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Odion Ighalo

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Odion Jude Ighalo (born 16 June 1989) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Saudi Professional League club Al Hilal and the Nigeria national team. After starting his career at Nigerian clubs Prime and Julius Berger, Ighalo moved to Norwegian club Lyn in 2007. A year later, he was signed by Italian club Udinese, spending most of his tenure on two separate loan spells with Spanish club Granada. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Odion Ighalo has received more than 4,060,524 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Odion Ighalo is the 4,923rd most popular soccer player (down from 3,805th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 45th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Odion Ighalo ranks 4,923 out of 16,880Before him are Plamen Markov, Riqui Puig, Lee Chun-soo, Stefan Pettersson, Leonel Álvarez, and Lothar Kobluhn. After him are Henrik Andersen, Rafael Amador, Ariel Ibagaza, Dejan Kulusevski, Papiss Cissé, and Jan Domarski.

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Among people born in 1989, Odion Ighalo ranks 147Before him are Tomáš Vaclík, Su Bingtian, Bas Dost, Jung So-min, Luke Bracey, and Farah Zeynep Abdullah. After him are Judd Trump, Jessica Brown Findlay, Hannah John-Kamen, Albin Ekdal, Adel Taarabt, and Hamza bin Laden.

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Among people born in Nigeria, Odion Ighalo ranks 63 out of 236Before him are Francis Obikwelu (1978), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (1962), John Onaiyekan (1944), Buchi Emecheta (1944), Ahmed Musa (1992), and Ben Okri (1959). After him are Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936), Celestine Babayaro (1978), Hauwa Ibrahim (1968), Michael Obiku (1968), Kalu Uche (1982), and Victor Osimhen (1998).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Odion Ighalo ranks 20Before him are Uche Okechukwu (1967), Vincent Enyeama (1982), Taye Taiwo (1985), Peter Rufai (1963), Victor Moses (1990), and Ahmed Musa (1992). After him are Celestine Babayaro (1978), Michael Obiku (1968), Kalu Uche (1982), Victor Osimhen (1998), John Obi Mikel (1987), and Emmanuel Olisadebe (1978).

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