OSAZE URHOGHIDE

Defender
Date of Birth: 4 July 2000
Debut:
Nationality: Dutch
Signed: 1 July 2021

Osaze Urhoghide is a product of Wimbledon’s youth academy programme, having played for the London outfit’s Under-18s and 21s sides in his formative years. In the summer of 2019, the Dutch-born Englishman swapped Plough Lane for Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium where he spent a season playing for Lee Bullen’s Under-23s.

At the beginning of 2020, the defender graduated to Sheffield Wednesday’s first team, and made his senior-level debut in a 1-0 FA Cup win away to Brighton on January 4. One week after that, Urhoghide started in the Yorkshire derby against Leeds United and helped his side triumph 2-0 at Elland Road.

“I’ll make a lot of big tackles in games and put in a lot of hard work. The work-rate will be there and the tackles will be there.”

Over the course of the 2020/21 campaign, the centre-back – who can also play on the right side of defence – made 21 appearances for The Owls; 19 of those in the English Championship and two in the FA Cup.

On July 1, 2021, Urhoghide signed a four-year contract at Paradise. As for what fans can expect from the player, he said: “I’ll make a lot of big tackles in games and put in a lot of hard work. The work-rate will be there and the tackles will be there.”

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