Top 10 Richest Footballers in Nigeria

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Football is not just one of the most popular sports in the world, but the most popular sport with the largest audience worldwide. Football is also one of the highest paid sports in Nigeria. Nigeria as a country has had a lot of football stars over the years, and while some have retired, some are still in their careers.

Football is a sport that everyone enjoys, and if you participate in a sport that draws thousands of fans to the stadium and millions more to televisions, you’ll undoubtedly be making a lot of money. Here are the top ten richest football players and the vehicles they believe are deserving of their regard. Given the tremendous net worths these football stars have, one wouldn’t blame them for occasionally blowing the bank. Here is a list of the richest footballers in Africa and the richest footballers in the world right now.

With the inference that the amount of work put in by these footballers does not correlate to their compensation, it is generally seen as excessive. Many of them receive payment for the use of their likenesses as well as the sale of their merchandise.

In some of the biggest football competitions throughout the world, it has been possible for some Nigerian football players to establish themselves as essential components of their respective teams.

They are able to make big salaries and bonuses based on their performance in these private clubs because they practice their vocation there.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in Nigeria

Football is without a doubt one of the most financially lucrative professions in the world, and the athletes who play the sport are paid enormous sums of money for their efforts. Here are the top ten richest footballers in Nigeria.

10. Kelechi Iheanacho – $6 Million

Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who has a net worth of $5 million, plays for Leicester City in the English Premier League and makes a staggering N5 million naira a week.

The Imo State celebrity owns a Rolls Royce, a BMW i8 valued at N12 million, a Mercedes C300 valued at N18 million, and a Range Rover as well.

9. Alex Iwobi – $7 Million

Alex Iwobi is the cousin to Nigeria’s legendary footballer, Jay-Jay Okocha. He plays in the English Premier League and plays for Everton FC as a midfielder and resides in London with his sister and parents.

Alex Iwobi’s vehicles include a Range Rover, a BMW 7 series, and a Mercedes-Benz Convertible ($25 million). He is said to have spent N71 million on a matching gold Lamborghini and Benz G Wagon for himself and his ex.

8. Emmanuel Emenike – $16 Million

Nobody will ever forget Emmanuel Emenike as they watched the Super Eagles soar to new heights during the 2013 African Nations Cup. The team’s victories were greatly dependent on the star striker. He has earned money while representing a variety of clubs.

The Nigerian hotel, record label, and certain endorsements belong to the football player. With an overhead bridge on the property, his villa in Imo State was the talk of the town in 2018. He also has a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon that have been customized and cost $45 million.

7. Ahmed Musa – $18 Million

Ahmed Musa, a forward for Turkish Super Lig Club Fatih Karagümrük, has a net worth of $18 million.

One of the few athletes that invests as well as spending money is Musa. He operates a gas station in Kano State and owns a BMW i8, a Range Rover Sport worth $15 million, a Mercedes G Wagon worth $42 million.

6. Odion Ighalo – $20 Million

Odion Ighalo’s football career developed steadily until it peaked after he made the loan move from China to Manchester United, albeit on loan He had a long-standing fondness for Manchester United, and when the club came knocking on his door with an offer, he just couldn’t refuse it.

Since beginning with Julius Berger in Lagos State, Ighalo’s career has been a success.

He traveled from club to club throughout his career as his duties required, and he did the majority of it with all of his heart since that is the kind of professional, he is.

He currently plays for Al Hilal Saudi Football Club and has a fleet of pricey vehicles in his garage in addition to the N15 million Range Rover Sport and N32 million Mercedes Benz G Wagon he doesn’t hesitate to purchase with his enormous riches.

5. Victor Moses – $23 Million

Victor Moses is Nigeria’s fifth richest football player, with a net worth of $23 million. He was the former midfielder of the Chelsea Football club. Victor Moses, out of many Nigerian players, is one of the players many Nigerians look forward to always watching in the England team. Victor Moses has played for Nigeria in the World Cup and AFCON (African Cup of Nations). After leaving Chelsea, Victor Moses has proven his quality in his new team, Spartak Moscow FC, and he is ready to bounce back for people to see him again. 

4. Victor Osimhen – $28 Million

Victor Osimhen, Nigerian center-forward is considered to be one of football’s hottest talents right now. He joined Italian Serie A team Napoli 2020 for a cost of 70 million euros (64.2 million pounds). His market value is considered to be €65 million.

Osimhen became well-known as a result of his outstanding performance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He accepted a contract with the German team Wolfsburg after the contest.

He was later loaned out to Charleroi in Belgium for the balance of the season as things did not go as planned at this club.

While he was at this club, his performance as a striker increased, which resulted in a transfer to Lille. He scored twice in the first half in his first game of the season for Lille.

He didn’t turn back after that, and his efforts led to a record agreement with the Italian team Napoli.

He owns a 2021 Mercedes G-Wagon that he paid a whopping $156,450 for (about N65 million).

3. Wilfred Ndidi – $35 Million

The Leicester player is one of several footballers whose parents opposed their aspirations to become professional players. particularly from his father, whom at the time was a soldier. Ndidi decided to pursue football over his father’s wishes for him to seek an education, and that choice is now paying off.

When it comes to vehicles, Ndidi is not renowned for being expensive or flamboyant. The only vehicles he has been linked to are a Mercedes G-wagon and a BMW X3, which he allegedly bought for his wife on her birthday in 2019.

2. Obafemi Martins – $41 Million

Obafemi Martins, also known as “Obagoal,” was once Nigeria’s fastest player and a goal-scoring threat to rivals. He started his football career at Inter Milan, where he amassed a large number of goals, before moving to England to play for Premier League teams Newcastle and Birmingham. He currently works in China.

Obagoal has a N115 million Lamborghini Gallardo, a Mercedes Benz Mclaren, a Porsche Gemballa, a BMW X6, and a N65 million Ferrari Lusso.

1. Mikel Obi – $45 Million

The wealthiest football player in Nigeria is John Obi Mikel. While playing for Chelsea in England, the former Super Eagles captain earned almost one billion naira annually.

Later, he transferred to Tianjin Teda in China after being given a salary that was more than double that of Chelsea. Obi, who is currently unsigned, is valued at $45 million. The 35-year-old drives a $75 million Bentley Continental GT, a 45 million Mercedes Benz G-class, and the most recent Range Rover Sport.

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