The 15 Richest Footballers In Nigeria Right Now and How Much They Are Worth

Football is one of the highest-paying sporting professions globally, and footballers have continually topped the chart of the richest athletes in the world for many years now. Most of the earnings of these players usually run into millions of dollars. However, some of these lucrative deals are not easy to come by in local leagues in Africa, which explains why you find many upcoming footballers in countries like Nigeria strive to get signed by football clubs in Europe and other parts of the world. If they can move abroad, they have a chance to rank among the richest footballers in Nigeria as they get paid hefty salaries and bonuses for their services by these clubs.

So many Nigerian players who have traveled out of the country and gotten signed by foreign football clubs have been able to live flamboyantly. It has also raised the question of who is the richest among them. However, the nature of some of the contracts signed by these players gives little or no insight into what they really earn, and this makes it a herculean task to ascertain their actual net worth. Nonetheless, from the available information concerning some of their deals, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the 15 richest footballers in Nigeria as of 2021.

The Net Worths Of The Richest Footballers In Nigeria

1. Ndidi Wilfred

  • Net Worth: $36 Million
  • Salary/Contract: $5.3 Million
  • Age: 24
  • Club: Leicester City
  • Playing Position: Defensive Midfielder
  • Clubs Played For: Genk, Leicester City
  • Active Since (Years): 2012
  • No. of International Caps: 40
  • Trophies Won: 1 (FA Cup: 2020–21)

Nigerian defensive midfielder, Ndidi Wilfred, is currently ranked as the richest Nigerian player. He attained this position after signing a very lucrative deal with Leicester City in January 2017 worth £17 million. Prior to joining Leicester, he was played for the Belgian team, Genk. He started his professional career in 2015.

Ndidi has shown his tackling skills on the national team side having featured in several games for the Super Eagles. According to reports, he first represented his country by playing for the Nigerian U-20 team between 2013 and 2015.

Investments

With respect to his investments, it is speculated that Ndidi has put in a huge chunk of his money into real estate, as he allegedly owns several estates in Abuja. However, the player is yet to officially lay ownership to any property.

Other Facts About Ndidi Wilfred

– CIES Football Observatory ranked Ndidi Wilfred as the 13th best player in the world for the 1st quarter of 2021.

– In 2019, he got married to his sweetheart, Fortune Dinma.

– Ndidi began his degree program in Business Management at the prestigious De Montfort University in 2019.

2. Ahmed Musa

  • Net Worth: $19 Million
  • Salary/Contract: $43,000
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  • Club: Fatih Karagümrük
  • Playing Position: Winger
  • Clubs Played For: GBS Football Academy, JUTH (loan), Kano Pillars, VVV-Venlo (loan), CSKA Moscow, Leicester City, Al Nassr
  • Active Since (Years): 2008
  • No. of International Caps: 98
  • Trophies Won: 11 (Russian Premier League: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16; Russian Cup: 2012–13; Russian Super Cup: 2013, 2014; Saudi Professional League: 2018–19; Saudi Super Cup: 2019; African Youth Championship: 2011; WAFU Nations Cup: 2010, Africa Cup of Nations: 2013)

Highly revered for his outstanding playing skills as a left-winger and striker, Ahmed Musa is one of the richest Nigerian footballers of his time. Although he started off his career playing for local teams in Nigeria, Musa has gone on to play for some big names in various leagues outside Nigeria. Some of the notable clubs he has played for include CSKA Moscow, Leicester City FC, and Al-Nassr. Recently, he was signed by the Turkish club, Fatih Karagümrük.

Investments

Ahmed is not just exceptionally good on the football pitch but has also shown that his business acumen is equally as good as his playing skills. The successful player has a slew of business ventures and properties across Nigeria which are all major contributors to his fortune. He recently opened the Ahmed Musa Neighborhood Center in Kaduna which comes with a lot of exotic features that include a swimming pool and gym. More so, he has expanded his reach beyond Nigeria as reports have it that he bought a very posh apartment in Dubai.

