|Full name||Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh|
|Date of birth||14 September 1974|
|Place of birth||Abavo, Delta State, Nigeria|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|1995–1997||1. FC Köln||54||(4)|
|2003–2004||→ VfL Bochum (loan)||32||(1)|
|2007||Eupen (Sports director)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh (born and bred in Abavo on 14 September 1974, Parents from Ebedei-Uno community in Ukwuani L.g.a of Delta State) is a former Nigerian footballer who in his active playing career played as a midfielder. He was the coach of the Nigerian national football team from July 14, 2015, until he resigned on February 26, 2016, over a "lack of support",unpaid wages and contract violations by the Nigerain Football Federation (Nff).
Started his coaching Career in Belgium with youth teams of Belgian 3rd Division Verviers,notably the Under 19 team. Graduated to the First team as chief coach Season 2008-2009 Verviers, -2014/2015 season was appointed as the Chief Coach and Club Manager of RCS VISE Belgium 3Rd Division In 2015-2016 was appointed by the Nigerian Football Federation (Nff) the National Team Chief Coach of Nigeria (Super Eagles of Nigeria)where he made an impressive statistic of; 14 Games (Only 2 losses) 19 Goals scored, 6 conceded. He qualified Nigeria to the CHAN tournament in Rwanda,Qualified Nigeria to the Group phase of the 2018 world cup Qualifiers and on his first game as Chief Coach of Nigeria in an AFCON qualifier managed a draw in Tanzania. He resigned as Nigeria's national coach at about 2:28am on 26th February, 2016 exactly a month to the team's encounter with the pharaohs of Egypt in the AFCON qualifiers. He was barely 8 months into his stay as manager due Due to Contract violations ,lack of Support,Unpaid wages and Benefits to his players,Asst.Coaches & himself.
Oliseh played 63 international matches and scored three goals for Nigeria, and played at the Football World Cups of 1994 and 1998. Oliseh also participated in the Olympic gold medal winning team of 1996. Sunday Oliseh was voted africa's 3rd best footballer in 1998 by CAF
He is mostly remembered for scoring the winning goal in the group stage match against Spain in the 1998 World Cup, as Nigeria prevailed 3–2. A throw-in deep in the Spanish half was headed clear by Fernando Hierro – Oliseh ran and fired an explosive shot from 25 yards and took Spanish goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta completely by surprise. Despite captaining Nigeria during the 2002 African Cup of Nations, Oliseh was omitted from his country's World Cup squad later that year for disciplinary reasons. After missing out on World Cup selection, Oliseh retired from international football in June 2002 for having led the team as they demanded unpaid allowances and dues owed to be paid.
International career statistics
|Nigeria national team|
- Borussia Dortmund
- "Bochum release Oliseh". BBC Sport. 1 March 2004. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
- Bennett, Mark (28 April 2004). "Ruhr treat for Bochum". UEFA. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
- Roberto Mamrud (10 Apr 2014). "Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Oliseh goal vs. Spain". Archived from the original on 1 February 2011.
- Obayiuwana, Osasu (19 June 2002). "Sunday Oliseh quits". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
- "Oliseh shown door after punch-up". CNN. 11 March 2004. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
- "Oliseh not surprised". BBC News. 12 March 2004. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
- "Oliseh leaves Genk" (in French). sport.be. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007.
- "Oliseh, Sunday". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- Sunday Oliseh profile at Fussballdaten