|Place of birth Birmingham, England|
2010 Leigh Genesis F.C.
Current team Rochester Rhinos
Name Onua Obasi
Height 1.93 m
Position Forward, Defender
|Date of birth (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 27)|
2008-2011 University of Liverpool
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Onua Thomas Obasi (born 24 September 1988 in Birmingham, England) is an English footballer who currently plays for Ottawa Fury FC in the United Soccer League. He is a versatile player who plays Left back, Center back and Defensive-midfielder.
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- College and amateur
Interview with onua obasi of the baltimore blast
College and amateur
Obasi also played soccer for University of Liverpool from 2008 - 2011 before transferring to Central Connecticut State University. During his college years in England in 2010-2011, he played in the development leagues for Leigh Genesis F.C. in England and Cefn Druids A.F.C. in Wales. He was also part of the successfull Bootle FC team that won the North West Counties 1st Division in 2008/09 (4 apps 1 Goal). He went on to make 36 appearances for Bootle F.C. in the 2009/10 season before moving to Leigh Genesis F.C. http://www.football.mitoo.co.uk/TeamHistAll.cfm?CI=3417&TblName=Matches&LeagueCode=NWCFL2009&DivisionID=6630
Obasi played two years of college soccer at Central Connecticut State University between 2011 and 2012. In 2011, Obasi started all 19 games for the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils where he scored three goals and two assists. Obasi earned First-Team North Atlantic Region and Northeast Conference first team in both 2011 and 2012 He was selected to the New England College All-Star game. He also received All-American First Team honors in 2012.
While at college, Obasi also appeared for USL PDL clubs Western Mass Pioneers and Connecticut FC Azul in 2012 and again with CFC Azul after college in 2013.
Obasi signed his first professional deal with USL Pro club Rochester Rhinos on 30 January 2014. In the 2014 season, he played 24 games and scored 1 goal (against the Charlotte Eagles on 16 August 2014 in a 3-1 loss. On 14 May 2014, he also scored an over time game-winning goal against his former team, Western Mass Pioneers in the US Open Cup in a 2-1 win.
In the 2015 season, he played 20 games and had 4 assists. He started all 3 playoff games including the 2-1 victory in the USL Championship against Los Angeles Galaxy II. After the 2015 season, Obasi trialed with the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.
Obasi played indoor soccer for the Baltimore Blast of the Major Arena Soccer League in the 2014-2015 season - playing 19 games, scoring 9 goals and 10 assists. He was named to the league's All-Rookie team.
Obasi returned to Baltimore for the 2015-2016 season, featuring in 18 of the Blast's 19 regular season games and all 6 of their playoff games. Obasi scored the opening goal in the championship final in which Baltimore beat Sonora 14-13; this was Baltimore's 8th indoor championship. Obasi received a 2015-16 MASL Honorable Mention alongside teammate Tony Donatelli.
In January 2016, Obasi signed with the Ottawa Fury.
Obasi began playing futsal in 2008 and it led to him being discovered for the England national futsall team. He was the leading goal scorer and was voted tournament MVP in the World University Futsal Championships while representing Great Britain. During the year he had 19 appearances and 4 goals.