Ogenyi Onazi Biography

( 1992 - )
February 21, 2018
First published on:February 21, 2018
by Rob

Facts of Ogenyi Onazi

Date of Birth: 1992, December 25
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: Nigeria
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Ogenyi Eddy Onazi
Famous Name Ogenyi Onazi
Father Wilson Onazi
Nationality Nigerian
Ethnicity Black
Birth Place Jos, Nigeria
Currently Working For Nigeria national football team and Trabzonspor
Salary € 50,000
Weight in KG 73
Tatto(s) No
Girlfriend No
Currently Married Yes
Married to Sandra Ogunsuyi
Children Yes
Divorce No

An international footballer, Ogenyi Onazi is currently playing as a central midfielder for National team of Nigeria and Trabzonspor. The 25 years old footballer has played for numerous clubs that include EL Kanemi Warriors, My People, and Lazio etc.

Onazi’s current market value is estimated to be €4.00 million.

Ogenyi Onazi's Early Life

Ogenyi Onazi was born as Ogeni Eddy Onazi on December 25, 1992, in Jos, Nigeria. His father, Wilson Onazi. 

He grew up with his siblings, Oche and Agbo. Onazi belongs to black ethnicity and holds a Nigerian nationality.

Ogenyi Onazi's Net Worth

In 2014, Onazi's market value was estimated at €7million while his current market value is estimated at €4 million. He maintains a good income as a brand ambassador for Nike.

In 2012, Onazi received € 50,000 as a yearly salary. There are rumors, Sper League Club, Henan Jianye want to sign him and the club willing to pay up to € 5million but Trabzonspor want €6 million to transfer him.

Onazi currently yearly salary is estimated to be €600,000. however, his net worth of 2018 is under review from the public. While he was in Lazio he earned about €300,000 in a year. Onazi has a Porsche Panamera car and might have more in his collection.

Ogenyi Onazi's Career

In 1998, Onazi started playing football in the streets of Jos and his football skill and abilities drew a lot of attention and was offered the opportunity to represent in some academies in the city. Following his youth career, he has played for El Kanemi Warriors, My People, Lazio.

Onazi played with Lazio U-19 team until 2011. On July 1, 2012, he was promoted to the Lazio first team and made his debut in Serie A replacing Senad Lulic against Atalanta in a victory 2-0.

Onazi scored his first goal against Stuttgart in Europa League. In May 2013, he scored his first Serie A goal against Inter Milan.

In September 2014, Onazi extended his contract with the team for another two years. He scored 4 goals in 76 appearances before leaving the club. He was the member of the team that won Coppa Italia (2012-2013).

In August 2016, Onazi was transferred to Trabzonspor with the transfer fee of €3.50million. So, far, he has scored 3 goals in 36 matches. Onazi has a contract which keeps him until June 2020.

Ogenyi Onazi's National Career

Onazi made his international debut with the Nigeria U-17 team in 2009 with whom he has played 7 matches. He then played 5 matches for U-20 team in 2011.

On October 13, 2012, Onazi earned his first senior international cap under the coach Stephen Keshi in an African Cup of Nations as a substitute against Burkina Faso.

Onazi was then named for the Nigerian’s squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup but he didn’t play any matches as he suffered a slight knee knock a few weeks.

For the nation, Onazi scored 1 goal in 48 caps since 2012. Onazi is the member of the National team of Nigeria that won Africa Cup of Nation in 2013.

He, along with Moses Simon, was called up for the match on 10 November 2017 against Algeria.

Ogenyi Onazi's Personal Life

Onazi got married to his beautiful fiance, Sandra Ogunsuyi on June 18, 2016, in a beautiful ceremony in Lagos. The couple was delighted to watch their guests that include footballer, Odion Ighalo, Ideye Brown, Sunday Mba, Tony Ugah and Kenneth Omeruo.

Their ceremony was planned by our vendor-2706 events. They enjoyed their honeymoon in Dubai. Onazi and his wife, have welcomed a baby girl to their family. His wife welcomed their daughter into the Medical Park Trabzon Hospital, Turkey in August 2017.

His father was rushed to the hospital to treat wounds after he was physically assaulted by Machete-wielding robbers who pretended they were there to deliver a letter back in 2016.

Onazi states that “terrifying ordeal of attackers with machetes at his house”. The robbers took an undisclosed amount of cash and many valuable materials in September 2016.

Later, the suspects are arrested named, Kinsley David, Joseph Ozo, Ali Audu and Ebuka Ugochukwu.

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