Amobi Okugo is a professional soccer player and the founder of the financial-literacy company A Frugal Athlete.

He was drafted after his freshman year at UCLA into Major League Soccer as part of the 2010 Generation Adidas Class. He has amassed over 200 appearances in all competitions professionally and has been honored to represent the United States national team program at various youth levels including the 2012 Olympic squad.

Amobi Okugo was born in Hayward, California, to Nigerian immigrants and is the oldest of four siblings. He holds a Masters in Sports Law in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development with a minor in Business Administration.

Other interests besides sports include business, entrepreneurship, and marketing.

A Frugal Athlete provides an insider’s look into the personal financial and career playbooks of professional athletes while educating and maximizing their financial resources. We Help Athletes Make, Manage, and Multiply Money Through Financial Education and Athlete Empowerment. This site was created by Professional Soccer player Amobi Okugo to highlight the prudent financial decision-making of athletes across sports, as well as provide a resource to other athletes and those interested in living a life well-spent. Thank you for following us at A Frugal Athlete, and we hope you will read, share, and enjoy!




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