Player Profile: Esther Okoronkwo

Esther Okoronkwo
NameEsther Okoronkwo
PositionForward (FW)
Height173cm (5’8″)
Date of Birth: March 27, 1997 (Age: 26 years, 337 days)
Place of BirthUmuahia, Nigeria
Previous ClubsAS Saint-Étienne in France
Current ClubsUD Tenerife
NationalityNigeria Of Course


Meet Esther Okoronkwo, the dynamic forward whose goal propelled Nigeria’s Super Falcons to victory over the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the Paris 2024 Olympic qualifiers. Her decisive strike secured Nigeria’s passage to the final round of the qualifiers, adding another remarkable chapter to her burgeoning career.

International Career

Esther Okoronkwo made her senior debut for the Nigerian national team on June 10, 2021, in a friendly against Jamaica. She announced her arrival on the international stage by scoring her first goal against Ivory Coast in a 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification match. Since then, Okoronkwo has become a key figure in the Super Falcons squad, earning a spot in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 squad.

Club Career

Born in Abia State, Nigeria, Okoronkwo’s journey to success began in the United States, where she showcased her talent at Foster High School in Richmond, Texas. Her remarkable performances caught the attention of scouts, leading to a standout collegiate career at Lamar Lady Cardinals. With 35 goals in 39 games, Okoronkwo’s prowess earned her a move to AS Saint-Étienne in France.

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Esther Okoronkwo

During her time with AS Saint-Étienne, Okoronkwo played a pivotal role in the team’s ascent to the French D1. In June 2023, she made the transition to Spanish football, joining UD Tenerife, a Liga F side, further solidifying her reputation as a goal-scoring sensation.


Esther Okoronkwo’s journey is marked by numerous accolades and achievements. From her prolific goal-scoring record in college to her impactful performances on the international stage, Okoronkwo continues to make waves in women’s football. Her recent goal against Cameroon exemplifies her ability to deliver when it matters most, propelling her team to victory and keeping Nigeria’s Olympic dreams alive.

As she continues to excel both domestically and internationally, Esther Okoronkwo stands as a testament to hard work, talent, and dedication in the world of women’s football. With her sights set on further success, she remains a player to watch on the global stage.