Chioma Ubogagu signs for Spurs Women
Fri 30 July 2021, 14:00|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce the signing of Chioma Ubogagu, subject to international clearance.
The forward has signed a contract with the Club that will run until 2023 and will wear the number 18 shirt for Spurs Women.
The 28-year-old joins following two years with Real Madrid, where she helped them secure qualification for the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time last season.
Despite spending most of her childhood in the United States, it was here in England – the country of her birth – where Chioma began her professional playing career. Signing for Arsenal in 2015, the striker returned to the States the following year to join Houston Dash before moving to Orlando Pride in 2017, where she spent three campaigns, including a season-long loan with Australian side Brisbane Roar.
An England international, Chioma has won three senior caps to date, scoring once, and was part of the Lionesses squad that lifted the SheBelieves Cup in 2019.
Chioma said: “I’m really excited to join Spurs – it’s the club my late father supported, so for me to have the opportunity to put on the shirt is special and I can’t wait to get started. The WSL has always been a league full of top-class players and I believe it becomes more competitive year after year, so it’s a league I’m really proud to return to. I’m a huge fan of the big strides that are being made to make the league more visible to fans around the world and with Spurs, we have a really exciting squad and project, which I’m very proud to be a part of.”
Head Coach Rehanne Skinner said: “Chioma is a fantastic player and person whose qualities both on and off the pitch will strengthen the team tremendously. The wealth of experience and quality ‘Chi’ has gained through her successes in the front line across both youth and senior level in the USA, Australia, Spain and the UK, combined with her passion for the game and strong family connection to Spurs, made her a real target for the Club, so we’re thrilled to have secured her services.”