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Odion Ighalo

Born: June 16, 1989 (age 30)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)
Weight: 11st 7lb (73kg)

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria Nigerian

Position: Striker
Odion Ighalo of Watford in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Southampton at Vicarage Road on August 23, 2015
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Career History
Senior2008-2014Udinese
→ 2009-2010Granada (loan)
→ 2010Cesena (loan)
→ 2011-2014Granada (loan)
→ 2014Watford (loan)
2014-2017Watford
International2015-Nigeria
Sports Mole has 397 articles about Odion Ighalo. Articles 1 to 40:
Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong celebrates scoring their second goal against South Africa on July 10, 2019
Preview: Ukraine vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the international friendly between Ukraine and Nigeria in Dnipro, including predictions and team news.
Sep 9, 11:40
Algeria's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring their second goal against Nigeria with teammates on July 14, 2019
Preview: Senegal vs. Algeria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final between Senegal and Algeria, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records.
Jul 18, 14:14
Nigeria's Odion Ighalo celebrates scoring their first goal against Tunisia on July 17, 2019
Result: Ighalo on target to earn Nigeria third place
The former Watford striker is the tournament's five-goal top scorer ahead of Friday's final.
Jul 17, 22:50
Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong celebrates scoring their second goal against South Africa on July 10, 2019
Preview: Tunisia vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations third-place playoff between Tunisia and Nigeria, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records.
Jul 15, 17:03
Algeria's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring their second goal against Nigeria with teammates on July 14, 2019
Result: Last-gasp Riyad Mahrez fires Algeria into AFCON final at Nigeria's expense
The Manchester City midfielder won it with the last kick of the game.
Jul 14, 22:51
Nigeria's Odion Ighalo celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates on July 6, 2019
Preview: Nigeria vs. South Africa - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final between Nigeria and South Africa, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records.
Jul 9, 23:34
Nigeria's Odion Ighalo celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates on July 6, 2019
Result: Nigeria fight back to see off Cameroon
Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi was on target for the Super Eagles.
Jul 6, 19:10
Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel in action during the 2018 World Cup
Preview: Madagascar vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations fixture between Madagascar and Nigeria.
Jun 28, 15:05
Samuel Kalu in action for Bordeaux on October 4, 2018
Samuel Kalu declared fit for Nigeria
Kalu was diagnosed with dehydration after collapsing during training last week.
Jun 25, 14:40
Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel in action during the 2018 World Cup
Preview: Nigeria vs. Guinea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Africa Cup of Nations group-stage clash between Nigeria and Guinea in Alexandria, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jun 25, 10:23
Odion Ighalo pictured for Nigeria in June 2018
Odion Ighalo backs Nigeria for Africa Cup of Nations glory
Nigeria won the tournament six years ago.
Jun 21, 15:31
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr before the match against Argentina on June 26, 2018
Preview: Nigeria vs. Burundi - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Africa Cup of Nations group-stage clash between Nigeria and Burundi in Alexandria, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jun 20, 16:00
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr before the match against Argentina on June 26, 2018
Preview: Nigeria vs. Seychelles - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Friday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Group E leaders Nigeria and bottom-placed Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.
Mar 20, 15:23
Argentina's Lionel Messi in action against Nigeria on June 26, 2018
Result: Argentina scrape through to last 16 of World Cup with late victory
Marcos Rojo scores a late volley as Argentina scrape into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.
Jun 26, 20:54
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'
Odion Ighalo anticipates "a very tough game" when Nigeria face Argentina, but is confident of picking up the result that seals a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jun 24, 17:55
The Nigerian team lines up ahead of the World Cup warm-up match with England at Wembley on June 2, 2018
Team News: Nigeria draft in Kenneth Omeruo, Kelechi Iheanacho against Iceland
Kenneth Omeruo replaces Odion Ighalo in Nigeria's attack for their World Cup clash with Iceland.
Jun 22, 14:56
Alfred Finnbogason celebrates with teammates after equalising during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Preview: Nigeria vs. Iceland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted XIs and a full match preview for the World Cup Group D clash between Nigeria and Iceland in Volgograd.
Jun 21, 12:29
John Stones in action with Odion Ighalo during the international friendly between England and Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
Team News: Odion Ighalo leads line for Nigeria against Croatia
Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo leads the line for Nigeria's 2018 World Cup opener against Croatia in Kaliningrad.
Jun 16, 19:03
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic on November 9, 2017
