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Ifeoma Onumonu Biography and Profile



Ifeoma Chukwufumnaya Onumonu (listen; born 25 February 1994) is a professional footballer who plays for Utah Royals in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). She previously played for NJ/NY Gotham FCReign FCPortland Thorns FC, and Boston Breakers. Onumonu played collegiate soccer at the University of California, Berkeley and in high school at Los Osos High School.

Born in the United States, Onumonu has represented Nigeria since 2021.

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Boston Breakers

After playing collegiately at the University of California, Berkeley, Onumonu was drafted by the Boston Breakers with the 8th overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. She appeared in 18 games for Boston in her rookie season.

Portland Thorns

After the Boston Breakers folded ahead of the 2018 season, Onumonu was selected by the Portland Thorns in the 2018 Dispersal Draft. She was waived on 8 May 2019, after playing in eight games.

Reign FC

On 14 May 2019, Onumonu signed with Reign FC as a National Team Replacement player.[7] After stellar performances, she earned a supplemental roster spot on 28 June.

NJ/NY Gotham FC

On 17 January 2020, Onumonu was traded to Sky Blue FC.[9] She re-signed with the team on a one-year deal on 20 January 2022 based on her strong performance during the 2021 NWSL season, which saw her named to the Best XI Second Team. On 25 October 2022, Onumonu signed a new three-year contract that would keep her with Gotham FC through the 2025 season.

Utah Royals

On 30 December 2023, Onumonu was traded to Utah Royals for $40,000 in allocation money.

International career

Onumonu has represented the United States on the Under-23 Women’s National Team. In June 2021 she received her first call up to the Nigeria Women’s National Team.

On 16 June 2023, she was included in the 23-player Nigerian squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.



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