Center back who has risen to fame for his international club career, including for Italian Serie A club Udinese. He has also earned caps for FC Groningen of the Dutch Eredivisie and Belgian club KAA Gent.
He began his soccer career playing in the youth academy systems for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur.
He was named to Nigeria's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He had previously played for the Nigerian U-23 club at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
He is of Dutch and Nigerian descent.
He and Valon Behrami have played as teammates for Udinese.