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Amobi Okugo

Amobi Okugo is a professional soccer player, entrepreneur, media host, and philanthropist who has been recognized as a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient.

Amobi Okugo was drafted in the first round of the 2010 MLS super draft and has since played over 200 competitive games across MLS and USL for teams including Philadelphia, Orlando, Kansas City, Portland, and Austin

He is also the founder of A Frugal Athlete, an online financial media platform that promotes prudent financial practices and smart career decisions amongst professional athletes and student athletes. A Frugal Athlete essentially helps athletes make, manage, and multiply their money through financial education and athlete empowerment. 

Amobi Okugo founded The Ok U Go Foundation to help provide resources and opportunities to children from low income backgrounds through athletic, educational, and social programs. 

Outside of Okugo’s business ventures, he enjoys hiking, flying his drone, hosting trivia nights, reading, watching the latest tv show, and hanging out with family and friends. 

Amobi has spoken to various organizations and companies on topics including: Maximizing Your Opportunity As An Athlete Entrepreneur, Life After The Buzzer And How To Transition To Your Next Game, How Teams Are Built To Win, and Manifesting The Life You Want 


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More About Amobi Okugo

  • What is your favorite quote? "All You Can Do Is All You Can Do And All You Can Do Is Enough"
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Getting invited to the u17 United States Youth National Team Residency Program at IMG academy played a significant role in my professional career.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I enjoy reading, watching the latest tv show, flying my drone, hiking, and hosting trivia + game nights.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? Junior Bridges, he was an athlete who used his leverage to become a very exceptional entrepreneur.