Gift Emmanuel Orban, born July 17, 2002, better known as Gift Orban, is a famous Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Belgian club Gent. He rose to prominence after he joined the Belgian club in January 2023.
Gift Orban Bio:
|Full Name:||Gift Emmanuel Orban|
|Date of Birth:||July 17, 2002|
|Place of Birth:||Nigerian|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
Early Life and Education
Gift Orban was born on July 17, 2002, in Nigeria where he hails from. He grew up with his parents and siblings in Nigeria, a place he began his early career.
However, there are no information regarding the educational background of the professional footballer who has not hinted the media about his educational profile, rather focusing on his excellent football career.
Gift Orban was observed by Thomas Finstad and Torgeir Bjarmann of Stabaek in Nigeria in November 2021 while playing in a showcase match. Following the expiration of his visa, he returned to Stabk to train over the winter of 2021–2022.
He returned to Norway and joined Stabk in late May 2022. The deal from Nigerian soccer team Bison FC was a loan with a purchase option.
His first goals came in cup games against Notodden and Gjvik-Lyn (twice), two semi-pro teams. Subsequently, he was a regular starter for Stabk. Alanzinho’s tenure at Stabk was compared to his goal against SK Brann. The phrase “striker jewel” was also used by VG to describe him.
Orban signed a long-term contract with Gent of the Belgian Pro League on January 31, 2023. Orban tied Westerlo 3-3 on February 11 with two goals on his Pro League debut.
Orban became the first player from Gent to accomplish this feat in the twenty-first century on March 12 when he managed to score four goals in a 6-2 away victory over Zulte Waregem.
In the second half, all the goals were scored. The very next day, on March 15, he defeated Istanbul Başakşehir 4-1 on the road in the 16th round of the UEFA Europa Conference League with a hat-trick in the first half.
The hat-trick was scored in three minutes and 25 seconds, shattering Mohammed Salah’s previous record of six minutes and 12 seconds established in the Champions League. This new record is for the fastest hat-trick in UEFA club tournaments.
Gift Orban Net Worth
Gift Orban is a talented Nigerian footballer who has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. He is an outstanding footballer who has made impact in the game, scoring several goals in his youth and professional career.
There are rumors regarding the lifestyle and personal life of Gift Orban, however the footballer is single, he is not married and has not revealed who he is dating.
Gift Obran is focusing on his career, after attracting interest from host of premier league teams including Arsenal football club.