Bruno Onyemaechi: Stats, family, salary

Bruno Onyemaechi: Stats, family, salary
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Born Sopuruchukwu Bruno Onyemaechi on 3 April 1999, Bruno Onyemaechi is a Nigerian Super Eagles player who plays as a centre-back or left-back for Boavista in the Portuguese top-flight.

In this article, we'll talk about the player's club career, club stats, family, salary, international career, and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) journey.

Bruno Onyemaechi club career

The Owerri born defender began his club football career in the Feirense Youth team from 2018 to 2020.

During the time he was in the Portuguese club, he gained promotion from the youth team to the senior team in 2020 after showcasing enough potential.

Bruno Onyemaechi in action for Feirense
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However, after making his debut for Feirense, he was often not a regular and was first sent on loan to Vila Real in the 2020/21 season, a club that plays in the Portuguese fourth tier.

Onyemaechi returned back to his parent club where he played during the 2021/22 season, gaining some playing time more than he did in his first debut season.

Having not fully convinced his coach at the time, he was again loaned out, this time to Boavista during the 2022/23 season. This was a great step for the Nigerian who impressed Os Axadrezados enough to convince the club management to trigger the option to sign the player.

Onyemaechi signed a two-year deal for Boavista in June 2023, where he currently plays for at the time of writing, to mark a significant growth in his football career.

Bruno Onyemaechi club stats

  • During his three-year spell at Feirense (2020/23) Onyemaechi made a total of 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring 2 goals.
  • In the 2020/21 season loan spell at Vila Real, the 24-year-old scored 1 goal in 16 appearances.
  • In his second loan spell whilst playing for Boavista in the 2022/22 season, Onyemaechi also scored 2 goals in 32 total appearances for Os Axadrezados.
  • After signing for Boavista in 2023, the Nigerian defender has made 4 appearances and hasn't found the back of the net.
  • Overall, Onyemaechi's total club career stats as of 30 December 2023, reads 5 goals in 84 appearances.
Bruno Onyemaechi in action for Boavista
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Bruno Onyemaechi family

Bruno Onyemaechi was born into a Christian family to Mr and Mrs Onyemaechi who are of Igbo origin, Imo State precisely.

It is believed that the Super Eagles defender has siblings, however, not much information is currently known about them.

Bruno Onyemaechi salary

According to Capology data, Onyemaechi's salary is €2,115 per week or €110,000 per year. His contract with Boavista runs for two years, and he will earn a total of €220,000 during this period if his deal is not altered by 2025 when the contract is expected to run out.

Bruno Onyemaechi international career

The dream of every professional football player is to wear their country's jersey internationally. For the Owerri-born Onyemaechi, his dream was fulfilled on 10 September 2023 as he made his debut for Nigeria Super Eagles in a 6-0 win over Sáo Tomé and Principé.

Bruno Onyemaechi in action for Nigeria
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The match was the final group match of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers where he played the entire 90 minutes at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

He has gone on to register 3 caps for Nigeria and is yet to score.

Bruno Onyemaechi AFCON journey

On 29 December 2023, Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro officially included Onyemaechi in the Nigeria's 25-man AFCON 2023 squad.

The Boavista defender will be marking his debut in the competition where Nigeria seeks to clinch its fourth AFCON trophy in Ivory Coast.

The event will kick-start on 13 January 2024, and Onyemaechi is expected to compete in defense as Nigeria opens their group A account against Equatorial Guinea on 14 January.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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