he was playing under a different middle name.
The Guardian newspaper named Oliech alongside the likes of future Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie in a list of the world’s most promising young footballers. As a result, the Qatari government offered him a chance to change his citizenship from Kenyan to Qatari. Oliech, who was 19 at the time, rejected the offer.
In 2005, Dennis Oliech joined French club Nantes on a four-year deal. This was after Al-Arabi had turned down sh 100 million offer from Monaco. Oliech spent one season at Nantes then continued his career at Auxerre and later Ajaccio.
On 21 April 2015, Oliech secured a transfer to Dubai CSC. He returned to the Kenyan Premier League in 2019 and signed with Gor Mahia. He announced his official retirement from professional football in January 2020.
Moving on with Dennis Oliech’s biography we take a look at his career earnings on this part. According to his salary profile on the website Capology.com, Oliech earned a gross total of $929,298 in his football career. He was one of the highest-paid East African footballers while playing in France for Nantes, Auxerre, and Ajaccio.
Following his return to the Kenyan Premier League in 2019, Oliech signed a deal with Gor Mahia which saw him earn over $2,000 per year. Despite retiring from professional football, he remains the highest-paid footballer in the Kenyan Premier League.
Dennis Oliech is one of the most prominent names in Kenya’s football. According to sources on the internet, the retired footballer has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023. Apart from acquiring flashy cars and lavish apartments, Dennis Oliech’s wealth also includes investments in numerous business ventures.