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Patrick Okonkwo (born April 23, 1998) is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for USL Championship side Atlanta United 2, on loan from Atlanta United.

Patrick Okonkwo
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-04-23) April 23, 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Centre-Forward
Club information
Current team
Atlanta United 2 (on loan from Atlanta United
Number 35
Youth career
2014–2016 Georgia United
2016–2017 Atlanta United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Charleston Battery 3 (0)
2018– Atlanta United 0 (0)
2018Charleston Battery (loan) 23 (5)
2019–Atlanta United 2 (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2019

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Early lifeEdit

Okonkwo was born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised by his Aunt and Uncle, before moving to Jamaica and later to the United States where he was adopted by a family in Suwanee, Georgia in 2013.[1][2]

Professional careerEdit

On June 17, 2017 it was announced that Okonkwo would sign with Major League Soccer side Atlanta United as a Home Grown Player at the beginning of the 2018 season.[3]

In August 2017, Okonkwo signed with United Soccer League side Charleston Battery, the USL affiliate of Atlanta United and a club he'd spent time with in 2016,[4] until the end of their 2018 season. While on loan from Atlanta United, Okonkwo scored six goals for the Charleston Battery during the clubs 2018 campaign.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Behind the Stripes: Patrick Okonkwo | Atlanta United FC". atlutd.com. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  2. ^ "Your Everyday Hero Contest Winner Sue and Gavin Morton". Values.com. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  3. ^ "Atlanta United FC sign three Homegrown players for 2018 season". MLSsoccer.com. 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  4. ^ "Four ATLUTD youngsters make Battery debuts". Dirty South Soccer. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  5. ^ https://www.fctables.com/players/patrick-okonkwo-364103/

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