Odion Ighalo

Date of birth16 June 1989
Place of birthLagos
NationalityNigerian
Weight73 kg
Height1.81 m
PositionForward

Odion Ighalo began his career with Prime FC in Nigeria.

After a loan spell, he joined Watford in October 2014 with a contract to June 2017 that was extended to June 2020 in September 2015 and to June 2021 in August 2016.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Julius Berger 01 Jul 2006 01 Jul 2007
Lyn Oslo 01 Jul 2007 30 Jul 2008
Udinese 30 Jul 2008 24 Oct 2014
Granada 01 Aug 2009 31 May 2010 L
Cesana 01 Aug 2010 31 Dec 2010 L
Granada 01 Jan 2011 31 May 2011 L
Granada 11 Aug 2011 31 May 2012 L
Granada 01 Aug 2012 31 May 2013 L
Granada 27 Aug 2013 31 May 2014 L
Watford 29 Jul 2014 23 Oct 2014 L
Watford 24 Oct 2014 31 Jan 2017
Changchun Yatai 31 Jan 2017 14 Feb 2019
Shanghai Shenhua 14 Feb 2019
Manchester United 31 Jan 2020 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2014-15 Watford FA Cup 1
2014-15 Watford League Championship 22
13
20
2
2014-15 Watford League Cup 2
2015-16 Watford FA Cup 2
3
2
2015-16 Watford Premier League 36
1
15
4
2016-17 Watford FA Cup 1
2016-17 Watford League Cup
1
1
2016-17 Watford Premier League 14
4
1
1
2019-20 Manchester United Premier League
2
2019-20 Manchester United UEFA Europa League
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Aug 2014 Stevenage v Watford W 0-1 League Cup 1st round
19 Aug 2014 Rotherham United v Watford W 0-2 League Championship
23 Aug 2014 Watford v Leeds United W 4-1 League Championship
26 Aug 2014 Watford v Doncaster Rovers L 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
13 Sep 2014 Charlton Athletic v Watford L 1-0 League Championship
20 Sep 2014 Watford v AFC Bournemouth D 1-1 League Championship
27 Sep 2014 Blackburn Rovers v Watford D 2-2 League Championship
30 Sep 2014 Watford v Brentford W 2-1 League Championship
18 Oct 2014 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford W 0-3 League Championship
21 Oct 2014 Watford v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Championship
25 Oct 2014 Middlesbrough v Watford D 1-1 League Championship
01 Nov 2014 Watford v Millwall W 3-1 League Championship
04 Nov 2014 Birmingham City v Watford L 2-1 League Championship
08 Nov 2014 Ipswich Town v Watford L 1-0 League Championship
22 Nov 2014 Watford v Derby County L 1-2 League Championship
13 Dec 2014 Watford v Wigan Athletic W 2-1 League Championship
20 Dec 2014 Reading v Watford W 0-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2014 Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Championship
28 Dec 2014 Cardiff City v Watford W 2-4 League Championship
04 Jan 2015 Chelsea v Watford L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2015 Huddersfield Town v Watford L 3-1 League Championship
17 Jan 2015 Watford v Charlton Athletic W 5-0 League Championship
24 Jan 2015 Watford v Blackpool W 7-2 League Championship
30 Jan 2015 AFC Bournemouth v Watford L 2-0 League Championship
07 Feb 2015 Watford v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0 League Championship
10 Feb 2015 Brentford v Watford W 1-2 League Championship
14 Feb 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Watford W 3-4 League Championship
21 Feb 2015 Watford v Norwich City L 0-3 League Championship
24 Feb 2015 Watford v Rotherham United W 3-0 League Championship
03 Mar 2015 Watford v Fulham W 1-0 League Championship
21 Mar 2015 Watford v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Championship
03 Apr 2015 Derby County v Watford D 2-2 League Championship
06 Apr 2015 Watford v Middlesbrough W 2-0 League Championship
11 Apr 2015 Millwall v Watford W 0-2 League Championship
15 Apr 2015 Nottingham Forest v Watford W 1-3 League Championship
18 Apr 2015 Watford v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Championship
25 Apr 2015 Brighton and Hove Albion v Watford W 0-2 League Championship
02 May 2015 Watford v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Championship
08 Aug 2015 Everton v Watford D 2-2 Premier League
15 Aug 2015 Watford v West Bromwich Albion D 0-0 Premier League
23 Aug 2015 Watford v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
29 Aug 2015 Manchester City v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
12 Sep 2015 Watford v Swansea City W 1-0 Premier League
19 Sep 2015 Newcastle United v Watford W 1-2 Premier League
27 Sep 2015 Watford v Crystal Palace L 0-1 Premier League
03 Oct 2015 AFC Bournemouth v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
17 Oct 2015 Watford v Arsenal L 0-3 Premier League
24 Oct 2015 Stoke City v Watford W 0-2 Premier League
31 Oct 2015 Watford v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
07 Nov 2015 Leicester City v Watford L 2-1 Premier League
21 Nov 2015 Watford v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
28 Nov 2015 Aston Villa v Watford W 2-3 Premier League
05 Dec 2015 Watford v Norwich City W 2-0 Premier League
12 Dec 2015 Sunderland v Watford W 0-1 Premier League
20 Dec 2015 Watford v Liverpool W 3-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2015 Chelsea v Watford D 2-2 Premier League
28 Dec 2015 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
02 Jan 2016 Watford v Manchester City L 1-2 Premier League
09 Jan 2016 Watford v Newcastle United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2016 Southampton v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
18 Jan 2016 Swansea City v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
23 Jan 2016 Watford v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
30 Jan 2016 Nottingham Forest v Watford W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 2016 Watford v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
