Oguchi Onyewu Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Jun, 2014
Facts of Oguchi Onyewu
Date of Birth: 1982 , May-13
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Oguchi Onyewu
Birth Name Oguchialu Chijioke "Oguchi" Onyewu
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington, D.C
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Footballer
Working For Sheffield Wednesday F.C.
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Weight in KG 91 kg
Famous for Football player
Married Yes
Married to Salome Khorasanchi
Education Clemson University
Awards Not yet
Online Presence Wikipedia,Twitter
Sisters Ogechi Onyewu
Siblings Uche Onyewu, Chi-Chi Onyewu, Nonye Onyewu
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Oguchi Onyewu was born on 13th May, 1982 in Washington, D.C., United States.He is an American footballer who basically plays as a Central Defender for his Current Team, Sheffield Wednesday and United States National Team. His full name is Oguchialu Chijioke  Onyewu mostly known as Oguchi. His spouse is  Salome Khorasanchi. His four Siblings are Uche and Nonye, his borthers and  Chi-Chi and Ogechi, two sisters. His parents had to move from Nigeria to USA to pursue the studies. They are Igbo people of Nigeria who are ethnic. He was fostered in Silver Spring and later in Olney,Maryland.Oguchi then got admitted in St. Andrew Apostle School and Sherwood High School.Oguchi then got engaged  in the U.S. residency program in Bradenton, Florida. He again went back to Sherwood to complete his graduation.He then started playing soccer at Clemson for two years. He is also a Belgian citizenship holder.He is also able of speaking .He speaks English, French, Italian and Portuguese. He is a follower of Catholic religion. He faced racial discrimination at his time in Belgium. He was even beaten and was shouted at by Racist fans for playing Standard Liege. He was often called as Dirty Ape. Later the case was solved among two players Van Damme and Oguchi where Van asked for apology for his offensive terms used for Onyewu.

Onyewu did his youth career playing at IMG Soccer Academy and Clemson Tigers. After finishing graduation, he shifted to Europe in 2002 and joined Metz of Ligue 2 in France. He was purchased on loan to Belgium club La Louviere in 2003.Onyewu altered to the Belgian Standard Liege with the first division and  started playing on loan and then got permanently moved towards the team.In the end of  January 2007  Onyewu joined Newcastle United on loan. He did his first performance  for them against Fulham in the match. As he had returned to Belgium he became vital and an important part of the team and accustomed them to win the 2007 and 2008.Then he got a three-year deal with A.C. Milan in July 2009,  but lots the whole  season of 2009 and 2010 where he made just only one appearance in the Champions League game. Onyewu moved to the Dutch champions Twente on loan in January 2011 and in summer he was signed for featuring CP.He made a complete permanent move then after. In October 2013 the defender finished his transfer to Queens Park Rangers but never performed for the team and thereby moved for Sheffield Wednesday in January 2014.

Professionaly he was able to pick many awards such as Belgian First Division Winner during the season of 2007–08, 2008–09, Belgian SupercupWinner in 2008, KNVB Cup Winner in 2011 with the teams Standard Liege and Twente respectively.He owes huge Salary.He has a height of  1.93 m and Weight of 91 kg. He also performs for the team of his Nation.