Onome Ebi

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Onome Ebi
Personal information
Full name Onome Ebi[1]
Date of birth (1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position defender, midfielder, striker
Club information
Current team
FC Minsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–2008 Bayelsa Queens
2009 Piteå 6 (1)
2010 Djurgården 16 (0)
2010–2011 Düvenciler Lisesispor 7 (5)
2011–2013 Ataşehir Belediyespor 28 (21)
2013 Sunnanå SK 8 (0)
2014– FC Minsk 9 (1)
National team
Nigeria 51[2] (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:02, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:58, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Onome Ebi is a Nigerian football defender currently playing for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League and the Nigerian national team.

Club career[edit]

She played for Bayelsa Queens FC in the Nigerian Women's Championship before moving to Piteå IF and Djurgårdens IF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan. Ebi said "I enjoyed my stay in Turkey because of the good weather. Going to Sweden was a different ball game, as the cold weather made it difficult for me to play good football. The amateur nature of the Swedish league made me launch a return to Turkey for Ataşehir Belediyespor FC in the First League."[3]

She then played for Turkish sides Düvenciler Lisesispor and Ataşehir Belediyespor at the First League.[4] She made her Champions League debut in August 2012 while playing for Ataşehir Belediyespor.[5]

She returned to the Swedish Damallsvenskan in 2013 to play for Sunnanå SK before going to Belarus to play for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League.[6] While there, she was a member of the team that won the Belarusian Premier League, the Belarusian Women's Cup and the Belarusian Women's Super Cup twice.[3]

In both club and international competitions, Ebi plays as the number five in the team due to the significance it holds for her. When she arrived at Minsk, the jersey number was already taken, so she asked for the number 55 instead.[3]

International career[edit]

She is a member of the Nigerian national team, taking part in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[7][8]

She was also a member of the Nigerian squad in the 2008,[9] 2010,[10] 2012 and 2014 editions of the African Women's Championship,[11][12] winning the tournament twice (2010 and 2014).[13][14]



Ataşehir Belediyespor
FC Minsk



Fourth Place: 2012


  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Sotuminu, Dapo (24 April 2016). "Onome Ebi: No Regrets Dropping Out Of School To Play Soccer". New Telegraph. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Nwani, Emeka (14 June 2012). "Super Falcons' Onome Ebi wins Turkish league title". Goal.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Onome Ebi". UEFA. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nigerian trio help FK Minsk win Belarus Women Super Cup". Goal.com. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "FIFA player stats". FIFA. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Saaid, Hamdan (18 September 2008). "Games of the XXIX. Olympiad". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Nigeria/Ghana: 2008 African Women Championship - Super Falcons Begin Campaign Against Ghana Today". AllAfrica. 11 November 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Falcons go headlong for women's title on SuperSport". Bloemfontein Celtic. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Falcons' Onome Ebi joins other pros in camp". News 24. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  12. ^ Ahmadu, Samuel (29 September 2014). "Minsk Release Esther Sunday & Onome Ebi for AWC". Goal.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "African International Competitions". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Nigeria reclaim African women's title". BBC Sport. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 

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