Desire Oparanozie

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Desire Oparanozie
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Desire Oparanozie playing for Ataşehir Belediyespor (2013–14)
Personal information
Full name Ugochi Desire Oparanozie[1]
Date of birth (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Owerri, Nigeria[2]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Guingamp
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
??–2010 Bayelsa Queens F.C.
2010–2012 Delta Queens F.C.
2011Lüleburgaz 39 Spor (loan)
2012–2013 Rossiyanka 11 (2)
2013–2014 Wolfsburg 1 (0)
2014 Ataşehir Belediyespor 7 (6)
2014– Guingamp 92 (39)
National team
2010– Nigeria 35[3] (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:40 20 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:08, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Ugochi Desire Oparanozie (born 17 December 1993) is a Nigerian football forward last playing in the Division 1 Féminine for Guingamp and the Nigerian national team.

Club career[edit]

Desire Oparanozie playing for Ataşehir Belediyespor in the home match against Kdz. Ereğlispor (2013–14)

Oparanozie started her career at Bayelsa Queens in the Nigerian Women's Championship and moved to Delta Queens in 2010. She then spent 2 months on loan at Düvenciler Lisesispor in the Turkish Women's First Football League in 2011, before returning to Delta Queens.[4]

In 2012, she joined Rossiyanka from the Russian Women's Football Championship, with them she played four matches at the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League, scoring one goal.[5]

Oparanozie joined Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg for the 2013–14 season signing a two-year contract.[6][7] In the first half of the season, she only appeared in one game, and mostly played for Wolfsburg's second team. In the winter, after half a season, she left Wolfsburg.[8] On 21 February 2014, Oparanozie transferred to Ataşehir Belediyespor to play the second half of the season in the Turkish Women's First Football League.[9]

For the 2014–15 she joined Guingamp of the French Division 1 Féminine,[4] where she was joined by Nigerian international captain Evelyn Nwabuoku during the following season, who is also Oparanozie's sister.[10]

International career[edit]

Oparanozie is a member of the Nigerian national team, with which she played the FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments of 2011 and 2015.[11][12] As a junior international she scored 2 goals in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and 3 goals in the 2012 tournament.[13][14]

Oparanozie was also part of the Nigerian squads of the African Women's Championship of 2010 and 2014, 2016 and 2018 winning the four tournaments and scoring a free kick in the 2014 final.[15][16]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Nigeria
Individual

Club[edit]

Delta Queens

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Team" (in French). En Avant de Guingamp. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Desire Oparanozie transfers" (in German). SoccerDonna.de. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Player Champions League profile". UEFA. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Neue Angreiferin" (in German). vfl-wolfsburg.de. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  7. ^ Juchem, Markus (13 June 2013). "VfL Wolfsburg verpflichtet Desire Oparanozie". WomenSoccer. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  8. ^ Juchem, Markus (23 January 2014). "VfL Wolfsburg trennt sich von Desire Oparanozie". WomenSoccer. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Futbolcular-Ugochi Desire Oparanozie" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  10. ^ Shittu, Ibtoye. "INTERVIEW: Nwabuoku speaks on the development of female football". Naij. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Canada and Nigeria seek consolation win". FIFA. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Oparanozie: No words to explain this feeling". FIFA. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Players – Top goals". FIFA. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Players – Top goals". FIFA. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  15. ^ "African International Competitions". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Nigeria reclaim African women's title". BBC Sport. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2016.

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