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Richest Footballers In Nigeria

Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria And Their Net Worth

Who are the Richest Footballers In Nigeria ? John Mikel Obi , Obafemi Martins , Odion Ighalo , Vincent Enyeama , Victor Moses , Ahmed Musa , Emmanuel Emenike , Victor Anichebe , Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi are the Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria on our list.

Football is the most popular sport in Nigeria. Nigeria has one of the finest national teams in Africa and has produced many notable footballers including Mudashiru Lawal, Rashidi Yekini, Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Vincent Enyeama, Joseph Yobo and John Obi Mikel.

Richest Footballers In Nigeria

Football is no longer a sport for people with no future ambition. Nowadays, lots of sponsors, businessmen, and lovers of the game pumps millions of dollars into it for profit or simply for their personal satisfaction. This has elevated the status of footballers from uneducated people to some of the most celebrated humans on earth. The game has now become one with 22 billionaires running after a ball.

Scout Africa discovers the Richest Footballers In Nigeria in 2022 and their current net worth’s. 

Who is the richest footballer in Nigeria 2022? John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel is the richest footballer in Nigeria (2022). He has been the Super Eagles captain since Vincent Enyeama retired from international football years ago. Before then he was earning about a billion naira annually playing for the Chelsea football club in England.

Who introduced football in Nigeria?

There are no records of when the first official football match was played in Nigeria, but it started in the 1920s. Taribo West, defender. Nigerian Super Eagles. Our British colonial masters brought us a lot of good stuff.

Who are the Richest Footballers In Nigeria 2022?

Here are the Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria and their Net worth as at 2022

1. John Mikel Obi – Net Worth of ₦23 billion

John Obi Mikel is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for EFL Championship club Stoke City. Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004. John Mikel Obi is the 2nd richest footballer in Africa in 2022 with a $45 million salary.

After two years in Norway, Mikel Obi joined English club Chelsea, where he spent eleven years. He earned lots of money at the London club before moving to Chinese club Tianjin TEDA in 2017. In Tianjin TEDA, he received over $7.5 million on an annual basis.

2. Obafemi Martins – Net worth of ₦14 billion

Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Chinese Super League side Wuhan Zall as a forward. He is known for his speed on the ball. After leaving Nigeria for Italy at age 16, he has since played for a number of top-division clubs around Europe. 

He is married with kids and earns over 2.4 billion naira every year with the Chinese club. He also makes money from endorsements and businesses in Nigeria, which tops up Obafemi Martins’ net worth. Obagoal drives a ₦65 million Ferrari Lusso, a BMW X6, a Porsche Gemballa, Mercedes Benz Mclaren, and a ₦115 million Lamborghini Gallardo.

3. Odion Ighalo – Net worth of ₦12 billion

Odion Jude Ighalo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Saudi club Al Shabab. After starting his career at Nigerian clubs Prime and Julius Berger, Ighalo moved to Norwegian club Lyn in 2007.

Odion Ighalo’s massive income has made him a bit extravagant as he doesn’t hesitate to splash the monies on luxury cars like the ₦15 million Range Rover Sport, ₦32 million Mercedes Benz G Wagon.

4. Vincent Enyeama – Net worth of ₦10 billion

Vincent Enyeama is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. During his senior career, which spanned nearly 20 years, Enyeama played for Ibom Stars, Enyimba, Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Bnei Yehuda, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Lille and Maccabi Tel Aviv. He drives a Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes-Benz C Class coupé worth ₦25 million.

5. Victor Moses – Net worth of ₦7.3 billion

Victor Moses is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger on either flank for Russian club Spartak Moscow on loan from Premier League club Chelsea. He has also been deployed as a wing-back at times during his career. Victor Moses drives some of the best cars you can ever imagine like a ₦22 million Audi A8, ₦15 million Range Rover Sport, a Maserati and Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦42 million. 

6. Ahmed Musa – Net worth of ₦6.5 billion

Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for Nigerian club Kano Pillars and the Nigeria national team. Musa became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He owns a filling station in Kano state and drives a BMW i8, a ₦15 million Range Rover Sport, and a Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦42 million.

7. Emmanuel Emenike – Net worth of ₦6.4 billion

Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike is a Nigerian international footballer who plays as a striker. He most recently played for Belgian club Westerlo. He is currently seeking a transfer to the English Premier League after ended his contract with Weserlo in 2019. The footballer has some endorsements, a music record label, and a hotel in Nigeria. His mansion in Imo state was talk of the town in 2018 with an overhead bridge on the premises.

He drives a customized Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦45 million, and a Range Rover Sport.

8. Victor Anichebe – Net worth of ₦6 billion

Victor Chinedu Anichebe is a retired Nigerian professional footballer who played as a striker. He rose the ranks and went on to play in Asia and other parts of Europe. He once dated one of the Otedola daughters – DJ Cuppy. She lavished him with gifts and cars. Unfortunately, he had an injury that ruled him out of the field for months and now is a free agent after spending a year playing for Beijing Enterprises. He drives a white Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦42 million!

9. Kelechi Iheanacho – Net worth of ₦1.4 billion

Kelechi Promise Iheanacho is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. Iheanacho began his senior career at Manchester City during the 2015–16 season. He moved to Leicester City in 2017 for a reported £25 million fee. The Imo state star drives a Rolls Royce, BMW i8 worth ₦12 million, a Mercedes C300 worth ₦18 million, and a Range Rover .

10. Alex Iwobi – Net worth of ₦1.3 billion

Alexander Chuka Iwobi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger and forward for Premier League club Everton and the Nigeria national team. He began his career at Arsenal, making 149 appearances and scoring 15 goals, and winning the FA Cup in 2017. Alex Iwobi drives a Mercedes-Benz Convertible (~₦25 million), a BMW 7 series, and a Range Rover. He is rumored to have bought matching gold-colored Benz G Wagon and Lamborghini for him and his ex at ₦71 million!

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