A Nigerian international, box-to-box midfielder Nosa Igiebor joined Whitecaps FC in September 2017 with over 300 professional appearances under his belt, including two seasons in Spain's La Liga and 25 combined appearances in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
2017: After joining Whitecaps FC late in the season, Igiebor made his debut as a starter on Decision Day at Portland Timbers. He also went on to start both legs of the Western Conference Semifinal against Seattle Sounders FC. In just his third match in a WFC uniform in the decisive leg, Igiebor he led the team with 89 touches and 67 successful passes, both season-highs for any Whitecaps FC player.
2012-14: Playing two seasons with Real Betis, Igiebor had 28 appearances in Spain's top-tier La Liga, 21 in the UEFA Europa League, and four in the UEFA Champions League.
2016-17: Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, Igiebor was a member of Çaykur Rizespor in Turkey's top-flight Süper Lig, where he recorded one goal and two assists in 15 appearances, including a pair of Turkish Cup matches, during the second half of the 2016-17 season.
2014-17: Igiebor spent three seasons with Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel's Premier League, winning the Israeli Premier League, Toto Cup, and Israel State Cup titles in 2014-15. 2011-12: Igiebor won his first Israel State Cup in his lone season with Hapoel Tel Aviv, scoring the game-winning-goal in the 2011-12 final
Igiebor began his professional career in his native country of Nigeria in 2005 with Sharks FC, where he also developed in his youth. In 2007, he made his move to Warri Wolves FC. He then transferred to Lillestrøm in 2009, playing three seasons in Norway's Eliteserien.
As of September 2017, Igiebor has two goals in 15 appearances with the Nigerian national team and was a member of the team that won the 2013 African Cup of Nations. He was also named to Nigeria's preliminary 30-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and represented his country at the U-20 level.