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Place of birth  Clapham, England
Name  Michael Onovwigun
Date joined  2014
2011–2014  Brentford
Weight  83 kg
Number  21
Height  1.88 m
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Footballer

Michael Onovwigun Michael Onovwigun Chesterfield midfielder joins Gateshead on loan
Full name  Michael Richie Onovwigun
Date of birth  (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 19)
Current team  Chesterfield F.C. (#21 / Midfielder)

Michael Richie Onovwigun (born 9 April 1996 in Clapham, England) is an English professional football central midfielder who plays for Dulwich Hamlet. He is a product of the Brentford academy.

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Brentford

Born in Clapham, London, Onovwigun began his career in the academy at Brentford, signing scholarship forms in the summer of 2012. After featuring regularly for the Development Squad in friendly matches during the summer of 2012, Onovwigun was called into the first team squad for a pre-season friendly versus Wycombe Wanderers on 7 August 2012, replacing Jake Reeves after 73 minutes of the 4–1 victory. Onovwigun made over 50 appearances for the youth team and 9 for the Development Squad between 2011 and 2014. He departed the club at the end of the 2013–14 season, after failing to be offered a professional contract.

Chesterfield

On 31 July 2014, Onovwigun signed a one-year professional Development Squad contract at League One side Chesterfield after a successful trial. He received his maiden call into the first team squad for a league match versus Rochdale on 16 August and made his professional debut when he came on as an 89th-minute substitute for Jimmy Ryan in a 2–1 win. His second appearance came with a slightly longer cameo in a 2–0 Football League Trophy first round defeat to Scunthorpe United on 1 September. After spending time away on loan, he had a run of three first team calls in March 2015, making one substitute appearance against Gillingham on 17 March. Onovwigun finished the 2014–15 season with three appearances and the option to extend his contract was taken up for another season. Onovwigun made his only appearance of the 2015–16 season as a substitute during a 3–1 League Cup first round extra time defeat to Carlisle United on 11 August 2015 and was released at the end of the campaign.

Sheffield (loan)

Onovwigun joined Northern Premier League Division One South side Sheffield on a 28-day loan on 7 November 2014. He made his debut the following day, coming on as a 61st-minute substitute for Richard Stirrup in a 4–2 defeat to Romulus. The deal was later extended until 3 January 2015. Onovwigun's final appearance came with a start in a 2–1 defeat to Lincoln United on 20 December. He made eight appearances and scored two goals for the club.

Stalybridge Celtic (loan)

On 6 February 2015, Onovwigun and Chesterfield teammate Charlie Dawes signed on a one-month loan for Conference North side Stalybridge Celtic. He made his debut the following day, coming on for Paul Ennis after 69 minutes of a 4–3 defeat to local rivals Stockport County. It proved to be his only appearance and he departed on 27 February.

Gateshead (loan)

On 24 March 2016, Onovwigun joined National League club Gateshead on loan until the end of the 2015–16 season. He made his debut with a start versus Macclesfield Town the following day, but was substituted after just 24 minutes of the 3–0 defeat. He made two further appearances before returning to the Spireites at the end of the season.

Non-league football

On 16 August 2016, Onovwigun was announced as having signed for Isthmian League Premier Division club Dulwich Hamlet. He made just two appearances for the club, before moving within the division to join Kingstonian on 31 August. After 11 appearances and two goals, he joined Southern League First Division Central club Farnborough on 24 November. Onovwigun moved back up to the National League to join Southport on 7 January 2017 and returned to the Isthmian League Premier Division to sign for Merstham on 6 March. He then went on to rejoin Dulwich Hamlet at the beginning of the 2017-2018 season, making his second debut for the club coming off the bench in a 1-0 away win at Dorking Wanderers on 9 September 2017.

Career statistics

As of match played 8 April 2017.

References

Michael Onovwigun Wikipedia


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