|Full name||Nwankwo Emeka Obiora|
|Date of birth||12 July 1991|
|Place of birth||Kaduna, Nigeria|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2008–2009||→ Wikki Tourists|
|2009–2010||→ Real Murcia|
|2012||→ Gubbio (loan)||18||(2)|
|2012–2013||→ Padova (loan)||14||(0)|
|2013||→ CFR Cluj (loan)||7||(0)|
|2014–2016||Académica de Coimbra||38||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2013
On 28 November 2009 it was announced that Internazionale signed Obiora from Eco FC. At first the youngster was a part of Inter's primavera squad managed by Fulvio Pea. Obiora made his first-team debut in a UEFA Champions League match against Tottenham in London, coming on as a substitute for the injured Sulley Muntari in the 53rd minute.
After not making an impact at the Milan club, Nwankwo Obiora moved to Parma on 31 January 2011 in a co-ownership deal for €300,000. The deal was renewed in June 2011 and again in June 2012. He was loaned to Calcio Padova in 2012–13 season. Parma subsidized Padova for €200,000 in terms of premi di valorizzazione.
On 6 February 2013, Romanian champions CFR Cluj announced that they brought the midfielder on a temporary basis, with a buyout clause to make the move permanent in the summer. In June 2013 Parma also purchased the remain 50% registration rights of Nwankwo from Inter (as part of the return of Galimberti and Mella to Inter),[nb 1] in order to re-sell the registration rights to Cluj for free.
On 23 July 2014, after a small stint with Córdoba CF in Segunda División, Obiora signed a three-year deal with Primeira Liga side Académica de Coimbra. He made his debut in a 1-1 home draw against Sporting CP. Obiora scored his first goal for Académica on 1 November, in a 1–1 draw against Moreirense.
- The provision for co-ownership debt was €300,000, Parma received co-ownership income of €200,000 for the different of the actual price and the provision.
- Nigeria U-20 Midfielder Obiora Nwankwo Moves To Italy – Goal.com
- Real Murcia sign Nigeria Under-20 international Obiora Nwankwo
- Kick Off – South Africa Obiora to Murcia in July
- Nwankwo joins Spanish Liga
- 4–4–2.com – Nr.1 in Sachen Fussballnews: Inter wohl bald mit nigerianischem Talent
- Primavera: mercato, Obiora per Pea
- Parma F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011. PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
- "Movimenti di mercato e compartecipazioni" [Market movements and co-ownerships]. Parma F.C. fcparma.com. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
- Parma F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
- "Bun venit, Nwankwo Obiora!" [Welcome, Nwankwo Obiora!]. CFR Cluj. cfr1907.ro. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- Parma F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
- "Lucas Mineiro e Obiora são reforços da Académica". www.academica-oaf.pt. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
- "Στον ΛΕΒΑΔΕΙΑΚΟ και ο Nwankwo Obiora". www.levadiakosfc.gr. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
- Nwankwo Lands Murcia Deal
- The Times – Africa soccer prodigies on parade in Kigali
- Oluwashina Okeleji (10 January 2013). "Nations Cup 2013: Nigeria pick six locally-based players". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- Nwankwo Obiora at ForaDeJogo