Preview: Croatia vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup Group D clash between Croatia and Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium.
Jun 14, 12:41
Harry Kane scores the second during the international friendly between England and Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
Result: Harry Kane fires England past Nigeria in World Cup warm-up match
England hold off a second-half fightback to beat Nigeria 2-1 at Wembley in their penultimate match before the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 2, 19:11
England manager Gareth Southgate watches on during training ahead of the 2018 World Cup
Team News: Raheem Sterling, Gary Cahill feature in England XI
Gary Cahill and Raheem Sterling are both handed starts in England's friendly international with Nigeria at Wembley Stadium.
Jun 2, 16:18
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Preview: England vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Saturday's World Cup warm-up between England and Nigeria.
May 31, 13:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nigeria announce preliminary 2018 World Cup squad
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr names a provisional 30-man squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia which features Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and Chelsea's Victor Moses.
May 15, 19:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Odion Ighalo interested in potential Premier League return
Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo is reportedly willing to listen to offers from Premier League clubs regarding a potential return to the English top flight.
Jan 11, 21:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Stoke City, Everton interested in signing Odion Ighalo?
Four Premier League clubs including Stoke City and Everton are allegedly interested in signing former Watford striker Odion Ighalo.
Nov 23, 16:13
Jack Wilshere in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Odion Ighalo: 'Jack Wilshere should leave Arsenal'
Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo urges Jack Wilshere to leave Arsenal in order to win back his place in the England squad ahead of next summer's World Cup.
Nov 16, 21:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Odion Ighalo: 'I wanted to stay in the Premier League'
Odion Ighalo admits that his first choice was to stay in the Premier League, but Watford's "demands" were only met by Chinese club Changchun Yatai.
Feb 5, 11:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Watford confirm Odion Ighalo exit for China
Watford announce that Odion Ighalo has completed a move to Chinese side Changchun Yatai.
Jan 31, 19:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Odion Ighalo 'undergoing medical ahead of China move'
Watford striker Odion Ighalo is reportedly undergoing a medical ahead of his proposed move to Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai.
Jan 31, 15:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Watford's Odion Ighalo 'closing in on China move'
A report claims that Watford striker Odion Ighalo is close to making a move to the Chinese Super League, with Chongchun Yatai the 27-year-old's destination.
Jan 30, 14:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Walter Mazzarri confirms offers for Watford striker Odion Ighalo
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri confirms that the Hornets have received offers for striker Odion Ighalo.
Jan 27, 16:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Shanghai Shenhua 'want Odion Ighalo'
A report claims that Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua will step up their efforts to sign Watford striker Odion Ighalo.
Jan 25, 15:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Watford sign Mauro Zarate from Fiorentina
Watford complete the signing of Argentine attacker Mauro Zarate from Fiorentina on a two-and-a-half year contract.
Jan 25, 15:08
Baggies boss Tony Pulis reacts on September 10, 2016
Tony Pulis wants 'new striker, centre-back'
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is reportedly targeting a new striker and a new centre-back in the final week of the transfer market.
Jan 23, 15:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Watford reject two Odion Ighalo bids?
Watford reportedly turn down two bids from West Bromwich Albion for striker Odion Ighalo.
Jan 21, 13:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: West Bromwich Albion in talks with Watford to sign Odion Ighalo
West Bromwich Albion reportedly begin talks with Watford over the potential signing of Odion Ighalo.
Jan 19, 10:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Watford plan move for Fiorentina striker Mauro Zarate?
Watford are reportedly considering a move for former West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers forward Mauro Zarate, who now plays for Fiorentina.
Jan 17, 16:56
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has been in trapped that lamp so long, he's bent out of all recognition
Team News: Heurelho Gomes returns to much-changed Watford side for Middlesbrough clash
Watford and Middlesbrough make five changes apiece ahead of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash at Vicarage Road.
Jan 14, 14:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Shanghai Shenhua consider move for Watford striker Odion Ighalo?
Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua are reportedly planning a January move for Watford striker Odion Ighalo.
Jan 5, 15:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Ryan Shawcross, Peter Crouch net in Stoke City win
Stoke City end a run of five games without success in the Premier League as they record a 2-0 win over Watford.
Jan 3, 21:58

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
17Southampton8215815-77
18Everton8215613-77
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
20Watford8035420-163

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