Tyronne Ebuehi

Tyronne Efe Ebuehi (born 16 December 1995) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Benfica and the Nigeria national team as a right back.

Tyronne Ebuehi
Ebuehi with ADO Den Haag in 2015
Personal information
Full name Tyronne Efe Ebuehi[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Number 23
Youth career
SV Hoofddorp
VV Young Boys
–2013 HFC EDO
2013–2014 ADO Den Haag
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 ADO Den Haag 78 (1)
2018– Benfica 0 (0)
National team
2017– Nigeria 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2019

Club career

Born in Haarlem, Ebuehi played for Dutch youth teams of several amateur clubs before joining professional team ADO Den Haag from amateur side HFC EDO in 2013. He made his Eredivisie debut on 10 August 2014 in a 1–0 home defeat to Feyenoord.[2] Three seasons later, on 19 May 2018, he signed a five-year contract with Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.[3] Due to injury, however, he missed the whole 2018‒19 season.

International career

In November 2016, Ebuehi was called up for the first time to the Nigeria national team for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria. However, he declined the call-up by stating that he needed some time to settle into his team ADO Den Haag. He was later called up for friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in March 2017 and joined up with the squad.[4] He made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017.[5]

Ebuehi was in Nigeria's 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.[6] He came on as a substitute in the second half of a 2–0 victory over Iceland on 22 June 2018.[7]

On 5 October 2019, Ebuehi got a late invite to play for the Super Eagles in a friendly against Brazil after defender Kenneth Omeruo got injured while on club duty.[8] This marked his return to the national team since the match against Iceland in the FIFA World Cup.[9]

Personal life

Ebuehi was born in the Netherlands to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother.[10]

Career statistics


As of match played 22 June 2018[11][12]




  1. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 June 2018. p. 19. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. "ADO Den Haag vs. Feyenoord – 10 August 2014 – Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  3. Sanches, João (19 May 2018). "Welcome, Ebuehi!". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  4. Colin Udoh (1 November 2016). "ADO Den Haag defender Tyronne Ebuehi rejects Nigeria call". ESPN FC. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  5. "Internationals (Sky Sports)". SkySports.
  6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44083365
  7. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44439138
  8. "Super Eagles news: Ebuehi replaces Omeruo in Nigeria squad for Brazil friendly". Goal. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  9. "Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr calls up Benfica defender Tyronne Ebuehi to replace injured Kenneth Omeruo for Brazil friendly". Pulse.ng. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  10. "I am happy my son chose to play for Super Eagles – Ebuehi's father". 27 March 2017.
  11. "Tyronne Ebuehi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  12. Tyronne Ebuehi at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  13. Benfica 5–0 Sporting CP Soccerway

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