We cannot deny the fact that Nigeria is a country that has produced so many great people; from politicians, to musicians, to actors, to doctors, academics and footballers and so much more.

In every sector of the aforementioned professions, the Igbos are found. Igbo is one of the three major tribes in Nigeria and the second most populous too. They’re known for their love for being industrious and resourceful.

Today, we’re going to see some Nigerian Footballers that are actually from Igbo Origin.

It is mixture of male and female footballers.

Below is the list

1. Kelechi Iheanacho

Iheanacho is a striker who was born and nutured in Imo. He is really representing his state having represented Manchester City and Leicester City so far in his career.

2. Desire Oparanozie

This list won’t be complete without mentioning Desire Oparanozie, a well respected footballer who picks up her wage at Dijon in France. She is a proud daughter of Imo State.

3. Samuel Chukwueze

The skillful winger hails from Abia State. His electric talent makes him difficult to tackle. The youngster defends the colours of Villarreal in the Spanish top flight. 

4. Osinachi Ohale

Well respected defender Osinachi Ohale comes to mind for two things. She is humble and dedicated. A leader and commander at the back, the Real Madrid star stands tall as an Igbo woman with the sauce.

5. Ogonna Chukwudi 

Experienced left winger Ogonna Chukwudi has travelled far and wide. The Nigeria international is from Enugu State.

6. Kenneth Omeruo

Kenneth Omeruo doesn’t hide the fact that he is an Igbo man. It shows in his dressing. The Leganes man is doing well.

7. Wilfred Ndidi

Oh my nourishment! You must take note of Wilfred Ndidi wherever he goes. The Leicester City man rocks his Igbo outfit like a true son of the soil.

8. Chidozie Awaziem

Take a deep breath and see the radiating looks of Chidozie Awaziem, he looks sharp as a proper Igbo man.

Which other Nigerian Footballers you know are of Igbo origin?

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