Meet The Top 10 Richest Nigerian Footballers In 2024

Date: 30-03-2024 10:21 pm (3 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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For a lot of footballers in Nigeria, the sport serves as a pathway to fortune. It’s a lucrative field, leading to substantial earnings for its participants.

In light of this, Nigerian footballers, both past and present, have reaped the rewards associated with the sport.

Below is a roster, in no particular order, of the top richest Nigerian footballers based on their net worth:
1. John Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi, despite retiring in September, retains his position at the pinnacle of the list of richest Nigerian footballers. The former Chelsea midfielder enjoyed nearly a decade-long career in the Premier League before a brief spell in China.

Mikel’s last club was Kuwait SC, and it’s evident that he has amassed significant wealth from his football career. His estimated net worth stands at around €50 million, a testament to his financial success throughout his illustrious career.

 2. Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has experienced significant financial success throughout his football career. At one point, he earned nearly £300,000 per week while playing for Changchun Yatai in China.

Presently, Ighalo is affiliated with the Saudi Arabian club Al-Wehda, where he continues to command a substantial income. His net worth is estimated to be around €38 million, reflecting his lucrative earnings and financial stability.

3. Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho, a forward for Leicester City, follows closely on our list of richest Nigerian footballers.

The 27-year-old transitioned from Manchester City to the Foxes in 2019 and presently earns a weekly wage of £65,000 at the King Power Stadium.

As per Salary Sport, Iheanacho’s net worth is approximately €35 million.

4. Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has spent his entire career in England, representing clubs such as Arsenal, Everton, and Fulham in the English Premier League.
At 27 years old, the Nigerian international is among the top earners at his current club, Fulham, reportedly earning around £83,000 per week, according to Salary Sport.

Coupled with his endorsement deals, Iwobi’s estimated net worth is approximately €31 million.

5. Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi stands as one of Nigeria’s richest footballers, as reported by Salary Sport.

As a midfielder for Leicester City, Ndidi earns a weekly salary of £51,000, as reported by Salary Sport.

Additionally, he has secured several endorsements, further augmenting his net worth which stands around €30 million.

6. Victor Moses

Victor Moses, aged 33, continues to demonstrate his prowess in the Russian Premier League as a player for Spartak Moscow.

Having represented renowned clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham United, and Inter Milan, Moses has garnered substantial earnings throughout his career.

Reportedly, Moses earns £33,000 per week at Spartak Moscow, according to Salary Sport, and boasts a net worth of €26.2 million.

7. Ahmed Musa

Nigeria’s captain, Ahmed Musa, has been involved in significant transfers over the past few years, representing clubs such as CSKA Moscow, Leicester City, Al Nassr, and presently Sivasspor.

Beyond his football career, the 31-year-old has diversified into various businesses and investments.

With an estimated net worth of around €23 million, Musa firmly secures his position among Nigeria’s richest footballers.

8. Emmanuel Emenike

Although Emmanuel Emenike may not be actively playing football at present, he retains his status as one of Nigeria’s richest footballers, boasting a net worth of approximately €15 million.

Throughout his career, the veteran striker represented over 10 teams spanning various countries, including South Africa, Turkey, Russia, England, Spain, and Greece.

Reports suggest that Emenike has diversified his investments, particularly in real estate, with properties valued at millions of dollars situated in Nigeria, Dubai, and London.

9. Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen is another Nigerian footballer who is currently enjoying substantial earnings. The striker recently inked a new deal with Napoli, boosting his weekly salary to £113,000.

Osimhen has also served as an ambassador for prominent brands, with his net worth estimated to stand around $10 million and $12 million, per sporting news.

10. Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze experienced a significant salary increase following his much-anticipated transfer from Villarreal to AC Milan last summer. According to Football Italia, the winger’s annual net salary is estimated to be approximately €5 million.

Chukwueze currently ranks among Nigeria’s top earners, benefiting from additional income generated through off-field endorsements and sponsorships.

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