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Legion FC Signs Defender Benjamin Ofeimu

By Massimo Nuzzo, 04/30/21, 4:30PM CDT


The 20-year-old has already racked up nearly 4,000 career minutes of playing time in the USL Championship

BIRMINGHAM, AL (April 30, 2021) -- Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of defender Ben Ofeimu to a multi-year deal with a team option, pending league and federation approval.  

"We're excited to add Ben to our lineup," said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. "He's a young defender that already has a lot of experience in USL and will be a great addition to compliment the players we have along the backline." 

Ofeimu began his professional career in 2018 with Philadelphia Union II (Bethlehem Steel FC, at the time) where he made 48 appearances in three seasons, tallying three goals and two assists, all while playing centerback. He made his professional debut as a 17-year-old in June 2018, and scored a goal in a 2-1 win over North Carolina FC. 

Prior to his professional career, Ofeimu was a member of the Philadelphia Union Academy, starting 56 of his 63 matches played for the youth outfit.   

Transaction: Birmingham Legion FC signed defender Ben Ofeimu on April 30, 2021. 

Player Profile: 
Name: Ben Ofeimu 
Position: Defender 
Number: 22 
Height: 6’ 3” 
Weight: 201 lbs. 
Birthdate: September 30, 2000 (age: 20) 
Birthplace: West Bloomfield Township, MI 
Citizenship: United States 
Previous Club: Philadelphia Union II (USL Championship) 
Instagram: @benofeimu123 
Twitter: @OfeimuBen

Ofeimu and his teammates kick off BHM’s third season at home, versus Indy Eleven, on Saturday, May 1, at 6:30PM. Season tickets are available now, as well as single game tickets for the first few home matches of the year. 

For all club news and updates fans are encouraged to follow @bhmlegion on social media and keep an eye on and the Legion FC app. Download the Legion FC app today on Apple or Android.  

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