Top 10 Richest Footballers in Nigeria and Their Net Worth (2022)

Top 10 Richest Footballers in Nigeria (2021)

Football is one of the most popular sports games in the world with thousands and thousands of fans cheering their favourite player or team all through the year, in various championships, be it national, international, or club-based.

In the country of Nigeria as well, several youngsters look up to both the richest footballers in Nigeria and the football legends of old as the sources of their inspiration in case they want to take up a career in professional football.

From great football players such as Jay-Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Daniel Amokachi, and others, to footballers playing in international leagues, there is no dearth of inspirational football players available for the new generation of almost-footballers to look up to and emulate.

But, sometimes, the young generation also needs to know what the perks of being a football player actually entail. Fame, fortune and ultimate glory are all the same sides of the coin for footballers. Read on to know more and follow to get the latest scoop in sports. For the best sports betting, Log in to SportyBet

In this vein, the following is a list of all the richest footballers in Nigeria, who have not only been great off the field but also have bank accounts to prove their indelible worth:

  • John Mikel Obi: With a net worth of $60 million, Obi is in a different league in the world of football players in Nigeria altogether. Obi is the richest footballer in Nigeria right now.

He moved to Chelsea from the Norwegian team, Lyon Oslo, when Chelsea spotted him as a young talent at a youth world cup. Currently playing for Chinese team, Tianjin Teda, Obi earns $8.4 million a year;

  • Odion Ighalo: With a net worth of $43 million, Ighlalo was a member of Lyon Oslo and then moved on to Watford in England.
Top 10 Richest Footballers in Nigeria (2021)
Richest Footballers in Nigeria

Currently playing for the Chinese team Shanghai Shenhua, he also has a Golden Shoe to his name and is heavily involved in charity activities;

  • Obafemi Martins: With a net worth of $41 million, Martins played for the Seattle Sounder and is now a player for Shanghai Shenhua;
  • Wilfred Ndidi: With a net worth of $35 million, Ndidi is currently playing as a defensive midfielder for Leicester City;
  • Victor Moses: With a net worth of $25 million, Moses is a part of Chelsea FC and the Nigerian National Team.
    • His fortune is also built of brand endorsements and landed deals;
  • Ahmed Musa: With a net worth of $18 million, Musa plays as a forward for CSKA Moscow after he failed to impress Leicester City;
  • Emmanuel Emenike: With a net worth of $15.8 million, Emenike plays for the Turkish Fenerbahce and the Nigerian National Team. He is also responsible for the AFCON Competition Win in 2013;
  • Alex Iwobi: With a net worth of $7 million, Iwobi is Okocha’s nephew and currently the strongest player at Iwobi, after his transfer from Arsenal;
  • Kelechi Iheanacho: With a net worth of $5 million, Iheanacho plays now for Leicester City although he used to play for Manchester City under coach Pellegrini. He won the FA Cup with Manchester City;
  • Victor Osimhen: With a net worth of $2.5 million, Osimhen has given great performances in the 2015 FIFA World Cup.

Go ahead and follow these amazing richest footballers in Nigeria for the best inspiration any aspiring footballer could get!

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