Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Tyronne Efe Ebuehi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Benfica and the Nigeria national team as a right-back.
Born on December 16, 1995 in Haarlem to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother. Ebuehi played for Dutch youth teams of several amateur clubs before joining professional team ADO Den Haag from amateur side HFC EDO in 2013. He made his Eredivisie debut on 10 August 2014 in a 1–0 home defeat to Feyenoord. On 19 May 2018, he signed a five-year contract with Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.
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In November 2016, Ebuehi was called up for the first time to the Nigeria national team for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria. However, he declined the call-up stating that he needed some time to settle into his team ADO Den Haag. He was later called up for friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in March 2017 and joined up with the squad. He made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017
Ebuehi was in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He featured in the second half of Nigeria’s game against Iceland on 22 June 2018 coming on as a substitute.