Oguchi Onyewu: Charlton Athletic sign USA defender

Oguchi Onyewu
Onyewu has played in seven different European countries since moving to French side Metz in 2002

Charlton Athletic have signed former Standard Liege, Newcastle United and AC Milan defender Oguchi Onyewu on a short-term deal until January.

The 32-year-old centre-back was a free agent following a spell with Sheffield Wednesday last season.

He made a total of 19 appearances after joining the Owls in January.

Onyewu, who has won 69 international caps for the United States, also spent time with QPR in 2013-14 but never played for their first team.

The well-travelled Washington DC-born player has also had spells at Metz, FC Twente, Sporting Lisbon and Malaga.

Onyewu is eligible to make his debut for the Addicks at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The American's arrival at The Valley comes after fellow centre-back Michael Morrison joined Birmingham City on a two-month emergency loan.

Oguchi Onyewu's European travels
2002-04: Metz2011: FC Twente (loan)
2003-04: La Louviere (loan)2011-13: Sporting Lisbon
2004-09: Standard Liege2012-13: Malaga (loan)
2007: Newcastle (loan)2013-14: QPR
2009-11: AC Milan2013-14: Sheffield Wednesday