Gabriel Osho biography: Early life, career, salary, net worth, wife

Gabriel Osho  biography: Early life, career, salary, net worth, wife
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Gabriel Osho is one of two new invitees to the Super Eagles to represent Nigeria in March international friendlies.

Osho has been outstanding for his club Luton Town this season, showcasing his exceptional talents on and off the football field to earn himself an impressive call-up to Nigeria's national team.

In this article, we'll delve into his biography, early life and education, club career, net worth, wife and transfer value.

Gabriel Osho biography

Gabriel Jeremiah Adedayo Osho, popularly known as Gabriel Osho, is a Nigerian professional footballer who has made a name for himself as one of the brightest defenders in the Premier League this season.

Gabriel Osho in action for Luton Town
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He was born on 14 August 1998 and currently, he is 25 years old. Osho plays mainly as a centre-back and is admired for his organization and ability to read opposition strikers. Standing at 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in), he has an impressive physical stature for a defender.

Gabriel Osho early life and education

Osho was born in Reading, England to parents of Nigerian origin. Little is in the public domain about his early life but he attended Leighton Park School in Reading, and The Forest School in Winnersh.

With a childhood dream of becoming a professional footballer, his parents instilled in him the need to have some level of education whilst pursuing a career in football in his early days.

Gabriel Osho club career

Osho has played for quite a number of football clubs, especially as a loanee. Uncover his journey below!

Reading

As an aspiring footballer, Osho was able to sign his first professional football contract with Reading in July 2016 which lasted until 2020.

His journey as a player for the club didn't begin as expected for the young defender as he was constantly sent on loan spells.

Oshi had short loan spells at National League sides Maidenhead United and Aldershot Town in 2018 before finally making his debut for Reading in a 0-1 defeat to Middleborough on 22 December 2018, in a game he finished as man of the match.

However, his performances didn't convince his coach enough and was again loaned out to Bristol City on 28 January 2019 for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

While as a Reading player, Osho went on trial for Ipswich Town U23's in their game against Coventry City, a move that failed to materialize into a move for the defender.

Gabriel Osho in action for Luton Town
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The 2019/20 season did not offer redemption for Osho as he again went on loan, this time to Yeovil Town, another National League side until 4 January 2020.

On return back to his parent club and his contract due to expire on 30 June 2020, Osho was offered a short-term deal due to the effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and was later offered a new contract which the player rejected to mark his time in Reading off.

Luton Town

Following the expiration of his contract with Reading in June 2020, Osho played for Salford City's development squad in a Central League match in October.

A month later, he joined Luton Town, an EFL Championship side precisely on 18 November 2020 on a permanent deal.

But just when the player thought his loaning days were over, Luton Town sent Osho on loan back to Yeovil Town in December 2020 for a month.

At the expiration of one month, Osho joined Rochdale on loan until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The defender's spell at Rochdale proved to be a defining period as he was able to establish himself as a first team player and in the 2021/22 season, Osho's place in Luton's squad was no longer in doubt with 26 appearances for the Hatters that campaign.

The next season, Osho scored in the Championship playoff semi-final against Sunderland, a goal which helped Luton Town to gain promotion to the Premier League.

Gabriel Osho celebrates with his teammates
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However, injury derailed the 25-year-old from making his Premier League debut when the 2023/24 season started.

Osho was able to shake off his injury layoff to make his debut on 29 October 2023 in a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa. He netted his first Premier League goal in a 4-3 home loss to Arsenal on 4 December 2023.

Gabriel Osho international career

Born in Reading, England to parents of Nigerian origin, Osho is eligible to represent England or Nigeria, but he opted to play for the latter.

On 9 March 2024, Osho received his first call-up to represent Nigeria in March friendlies as he was named in the 26-man Super Eagles squad to play Ghana and Mali.

A dream come true for the player and his family who have supported his international allegiance to Nigeria.

Gabriel Osho salary

The Nigerian earned £3,200 a week when Luton Town played in the EFL Championship. Currently, Osho earns £23,000 per week and £1,196,000 per year according to Salary Sport data.

The improvement in the player's salary cap is a testament of the club's journey from being a second-tier side to a Premier League club who now enjoys a much better revenue generation capabilities.

Gabriel Osho net worth

Gabriel Osho in action for Luton Town
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Currently, Osho's net worth in 2024 is between $1 million to $5 million. As a rising star who is dedicated to growing and improving his game, there's a high probability that his stock will rise in the next few years.

Gabriel Osho wife

Little is known about Osho's personal life and we cannot say for sure if he's married or not. But he's expected to be in a relationship as most footballers his age tend to have a girlfriend.

Gabriel Osho transfer value

The Nigerian defender has a transfer value between the range of €1.2 million to €2.1 million.

This figure is expected to improve in the next few years depending on how consistent he is to remain relevant in the transfer market.

Gabriel Osho achievements

  • EFL Championship play-offs: 2023
  • Nigeria senior football team call-up: 2024

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.