William Troost-Ekong was born on 1 September, 1993. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bursaspor. Born in the Netherlands, he represents Nigeria at international level. After playing football at youth level in England for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, Troost-Ekong began his senior career in the Netherlands with FC Groningen and FC Dordrecht. After being linked abroad with transfers to Celtic among others, he signed for Belgian club KAA Gent in July 2015, immediately joining Norwegian club FK Haugesund on loan. He made his debut appearance for the club on the 31 July, in a 1–0 win over local rivals Viking FK.
Troost-Ekong was born in the Netherlands to a Nigerian father, and Dutch mother. He represented the Netherlands at under-19 and under-20 youth levels. He made his senior international debut for Nigeria on 13 June 2015, playing 90 minutes in an AFCON qualifier against Chad.