Other Random Facts About Ahmed Musa

– Ahmed made his debut on the Nigerian national team in 2011.

– He is the first Nigerian to have scored 2 goals in a FIFA World Cup Championship – a feat he achieved in 2014. He repeated this during the 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Iceland.

– Ahmed Musa got married to his second wife, Juliet Ahmed, in 2017 which was also the same year he finalized his divorce from Jamila.

3. Anthony Ujah

  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Salary/Contract: $19,300
  • Age: 31
  • Club: Union Berlin
  • Playing Position: Forward
  • Clubs Played For: Abuja F.C., Warri Wolves, Lillestrøm, Mainz 05, FC Köln, Werder Bremen, Liaoning Whowin
  • Active Since (Years): 2005
  • No. of International Caps: 7
  • Trophies Won: N/A

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The 3rd richest Nigerian footballer as of now is Anthony Ujah who is currently playing as a forward for Union Berlin. Prior to his move to play for clubs beyond the shores of Nigeria, he played for local clubs like Abuja F.C from 2005 to 2007 and Warri Wolves from 2008 to 2009. It was around this time that he left Nigeria to play for the Norwegian club Lillestrøm.

Investments

With a weekly salary of £14,000, Anthony Ujah is one of the highest-paid Nigerian footballers as of now but we are yet to ascertain how he invests his earnings. It is possible that he has put his money to good use as he is obviously living a very comfortable life.

Other Random Facts About Anthony Ujah

– The Super Eagle’s star married his heartthrob in a star-studded wedding in 2017

– He established the Antony Ujah Foundation to support women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation amongst other things.

4. Henry Onyekuru

  • Net Worth: $7.5 Million
  • Salary/Contract: $776,295
  • Age: 24
  • Club: Monaco
  • Playing Position: Winger
  • Clubs Played For: Eupen, Everton, Anderlecht (loan), Galatasaray (loan), Monac, Galatasaray (loan), Galatasaray (loan)
  • Active Since (Years): 2010
  • No. of International Caps:12
  • Trophies Won: N/A

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Henry Onyekuru is one of the leading players in the Nigerian national team who has also amassed a lot of fame playing for different European clubs. This youngster actually honed his skills as a footballer at the Aspire Academy where he spent up to 5 years (2010 – 2015) before getting signed by the Belgian club, Eupen. His excellent playing skills has further landed him several other lucrative contracts with clubs like Everton and Monaco.

Investments

With an estimated $7.5 million net worth, Henry Onyekuru can afford a lot of luxurious things and invest in various areas. Although not much is known about his investments, it is gathered that he has put his money in a couple of buildings which include owning a mansion in Lekki Phase 2 and building a magnificent house for his mother.

Other Random Facts About Henry Onyekuru

– Onyekuru gifted his wife a Range Rover Sport worth N60 million to celebrate their wedding anniversary in 2020.

– Henry Onyekuru lost his mother in early 2021.

5. Alex Iwobi

  • Net Worth: $7 Million
  • Salary/Contract : $4,747,840 (€4 Million)
  • Age: 25
  • Club: Everton
  • Playing Position: Winger, Forward
  • Club(s) Played For: Arsenal
  • Active Since (Years): 2015
  • No. of International Caps: 47
  • Trophies Won: 2 (FA Cup: 2016–17; FA Community Shield: 2015, 2017)

Alex Iwobi is one of the Nigerian players who gained prominence playing for the English Premier League side, Arsenal. He is known to have started his youth career with the club in 2004 and was with them for more than a decade till 2015 when he was moved to the senior team. Iwobi would also go on to sign a long-term contract with the team which lasted for 4 years.

Although the Nigerian footballer is still in the Premier League, he is now playing for Everton. Iwobi signed a deal with the club in 2019 which had a fee of £28 million but was later raised to £34 million.

Investments

Most of Iwobi’s wealth comes from his contract deals, however, it is known that endorsement deals contribute substantially to it as well. Although no business investments have been linked to the player, he is known to have doled out a huge sum to build himself a mansion.

