Oghenekaro Etebo

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Oghenekaro Etebo
Oghenekaro Etebo.jpg
Oghenekaro Etebo as national player (2016)
Surname Oghenekaro Peter Etebo
birthday November 9, 1995
place of birth LagosNigeria
size 174 cm
position midfield player
Years station
Lord Honor FC
Warri Wolves FC
Years station Games (goals) 1
2013-2015 Warri Wolves FC 64 (23)
2016-2018 CD Feirense 45 0(7)
2018 →  UD Las Palmas  (loan) 14 0(0)
2018– Stoke City 45 0(2)
2020– →  Getafe CF  (loan) 6 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2013– Nigeria at least 34 0(1)
2015-2016 Nigeria U-23 + Olympics at least 19 (11)
1 Only league games are given.
As of April 10, 2020

2 As of September 10, 2019

Oghenekaro Peter Etebo (born November 9, 1995 in Lagos ) is a Nigerian football player on the position of midfielder . Since 2018 he has been under contract with the Premier League relegated Stoke City with games in the Football League Championship .

Club career

Career start in Nigeria

Oghenekaro Etebo was born on November 9, 1995 in the Nigerian capital Lagos and played in his youth for Lord Honor FC , a former first division club known for its youth department , formerly known as Mowoe Babes . In 2012 he joined the Warri Wolves with play in the Nigeria Professional Football League . In the first year of the game, he was still active in the club's own offspring, but in 2013 the 17-year-old made it to the professional squad. After he missed the start of the season due to his school commitments, he made his debut on April 14, 2013 in a 4-0 win over the El-Kanemi Warriors , where he succeeded by hits in the 4th, 9th and 37th minute of a hat trick . This was followed by the fastest hat trick of the season in the same game year, when he scored all three goals of his team within 22 minutes in a 3-1 win over the Wikki Tourists . With 13 goals in the 2013 game year, he was the Warri Wolves' top scorer. His offensive performances brought him to the team of the season of the NPFL 2012/13.

The club ended the season in seventh place in the very tightly staggered final table. Since the team reached the final in the 2013 Nigerian Football Cup and was only defeated by league rivals FC Enyimba on penalties , the team qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup 2014 through this final place . As a result, the team was eliminated early in the second qualifying round against CA Bizertin from Tunisia , after defeating Union Douala from Cameroon with a total score of 4: 3 in round 1 . In the 3-2 success in the first leg on March 1, 2014, Etebo contributed his first international competitive goal in club football. Through his performances there, other clubs on the African continent became aware of the young offensive player, where he was particularly courted by al Zamalek SC , Ismaily SC , Espérance Tunis and two other Tunisian clubs. In May 2014 a trial training session with the Italian first division club Udinese Calcio took place ; However, Etebos did not change clubs.

Subsequently, Etebo acted not only as a regular player, but also as the Wolves' goalscorer, alternating between attacking and attacking midfield. In the again very closely staggered final table of the Nigeria Professional Football League 2014 , the Warri Wolves ranked third, three points behind runner-up and cup winner FC Enyimba and four points behind champion Kano Pillars . With this placement, the offensive player and his team qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup 2015 , in which the Wolves after victories over Racing Club Bobo-Dioulasso from Burkina Faso in the preliminary round, Dedebit FC from Ethiopia in the first round and FC MK Etanchéité from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the second round of qualification in the play-offs were narrowly defeated by AC Léopards from the Republic of the Congo and thus could not qualify for the subsequent group stage. After another successful season in 2015 , the Warri club ended the season four points behind champions FC Enyimba in second place in the table and thus secured a starting place for the CAF Champions League 2016 . For a goal against Bayelsa United , he was awarded the Glo Premier League Wonder Goal Award in 2015. On January 7, 2016, he was named Most Promising Talent of the Year at the CAF Awards in Abuja . In three seasons for the Wolves he had scored 23 goals in 64 games.

Change to Portugal

After he was courted by various clubs, he moved to the second highest Portuguese football league for CD Feirense in spring 2016 , where he signed a two-and-a-half year contract and on April 24, 2016 with a 3-1 home win over UD Oliveirense from the start on and over the full 90 minutes, as well as did the preparatory work for Mika's 2-0 opening goal in the 29th minute of the game . In the following game under coach José Mota , a 5-0 away win over Académico de Viseu FC , the Nigerian scored his first goal and was then used in the last two games of the season, where he made another assist. Through his achievements, he helped his team, which finished the season in 3rd place in the final table, to rise to the Primeira League . In the 2016/17 season he was used by José Mota and his successor Nuno Manta Santos , who took over as coach at the end of the year, in 23 of 34 possible league games. The Nigerian's attacking strength and scoring risk also decreased significantly, with only two goals and three assists contributing. Especially at the beginning of the season, Etebo dropped out due to minor injuries and appearances in the national team and only found the breakthrough in the team at the end of October. Between January and February he was not part of the professional squad for a period of several weeks, but soon returned to the team, where he was used alternately as a left winger and in the attacking midfield. In the final standings, the CD Feirense ranked eighth in the table and had only two points on the sixth placed, who still qualified for a European cup competition. In the Taça da Liga 2016/17 , in which Etebo made three appearances and one goal, he and his team were eliminated in the group stage. In the Taça de Portugal 2016/17 , in which Etebo also contributed a goal in two appearances, the club also suffered an early loss in the fourth round.

