Odion Jude Ighalo (born 16 June 1989) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester United, on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.
After starting his career at Nigerian clubs Prime and Julius Berger, Ighalo moved to Norwegian side Lyn in 2007. A year later he was signed by Udinese, spending most of his tenure notably loaned out at Granada. In 2014, he signed for EFL Championship side Watford and was integral in the club's promotion to the Premier League in the 2014–15 season. In January 2017, Ighalo joined Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai for a reported £20 million before moving onto Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. In January 2020, Ighalo returned to the Premier League, joining Manchester United on loan until the end of the 2019–20 season.
Ighalo made his debut for the Nigeria national team in 2015. He represented the nation at the 2018 World Cup and was the highest goalscorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign. He eventually led Nigeria to a third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he finished in the competition's Team of the Tournament and was crowned Top Scorer.
|Full name||Odion Jude Ighalo|
|Date of birth||16 June 1989|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
(on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua)
|2009–2010||→ Granada (loan)||26||(16)|
|2010–2011||→ Cesena (loan)||3||(0)|
|2011–2014||→ Granada (loan)||95||(16)|
|2014||→ Watford (loan)||8||(3)|
|2019–||Shanghai Greenland Shenhua||17||(10)|
|2020–||→ Manchester United (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2020|