Ngozi Ebere

Ngozi Ebere (born 5 August 1991) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a defender for the Norwegian team Arna-Bjørnar,[3] and internationally for the Nigeria women's national football team. She was a member of the Rivers Angels who won the Nigerian domestic double in 2014, and the Nigerian national women's team who won the 2014 African Women's Championship.

Ngozi Ebere
Personal information
Full name Ngozi Ebere[1]
Date of birth 5 August 1991 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Arna-Bjornar
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–2015 Rivers Angels
2015–2017 Paris Saint-Germain 6 (0)
2017–2019 Barcelona FA 25 (7)
2019– Arna-Bjørnar 6 (1)
National team
2010 Nigeria U20 2 (0)
2015– Nigeria 20[2] (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2015

Career

Club

In 2014, Ngozi Ebere was part of the Nigerian domestic team Rivers Angels who won the Nigerian Women Football League and Nigeria Federation Cup double. During the course of the season, Ebere scored seven goals including the third and final goal on the final match of the season in the 3–1 victory over Sunshine Queens.[4]

Ebere was signed by the French team Paris Saint-Germain in September 2015 on a two year contract. She said at the time, "I am here to give the best of myself and to win trophies, I am very motivated by this new challenge that awaits me here in Paris. It’s a dream come true." She made her debut in a Division 1 Féminine match against Olympique Lyonnais on 27 September 2015.[5] Two months later, she was placed on the five person shortlist for African Women's Footballer of the Year; she suggested that this nomination came as a result of her recent performances.[6] During the course of her first season, she played in eight matches; six in the Division 1 Féminine and two in the Coupe de France Féminine.[7]

The 2017–19 seasons she played in Cyprus at Barcelona FA,[8] before moving on to the Norwegian club Arna-Bjørnar.

International

She was part of the Nigeria women's national football team squads at the African Women's Championship in 2012 and the winning team of 2014. She was also in the squad at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[9]

Honours

Club

Rivers Angels

International

Nigeria

References

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  3. ^ "2. Ngozi Ebere". Arna-Bjørnar. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Rivers Angels clinch league and cup double". MTN Football. 27 November 2014. Archived from the original on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  5. ^ Oludare, Shina (15 September 2015). "Super Falcons' Ngozi Ebere joins PSG". Goal.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  6. ^ "PSG Star, Ngozi Ebere : I Have Been Nominated For African Player of the Year". All Nigeria Soccer. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Ebere Nogozi". Paris Saint-Germain. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-bh/news/nigerias-ngozi-ebere-joins-cyprus-club-barcelona-fa/1lvfopvcbn6y71hzt695oh2ct0
  9. ^ "Okon picks Oshoala, Nwabuoku, 21 others for World Cup". The NFF. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2016.

External links

2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup squads

The following is a list of squads for each nation competing at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand. The tournament started on 28 October and the final took place in Auckland on 16 November 2008.Each nation had to submit a squad of 21 players, three of which had to be goalkeepers, for the tournament.

Ages as of 28 October 2008.

2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup squads

This article lists the squads for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, held in Germany. Each competing federation was allowed a 21-player squad, which had to be submitted to FIFA no later than 25 June.

2012 African Women's Championship

The 2012 African Women's Championship was a football competition, which was organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The final tournament was held in from 28 October to 11 November in Equatorial Guinea.

2012 African Women's Championship squads

This article describes the squads for the 2012 African Women's Championship.

2014 African Women's Championship squads

This article describes about the squads for the 2014 African Women's Championship.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of the United States, Australia, Sweden and Nigeria. Matches were played from 8 to 16 June 2015.

2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations squads

The squad listings were announced on 16 November 2016.

2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations squads

The squad listings were announced on 16 November 2018.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 7 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of hosts France, Nigeria, Norway and South Korea. The top two teams, France and Norway, along with the third-placed team, Nigeria (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup squads

This is a list of squads of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, an international women's association football tournament being held in France from 7 June until 7 July 2019. Each of the 24 national teams involved in the tournament had to provide to FIFA a preliminary squad of between 23 and 50 players by 26 April 2019, which FIFA did not publish. From the preliminary squad, each team named a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 24 May 2019. FIFA published the 23-player final lists, with the squad numbers, on their website on 27 May 2019. Players in the final squad could be replaced by a player from the preliminary squad due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.The age listed for each player is on 7 June 2019, the first day of the tournament. The numbers of caps and goals listed for each player do not include any matches played after the start of the tournament. The club listed is the club for which the player last played a competitive match prior to the tournament. A flag is included for coaches that are of a different nationality than their own national team.

Arna-Bjørnar

Arna-Bjørnar Fotball is a Norwegian football club from Arna, Bergen.

It was founded in late 2000 as a merger between the football branches from IL Bjørnar and Arna T&IL, and replaced Bjørnar IL in the league system from 2001. The women's team has played since then in the Toppserien apart from the 2005 season when it was in the First Division.

Prominent members of the women's team (2009) are goalkeepers Reidun Seth and Erika Skarbø, and Nigerian keeper Precious Dede brought in to cover while Skarbø recovers from a long-term wrist injury. Arna-Bjørnar has earned a reputation for developing young players and the squad includes the former and current Norway Under-19 captains, Maren Mjelde and Kristine Hegland, and prominent former Under-19 players Caroline Walde and Ingrid Ryland, both now Under-23 players, as well as senior international Madeleine Giske who played in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007. The team has players in Norway's Under-17 team also.

Arna-Bjørnar's women's team is trained by Morten Kalvenes, brother of former Burnley player Christian Kalvenes.

In February 2011 the club had 13 players selected for Norway's international teams at senior level, Under-23, Under-19 and Under-17.The men's team currently plays in the Norwegian Third Division, and reached the second round of the Norwegian Football Cup in 2012, when they lost 1–0 to Hødd who won the cup that season.

List of Nigeria women's international footballers

This is a list of Nigeria women's international footballers who have played for the Nigeria women's national football team since the first match in 1991.

List of people from Port Harcourt

The following is a list of notable people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

List of people from Rivers State

The following is a list of notable people who were born in Rivers State, lived in Rivers State, or for whom Rivers State is a significant part of their identity.

Nigeria Pitch Awards

The Nigeria Pitch Awards are awards presented to Nigerian former and present sports people, administrators and journalists in recognition of their positive contributions to sports in Nigeria. Initiated by Matchmakers Consult International Limited and approved by the Nigeria Football Federation, the first Nigeria Pitch Awards ceremony was held on November 16, 2013 in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

Nigeria women's national football team

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Portia Boakye

Portia Boakye (born 17 April 1989) is a Ghanaian international footballer who plays as a forward /defender for Djurgårdens IF in Sweden. She is regarded as one of the best left-footed players on the Africa continent.

Rivers Angels F.C.

Rivers Angels F.C. (formerly Larry Angels F.C.) is a Nigerian football club based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. They play in the Nigeria Women Premier League, the top flight division in the female soccer league system. It is one of the most successful Nigerian female clubs with 4 federation cup titles in 2013.

Nigeria squads

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