Nathanael Ogbeta
Personal information
Date of birth (2001-04-28) 28 April 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth Salford, England[1]
Position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 15
Youth career
2011–2021 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2021–2022 Shrewsbury Town 51 (2)
2022– Swansea City 2 (0)
National team
England U17
England U18
2022– England U20 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:44, 19 March 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:51, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Nathanael Ogbeta (born 28 April 2001) is an English professional footballer who plays as a full back for EFL Championship club Swansea City.

Early and personal life

Ogbeta was born in Salford, Greater Manchester.[1] His sister Naomi is an athlete.[2] He is a devout christian.[3]

Career

Ogbeta joined Manchester City at the age of ten.[1] He made his debut for the Manchester City U18 team during the 2018–19 season in a 4–2 win over Reading.[1] During the 2019–20 season, Ogbeta made two appearances for the Manchester City U21s in the EFL Trophy in games against Scunthorpe United and Tranmere Rovers.[4]

On 25 January 2021, Ogbeta signed for League One side Shrewsbury Town on an 18-month deal.[5][6] He made his debut for The Shrews on 30 January, starting in a 2–0 win at home to Peterborough United.[7]

On 31 January 2022, Ogbeta joined EFL Championship side Swansea City on a two-and-a-half year contract, for an undisclosed fee.[8][9]

International career

Born in England, Ogbeta is of Nigerian descent.[10] He is a youth international for England.[11]

On 29 March 2022, Ogbeta made his England U20 debut in a 3-1 victory over Germany in Colchester.[12]

Career statistics

As of 19 March 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shrewsbury Town 2020–21[13] League One 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2021–22[14] League One 26 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 33 0
Total 51 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 58 2
Swansea City 2021–22[14] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 53 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 60 2

References

  1. ^ a b c d "NATHANAEL OGBETA". mancity.com. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Siblings: Nathanael and Naomi Ogbeta". www.mancity.com.
  3. ^ Cox, Lewis (12 March 2021). "Freedom is everything for new Shrewsbury Town starlet Nathanael Ogbeta". Shropshire Star.
  4. ^ "Games played by Nathanael Ogbeta in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Shrewsbury sign Man City defender Ogbeta" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ Cox, Lewis. "Shrewsbury Town sign Manchester City left-back Nathanael Ogbeta on 18-month deal". www.shropshirestar.com.
  7. ^ "Shrewsbury 2-0 Peterborough". BBC Sport. 30 January 2021. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Swansea City sign Nathanael Ogbeta for undisclosed fee". Swansea City AFC. 31 January 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Swansea sign Shrewsbury's Ogbeta" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Official : Ogbeta Ends Nine-Year Association With Manchester City By Signing For The Blues:: All Nigeria Soccer - The Complete Nigerian Football Portal". www.allnigeriasoccer.com.
  11. ^ Nathanael Ogbeta at Soccerway
  12. ^ "Report: England MU20s 3-1 Germany". englandfootball.com. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Games played by Nathanael Ogbeta in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Nathanael Ogbeta in 2021/2022". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2021.