In 2017/18 he started for Feirense as a center forward and was used in various offensive positions in the further course of the season. However, he continued to act in his traditional position as a left winger at the most dangerous goal and was able to play in 18 of 20 possible championship games by the end of January 2018. He played through the full 90 minutes in every game and scored four goals and one assist. In 2017 and 2018, Etebo was courted by numerous top European clubs; These included FC Porto , Leicester City , Fenerbahçe Istanbul , Stade Rennes , Manchester United and Arsenal FC . For the time being, the CD Feirense agreed to a loan transfer to UD Las Palmas ; the transfer was confirmed on January 31, 2018. With the Spaniards with play in the Primera División , he came under for the next six months, at the end of which time there was also a purchase option. Paco Jémez , the coach of the Canary Islands club , used the Nigerian in 14 of the last 17 championship games; Etebo missed three games due to various minor wounds. In contrast to the positions he played in Portugal, he was only used in the offensive or central midfield in Spain. Etebo himself remained goalless in all these games and only contributed one assist; Even the young offensive player could not prevent the descent of the Canary Islands, which only won one victory during his engagement there. After the purchase option was not subsequently drawn, the competitors were given the chance to sign the young Nigerian again.

For over 7 million euros to England

A few days before Etebo started the 2018 World Cup with his home country , he signed a five-year contract with the Premier League relegated Stoke City on June 11, 2018, with play in the Football League Championship ; the rumored transfer fee was 6.35 million pounds (around 7.2 million euros ). At the same time, he was also the first signing of the new coach Gary Rowett , who has only been the coach of Stoke City since May 22, 2018.

National team career

Debut for the senior national team

Etebo made his international debut for his home country on July 27, 2013 when he represented Nigeria in a 2-0 defeat against Ivory Coast in Abidjan on the occasion of qualifying for the African Nations Cup 2014 . According to other reports, he is said to have played as a substitute in the first leg on July 6th. After another appearance in a friendly international match against Jordan in October 2013, it took about two and a half years before Etebo made it back to the national team.

Success with the U-23 (Olympic) team

In the meantime, however, he was able to draw attention to himself as a U-23 team player and scored eleven goals in at least 19 international matches in 2015 and 2016. During this time he helped his home country to third place at the Africa Games 2015 and the title at the U-23 Africa Cup of 2015 , in which he was also the top scorer of the tournament with five goals. With a double in the 2-1 final victory over Algeria , he was also largely responsible for winning the title in his home country. As the winner of the tournament, Nigeria qualified with the second-placed Algerians and third-placed South Africans for the soccer tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil . Then he was brought into the provisional 35-man squad for the Olympic Games by national coach Samson Siasia and was also represented in the final 18-man squad. After a turbulent path for the Nigerians to the Olympic football tournament and various controversies, Etebo was able to present itself as extremely dangerous in the first group game against Japan. In his team's 5-4 victory, he scored four goals and at the end of the group stage he was the first in Group B to reach the quarter-finals. After the 1.74 m tall offensive player was injured in the third group game, he only played a subordinate role in the further course of the tournament. After beating Denmark in the quarter-finals, the Nigerians made it to the semi-finals and lost to the Germans on penalties. In the game for third place, Nigeria secured the bronze medal with a 3-2 win over Honduras.

Return to the national team

Oghenekaro Etebo (green) at the 2018 World Cup

As already noted, it has been around a year and a half since his last international match. In March 2016 he returned to the national team of his home country to qualify for the Africa Cup of 2017 and played two group matches against Egypt for them . After a friendly match against Mali in May, it took almost six months before Etobo was considered for the national team again. Nigeria failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of 2017 and the Portugal legionnaire took part with the country in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in an encounter with Algeria. In March 2017 he played another friendly against Senegal and played in a qualifier for the Africa Cup of 2019 and in two qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup for the rest of the year . In 2018, he played with Nigeria in preparation for the 2018 World Cup, for which the Africans had qualified as winners of their group, and was on the field in the games against the Democratic Republic of the Congo and England . At the beginning of June, national coach Gernot Rohr also listed Etebo in the final 23-man squad, which should take part in the World Cup in Russia from mid-June 2018 . At the tournament, right foot was used in all three group games in Nigeria against Croatia , Iceland and Argentina . In the first group game against the Croatians, Etebo was inglorious because of an own goal. The Nigerians finished the group stage in third place in Group D after one win and two losses .

Web links

Commons : Oghenekaro Etebo  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  4. Wolves' Etebo wins Glo Wonder Goal award ( Memento of the original from July 2, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English), accessed July 2, 2018 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.dailytrust.com.ng
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