Onome Ebi (born May 8, 1983) is a professional footballer from Nigeria who plays as a centre-back for Belarusian Premier League club FC Minsk and the Nigeria women’s national team, Super Falcons. She has participated in five FIFA World Cup competitions which makes her to be the first African footballer to do so in 2019.
Onome Ebi Biography
May 8, 1983
FC Minsk, Super Falcons
Onome Ebi was born on the 8th of May, 1983, in Lagos, which falls among the states in the South Western region of Nigeria.
Before moving to Pite IF and Djurgrdens IF in Sweden’s Damallsvenskan, Onome Ebi began her career playing for Bayelsa Queens FC in the Nigerian Women’s Championship.
She later competed in the First League for Turkish teams Düvenciler Lisesispor and Ataşehir Belediyespor. While playing for Ataşehir Belediyespor in August 2012, she made her Champions League debut.
In 2013, Ebi played for Sunnan SK in the Swedish Damallsvenskan once again before moving to Belarus to play for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League. She was a part of the team that twice won the Belarusian Women’s Super Cup, the Belarusian Women’s Cup, and the Belarusian Premier League while she was there.
Due to its significance to her, Ebi typically gets to wear the team’s number five shirt throughout both club and international matches. The jersey number was already taken when she got to Minsk, so she requested the number 55 instead. She got a contract with Henan Jianye of China’s second division in 2018.
Ebi competes for Nigeria’s national team. On 6 July 2019, she became the first African Footballer to play in five Fifa World Cup Tournaments, taking part in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015, 2019 editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Ebi participated in the 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 iterations of the African Women’s Championship with the Nigerian team, which went on to win the competition four times in 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2018.
2013: Turkish Women’s First Football League
2012: Turkish Women’s First Football League
- 2014: Belarusian Premier League
- 2014: Belarusian Women’s Cup
- 2014: Belarusian Women’s Super Cup
- 2015: Belarusian Women’s Super Cup
- 2010: African Women’s Championship
- 2014: African Women’s Championship
- 2016: African Women’s Championship
- 2018: African Women’s Championship
- 2018: NFF-Aiteo Female Player Of The Year
- 2011 – 2020: IFFHS CAF Woman Team of the Decade
Onome Ebi has an estimated NetWorth of $1 million. She actualized her wealth from the football game.
Social Media Handle
Onome Ebi is very active on social media platforms. She has verified accounts on both Instagram and Twitter with 151,000 followers and over 27,500 followers respectively. You can follow her on social media through the following handles.
- Instagram: @onosky5
- Twitter: @EBIONOME