Oguchi Onyewu is an American soccer player. He plays as a defender for Sporting CP in Portugal's Primeira Liga. He played for various European club since signing up for Metz in 2002: La Louviere (2003), Standard Liege (2004-09), Newcastle (on loan, 2007), Milan (2009-11) He also plays for the United States in international competition.
Onyewu, who is a Belgium citizen, was born of Nigerian immigrants who moved to the United States.
Born: May 13, 1982 in Washington D.C.
Weight: 95 kg
- signed up for Metz in France's Ligue 2 in 2002
- first played for the senior US national soccer team in 2005 and represented the country in 2006 World Cup
- voted US Soccer Athlete of the Year, 2006