Player Details


Orji Okwonkwo


5' 8"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

1.19.1998 (26)


Benin City, Nigeria



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Career Summary

2019: Acquired by the Impact on February 12, following a loan from Italian club Bologna FC 1909 for the 2019 season.

2018-19: Played eight Serie A games with Bologna FC, including two starts, and 253 minutes, while also appearing in a Coppa Italia game… Named Bologna FC Player of the Game by the club supporters following the game versus Genoa on September 16.

2017-18: Scored three goals in 10 Serie A games, including one start, and 453 minutes… Scored his first career goal with Bologna FC and in Serie A on September 24 against Sassuolo, in a 1-0 win… Also recorded five goals and two assists in seven games with the U19 team in the Italian Primavera… Spent the second half on loan with Brescia, in Serie B, registering one goal and one assist in 13 games, starting four, and 455 minutes.

2016-17: Signed his first professional contract with Bologna FC 1909 in August… Recorded two assists in nine Serie A games, including one start, and 243 minutes… Made his debut in the Italian first division on November 20 against Palermo… Appeared in two Coppa Italia games… Also played with Bologna FC U19 team, scoring four goals in four games in the prestigious Torneo di Viareggio, and 11 goals in 14 Primavera games… Also featured in a Coppa Italia Primavera game.

Won the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2015, in Chile, with the Nigeria U17 team, appearing in five games throughout the tournament… Scored a goal in a 4-2 win against Mexico in the semi-final game.

Part of the academy of Nigerian club FC Abuja.

Son of Ikwo and Joy Okwonkwo… Has one brother, Ebubu and three sisters, Blessing, Chigozie and Nneka… Fluent in English, Italian, and the African dialect Igbo.