Christian Ibeagha

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Christian Ibeagha
Personal information
Full name Christian Ogochukwu Ibeagha
Date of birth (1990-01-10) January 10, 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Oklahoma City Energy
Number 5
Youth career
2006–2007 IMG Soccer Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Duke Blue Devils
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Bradenton Academics 12 (1)
2009 Cary Clarets 13 (1)
2011–2012 Carolina Dynamo 9 (1)
2012 Puerto Rico Islanders 6 (0)
2013–2015 Bohemians 1905 0 (0)
2015 FC Suðuroy (on loan) 24 (1)
2016 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 29 (0)
2017 North Carolina FC 28 (2)
2018– Oklahoma City Energy 0 (0)
National team
2006 United States U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:32, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 23, 2012

Christian Ogochukwu Ibeagha (born January 10, 1990) is a Nigerian-born American soccer player who currently plays for Oklahoma City Energy FC in the United Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Youth, College and Amateur[edit]

Ibeagha attended Deer Creek High School in Edmond, Oklahoma and spent his entire college career at Duke University. Prior to Duke, he was a Two-time NSCAA Youth All-America selection and a member of the U.S. soccer residency program in 2006 and 2007.

In his freshman year, Ibeagha was named to the All-ACC Freshman team after making 16 appearances for Duke in 2007. In 2008, he made 20 appearances and recorded an assist. He was also ranked fourth in the team in minutes played with 1,513. In his junior year, Ibeagha was named to the NSCAA All-South Region third team after making 20 appearances and finishing with a goal and an assist. In his senior season, Ibeagha started the first five games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury.

During his time in College, Ibeagha also played in the USL Premier Development League, spending the 2008 season with Bradenton Academics[1] and the 2009 season with Cary Clarets.[2] He also spent two seasons with Carolina Dynamo after failing to sign with a professional club.[3][4]

Professional[edit]

On July 26, 2012, Ibeagha signed his first professional contract, joining NASL club Puerto Rico Islanders.[5] About a week later, Ibeagha made his professional debut in a 2-1 victory over San Antonio Scorpions FC.[citation needed]

Ibeagha signed with Bohemians 1905 in the Czech Republic in October 2013.[6]

In February 2015 he signed with the Faroese club FC Suðuroy on loan. After his release from Bohemians, Ibeagha joined United Soccer League side Colorado Springs Switchbacks.[7]

On March 3, 2017, Ibeagha signed with NASL side North Carolina FC.[8]

On January 15, 2018, Ibeagha signed with USL side Oklahoma City Energy.[9]

Personal[edit]

Christian's brother, Sebastien Ibeagha, currently plays for New York City FC.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 Bradention Academics stats Archived February 3, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ 2009 Cary Clarets Archived October 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". archive.is. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2018-05-31. 
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". archive.is. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2018-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Islanders Add Depth". prislandersfc.com. Puerto Rico Islanders. July 26, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pro Prospects: New French-American emerges | Club Soccer News | Youth Soccer News". topdrawersoccer.com. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://switchbacksfc.com/switchbacks-add-nigerian-defender-christian-ibeagha-to-roster/
  8. ^ "North Carolina FC Boosts Back Line". Retrieved 2018-05-31. 
  9. ^ Evans, Josh (2018-01-15). "Defender Christian Ibeagha joins Energy FC". OKC Energy FC. Retrieved 2018-05-31. 
  10. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/academy/player/sebastien-ibeagha

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