2022: Top 17 Richest Nigerian Footballers & Net Worth
There are so many richest Nigerian footballers both retired and active who had the opportunity to feature for teams in the Top Flight leagues like La Liga, Serie A, on the English Premier League, and even in China (Chinese League) have made the list among the highest earning Footballers in Nigeria presently.
Football, being a lucrative business shows that some Nigerians have a wealth of talents in sports. As a matter of fact, so many of these football players have been able to breakthrough and find their way into the world audience.
Every citizens of Nigerian could easily attest to the fact that football is a very special game, it is most watched and it is also much loved by Nigerians. This is because it brings unity and highly captivating game for sport lovers.
Though in the time past, most parents discouraged and scolded their kids for playing or watching football games but this days, many parents are enlightened and even buy football for their children and support them if footballing is the career choice they make.
And today in Nigeria, many of the youths have a passion for football, in fact everyone wants to be a footballer, football is a well lucrative game in which people at all means want to venture into, the joy of being a superstar and a celebrity is worth jubilating for.
Football supporters in Nigeria and sometimes local league players would love to know how much their idols earn weekly and even wished they could be like them, most of these footballers earn their huge income through their hard work.
Samuel Chukwueze – $200 Thousand
The most renounce name of player who earn low amount of money among this list happens to be Samuel Chukwueze. Chukweze is a Nigerian international football player who currently plays for Spanish La Liga side Villarreal CF.
It may interest you to know that the 21-year-old was born in Umuahia, Abia State Nigeria. Samuel Chukwueze’s playing position is a winger and prefers to play from the right despite being very much left-footed.
We are sorry to tell you that the player with abundant attacking talent is the least of famous Nigerian top footballer Net Worth, as he have a net worth estimated at $200 Thousand dollars.
Shehu Abdullahi of is a Nigerian nationality who was born on 12th of March 1993 and this makes his age 25 years at this time. The Nigerian international birthplace is Satoko, Nigeria. He was born and brought up in Nigeria by Nigerian parents and grew up along with beautiful siblings named Bambinibamb.
Aside from Samuel Chukweze, Shehu Abdullahi is another player who’s earning a good amount of salary through his career and has made a huge impact in the world of football. Salary chart have it that he also makes an annual salary in the region of €50,000 with the weekly wages of €1K which he receives from his current club.
He has a Net Worth of $300.00 Thousand.
And then we also have another player who’s net worth is not much compare to the names on the list. The versatile striker Victor James Osimhen is a professional Nigerian footballer who currently plays as a center forward for the Italian side, S.S.C Napoli and Super Eagles, Nigeria National football team.
Victor Osimhen’s success with the academy ushered him into playing for the Golden Eagle U-17 Nigerian team.
The Napoli strike is the 18th richest footballer in Nigeria, he is amongst the best Nigerian footballer, his Net Worth is estimated at $2.31 million dollars.
Top 17 Richest Nigerian Footballers 2022
Rank Richest Nigeria Footballers 2022 and their Net Worth
How Much do Nigerian Footballers Earn?
#1 Mikel Obi $61 million
#2 Odion Ighalo $44 million
#3 Obafemi Martins $42 million
#4bVictor Moses $26 million
#5 Ahmed Musa $19 million
#6 Emmanuel Emenike $16 million
#7 Victor Anichebe $16 million
#8 Yakubu Aiyegbeni $15 million
#9 Anthony Ujah $11 million
#10 Vincent Enyeama $8 million
#11 Taye Taiwo $8 million
#12 Alex Iwobi $8 million
#13 Peter Osaze $7 million
#14 Kelechi Iheanacho $6 million
#15 Victor Osimhen $3 million
#16 Shehu Abdullahi $300 Thousand
#17 Samuel Chukweze $200 Thousand
There are other Nigerian football players who plays abroad, and they are also living and earning very fine, but the article has a total of 17 names of Nigeria football players and their net worth. And in the list, we have John Obi Mikel as the richest Nigeria football players with an estimated net worth of $61 Million.