Other Random Facts About Iwobi

  • Iwobi played for England’s Under 16, 17, and 18 teams before being called upon to play for the Nigerian national team in 2015.
  • His uncle is the legendary former Super Eagle’s star, Jay Jay Okocha
  • Iwobi and his former girlfriend, Clarisse Juliette, attracted a lot of attention because of their matching gold cars

6.Troynne Ebuehi

  • Net Worth: $6.5 Million
  • Salary/Contract: £291,200
  • Age: 25
  • Club: Benifica B
  • Playing Position: Right-back
  • Clubs Played For: HFC EDO, ADO Den Haag, Benfica, Benfica B, Twente (loan), Venezia (loan)
  • Active Since (Years): 2013
  • No. of International Caps: 9
  • Trophies Won: 1 (Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2019)

Tyronne Ebuehi is a young Nigerian player who has earned a spot among the wealthiest players in the country with an estimated net worth of $6.5 million. Prior to raking in such a huge amount from his career, Tyronne, who was raised in the Netherlands, is known to have played for several amateur teams. He eventually kick-started his career playing for ADO Den Haag from 2014 to 2018 and this was followed by several other club deals. As of now, this talented player is signed to Benfica but he is on loan to the Serie A club, Venezia.

Investments

The top-level player is yet to disclose whether he has any investments as of now.

Other Random Facts About Tyronne Ebuehi

  • Tyronne made his debut for the Nigerian national team in 2017 during friendlies against Burkina Faso and Senegal.
  • His mother is Dutch while his father is Nigerian.

7. Peter Olayinka

  • Net Worth: $6 Million
  • Salary/Contract: £6,000
  • Age: 25
  • Club: Slavia Prague
  • Playing Position: Forward
  • Clubs Played For: 36 Lion FC, Bylis, Yenicami SK (loan), Skënderbeu, Gent, Dukla Prague (loan), Zulte Waregem (loan), Slavia Prague
  • Active Since (Years): 2010
  • No. of International Caps: 1
  • Trophies Won: 7 (Süper Lig: 2013–14; Kategoria Superiore: 2014–15; Czech First League: 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21; Czech Cup: 2018–19, 2020–21)

The list of the richest players also features another fast-rising footballer, Peter Olayinka who is currently playing for the Czech professional football club, Slavia Prague, after signing a deal with them worth €3,200,000 in 2018. However, Olayinka’s early career days can be traced back to his time with the Lagos football academy, 36 Lion FC, where he honed his skills for 2 years before moving on to play for both the junior and senior team of Bylis in Albania. Moreso, his senior career has seen him play for the likes of Yenicami SK (loan), Skënderbeu, Gent, Dukla Prague (loan), and Zulte Waregem (loan).

Investments

Peter Olayinka has been frugal when it comes to how he invests the fortune he has made from his career. However, there are talks of investing in real estate as reports have it that he is the owner of 2 luxurious houses in the high-end part of Lekki in Lagos State.

Other Random Facts About Peter Olayinka

  • Olayinka was called up to the Nigerian national team in 2019. His first match for his country was in a friendly against Brazil.
  • In 2021, he married Yetunde Barnabas, a Nigerian model and beauty queen.

8. Kelechi Iheacho

  • Net Worth: $5 Million
  • Salary/Contract: €3.6 Million
  • Age: 24
  • Club: Leicester City
  • Playing Position: Forward
  • Clubs Played For: Taye Academy, Manchester City
  • Active Since (Years): 2011
  • No. of International Caps: 33
  • Trophies Won: 3 (Football League Cup: 2015–16; FA Cup: 2020–21; FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2013)

Kelechi Iheanacho started off his career playing for Taye Academy in Imo State. From there, he was selected to represent Nigeria in the 2013 CAF U-17. His outstanding performance during the tournament got him a lot of offers from football clubs beyond the shores of Nigeria. He would initially get to play in the youth team of Manchester City from 2014 to 2015 before he joined the senior team. Upon leaving the team in 2017, he signed a very lucrative deal with Leicester City that same year and he is still plying his trade on the team to date.

