John Ogu

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John Ogu
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Ogu playing for Hapoel Be'er Sheva in 2015
Personal information
Full name John Ogu Ugochukwu
Date of birth (1988-04-20) 20 April 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder,Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Number 30
Youth career
Akwa Starlets
2004–2005 Akwa United
2005–2006 Fly Sport Academic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Drava Ptuj 97 (8)
2010–2011 Atlético CP 1 (0)
2011 Almería B 0 (0)
2011–2012 Leiria 17 (3)
2012–2014 Académica 27 (1)
2014– Hapoel Be'er Sheva 61 (7)
National team
2013– Nigeria 12 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:30, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

John Ogu (born 20 April 1988 in Lagos) is a Nigerian footballer[1] who plays as a Central Midfielder for Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Club career[edit]

Drava Ptuj[edit]

On 23 September 2006, signed Ogu in Slovenian Premier League. And began his adult career to four seasons, and played 97 games and scored 8 goals.

Atlético CP & Almería B[edit]

On summer 2010 he moved to Atlético CP playing in Third Division in Portugal, but after 6 months he moved to Almería B from Third Division in Spain. 2010-11 season was difficult for Ogu, but a breakthrough.

U.D. Leiria[edit]

On November 2011, signed Ogu in Leiria from Premier League in Portugal, But with the end of the season dropped to the second division.

Académica[edit]

On July 2012, signed Ogu in Académica Premier League in Portugal, Ogu scored his first goal for Académica in Portuguese cup matches, In win on Ponte da Barca. He scored his first league goal against Vitória de Setúbal in a decisive away win which would grant Académica safety in the Portuguese Premier League.[2]

Hapoel Be'er Sheva[edit]

On 7 September 2014, Ogu signed a four-year contract in Hapoel Be'er Sheva from Israeli Premier League.[3]

On 29 November, he scored his first goal for Hapoel Be'er Sheva against Maccabi Netanya in a 4-0 win at the Vasermil Stadium. In Season 2014-15, he ascended with his team to the cup finals.

In Season 2015-16 he will inaugurate with his team at the new stadium (Turner Stadium) of the club in Be'er Sheva.

International career[edit]

On March 2013, Ogu was called up to the Nigerian national side for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He debuted against Kenya in a 1–1 draw, where he was used as a substitute to replace an injured Victor Moses.[4]

On 31 May 2013, Ogu scored his first international goal against Mexico in a friendly game which took place at the Reliant Stadium in Houston.

On 9 June 2013, Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi selected Ogu as one of 23 players to participate in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.[5]

On 18 March 2015, He was called up amongst 27 other players for the proposed friendly matches against Bolivia and South Africa. [6]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 May 2013 Reliant Stadium, Houston (USA)  Mexico 2–1 2–2 Friendly

Club career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 5 April 2016)
Only Israeli club career statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2014–15 34 4 0 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 41 4 1
2015–16 27 3 4 2 0 0 5 1 0 2 1 0 36 5 4
Career total 61 7 4 8 0 1 6 1 0 2 1 0 77 9 5

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hapoel Beer Sheva

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Ogu - Player Profile". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "V. Setúbal 0–1 Académica". ZeroZero.pt. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ogu signed contract for Hapoel Be'er Sheva". SoccerLaduma. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nigeria VS Kenya". Fifa.com. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nigeria to take new-look squad to Confederations Cup". BBC. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ogu Happy To Be Recalled To Nigeria Set-Up". SoccerLaduma. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 

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