Peter Etebo (born 9 November 1995) is a talented Nigerian professional footballer. His full name is Oghenekaro Peter Etebo. He plays as a midfielder for an English Premier League team, City of Stokeand the Nigerian national team, Super Eagles.
Biography of Peter Etebo
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo
November 9, 1995
Delta State, Nigeria
Peter Etebo was born on the 9th day of November 1995 in the family of Mr and Mrs Etebo, in Warri, Delta State which falls in the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. He did his primary and secondary education in Warri.
In 2012, Etebo became a member of Warri Wolves, and for the 2013 Nigerian Premier League season, it was confirmed that Etebo will be part of the senior team. He only made his professional debut on April 14, 2013, when he introduced himself to Nigerian fans by scoring the first hat-trick of the year due to schoolwork and the delayed start to the league. In a 3-1 win over Wikki Tourists, he continued his brilliant debut season by scoring the league’s fastest hat-trick, scoring all three goals in the space of just 22 minutes.
He scored his first international goal against Union Douala in 2014 CAF Confederation Cup in March of this year. His performances in the CAF Confederation Cup attracted interest from Egyptian side Zamalek and Tunisian club Espérance, leading to a bidding war for his services. In May 2014, Etebo went on a trial with Italian club Udinese.
The best goal of the 2015 Nigeria Professional Football League season, scored against Bayelsa United, earned Etebo the Glo Wondergoal title in 2015. He received the Most Promising Talent of the Year award at the CAF Awards in Abuja, Nigeria on January 7, 2016. During his three years with the team, Etebo scored 23 goals in total in 64 league appearances for Warri Wolves.
At the start of 2016, Etebo signed with Portuguese LigaPro side Feirense. In his four appearances in 2015-16, he scored once to help the team’s promotion to Primeira Liga. He appeared in 27 games for Feirense in 2016-17, who finished eighth and dropped two points from a European spot.
Etebo has signed a six-month loan deal with The league crew EXIT Las Palmas on January 31, 2018, with a release clause. With Las Palmas, Etebo took part in 14 games, but he couldn’t stop their relegation. For his efforts with the Canary Islands team, Etebo received accolades.
Etebo left Feirense on June 11, 2018, and on a five-year contract he joined EFL Championship crew City of Stoke for €7.2m (£6.35m). On August 5, 2018, he played his first game for Stoke against Leeds United. Etebo appeared in 37 games in 2018-19 and had a strong season for Stoke, who finished 16th overall.
Due to his participation with Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the start of Etebo’s 2019-20 season has been delayed. Etebo was dropped from the team by Michael O’Neill after O’Neill criticized his training efforts. As a result, he was mentioned as a potential transfer target in January 2020.
Etebo joined the La Liga team Getafe in January 2020 on loan for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign with an option to buy. He scored once against SD Eibar while playing 11 games for Getafe, however, the team decided not to use their purchase option.
Etebo has signed a loan deal with a Turkish club Galatasaray on September 9, 2020, for the 2020-21 campaign. He made 29 appearances for Galatasary, who finished in second place but lost the championship to Beşiktaş on goal differential.
On July 9, 2021, Etebo signed a one-season loan deal with an option to buy with the newly promoted premier league crew watford. He made his professional debut for Watford on August 14, 2021, in the team’s 3-2 win over AstonVilla in the league opener. Injuries plagued Etebo in 2021-22, and he made just 10 appearances for the Hornets as they were relegated from the Premier League.
On 27 July 2013, against Ivory Coast, Etebo made his international debut in a 2–0 defeat in Abidjan as part of the players’ home qualifying campaign for the 2014 African Nations Championship. On October 23, 2013, he also took part in a match against Jordan in an international friendly match. His five goals, including a brace in the 2-1 final win over Algeria, helped the Nigerian U-23 team win the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal in December 2015. Provisional squad of 35 players for the 2016 Summer Olympics, he was chosen by Nigeria.
He scored four goals against Japan in Nigeria’s first group match after a turbulent arrival in Brazil. After being injured in Game 3 of the competition, he played a lesser role in the team’s race to the bronze medal.
Etebo was selected in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He featured in all three of Nigeria’s group matches, which included wins over Iceland and losses to Argentina and Croatia, preventing them from advancing to the knockout stages.
- 2016: Nigeria Under-23 Olympic bronze medalist
According to different online sources, the net worth of Peter Etebo is estimated at around $3 million. His sources of income are tied to his achievements in his career as a professional footballer.
Social media handles
Peter Etebo is very active on social media platforms. He verified accounts on Instagram and Twitter with 420,000 and over 69,000 followers respectively. You can follow him through the following social media handles.
- Instagram: @etebo_karo
- Twitter: @etebo_karo