Investments

This prolific player is also towing in the investment path many of his kind usually venture into, real estate. As of now, it is known that Kelechi has erected several buildings in Imo State and Lagos State.

Other Random Facts About Kelechi Iheanacho

  • The footballer was rumored to be dating several ladies, but in 2020, he cut ties with all of them as he plans to marry his now pregnant Nigerian-Irish girlfriend.

9. Simeon Nwankwo

  • Net Worth: $3.5 Million
  • Salary/Contract: £936,000
  • Age: 29
  • Club: Crotone
  • Playing Position: Striker
  • Clubs Played For: Guo FC, Portimonense, Gil Vicente
  • Active Since (Years): 2011
  • No. of International Caps: 4
  • Trophies Won: N/A

A well-known Nigerian player whose football skills have enriched him is no other than Simeon Nwankwo. The striker, who had a humble career beginning in Lagos State, got his big break when the Portuguese club, Portimonense, showed interest in him and eventually signed him to their club. He stayed with the club for two years, scoring 17 goals along the way. As of now, Nwankwo is playing in Serie B for Crotone and he has made his mark on the club by scoring 64 goals as of July 2021.

Investments

Although Nwankwo has had quite an impressive football career both in terms of his fame and the wealth he has amassed, he is yet to share details of his investment portfolio with the public.

Other Random Facts About Simeon Nwankwo

  • Nwankwo has been a victim of racial abuse. This made the Mayor of Crotone give his son honorary citizenship of the city in March 2021.
  • The striker made his debut on the Nigerian national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.

10. Kenneth Omeruo

  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Salary/Contract: $1 Million
  • Age: 27
  • Club: Leganés
  • Playing Position: Defender
  • Clubs Played For: Standard Liège, Chelsea, ADO Den Haag (loan), Middlesbrough (loan), Kasımpaşa (loan), Alanyaspor (loan), Kasımpaşa (loan)
  • Active Since (Years): 2010
  • No. of International Caps: 52
  • Trophies Won: 1 (Africa Cup of Nations: 2013)

A major part of Kenneth Omeruo’s career has been spent on loan deals to various clubs since he was signed on by Chelsea during the start of his professional playing days. He did not make any appearance for the club since they signed him up in 2012 until his departure in 2019. In spite of that fact, Omeruo has gone on to make his mark on the various teams he has represented over the years.

On the international scene, he has also represented Nigeria in various tournaments, starting with his debut for the U-17 squad in 2009. In the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament, Omeruo scored a goal in the match against Guinea.

Investments

Kenneth Omeruo’s main source of income is from his football career and as of now, he has not revealed any other business venture he is involved in. However, he owns a couple of houses which include a home in Leganés and London.

Other Random Facts About Kenneth Omeruo

  • His playing style has been appreciated by many sports analysts who attest to the fact that he is focused and strong-willed.
  • Omeruo is happily married to Chioma with whom he shares an adorable daughter named Chairein Omeruo.

11. Victor Oshimen

  • Net Worth: $2.5 Million
  • Salary/Contract: €5 Million
  • Age: 22
  • Club: Napoli
  • Playing Position: Forward
  • Clubs Played For: Ultimate Strikers Academy, Wolfsburg, Charleroi, Lille
  • Active Since (Years): 2017
  • No. of International Caps: 12
  • Trophies Won: 1 (FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2015)

Victor James Oshimen is a young Nigerian footballer who began his youth career in Lagos State playing for Ultimate Strikers Academy. He has since gone on to show his prowess in his senior career. The youngster had his big break after his outstanding performance in the FIFA U-17 World Cup; it earned him several offers from notable football clubs. He eventually got signed by Wolfsburg in 2017 then moved to Charleroi on loan the next year.  Oshimen played briefly for Lille during the 2019/2020 season before switching over to Napoli in 2020.

Investments

Oshimen is yet to share details of how he invests his money with the public. However, it is possible that he has put his money in the real estate business. The player bought his dad a luxurious house when he received his first bonus in Wolfsburg.

