Odion Ighalo

Birth Day June 16th, 1989
Birth Place Lagos
Age 35 Years Old

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A Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester United, on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua is named for Odion Ighalo. In January 2017, he joined the Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai for a reported £20 million before moving onto Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. In January 2020, he returned to the Premier League, joining Manchester United on loan until the end of the 2019-2020 season. He eventually led Nigeria to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he finished in the competition's Team of the Tournament and was crowned Top Scorer. Overall, he is a very talented footballer.

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Odion Ighalo stays in the UK as coronavirus controls could tighten

The striker will stay in Manchester due to potential changes to border restrictions on people arriving into the UK who've recently been in China. He will not go on Manchester United's training camp in Spain over fears the coronavirus outbreak could lead to him being denied entry back into the UK. He arrived in Manchester last week after joining United on loan until the end of the season from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on Deadline Day. The coronavirus has claimed 722 lives and restrictions could be placed on travellers who have been in mainland China within the past fortnight. It means Ighalo will remain in Manchester on a personal training and fitness program while his team-mates enjoy their winter break in Spain on a warm-weather training camp.

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What is the birthplace of Odion Ighalo?

Odion Ighalo was born as Odion Jude Ighalo on 16th June 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is Nigerian by nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed. He is Christian by religion. He was born to father, Paul Ighalo and his mother Martina Ighalo. He was interested in playing football from his early days as a child and joined the youth club of Prime FC to start his career.

How old is Odion Ighalo?

As of 2019, he celebrated his 30th birthday with his friends and families. He celebrated his birthday on 16th June every year. 

How was Odion Ighalo's Career?

  • Odion started playing football in his country with Prime and Julius Berger.
  • His football career began when he was discovered by FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who recommended him to Atta Aneke, being subsequently taken on trial by Norway's Lyn.
  • He then made his Tippeligaen debut on 16 September 2007 at the age of just 18, scoring in a 2-0 home win against Viking.
  • He scored six goals in 13 matches in his second year to help his team to the seventh position, and subsequently arose interest from other clubs in the country, with Brann reporting Lyn to the Norwegian Football Federation for unfairness in the negotiation process.
  • After that, he signed for Udinese in Italy on 30th July 2009 and appeared rarely in Serie A in his debut season, scoring against Cagliari in a 6-2 home routing four of his five league appearances came as a late substitute.
  • Later, he was loaned to Granada in summer 2009, as part of the partnership agreement between Udinese and the Spaniards.
  • He scored 17 times in his first year and five in the second, as both seasons ended in promotion.
  • He continued playing with Granada in the following years, still owned by the Udine side and played his first La Liga match on 27 August 2011, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 0-1 home loss to Real Betis.
  • After that, he joined Watford on a season-long loan deal from Udinese, on 29 July 2014 and made his debut for the English club in the first round of the Football League Cup at Stevenage on 12 August where he scored his first goal in the Championship against Brentford on 30 September by tucking the ball home after his initial penalty was saved by David Button, in a 2-1 home win.
  • Watford terminated Ighalo's loan on 24th October 2014 and re-signed him on a permanent deal the same day after Udinese released him from his contract. 
  • He then scored in his Premier League debut on 8 August 2015, replacing José Manuel Jurado 16 minutes from time and putting the visitors ahead 2-1 in an eventual 2-2 draw away against Everton for the season opener. 
  • He netted twice in a 2–0 home win over West Ham United on 31 October, reaching seven goals for the season and becoming the highest club scorer in the competition after just 11 matches.
  • He scored in a Watford victory for the fourth consecutive time, netting a brace in a 3-0 win over Liverpool on 20th December 2015. 
  • His five-goal haul earned him December's Premier League Player of the Month, while his manager Quique Sanchez Flores won the equivalent award. 
  • On 12th August he signed a new five-year contract and the following season, he scored just one league goal and did not find the net in any of his last 15 games.
  • He then joined the Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai for a reported £20 million on 31st January 2017. 
  • He ranked second in the scoring charts in his second season at 21, but his team suffered relegation.
  • After that, he was transferred to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua on 14 February 2019.
  • On 31st January 2020, Ighalo returned to the Premier League, joining Manchester United on loan until the end of the season.

What is the Net Worth of Odion Ighalo as of 2020?

The net worth as of 2020 of this famous footballer has not been revealed yet but his net worth as of 2019 is $30 Million. His major source of earning is from his football career. He is currently loaned to Manchester United and his annual salary reported no less than the seven-digit figure. In 2018, he earned an annual salary of around $10 million from the Chinese club Changchun Yatai with an estimated weekly wage of $264, 240. Likewise, his annual salary from his previous Premier League club Watford FC was above $1.8 million and Ighalo's weekly wage in the club was $40,000. His current market value is estimated to be above $15 million. He also owns a multi-million mansion in Lekki, Lagos. His car includes Range Rover Sport, Mercedes Benz G Wagon among others.

Who is the wife of Odion Ighalo?

Odion is a married person and he was married to a woman named Sonia since 2009. Together the couple has three children, two sons, and a daughter. One of his son's name is Samuel Ighalo. He spends quality time with his family. He often visits the world mesmerizing his holiday destination with his family during vacations. Overall, the duo is living a happy life with their children. 

How tall is Odion Ighalo?

Odion has a tall height of 1.88 m with a balanced bodyweight of 73 Kg. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body. 

Odion Ighola's Height

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