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10 Richest Nigerian Footballers

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Football is ranked among the best sport in Nigeria and even in the world. Everyone loves football by supporting one or more of their favorite national and international teams and clubs.

Indeed it is evident that football is a very lucrative business and, unsurprisingly, players make millions of dollars from this sport.

Nigeria has many talents that have become a force to be reckoned with in the game worldwide, making them famous in the game and making millions of dollars. As we all know, footballers are generally wealthy. Forbes ranked them among the most successful people in the world.

This article would discuss the ten richest footballers in Nigeria who are currently active with their current net worth, weekly income, and assets.

Here are the top 10 richest nigerian footballers, ranking them from the lowest to highest:

1. Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi who was born on May 3, 1996, and is a professional footballer who plays for English side Everton Football Club as a striker. The 23-year-old was born in Lagos, although raised in London, England, and rose to fame while playing for Arsenal.

He is an important player of the “Super Eagles” national team and has contributed significantly to the national team’s development in Africa and around the world.

Iwobi is the nephew of one of the big names in Nigerian football history, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha. Iwobi, after joining Everton last season, earns a salary of 4 million euros (1.63 billion Naira) a year.

Alex Iwobi’s net worth is estimated at $8.4 million, around 3.42 billion Naira.

2. Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho
(Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Iheanacho is a Nigerian professional footballer born on October 3, 1996, and plays for Leceister Football Club in England. Iheanacho previously played for Manchester City, where he made a mark and went on the big stage.

He has played a vital role in Nigerian football history and has been seen where he was an influential figure during the 2013 U-17 World Cup triumph.

Iheanacho earns about 4.2 million euros per year, which equates to about 2 billion Naira per year. His weekly income is approximately $60,000.

Kelechi Iheanacho‘s net worth is estimated at around $9 million around 3.5 billion Naira.

3. Victor Chinedu Anichebe

Victor Chinedu Anichebe

Anichebe is a Nigerian professional footballer born April 23, 1988, and plays as a striker. He is currently a free agent who previously played for Everton, where he made a name for himself and recently played for Beijing enterprises. Anichebe was badly hit by injuries that brought down his game.

Victor Chinedu Anichebe’s net worth is estimated at around $11 million around 4.2 billion Naira, and he owns a variety of luxury cars and real estate.

4. Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike

Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike

Emenike was born on May 10, 1987, and is from Anambra state. The veteran striker played most of his career as a striker at Fenerbahce. Emenike started playing football at a local football club where he was not paid for his services. Then, luck shone on him when he moved to South Africa.

He spent many seasons with South African football clubs before signing for Fenerbahce on May 25, 2011, for around 9million. This marked a maritime change in Emenike’s career. He was then sold to Spartak Moscow for 10 million euros following a scandal between him and Fenerbahce.

Emenike earns $2.7million in annual salary and owns million-dollar properties in Dubai, London, and Nigeria. He also has a variety of luxury cars, driving a custom Mercedes Benz G station wagon worth around N45 million and a Range Rover Sport.

Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike’s net worth is estimated to be around $18 million, around 6.4 billion Naira.

5. Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa

On October 14, 1992, Musa was born a 27-year-old Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker and a left winger for both club and country. Currently, the best Nigerian striker Musa has played for various clubs, including CSKA Moscow and Leceister. He now plays for the Saudi team Al-Nassr, where he won the Saudi Super Cup with the team on January 4, 2020.

At Leceister City FC, he made around $4 million a year and around $43,000. Currently, as an Al-Nassr player in Saudi Arabia, Musa has earned more than $3 million, or N1.1 billion.

He has a filling station in Kano state. He drives a BMW i8, a 15 million Naira Range Rover Sport, and a Mercedes-Benz G station wagon, all valuing at 45 million in Naira.

Ahmed Musa‘s net worth is estimated at around $18 million, around 6.5 million Naira.

6. Victor Moses

Victor Moses

Victor Moses was born in Lagos on December 12, 1990. He joined Chelsea in 2012, after playing for Wigan Athletic for two years and Crystal Palace for three years. His career at Chelsea football club highlighted his career’s greatness, having won the Premier League with Chelsea 2017.

He currently plays for Italians side Inter Milan, but only on loan until the end of the season 2019/2020.

Moses is said to have earned around 4.7 million weekly wages in Naira. He also drives some of the best cars in town, a 22 million Naira Audi A8, a 15 million Range Rover Sports, a Maserati, and a Mercedes Benz G wagon worth around 42 million Naira. His cars alone are worth around $2.7 million.

Victor Moses‘s net worth is estimated at $20 million, around 8 billion Naira.

7. Vincent Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama

Vincent holds Nigeria’s most capped footballer record with 101 appearances for the Super Eagles. He was the goalkeeper for OSC Lille in France until his retirement in 2018.

His many years of sports activity resulted in the accumulation of significant wealth, and he is ranked fourth among the richest footballers in Nigeria.

He drives a Range Rover Evoque and a Mercedes-Benz C-Class worth 25 million Naira. Vincent Enyeama‘s net worth is estimated at $27 million, around 10 billion Naira.

8. Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo Net Worth

Odion Ighalo, born June 16, 1989, in Lagos state, is a professional footballer who currently plays for the top English side, Manchester United club as a striker, on loan from the Chinese club Changchun Yatai.

After signing a contract with Watford Football Club in England after many stays in Norway, Italy, and Spain, he rose to fame. Odion owns several cars, including the 15 million Naira Range Rover Sport and the 32 million Naira Mercedes Benz G Wagon.

Odion Ighalo’s net worth is estimated at $30 million, around 12 billion Naira.

9. Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins

Martins was once famous because he was one of the fastest players and a fantastic goal scorer. He started his football career at AC Milan, where he scored countless goals, then moved to England. Obafemi Martins plays for the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua currently.

Martins owns a host of luxury vehicles, including; 65 million Naira Ferrari Lusso, BMW X6, Porsche Gembella, Mercedes Benz McLaren, and Lamborghini Gallardo, which cost 115 million Naira.

Obafemi Martins’s net worth is estimated at $35 million, around 14 billion Naira.

10. John Obi Mikel

Mikel Obi Net Worth

According to Forbes, Mikel is the richest footballer in Nigeria. Mikel has stood out as a key figure in the Chelsea football team, which has won the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, and several other silverware.

He then joined Chinese club Tianjin Ted, where he earned double Chelsea’s salary. Currently earning more than 3.6 billion Naira per year at Chinese club Trabzonspor, John Mikel Obi truly deseves to be among the richest footballers in Nigeria.

He owns several properties in London, Lagos, and Jos. He also owns luxury cars, including the Range Rover Sport, the 75million Naira Bentley Continental GT, and the 650,000 Mercedes G wagon.

John Obi Mikel’s net worth is estimated at $60 million, around 33 billion Naira.


It should be noted that our list of the richest footballers in Nigeria is based on estimates of players’ current assets and their weekly payouts.

Do you know of any other notable richest footballers in Nigeria? Please give us your thoughts in the comments box below.

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Fadehan Emmanuel
Fadehan Emmanuel
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