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John Ogu Biography | Age | Religion | Net Worth | Wife | Career | Salary

Early Life

John Ogu was born on the 20th of April, 1988, in Lagos State, which falls in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. 

John Ogu Age

John Ogu is 34 years old.

John Ogu Career

Following his youth career, Ogu has played for Akwa Starlets, Akwa United and Fly Sports Academic. On July 2006, he was transferred to Drava Ptuj on a free transfer. During his four seasons with the team, he scored 8 goals in 97 appearances. On July 1, 2010, Ogu moved to Atletico CP but left after six months. On January 1, 2011, he signed with UD Almeria B, however, he left the club after a couple of months. On November 1, 2011, Ogu signed a contract with Leiria where he scored 3 goals in 17 appearances before leaving the club in 2012.

On July 27, 2012, Ogu was transferred to Coimbra on a free transfer and scored his first goal in Portuguese Cup matches. His first league goal came against Vitoria de Setubal, in the Portuguese Premier League. On August 1, 2014, he signed a five-year contract with the Hapoel Be’er Sheva while his market value was estimated to be £900,000. He scored his first goal against Maccabi Netanya in a victory 4-0. So far, Ogu has scored 10 goals in 105 appearances. He is the member of the team that won the Israeli Premier League (2015-2017), Israel Super Cup and Toto Cup in 2016-2017. 

In March 2013, Ogu was called up to the National team of Nigeria for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and earned his senior cap under coach Stephen Keshi on March 23, 2013, against Kenya, replacing Victor Moses. On May 31, 2013, Ogu’s first international goal came against Mexico at the Reliant Stadium, Houston. He was named as one of 23 players for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup by coach,Stephen Keshi. On November 10, 2017, Ogu scored his second goal against Algeria in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier. For the nation, has earned 16 caps, scoring 2 goals.

Honors Club

Hapoel Beer Sheva

2018: Israeli Premier League

2017: Israeli Premier League

2017: Israel Super Cup

2017: Toto Cup

2016: Israeli Premier League

2016: Israel Super Cup


John Ogu is married to his long-time girlfriend, Vera, and they have a daughter together. The marriage, however, reportedly ended up in a messy divorce.

Net Worth 

John Ogu’s net worth is estimated at around $1.8 million. He realized his wealth from his football career, both professionally and internationally.

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