Orji Okwonkwo

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Orji Okwonkwo
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-01-19) 19 January 1998 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Benin City, Nigeria[2]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
(on loan from Bologna)
Number 18
Youth career
FC Abuja Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Bologna 27 (3)
2018Brescia (loan) 13 (1)
2019–Montreal Impact (loan) 3 (1)
National team
Nigeria U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:20, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 06:08, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Orji Okwonkwo (born 19 January 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Canadian club Montreal Impact, on loan from Italian club Bologna, as a striker.

Club career[edit]

He signed for Bologna in August 2016.[3] On 20 November 2016, Okwonkwo made his debut in Serie A with Bologna in a victory against Palermo.[4] On 24 September 2017, Okwonkwo score his first Serie A goal against Sassuolo.[5]

On 31 January 2018, Okwonkwo signed a loan contract with Brescia until 30 June 2018.[6]

On 12 February 2019, Okwonkwo signed a loan contract with the Montreal Impact until 31 December 2019.[7]

International career[edit]

Okwonkwo represented Nigeria under-17 at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, winning the tournament.[1][8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 March 2019[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bologna 2016–17 Serie A 9 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
2017–18 10 3 0 0 0 0 10 3
2018–19 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Total 27 3 3 0 0 0 30 3
Brescia (loan) 2017–18 Serie B 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
Montreal Impact (loan) 2019 MLS 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Career total 43 5 3 0 0 0 46 5

Honours[edit]

Nigeria U17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Orji OkwonkwoFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Orji Okwonkwo at BDFutbol
  3. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (24 August 2016). "Orji Okonkwo: Nigerian teenage striker joins Bologna". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Debutto in Serie A per Orji Okwonkwo" (in Italian). calciomercato.com. 20 November 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Primo gol in Serie A per Okwonkwo" (in Italian). Quotidiano.net. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Okwonkwo in prestito al Brescia" (in Italian). tuttomercatoweb.com. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Impact acquires Nigerian striker Orji Okwonkwo on loan". montrealimpact.com. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Time on Okwonkwo's side". FIFA. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  9. ^ Orji Okwonkwo at Soccerway. Retrieved 3 March 2019.