Biography

Paul Onuachu’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian association football player
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 28 May 1994, Nigeria
Age 26 years
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 202 cm
Sports Teams
FC Midtjylland
Vejle Boldklub
Nigeria national football team

Ebere Paul Onuachu (born 28 May 1994) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Belgian club Genk and the Nigeria national team, as a forward.

Club career

Onuachu moved to Danish club FC Midtjylland in 2012, on a scholarship, from their affiliate team in Nigeria, Ebedei. He was a prolific scorer for their youth team, and made his first-team debut in the Cup later that year, before making his league debut in December 2012. In June 2013 he signed a new three-year contract with the club, before extending it for a further three-years in August 2015. In early 2015 he was loaned to Vejle BK, before returning to FC Midtjylland ahead of the 2015–16 season.

In August 2019 he signed for Belgian club Genk.

International career

In February 2015 he was called up to the Nigerian under-23 national team.

In March 2019 he received his first call-up to the Nigerian senior national team.

On 26 March 2019, Onuachu scored his first goal for the Nigerian team in a friendly match against Egypt. The goal was scored within the first ten seconds of the game, and the fastest ever scored for Nigeria. Following the goal he became “toast of Nigerian football” with “his coach, team-mates, journalists and fans talking about him”. He was selected to the Nigeria squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. He played in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Burundi.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 22 August 2019
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Midtjylland 2012–13 Danish Superliga 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2013–14 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2014–15 10 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 1
2015–16 25 6 1 0 10 2 0 0 36 8
2016–17 35 17 2 2 6 2 1 1 44 22
2017–18 22 10 2 0 6 4 0 0 30 14
2018–19 30 14 4 3 6 2 0 0 33 18
Total 134 48 11 5 30 10 1 1 176 64
Vejle (loan) 2014–15 Danish 1st Division 13 5 0 0 0 0 13 5
Career totals 147 53 11 5 30 10 1 1 189 69

International

As of matches played on 16 July 2019
Nigeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2019 6 1
Total 6 1

International goals

Scores and results list Nigeria’s goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2019 Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Nigeria  Egypt 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Honours

Midtjylland

  • Danish Superliga: 2017–18
  • Danish Cup: 2018–19

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