Center back known for his passing skills; debuted for the Italian national team in 2011 and Torino's Serie A senior club in 2006.
He started playing for Torino's youth club in 2002.
Before moving to Italy's senior national team, he played for their under-21 club for two years.
He was raised with a brother named Eleazar Onyewuchi Ogbonna.
He played under manager Cesare Prandelli on the Italian national team.