Top 5 Richest Footballers in Nigeria
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Football, popularly known as soccer, is a sport loved worldwide. Football is played in many places. A sport loved by all, played in the streets and watched worldwide.
When it comes to football, everyone wants to reach that professional level. The level which they are paid for what they love doing. There is no joy than that. Doing what you love and making ends meet from it. Footballers are paid weekly, some are paid monthly, depending on the incomes made from the league or the club is.
There are so many great footballers in the world, like Messi, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and so on. We love and enjoy watching them play football. They produce great skills every time they are on the football pitch, making us want to watch them perform more.
Today we want to look at one of the African giants, Nigeria. This is a great nation with many footballing talents. We have had many footballers emerge from Nigeria over the past years. Great footballers like Okocha, Kanu (papilo), Musa, Mikel Obi, Joel Obi, Oshimen, Ekong, Ola Aina, Victor Moses and many other great footballers. Both past and present. Footballers who have represented the green white green of Nigeria and has made Nigerians proud.
There are so many great footballers from Nigeria, some of them are mentioned above. Football as a sport is also a career many of us chase. Football being a career means, we get paid to play and represent clubs and country. We want to look at who is the richest footballer in Nigeria. Below is a list of top 5 richest footballers in Nigeria.
Top 5 Richest Footballers in Nigeria
Victor Moses. Having a net worth of 7.3 billion naira
The Nigerian footballer was born on the 12th of December 1990 at Lagos to Josephine Moses and Austin Moses.
The Nigerian midfielder started his youth career at crystal palace from 2002 to 2007 which he signed professional deals. Placed for palce from 2007 to 2010, having 58 appearances for the club and scoring a total of 11 goals for palce, after which he signed a new deal with Wigan Athletics, playing for Wigan for 2 years 2010 to 2012 with 74 appearances and 8 goals for the club after which he joined Chelsea 2012 having, 87 appearances and scoring 7 times for the club. He has been on loan to different clubs over the years, presently he is on loan to Spartak Moscow.
Vincent Enyeama with a net worth of 10billion naira
The professional Nigerian Goalkeeper was born 29th of august 1982, a member of the Nigerian national team since 2002 to October 2015 recording 101 caps for Nigeria. He sets the record for a player with most caps for Nigeria.
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The Manchester United boy Odion Jude Ighalo with a net worth of 12 billion naira
The united boy is loved by so many. He finally got to play for his childhood team, which is Manchester United also known as the Red Devils. He is yet to lift any trophy with the club.
Obafemi Martins with a net worth of 14 billion naira
The Nigerian footballer, do play for lesser clubs in England still comes out as the 2nd richest player in Nigeria. Martins started his professional career for Inter Milan at Italy. He spent 5 years in Italy and scored 28 goals in 88 appearances for his club. Before moving to England to play for Newcastle. He finally moved to china to play for Wuhan Zall.
John Obi Mikel totalling a net worth of 23 billion naira
Mikel, being the richest Nigerian footballer with a net worth of 23 billion naira, earned his wealth playing for one of the elite clubs in England which is Chelsea. Obi Mikel before Joining Lyn football club in Norway, letter moved to China in 2017. Mikel Obi is a decorated Nigerian footballer loved all over Nigeria.
There is nothing as nice as using your talent to build a name for yourself. Football is a sport that brings the whole world together. We all speak football. Football is a culture. A sport that builds unity amongst different nations.
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