Other Facts About Victor Osimhen

  • He is a brand ambassador for the Nike Sports brand
  • Victor Osimhen is in a very serious relationship with a lady named Stephanie. They traveled to Italy together when the player got signed by Napoli

12. Leon Balogun

  • Net Worth: $2 Million
  • Salary/Contract: $1.85 Million
  • Age: 33
  • Club: Rangers
  • Playing Position: Defender
  • Clubs Played For: Türkiyemspor Berlin, Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Darmstadt, Mainz, Brighton & Hove Albion, Wigan Athletic (loan), Wigan Athletic
  • Active Since (Years): 2007
  • No. of International Caps: 32
  • Trophies Won: 1 (Scottish Premiership: 2020–21)

Leon Balogun is a German-born Nigerian footballer who started his career in Germany playing for several amateur clubs before he got signed by Türkiyemspor Berlin in 2007. However, he became quite popular when he joined Hannover 96 in 2008 and made his debut for the club on April 19th, 2009. He continued with his new team for the next year before he left them to join Werder Bremen in 2010. In the years that followed, Leon has gone on to sign several lucrative deals. As of now, he is playing in the Scottish Premier League for Rangers F.C.

On the international scene, Leon Balogun has also represented his fatherland on numerous occasions since he was first called up to the Nigerian national team in 2014. He is yet to score any goal for the team but has made up to 32 appearances.

Investment

Not much has been revealed about Leon Balogun’s investments in business ventures or properties. Football continues to be his major source of income as of now.

Other Facts About Leon Balogun

  • He has been a brand ambassador for Adidas for several years now.

13. Peter Etebo

  • Net Worth: $2 Million
  • Salary/Contract: £1,508,000
  • Age: 25
  • Club: Stoke City
  • Playing Position: Central Midfielder
  • Clubs Played For:  Lord Honour FC, Warri Wolves, Feirense, Las Palmas (loan), Stoke City, Getafe (loan), Galatasaray (loan), Watford (loan)
  • Active Since (Years): 2011
  • No. of International Caps: 38
  • Trophies Won: N/A

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Peter Etebo is notable as a Nigerian midfielder who started his youth career playing in the local leagues for clubs like the Lord Honour FC and then Warri Wolves. He also kick-started his senior career with Warri Wolves and from there, he went on to play for several other clubs beyond the shores of Nigeria, including Feirense and Stoke City. More so, he has been on loan to various clubs where he continued to showcase his skills.

Investments

Although Peter Etebo is one of the wealthiest players in Nigeria, he is yet to reveal details of his landed properties. More so, there are no details of his business ventures and the only known source of wealth linked to him is his football career.

Other Facts About Peter Etebo

  • He began to represent Nigeria in the U-23 squad before joining the senior team in 2013
  • Etebo scored the only goal Nigeria recorded in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualification match against Egypt.

14. Terem Moffi

  • Net Worth: $1 Million
  • Salary/Contract: €457,600
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  • Club: Lorient
  • Playing Position: Forward
  • Clubs Played For: Kauno Žalgiris, Riteriai, Kortrijk,
  • Active Since (Years): 2017
  • No. of International Caps: 1

Moffi’s football career can be traced back to his teenage years when he relocated to the United Kingdom to join Bukswood Football Academy. Shortly after that, he got signed by the European club Kauno Žalgiris in 2017 where he spent only a year before moving on to play for Riteriai (2018 – 2020) and Kortrijk (2020). Terem Moffi is currently playing for Lorient upon signing a deal with them in October 2020 worth €8 million.

Investments

Terem is not only one of the youngest Nigerian players but also one of the wealthiest in the country. However, there are no details about how he has been investing his fortune so far.

Other Facts About Him

  • He was called up by the national team in May 2021 and made his debut the next month in the friendlies against Cameroon.

