Nosa Igiebor

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Nosa Igiebor
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Igiebor playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv, 2015
Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Nosakhare Igiebor
Date of birth (1990-11-09) 9 November 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Abuja, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Anorthosis Famagusta
Number 50
Youth career
1999–2005 Sharks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Sharks 49 (7)
2007–2009 Warri Wolves 63 (16)
2009–2011 Lillestrøm 67 (13)
2011–2012 Hapoel Tel Aviv 27 (3)
2012–2014 Real Betis 26 (2)
2014–2017 Maccabi Tel Aviv 64 (9)
2017 Çaykur Rizespor 13 (1)
2017 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 (0)
2018– Anorthosis Famagusta 15 (1)
National team
2011– [2] Nigeria 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 March 2013

Emmanuel Nosakhare Igiebor (born 9 November 1990), commonly known as Nosa Igiebor or Nosa, is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cypriot First Division club Anorthosis Famagusta.[3] He was called up to Nigeria's 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[4]

Club career

After appearing in his homeland with Sharks and Warri Wolves, Nosa joined Tippeligaen side Lillestrøm in 2009. He held a starting spot during his time in Norway, being an important offensive unit in the 2011 campaign, netting eight times in 17 matches.

On 8 August 2011, Nosa signed for Hapoel Tel Aviv, for transfer fee of 8 million krones.[5] On 18 August 2011, he made his debut in Hapoel during the Europa League Playoffs against FK Ekranas. Four days later he scored his first goal for Hapoel against Maccabi Petah-Tikva. On 14 May 2012, Nosa scored the winning goal in the Israeli cup final in a 2–1 victory over Maccabi Haifa.

On 24 August 2012, Nosa moved to Spain for a transfer fee of 1.2 million euro,[6] signing a four-year deal with Real Betis.[7] On 12 April 2013, he scored his first goal in Betis against Sevilla FC after coming on as a substitute in the 89th minute. He finished his two seasons in Betis with 2 goals in 28 appearances.

On 22 July 2014, Nosa joined Maccabi Tel-Aviv.[8] On 30 July 2014, he made his debut in Maccabi in a 1–0 loss to Maribor during the Champions League Qualifiers.[9]

On 8 September 2017, Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced that Nosa had been signed for the remainder of the 2017 season, with club options for 2018 and 2019.[10]



Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv


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  2. ^ Nosa_Igiebor | national football
  3. ^ "Nosa Igiebor". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  4. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (10 January 2013). "Nations Cup 2013: Nigeria pick six locally-based players". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  5. ^ Nosa solgt til Israel i natt (Nosa sold to Israel tonight); VG, 8 August 2011 (in Norwegian)
  6. ^ הפועל ניסתה לצרף את איגייבור, בטיס סירבה (Hapoel TLV tried to repurchase Nosa back, Real Betis refuses); ONE, 15 June 2013 (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ Nigeria midfielder Igiebor signs for Real Betis; BBC Sport, 26 August 2012
  8. ^ Nosa sold to Maccabi "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Igiebor debuts in Maccabi Tel Aviv loss". African Football. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Whitecaps FC add Nigerian international midfielder Nosa Igiebor". Whitecaps F.C. Retrieved 8 September 2017.

External links

  • Nosa Emanuel IgieborFIFA competition record
  • N. Igiebor (Emmanuel Nosakhare Igiebor) at Soccerway
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