Top 10 Richest Nigerian Football Players in Nigeria

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Many football s trikers exist in Nigeria. Some of them play for Nigerian clubs while the others play for international clubs. In this article, I will share with you the top 10 Nigerian richest football strikers. They are listed below

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1) Odion Ighalo:
Monthly Asset: N2 million
He was born in Lagos and was raised in Edo where he was discovered by FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who recommendations for him to Atta Aneke. On 16th September, 2007 at the age of 18, he scored in a 2-0 home against Viking and this is where he made his Tippeligaen debut. Ighalo on 30th July, 2008 signed for Udinese an Italian team and he appears rarely in Serie A where he scored against Cagliari in 6-2 home routing. Ighalo continued playing for Granada and he played his first La Liga match on the 27th of August, 2011.
Information from the Premium Times Nigeria confirms the best scoreboard in the Nigeria Professional Football League as the highest paid Nigerian player. He is now a player for the Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club. In this club, he signed a contract for 3 years that earns him N2 million as monthly pay. He is also interested in playing abroad and he is considering options in Russian and Tunisian clubs.

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2) Vincent Enyeama:
Seasonal Asset: 1.8 million Euros
This professional Nigerian goal keeper plays in Lille. The contract with this club earns him 1.8 million Euros every season. Also, he was a member of the Nigerian national team for 14 years. He has been in many clubs like Hapoel Tel Aviv, Iwuanyanwu National, Ibom Stars, Enyimba and Maccabi Tel Aviv.

3) Emmanuel Emenike:
Seasonal Asset: 2.5 million Euros
This Nigerian player plays for the Greek football club known as Olympiacos and he is still among the best players. He earns 2.5 million Euros per season and he has travelled many countries and have played in many football clubs like All Ain, West Ham United, Spartak Moscow, Cape Town, MP Black Ace, Delta Force and Karabukspor.

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4) Victor Moses:
Seasonal Asset: 3 million Euros
This is one of the richest Nigerian players and he prefers the English football clubs. He has played for the English national team for six years. He has been a member of the Nigerian national team since 2012. He earns 3 million Euros per season. He has played for Stoke City, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic and West Ham United. Such was the football engagement of the 26 years old.

5) Kelechi Iheanacho:
Seasonal Asset: 3.6 million Euros
This talented football player plays for the Premier League. His jersey is number 8 at Leicester City football club. He played previously in Manchester City where he scored 12 goals. It was in 2017 that he was transferred to Leicester City where he earns 3.4 million Euros per season. He is a star in the national team where he started playing in 2013.

6) Ahmed Musa:
Seasonal Asset: 4.2 million Euros
He was born in October 1992 in Jos. He is the first player of Nigeria to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup. He started with GBS Football Academy. His records show that he scored the highest goals in one season in the history of the Premier League of Nigeria until November 2011. He moved to VVV- Venlo in the summer of 2010. He was rated as one of the best stars of football in the world.
He is the highest paid Nigerian footballer in the European continent. His monthly earnings is 4.2 million Euros per season. He is also a member of Nigerian national team from 2011. His current contract is with Leicester City. He has played for clubs like Kano Pillars, CSKA Moscow, GBS Football Academy, JUTH, CSKA Moscow and VVV-Venlo. This Nigerian striker scored 42 goals for CSKA Moscow, a Russian football club.

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7) Anthony Ujah:
Seasonal Asset: 5.6 million Euros
He grew up in small town of Ugbokolo in Benue State. He started with Abuja F.C and was signed by Warrior Wolves in the year 2008. He left Warri Wolves in 2010 so as to attend the trial with Lillestrom. Ujah then signed a four year contract with Lillestrom and he made debut for this football club on the 14th of March, 2010. He was linked with a move to England in January 2011 with Football League One and other clubs like Southampton F.C and Swindon Town F.C. He scored 4 goals in Lillestrom’ s 7-0 victory against Stabaek.
This Nigerian footballer decided to take his football exploits to China where he plays for Loaning Football Club with a seasonal earning of 5.6 million Euros per season. This club is among the newest clubs. He has travelled to many countries and have played for different clubs. The clubs include FSV Mainz, Lillestrom, Abuja Regardless, Warri Wolves and Werder Bremen.

8) Obi Mikel:
Seasonal Asset: 8.4 million Euros
He played for Nigeria at the FIFA World Youth Championships in the summer of 2005 which was held in Netherlands. He won the Silver Ball after he was voted the second best player. He played in the 2008-2009 season for Chelsea. He performed very well in this season. On the 13th of February 2010, he provided a long ball for Didier Drogba to latch and fire across David Marshall resulting in 4-1 win over Cardiff City and he assisted Didier Drogba in a 5-0 win over FA Cup finalists. He played the full 90 minute in Chelsea’s 7-1 victory over Aston Villa.
Obi Mikel decided to play for the Chinese. He was a former player of the Chelsea football club and now a player for the Tianjib TEDA. This Chinese football club pays him 8.4 million Euros which is twice the amount received by the highest paid Nigerian footballer in Europe.

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9) Obafemi Martins:
Seasonal Asset: 8.4 million Euros
He is known for his football speed. He left for Italy at 16 and since then have played for many top division clubs around the European continent. He started playing for Series A with Inter Milan as his football club before moving to the English Premier League to play for Newcastle in 2006 after which he later joined the German Bundesliga club in the year 2009. After he joined the Russian Premier League in July 2010, he was loaned to Birmingham City in January 2011. Martins was transferred to Inter Milan in 2001 where he scored up to 23 goals for the team which helped them to get the Italian Under-18 title.
He plays for the Chinese club known as Shanghai Shenshua where he earns 8.4 million Euros per season. He has played for clubs like Rubin Kazan, Ebedei, Reggiana, Inter Milan, Newcastle United, VFL Wolfsburg, Birmingham City, Levanto and Seattle Sounders.

10) Odion Ighalo:
Seasonal Asset: 12.1 million Euros
He tops the list as the richest Nigerian footballer on the planet. This information has been confirmed from the All Nigerian Soccer. He is a talented player and he plays in China. He has played for Grana, Cesene, Prime, Julius Berger and Lyn.


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