|Full Name: Angelo Obinze Ogbonna
Date Of Birth: 23 May 1988
Place of Birth: Cassino, Italy
Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position: Center Back
Current Club: Torino
National Debut: 2010
Caps: 2 (0)
Born in Cassino from Nigerian descent, Ogbonna has been noted by some Torino scouts, and was later signed by the Granata youth academy. He made his Serie A and first team debut on 11 February 2007 against Reggina. He then spent the 2007–08 season on loan to Serie C1 side Crotone.
In 2008–09, Ogbonna returned to Torino, playing mostly as a backup defender to regulars Natali and Di Loreto. Starting from 2009, after the relegation of the club in Serie B, he earned his place as a starter providing solid performances.
On 2 February 2012 he renewed the contract to 30 June 2016
On 12 August 2009, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 national team in a friendly game against Russia.
On 4 June 2011, he received his first senior squad call-up by coach Cesare Prandelli despite playing in the Serie B. He is the first Torino player to be called up to the Azzurri since 2007. Following several injuries for the Azzurri squad, Ogbonna was called up again on 5 October 2011.
On 11 November 2011, Ogbonna made his senior debut in 2-0 win in a friendly against Poland. He came on as a substitute for Domenico Criscito in the 77th minute.
On 29 February 2012, Ogbonna made his second senior appearnce as a starting lineup in a 0-1 loss against the United States. He played the full 90 minutes.
Ogbonna was born to Nigerian parents who immigrated to Italy in 1983, settling in the city of Cassino in the central part of the country, but managed to obtain Italian citizenship only after his 18th birthday.
On 22 December 2008 he survived a car accident near Turin, after he lost control of his Smart automobile and drove off a bridge into a torrent at around 5:00 am.