Tyronne Ebuehi
Ebuehi with ADO Den Haag in 2015
Personal information
Full name Tyronne Efe Ebuehi[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Right-back
Club information
Current team
Venezia
(on loan from Benfica)
Number 22
Youth career
SV Hoofddorp
VV Young Boys
2013 HFC EDO
2013–2014 ADO Den Haag
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 ADO Den Haag 78 (1)
2018– Benfica 0 (0)
2019–2020 Benfica B 6 (0)
2020–2021Twente (loan) 33 (1)
2021–Venezia (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2017– Nigeria 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:55, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2021

Tyronne Efe Ebuehi (born 16 December 1995) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Serie A club Venezia, on loan from Benfica. Born in Netherlands, he represents the Nigeria national team.

Club career

Born in Haarlem, Ebuehi played for Dutch youth teams of several amateur clubs before joining professional team ADO Den Haag from amateur side HFC EDO in 2013. He made his Eredivisie debut on 10 August 2014 in a 1–0 home defeat to Feyenoord.[2] Three seasons later, on 19 May 2018, he signed a five-year contract with Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.[3] Due to injury, however, he missed the whole 2018–19 season.

On 28 June 2021, Ebuehi joined newly promoted Serie A side Venezia on a season-long loan.[4]

International career

Ebuehi with Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Iceland
Ebuehi with Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Iceland

In November 2016, Ebuehi was called up for the first time to the Nigeria national team for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria. However, he declined the call-up by stating that he needed some time to settle into his team ADO Den Haag. He was later called up for friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in March 2017 and joined up with the squad.[5] He made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017.[6]

Ebuehi was in Nigeria's 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.[7] He came on as a substitute in the second half of a 2–0 victory over Iceland on 22 June 2018.[8]

On 5 October 2019, Ebuehi got a late invite to play for the Super Eagles in a friendly against Brazil after defender Kenneth Omeruo got injured while on club duty.[9] This marked his return to the national team since the match against Iceland in the FIFA World Cup.[10]

Personal life

Ebuehi was born in the Netherlands to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother.[11]

Career statistics

International

As of match played 30 March 2021[12][13]
Nigeria
Year Apps Goals
2017 1 0
2018 6 0
2020 1 0
2021 1 0
Total 9 0

Honours

Benfica

References

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 June 2018. p. 19. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "ADO Den Haag vs. Feyenoord – 10 August 2014 – Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  3. ^ Sanches, João (19 May 2018). "Welcome, Ebuehi!". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Tanner Tessmann joins Venezia F.C." 28 June 2021. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  5. ^ Colin Udoh (1 November 2016). "ADO Den Haag defender Tyronne Ebuehi rejects Nigeria call". ESPN FC. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Internationals (Sky Sports)". SkySports.
  7. ^ "Which players are going to the World Cup?". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ "Nigeria 2–0 Iceland". BBC Sport. 22 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Super Eagles news: Ebuehi replaces Omeruo in Nigeria squad for Brazil friendly". Goal. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr calls up Benfica defender Tyronne Ebuehi to replace injured Kenneth Omeruo for Brazil friendly". Pulse.ng. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  11. ^ "I am happy my son chose to play for Super Eagles – Ebuehi's father". 27 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Tyronne Ebuehi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  13. ^ Tyronne Ebuehi at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  14. ^ Benfica 5–0 Sporting CP Soccerway