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Alex Iwobi
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Personal information
Full name Alex Iwobi
Date of birth 3 May 1996 (1996-05-03) (age 24)
Place of birth    Lagos, Flag of Nigeria 001 Nigeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger, striker
Club information
Current club England Everton
Number 17
Youth clubs
2004–2013 England Arsenal
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2015–2019
2019–
England Arsenal
England Everton
100 0(11)
014 00(1)   
National team
2011–2012
2013
2013
2015–
England England U16
England England U17
England England U18
Flag of Nigeria 001 Nigeria
0000(1)
0000(0)
0000(0)
036 00(6)

Alex Iwobi (born 3 May 1996) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger and a striker for Premier League club Everton.

Early and personal life

Iwobi was born in Lagos before moving to England at the age of four. He is the nephew of ex-professional footballer Jay-Jay Okocha.

Club career

Iwobi joined Arsenal while still at primary school, and was first involved in a first-team match as an unused substitute in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion on 25 September 2013. He signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal in October 2015.

2015–16 season

On 27 October 2015, Iwobi made his first-team debut for the club, starting in a 3–0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Round of 16 of the League Cup. He made his Premier League debut four days later in a 3–0 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, as a stoppage time substitute for Mesut Özil. Iwobi made his Champions League debut as an 85th-minute substitute in a 5–1 defeat against Bayern Munich. Iwobi started in the first team for the 2015–16 FA Cup 3rd and 4th round home wins against Sunderland and Burnley respectively.

After getting a first Champions League start in a 3–1 away defeat to Barcelona, Iwobi went on to score two goals in his first two Premier League starts in wins against Everton, and Watford, respectively.

International career

After playing youth football for England, Iwobi elected to play for Nigeria and made his senior debut on 8 October 2015, replacing Ahmed Musa in the 57th minute of a 2–0 friendly defeat to DR Congo in Visé, Belgium.

He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 15 May 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Arsenal 2013–14 Premier League 0000000000
2014–15 Premier League 000000000000
2015–16 Premier League 13250102000212
Career total 13250102000212

International

As of match played 25 March 2016.
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
Nigeria 201520
201610
Total30

External links

Everton FC
Everton F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Pickford · 2 Holgate · 3 Baines · 5 Keane · 7 Richarlison · 8 Delph · 9 Calvert-Lewin · 10 Sigurðsson · 11 Walcott · 12 Digne · 13 Mina · 17 Iwobi · 18 Schneiderlin · 19 Sidibé · 20 Bernard · 21 Gomes · 22 Stekelenburg · 23 Coleman · 25 Gbamin · 26 Davies · 27 Kean · 29 Niasse · 30 Martina · 34 Baningime · 42 Gordon ·

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England England
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Nigeria
Nigeria – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Ezenwa 2. Idowu 3. Echiéjilé 4. Ndidi 5. Troost-Ekong 6. Balogun 7. Musa 8. Etebo 9. Ighalo 10. Mikel (c) 11. Moses 12. Abdullahi 13. Nwankwo 14. Iheanacho 15. Obi 16. Akpeyi 17. Onazi 18. Iwobi 19. Ogu 20. Awaziem 21. Ebuehi 22. Omeruo 23. Uzoho

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