S.Sometimes I wonder why Genort Rohr keeps pairing Oghenekaro Peter Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi in games when they both do the same job on the pitch?
What if something happens to one of them, who is the replacement?
I’ll leave that to Rohr for thought as I focus on the Oghenekaro Etebo biography I wanted to write.
Oghenekaro Etebo biography
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo is one of those Nigerian wonder footballers who fought their way to Europe and maintained their class.
The indigenous Delta State was born in Warri on November 9, 1995 and had shown great zeal and passion for football from a young age.
The midfielder has played for many clubs in his professional career, including Warri Wolves, Feirense, Las Palmas, Stoke City, Getafe and Watford.
He is also part of the Super Eagles team and played an important role in the Super Eagles World Cup campaign.
Etebo is happily married from the world of football and lives in England with his wife and two children.
Etebo began his professional career with Warri Wolves in 2012 while still studying in college.
He graduated later that year but had to wait until the following year before making his first appearance, a classic debut.
Etebo scored a hat trick in his first match to send the media straight at him, and he drew more than the limelight when he followed up with another hat trick against Wikki Tourists a few games later.
The latter triple of goals was the fastest in the league as it scored all within 22 minutes of the end of the game.
Etebo continued his dominance in the league as an accurate midfielder, scoring 23 goals in 64 games for three years.
His dominance attracted the Portuguese team Feirense and he was signed to his first European club in early 2016.
Just like with Warri Wolves, Etebo took the opportunity and played a pivotal role in the club’s qualification for relegation.
He played four times in 2015-2016 and scored once to support her application to the Primer League. He played for them another year and helped them to 8NS Position before joining La Liga club Las Palmas.
After a season at Las Pamas, he was signed by Stoke City in 2018.
His current contract with Stoke City was valued at £ 6.35 million and is slated to run through January 2023.
When Etebo got to Stoke City, he started off well and was described by manager, Gary Rowett’s, as energetic and mentally strong.
In his debut year, his performance at Stoke City prevented relegation to relegation when they finished 16th in the league.
However, Stoke succumbed the following season, leading to the sacking of Gary, who was replaced by Michael O’Neill.
Etebo was removed from the squad with O’Neill, criticizing his efforts in training. He was immediately transferred to Galatasaray, Getafe and Watford on loan for the entire season.
He has stayed with Watford to this day, with the loan deal expiring this summer unless management decides to activate his contract.
Great Eagles career
Etebo made his Super Eagles debut on July 27, 2013 against Côte d’Ivoire in a 2-0 loss in Abidjan during the qualifying campaign for the 2014 African Nations Championship for home players.
He also played against Jordan in an international match on October 23, 2013.
In December 2015 he helped the Nigerian U-23 team to triumph at the U-23 Africa Cup in Senegal; Top scorer with 5 goals, including a double in a 2-1 win over Algeria in the final.
After almost single-handedly guaranteeing Nigeria qualification for the Olympic Games, he was subsequently selected by Nigeria to join the 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
And in Brazil, he scored 4 goals against Japan in Nigeria’s first group game. The game ended 5–4 for Nigeria.
He injured himself in the third game of the tournament and had to finish in the team for bronze.
Etebo is a member of the Nigerian national soccer team and was appointed to the 23-strong Super Eagles squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Etebo started in all three group games in Nigeria, in which they defeated Iceland, but lost to Argentina and Croatia and thus could not make it into the knockout round.
Etebo a few years ago wouldn’t call himself a millionaire with the dollar sign.
However, the Warri-born superstar achieved this status with extras.
As it stands, Etebo is one of the most successful Nigerian breakout stars of the 2010s.
It is estimated that, and following his lucrative contract with Stoke City, Etebo has assets of $ 3 to 4 million.
An unconfirmed source estimates it at $ 3.8 million.
His merit makes him one of the richest native Nigerian footballers under the age of 27.
It is expected that Etebo’s net worth will increase due to its continuous improvement and the potential to get a more lucrative contract.
While he has played across Europe, Etebo has no house abroad.
The reason for this is likely that he has only spent a short time with his various clubs and trying to buy a home would be too much to ask.
Instead, he opted for the option of renting houses.
Hopefully the Delta State will see Indigenous people with a more binding and lucrative treaty as necessary to have a home in one of the countries abroad.
Etebo is believed to have a standard duplex in its hometown, but the details and facts behind the claims are a bit sketchy.
While he doesn’t have a home in England, his drive doesn’t.
The Watford man has been spotted using two different cars believed to be his own, as typically seen while training and playing football around town.
The two cars are a G-Wagon and a Mercedes Benz.
He probably owns more than these two rides, but these are the ones he’s been spotted with.
Born in Warri, where marriage is believed to be the best way to crown the start of a successful career and successful journey, it didn’t take much for the public to predict that Etebo would soon tie the knot.
The Urhobo-born midfielder took a short break from Stoke City in 2018 to formalize his marriage trip with his crush Ebhota Bethel in the usual traditional Urhobo style.
For a Warri-themed marriage, the ceremony was relatively calm and the necessary rites were quickly performed for the Stoke City midfielder to quickly return to England, settle down with his family and join his team.
According to Etebo, there was hardly any time for the ceremony, so he had to be content with the little break that had been granted to him.
He also stated that Bethelln had always been his love and that he had never doubted settling down with her.
The Etebo union was blessed with two children; a boy named Wealth and a girl named Elo.
The kids, according to Etebo, were one of his inspirations to reach his top version and stay there.
With his marriage, Etebo joined the band of Super Eagles players to throw in the towel on bachelorhood and rather settle for husband and fatherly responsibility.
Peter Etebo’s salary has risen sharply over the years and this trend is expected to continue.
Etebo Initial Stoke City’s contract is currently expected to run until June 30, 2023. However, this may change if Watford decides to activate its purchase option.
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His weekly earnings based on his current contract are £ 29,000 per week, which adds up to £ 1,508,000 per year.