[People Profile] All We Know About Frank Onyeka Biography, Career, Family, Networth

[People Profile] All We Know About Frank Onyeka Biography, Career, Family, Networth

Ogochukwu Frank Sosthenes Onyeka was born on January 1, 1998 is an Nigerian professional footballer, who plays as a midfielder with Premier League club Brentford and the Nigeria national team.

Frank Onyeka

Club life

Midtjylland

Profiling Ogochukwu Frank Sosthenes Onyeka

A Quick Glance At Ogochukwu Frank Sosthenes Onyeka
Full NamesOgochukwu Frank Sosthenes Onyeka
Place of birthMaiduguri, Nigeria
Date Of Birth1 January 1998
State of OriginMaiduguri, Nigeria
ProfessionFootballer
position Midfielder
Current teamBrentford
careerNumber 15
Youth career
Ebedei
2016–2017 Midtjylland
Senior career*
Years Team
2017–2021 Midtjylland
2021– Brentford
National
2020– Nigeria
Salary£32,000 per week
Net Worth $1Million

After making the move to Nigerian FC Ebedei to the Danish club FC Ebedei to cooperation club FC Midtjylland in Denmark in January of 2016, Onyeka established himself as an official member of the club and on the 20th of September the year 2017 Onyeka made his first team debut at the Danish Cup in a 7-0 victory against Greve Fodbold where he also scored. Onyeka made the Danish Superliga debut for the club a couple of months later,

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during the 2017-18 season of the club in a game in the match against AC Horsens on 9 February 2018. In that match, he scored and played crucial in the 2-0 victory. Onyeka stood out in the next game on the 18th of February against the top Superliga team of FC Copenhagen, where he scored his second goal in the league for the club in the right winger position , as Midtjylland defeated the capital side 3-1. Onyeka was later felicitated by the head manager Jess Thorup for his positional flexibility and maturity.

Onyeka has made the UEFA Champions League debut in the following season, during Midtjylland’s qualifying match against Astana FC on July 24, 2018.

Brentford

Onyeka was signed by the newly launched Premier League side Brentford on 20 July 2021, for an undisclosed amount.

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International career

Onyeka was first called up to his part in the Nigeria nation’s national squad on the 22nd of September, 2020 to play in the friendly matches with Algeria as well as Tunisia at Austria in October 5th and 9th, 2020 respectively. He made his debut for his Nigeria National team during a friendlies loss of 1-0 to Algeria on October 9th, 2020.

Transfer news 

Frank Onyeka Brentford signing FC Midtjylland midfielder

A 23 year old Super Eagle has joined the promoted side on a 5-year contract in advance of the start of the next season.

Brentford confirm the hiring of Nigeria internationally renowned Frank Onyeka from Danish side FC Midtjylland.

The promoted team has announced the signing for Super Eagle. Super Eagle on a five-year contract. He will be the first player to join the club prior to the start of the start of the new season.

“Brentford have completed the signing of Nigeria international midfield player Frank Onyeka, subject to an international clearance,” Brentford announced in a statement through their official site.

Frank Onyeka

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“A working permit” for the 23 year old was obtained at the weekend and he’s passed an examination. Frank will move the club from FC Midtjylland, where Brentford owner Matthew Benham has the majority shares, with an unspecified fee . He has also signed a five-year deal.

“He arrived in the UK yesterday [Monday], July 19, and will now undergo a period of quarantine before joining with the squad for training.”

The statement added: “Frank has spent his entire professional career with FCM as they are well-known and has played regularly with FCM during the Danish Superliga for most of the last four seasons. He came to Denmark as an 18-year-old player from FC Ebedei, a Nigerian club which has links to FCM. He was promoted to the first team , and was able to make his mark in the 2017-18 season.

“Frank is part of the FCM team which took home the Superliga in 2017-18. He played 15 games. He assisted them in winning the title in the 2019/20 season as well as the Danish Cup in 2019. Frank participated in the Uefa Champions’ League and Uefa Europa League for FCM and departed Denmark with 123 appearances and scoring 17 goals.”

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has termed the signing of the player an important addition to his team.

“I am excited about receiving Frank into the clubhouse. We think he’s an excellent addition to the squadand we’re eager to work with Frank. He’s an extremely energetic footballer,” Frank told the same site.

“Frank is the number eight player in our team, He is extremely adept in moving from box to box, and will be invaluable for us even in the event that we do not have the ball. He comes to us from Denmark in the Danish league, and was among the best midfielders in the league. We believe that he is a player with the potential to improve his game.

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“All the coaches here are looking forward to working with Frank and pushing him to a higher level.”

For his part, Brentford Co-Director Rasmus Ankersen stated: “Frank Onyeka is one of the players we are sure to are very familiar with. Over the last two seasons, Onyeka has grown into the top midfielder in Danish league. His performances at the Champions League last season convinced us that he’s ready to play in playing in the Premier League.

“With his pace, power, and ability to win the ball, I am sure Frank will be a great addition to the Brentford squad.”

Onyeka was first called in the national team of Nigeria this season. He was picked for the friendly game against Algeria in which Onyeka was able to make his debut.

Brentford will play Arsenal in their league opener on the 13th of August.

 

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