Bartholomew Ogbeche: 5 Amazing facts about Hyderabad FC's all-time top scorer in ISL
After the hattrick against SC East Bengal, the 37-year-old Nigerian striker has now scored 12 goals from 11 games this season.
Bartholomew Ogbeche is now the all-time leading goal scorer for Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League. After the brace against SC East Bengal, the 37-year-old Nigerian striker has now scored 12 goals from 11 games this season. The Spanish striker Aridane Santana is now second on the list with 10 goals from 18 matches for the Nizams.
Throughout his illustrious career, Bart Ogbeche has set many records and played crucial roles at many teams. Here are 5 things to know about the deadly striker.
Second highest goalscorer of ISL
After a spell in Eredivise with Heerenveen, Ogbeche was signed by Indian Super League outfits, North East United FC ahead of the 2018-19 season. He made his debut in the ISL on 1st October against FC Goa in a 2-2 draw. Since then the Nigerian has played for 4 different clubs in 4 seasons in the premier Indian Football competition, winning it once in the previous season.
The Hyderabad FC forward has appeared in 68 matches and netted a whopping amount of 47 goals. He is right now second in the all time goal scorers list behind Coro and Sunil Chhetri (48).
Youngest goalscorer of Paris Saint-Germain
Born in Ogojoa, Nigeria, Ogbeche was signed by French Ligue1 club Paris Saint-Germain at a very young age. He made his debut for the club during the 2001-02 season. Ogbeche became the French side's youngest ever goalscorer at the age of 17 years and just 55 days when he scored in a 2-1 win over Nantes in 2001. Till then, many talented youngsters have played for the French side .however, this record remains untouched.
Top scorer of 3 ISL Clubs
Bartholomew Ogbeche holds a unique record in the ISL. He started his ISL career at North East United FC in the 2018-19 season. Ogbeche finished the campaign with 12 goals and left the club after being their all-time highest goal scorer. The next season, he signed for the Kerala Blasters. Ogbeche scored 15 goals for the Tuskers and became their all-time top scorer.
After spending one season in Mumbai City FC, Ogbeche signed for Manolo Marquez's Hyderabad FC. He continued his lethal form. has already netted 12 goals in 11 games, making him the all-time top goalscorer of Hyderabad FC. The Nigerian is now the leading goal scorer of 3 different ISL clubs and showing no signs of slowing down.
After his debut with PSG in the French league, 17-year-old Ogbeche made his international debut for Nigeria against Scotland on 17th April 2002. The striker was then picked for that year's FIFA World Cup.
Ogbeche made two appearances in the colossal event against Argentina and Sweden. However, the Nigerian team failed to win a single match on the group stage and crashed out of the World Cup.
Joint most hattricks in ISL
Known for his, brilliant striking ability in front of the goal, Ogbeche is undoubtedly one of the best strikers ever to grace the ISL. The Nigerian has scored 47 goals in his ISL career and is second on the all-time list. On top of that, he has also registered 3 hattricks. He scored his first hattrick in the 2018-19 season against Chennaiyin FC in a 4-3 win.
The next year he scored his hattrick against Chennaiyin FC. However, Chennai won the match 6-3. Yesterday, Ogbeche registered his third hattrick against SC East Bengal in a 4-0 win for Hyderabad FC and equaled Ian Hume's record.