It is no news that football is the most played sport in Nigeria hence the relevance given to the game can’t be over emphasized.
The players who take part in the game are not left out of its fortune, that is why I have written down this detailed post on the list of the richest footballers in Nigeria.
Richest Nigerian Footballers
Below is the list of the richest footballers in Nigeria
10) Ogenyi Onazi
Ogenyi Onazi is a central midfielder and a professional footballer in Nigeria. He is a player of the Nigeria super eagles and has represented them in many tournaments.
Onazi is known for his tremendous performance in the pitch, he started his youth career in EL Kanemi Warriors a football club in Nigeria.
Ogenyi Onazi was signed into Club Lazio in July 2012, he scored 4 goals in 76. He was later transferred to Trabzonspor in 2016, he had a very good performance for the club before his contract expired, he later signed a six months contract with Denizlispor FC on January 17,2020.
Ogenyi Onazi is a brand ambassador to Nike which has helped in boosting up his net worth.
Net Worth: $1 Million
9) Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi is a professional football player in Nigeria, m. He played for Nath Boys Football academy and Genk, he was later signed into Lecieister city on 3rd January, 2017 for a five years contract, Ndidi also plays for the the Super eagles; the Nigeria national football team.
Wilfred Ndidi has made a name for himself and has come up to be one of the richest footballers in Nigeria.
Net Worth: $1 Million
8) Ahmed Musa
Ahmed Musa is a professional footballer in Nigeria, he plays as a foward and a winger for the Super Eagles.
Ahmed Musa started his football career from the Nigeria professional football league, he played for GBS football academy in 2008 and was later transferred to JUTH FC on loan. After that he was transferred to Kano Pillars on loan for the 2009/2010 season.
Ahmed Musa came to spotlight when he signed an international contract with VV-Venlo a Dutch football club, he was later transferred to CSKA Moscow.
In July 2016, Ahmed moved to Leicester city a premier league club.
Ahmed Musa is considered to be a very valuable football player in Nigeria and is considered to be one of the highest paid footballer in Nigeria.
Net Worth: $3 Million
7) Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi is a professional footballer who played for Arsenal FC, he appeared 149 times and have scored 15 goals for the England club.
Alex Iwobi was later transferred to Everton FC, a premier league club as a foward, he is the nephew to Jay Jay Okocha one of the greatest football player in Nigeria. Alex Iwobo is known for his superb skills and has become one of the most talked about footballer in Nigeria.
Net worth: $5 Million
6) Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho is a Nigerian footballer who plays for the Nigeria super eagles.
He got a contract into Manchester City in 2015 and has appeared for the team 46 times scoring a total of 12 goals until he was transferred to Lecieister City FC in 2017.
Kelechi Iheanacho played for Nigeria U17 and U20 team during his early days, he has made many appearance with the team which includes the FIFA U17 world Cup in 2013 and FIFA U20 world Cup in 2015. He won the “most promising talent of the year” in 2013.
Iheanacho has never failed Nigeria as he remains unbeatable in his career.
Net Worth: $8 Million
5) Victor Moses
Victor Moses is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a winger for Inter Milan of the Italian league and the super eagles of Nigeria.
Victor Moses started his career inCrystal Palace FC where he played for the junior team from 2002-2007 before he was signed into the senior team in where he made 58 appearances with the total of 11 goals. His contract with the Spanish side ended in 2012 when he was transferred to Wigan Athletic. Moses played for two years in Wigan before he was later had a contract with Chelsea FC where he got his spotlight.
Victor Moses played for different teams across afterward which includes: Liverpool, Stock city fenerbache and West Ham. Victor Moses has been an excellent player to the country as he has appeared for the super eagles numerous times.
Net Worth: $10 Million
4) Emmanuel Emenike
Emmanuel Emenike is a striker and a player of the Nigeria super eagles, he started his career in Delta Force a local football club in Nigeria before he moved to a south African club; Mpumalanga Black aces in January 2008. Emmanuel Emenike rose to stardom when he played for the Nigeria national football team in 2013 at the African Cup of Nations in South Africa, his sect were the third Nigerian team to win the cup.
Emenike has dropped a remarkable record before retiring, he was the first person to score thefastest goal in the history of the Russian league, he scored a goal against Alania within 10 seconds of kick-off.
Net Worth: $25 Million
3) Obafemi Marthins
Obafen Marthins is one of the richest footballer in Nigeria, he has played across different countries and has come out tremendously well.
Obafemi Martins is a center forward and has represented Nigeria in the FIFA world Cup held in South Africa in 2010.
Obafemi started his youth career at age 16 when he left Nigeria To Italy, he started his professional career at Inter Milan FC an Italian football club in 2002, he played for 4 years for the inter Milan before moving to Newcastle united.
In 2009 Obafemi Martins signed a contract with Wolfsburg, a bundesliga team for the sum of £9 million.
Obafemi is known for his luxurious cars and houses.
Net Worth: $35 Million
2) John Obi Mikel
John Obi Mikel is a Nigerian defensive midfielder, he started his youth career in Plateau United in Nigeria.
Mikel Obi is one of the most talked about footballer in Nigeria, he is also the former captain of the Nigeria super eagles.
Mikel Obi came to limelight when he played for the U17 national football team at the world championship held in Finland.
His professional club career started in Lyn Oslo for a couple of years before he was transferred to Chelsea FC in June 2006 for £16 million.
John Obi Mikel has won numerous awards and has stood up as one of the best in Nigeria.
Net Worth: $50 Million
1) Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo is a Nigerian striker, he started his professional career at Norwegian club Lyn in 2007, he is cucurrently one of the most valuable player in the Nigeria national football team.
Odion Ighalo has played across different clubs including Udinese an Italian football club, before he was signed into Granada FC.
Odion Ighalo got a very big contract in 2012 to Watford FC, he played for the English side for 3 years, he later signed a contract with Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai, he was later transferred to Shanghai Greenland In thesame Chinese Super League.
In January 2020, Odion Ighalo was transferred to Manchester United on loan, he made his first appearance for the Nigeria national team in 2015, Ighalo has helped in the improvement of the Nigeria super eagles, he is hoping his contract get extended with Manchester United FC.
Net Worth: $60 Million