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Fast Facts: Ifeoma Onumonu


Utah Royals FC is thrilled to announce the addition of forward Ifeoma Onumonu to the Royals family for the 2024 season.

The Nigerian International was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California and played for four years collegiately at the University of California-Berkeley. Onumonu has since enjoyed six seasons in the NWSL with the Boston Breakers, Portland Thorns, OL Reign, and most recently, NY/NJ Gotham FC.

Here are three fast facts to get you up to speed on the URFC attacker:

  1. Championship Pedigree

Onumonu joins the Royals fresh off winning her first NWSL Championship with NY/NJ Gotham FC last year, when the Bats defeated OL Reign 2-1. The forward spent three seasons with Gotham, including in 2021 when she was named to the NWSL Best XI second team after registering 8 goals and 4 assists. Her combined 12 goalscoring contributions were the most in the league in 2021. 

  1. Working For Change 

Along with her former Gotham and current Royals teammate Imanni Dorsey, Onumonu helped establish The Black Women’s Player Collective, a non-profit organization created by the Black players in the NWSL to advance opportunities for Black girls in sport and beyond. Both players are board members and have worked to create a more inclusive and equal environment for Black players in the NWSL. Onumonu also spoke out about the inequalities she faced after participating in the 2023 Women’s World Cup with Nigeria.

  1. On The World Stage

After appearing for the U.S. Women’s National Team at the U-23 level, Onumonu was called up to the Nigerian National Team for the first time in 2021. The forward has now earned 18 caps for Nigeria, including appearing in every match during the Super Eagles 2023 Women’s World Cup campaign, starting in three of their four matches.

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