06 Feb 2016 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
13 Feb 2016 Crystal Palace v Watford W 1-2 Premier League
20 Feb 2016 Watford v Leeds United W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
27 Feb 2016 Watford v AFC Bournemouth D 0-0 Premier League
02 Mar 2016 Manchester United v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
05 Mar 2016 Watford v Leicester City L 0-1 Premier League
13 Mar 2016 Arsenal v Watford W 1-2 FA Cup 6th round
19 Mar 2016 Watford v Stoke City L 1-2 Premier League
02 Apr 2016 Arsenal v Watford L 4-0 Premier League
09 Apr 2016 Watford v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
16 Apr 2016 West Bromwich Albion v Watford W 0-1 Premier League
24 Apr 2016 Crystal Palace v Watford L 2-1 FA Cup Semi-final
30 Apr 2016 Watford v Aston Villa W 3-2 Premier League
08 May 2016 Liverpool v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
11 May 2016 Norwich City v Watford L 4-2 Premier League
15 May 2016 Watford v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
13 Aug 2016 Southampton v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
20 Aug 2016 Watford v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
23 Aug 2016 Watford v Gillingham L 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
27 Aug 2016 Watford v Arsenal L 1-3 Premier League
10 Sep 2016 West Ham United v Watford W 2-4 Premier League
18 Sep 2016 Watford v Manchester United W 3-1 Premier League
26 Sep 2016 Burnley v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
01 Oct 2016 Watford v AFC Bournemouth D 2-2 Premier League
22 Oct 2016 Swansea City v Watford D 0-0 Premier League
29 Oct 2016 Watford v Hull City W 1-0 Premier League
06 Nov 2016 Liverpool v Watford L 6-1 Premier League
27 Nov 2016 Watford v Stoke City L 0-1 Premier League
03 Dec 2016 West Bromwich Albion v Watford L 3-1 Premier League
14 Dec 2016 Manchester City v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
17 Dec 2016 Sunderland v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2016 Watford v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2017 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-4 Premier League
03 Jan 2017 Stoke City v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
07 Jan 2017 Watford v Burton Albion W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
21 Jan 2017 AFC Bournemouth v Watford D 2-2 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2015-16 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2
2015-16 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2
2015-16 Nigeria International Friendly 1
1
1
2016-17 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 1
2017-18 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 4
2
1
1
2017-18 Nigeria International Friendly 3
1
2018-19 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 10
1
12
2018-19 Nigeria International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Oct 2015 Nigeria v Congo DR L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2015 Nigeria v Cameroon W 3-0 International Friendly
13 Nov 2015 Swaziland v Nigeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa preliminary round
17 Nov 2015 Nigeria v Swaziland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa preliminary round
25 Mar 2016 Nigeria v Egypt D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group G
29 Mar 2016 Egypt v Nigeria L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group G
27 May 2016 Nigeria v Mali W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2016 Luxembourg v Nigeria W 1-3 International Friendly
03 Sep 2016 Nigeria v Tanzania W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group G
01 Sep 2017 Nigeria v Cameroon W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
04 Sep 2017 Cameroon v Nigeria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
23 Mar 2018 Poland v Nigeria W 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2018 Nigeria v Serbia L 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2018 England v Nigeria L 2-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2018 Nigeria v Czech Republic L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 2018 Croatia v Nigeria L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group D
22 Jun 2018 Nigeria v Iceland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group D
26 Jun 2018 Nigeria v Argentina L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group D
08 Sep 2018 Seychelles v Nigeria W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E
13 Oct 2018 Nigeria v Libya W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E
16 Oct 2018 Libya v Nigeria W 2-3 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E
22 Mar 2019 Nigeria v Seychelles W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E
26 Mar 2019 Nigeria v Egypt W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Jun 2019 Senegal v Nigeria L 1-0 International Friendly
22 Jun 2019 Nigeria v Burundi W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
26 Jun 2019 Nigeria v Guinea W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
30 Jun 2019 Madagascar v Nigeria L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
06 Jul 2019 Nigeria v Cameroon W 3-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals - Round of 16
10 Jul 2019 Nigeria v South Africa W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
14 Jul 2019 Algeria v Nigeria L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
17 Jul 2019 Tunisia v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals 3rd place


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.