Onome Ebi, born May 8, 1983, is a professional Nigerian footballer who plays as a centre-back for Nigerian club Abia Angels and the Nigeria women’s national team. In 2023, she achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first African footballer, irrespective of gender, to participate in six FIFA World Cup Tournaments.
Onome Ebi Bio:
|Full Name:||Onome Ebi|
|Date of Birth:||May 8, 1983|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos|
|State of Origin:||Delta State|
Early Life and Education
Onome Ebi was born on May 8, 1983 in Lagos, Lagos State, but originally hails from Urhobo, in Delta State.
She grew up with her family and began playing football at a tender age in Lagos State before she began her education.
However, she found it challenging to adapt to the cold weather in Sweden, and the amateur nature of the league led her to return to Turkey to play for Ataşehir Belediyespor FC in the First League.
Afterward, she played for Turkish sides Düvenciler Lisesispor and Ataşehir Belediyespor in the First League.
She also made her Champions League debut while playing for Ataşehir Belediyespor in August 2012.
Ebi later returned to the Swedish Damallsvenskan to join Sunnanå SK before moving to Belarus to play for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League.
Her time in Belarus was successful, as she was part of the team that won the Belarusian Premier League, the Belarusian Women’s Cup, and the Belarusian Women’s Super Cup twice.
In both club and international competitions, Ebi prefers to wear the number five jersey, which holds special significance for her. She currently plays for Chinese second division side Henan Jianye, where she signed in 2018.
Ebi is a prominent member of the Nigerian national team and has made history as the first African footballer, male or female, to play in five FIFA World Cup Tournaments, participating in the 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019 editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
She has also been part of the Nigerian squad in multiple editions of the African Women’s Championship, winning the tournament four times in 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2018.
On 16 June 2023, Ebi was named in the 23-player Nigerian squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, making it her remarkable sixth tournament appearance.
Onome Ebi Net Worth
Onome Ebi is a popular Nigerian professional footballer who has accrued an estimated net worth of around $900,000.
The name of Onome Ebi’s husband remains a mystery as the prominent footballer is not yet married.
She has not revealed who she is dating as she is focusing her attention on her football career, having represented Nigeria on different occasions.