|Full name||John Ogu Ugochukwu|
|Date of birth||20 April 1988|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Central Midfielder,attacking Midfielder|
|Hapoel Be'er Sheva|
|2005–2006||Fly Sport Academic|
|2011–2012||União de Leiria||17||(3)|
|2012–2014||Académica de Coimbra||27||(1)|
|2014-||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||19||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2015 (UTC).
Ogu began his career with Starlet FC, Lagos and in 2005 he joined Fly Sport Academic. On 23 September 2006 left Fly Sport Academic and signed after successful trial with Slovenian First League club NK Drava Ptuj where he stayed during 4 seasons.
In summer 2010 he moved to Atlético Clube de Portugal playing in Portuguese third tier, but after 6 months he moved to neighbouring Spain joining UD Almería B. He moved back to Portugal in November 2011 to join Portuguese side U.D. Leiria. After U.D. Leiria's relegation from the top flight, Ogu moved to Académica de Coimbra in July 2012 on a free transfer.
Ogu scored his first goal for Académica in a third round cup tie against 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 top flight.
On 7 September 2014, Ogu signed a four year contract for Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. from the Israeli Premier League. 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 March 2013, Ogu was called up to the Nigerian national side for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualfier. He debuted against Kenya in a 1–1 draw, where he was used as a substitute to replace an injured Victor Moses.
- Interview at LusoAfrica.net
- John Ugochukwu Ugu Statistika
- John Ogu at ForaDeJogo
- "Ponte da Barca 1–3 Académica". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 21 October 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "V. Setúbal 0–1 Académica". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 5 May 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "John Ogu chamado à seleção nigeriana" [John Ogu called up to Nigerian side]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 March 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "NIGERIAKENYA 1:1". FIFA.com. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "Jonh Ogu marca pela Nigéria no empate frente ao México (2–2)" [Jonh Ogu marca pela Nigéria no empate frente ao México (2–2)]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 1 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "Nigeria to take new-look squad to Confederations Cup". BBC Sport. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- John Ugochukwu at footballzz.co.uk
- John Ogu at National-Football-Teams.com
- Stats from Slovenia at PrvaLiga
- Player profile – Football Agency HODZICSPORT
- Player profile and Statistics – Sport5 Israel