Glory Akumbu Ogbonna, born December 25, 1998, better known as Glory Ogbonna is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defender for the Turkish club Beşiktaş JK and the Nigeria women’s national team. Previously, she was a part of the Edo Queens in the Nigeria Women Football League.
Glory Ogbonna Bio:
|Full Name:||Glory Akumbu Ogbonna|
|Date of Birth:||December 25, 1998|
|Place of Birth:||Nigeria|
Early Life and Education
Glory Ogbonna was born into an Igbo family, in the Southeast region of Nigeria. She grew up with her parents and siblings.
She started and completed both her primary and secondary school while she continues to play football.
On 16 July 2021, while in Austria with the rest of the Nigerian Super Falcons in camp for Aisha Buhari’s invitational tournament, Glory Ogbonna, a talented left-back, was announced as the new player for Umeå IK, a professional association football club based in Umeå, Sweden.
Umeå IK competes in Elitettan, the second tier of women’s football in Sweden, and Glory joined the club until the end of the 2022 season.
Following her time in Sweden, she made a move to Turkey and signed with ALG Spor, a Gaziantep-based league champion club, on 13 August 2022.
On 18 August 2022, she made her debut in the 2022–23 UEFA Women’s Champions League representing ALG Spor.
On 3 February 2023, Glory Ogbonna’s journey continued as she transferred to Beşiktaş JK, where she currently plays.
Glory is a versatile player, showcasing her skills as a left-back but also excelling in positions like right-back, left-centre back, right-centre back, and defensive midfielder.
Her adaptability is a valuable asset, and she can effectively use both of her feet on the field.
During her junior career, Ogbonna represented Nigeria in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2016 and 2018, displaying her talent on the international stage.
At the 2018 WAFU Women’s Cup, Nigerian head coach Thomas Dennerby expressed his admiration for Glory’s performance during the competition.
Her impressive display led to her debut for the senior team and subsequently earning an invitation for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers, where she successfully made it to the main tournament.
Her progress continued, and on 16 June 2023, Glory Ogbonna was selected as part of the 23-player Nigerian squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, marking another significant milestone in her football career.
Glory Ogbonna Net Worth
Glory Ogbonna is a prominent Nigerian footballer who has accumulated an estimated net worth of $300,000.
Glory Ogbonna is an outstanding footballer who has made name for herself through football.
Glory Ogbonna is single, not married, and not in any relationship currently.