Obinna Nwaneri (born 18 March 1982) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as centre back or right back position but also can play as a forward.
His name, Obinna, means “Father’s heart” in Igbo. He is described as mobile central defender with pace, control and timing. A natural leader, which had earned him the captain armband in Enyimba and FC Sion respectively.
His star has steadily continued to rise, first with top Nigerian side, Julius Berger, then with African Champions Enyimba, where he won the CAF champions league and then he signed with Swiss club FC Sion during the 2007 January transfer window, a club he later captained before leaving the following summer.