Chinedum "Nedum" Onuoha
(born 12 November 1986 in Warri, Nigeria
) is an English footballer
descent. He currently plays for Manchester City
. He is a defender, typically a centre back
, but he can also play at right back
or left back
Born in Nigeria
, Onuoha was raised in Manchester
. He went to Nelson Street Primary School Miles Platting before becoming a pupil at The Hulme Grammar School
, Oldham, where he achieved eight 'A' and two 'B' grades at GCSE. He then completed his studies at Xaverian College
Manchester where he achieved three 'A' grades at A-level. An outstanding junior sprinter; aged 14 he finished in second place in the final of the 2001 English School's Athletics Association Junior 100 metres contest, clocking 11.09 seconds and beating current Great Britain sprinter Craig Pickering
. He is often known as "Ned" in reference to The Simpsons character and the similarity to his own name.
He is also currently the co-national record holder for boys under 15 standing triple jump, in the Sports Hall events held annually throughout the UK, the record is held with international long jumper Jonathan Moore.
He is known to have supported Manchester City as a boy and attended the Manchester City youth academy.
Onuoha played regularly for Manchester City's reserves in the 2003–04... Read More