15. Samuel Chukwueze

  • Net Worth: $1 Million
  • Salary/Contract: $21,000
  • Age: 22
  • Club: Villareal
  • Playing Position: Winger
  • Clubs Played For: Villareal
  • Active Since (Years): 2017
  • No. of International Caps: 18
  • Trophies Won: 2 (UEFA Europa League: 2020–21; FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2015)

Samuel Chukwueze is one of the prolific wingers in Nigeria whose career rise can be best described as meteoric as he started his professional career only a few years ago in 2017. However, he actually began to garner a lot of attention during his youth career days playing for the Nigerian U17 national team in 2015. It therefore did not come as a surprise when Chukwueze signed a 4 year deal with the Spanish club, Villareal, in 2018.

Investments

The young player has definitely raked in some cool cash from his career which is evident in the high-ended rides he owns. However, there is no publicly known business he owns nor has there been any news of him being involved in the real estate business yet.

Other Random Facts About Samuel Chukwueze

  • He was named the 3rd highest goal scorer during the 2015 African U-17 tournament held in Chile.
  • UEFA named him as one of the 50 players to watch out for in 2019/2020

<strong>Recap Of The 15 Richest Footballers On The Nigerian National Team</strong>

  1. Ndidi Wilfred – $36 Million
  2. Ahmed Musa – $19 Million
  3. Anthony Ujah – $10 Million
  4. Henry Onyekuru – $7 Million
  5. Alex Iwobi – $7 Million
  6. Tyronne Ebuehi – $6.5 Million
  7. Peter Olanyika – $6 Million
  8. Kelechi Iheanacho – $5 Million
  9. Simeon Nwankwo – $3.5 Million
  10. Kenneth Omeruo – $3 Million
  11. Victor Oshimen – $2.5 Million
  12. Leon Balogun – $2 Million
  13. Peter Etebo -$2 Million
  14. Terem Moffi – $1.8 Million
  15. Samuel Chukwueze – $1 Million

Other Notable Rich Nigerian Footballers

Apart from the aforementioned football stars in Nigeria, there are other extremely rich players who have retired from the national team but still ply their trade with distinguished clubs across the world. They include:

1. Mikel Obi

  • Net Worth: $60 Million
  • Salary/Contract : N/A
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  • Club: Stoke City
  • Playing Position: Defensive Midfielder
  • Clubs Played For: Lyn, Chelsea, Tianjin TEDA, Middlesbrough, Trabzonspor
  • Active Since (Years): 2004
  • No. of International Caps: 89
  • Trophies Won: 11 (Premier League: 2009–10, 2014–15; FA Cup: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12; Football League Cup: 2006–07; FA Community Shield: 2009; UEFA Champions League: 2011–12; UEFA Europa League: 2012–13; Turkish Cup: 2019–20; Africa Cup of Nations: 2013)

Mikel Obi is without a doubt one of Africa’s best defensive midfielders and this is evident in the plethora of awards he has earned from plying his trade across the globe. This talented player’s early years can be traced to his days with the local football club in Nigeria, Plateau United, in 2002. After his stint with the team, he moved to the Norwegian club, Lyn Oslo, in 2004 at age 17. He stayed with the club for 2 years before his transfer to Chelsea in 2006 and was with the club for 11 years before leaving in 2016.

Mikel would later move over to the Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA in 2017 where he stayed for only a year. In early 2019, he moved back to England to join Middlesbrough but left the club by July that year to play for Trabzonspor in Turkey. However, his stay with this club was also short-lived as he signed a deal with the English club, Stoke City in August 2020.

Investments

Although Mikel Obi tops the chart as the richest footballer in Nigeria, he has been quite frugal with details of his investments. The only known investment he has is his house across several choice parts in Abuja, Lagos, and Jos. It is also possible that he has a stake in his father’s high-profile inter-state transport business in Jos, Nigeria.

Other Random Facts About Mikel Obi

  • Mikel Obi won 2 notable Premier League titles during his time with Chelsea.
  • He got married to a Russian model named Olga Dyachenko with whom he has a set of twins.
  • Mikel retired from the Nigerian national team after the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
  • He was appointed Nigerian Youth Ambassador in June 2021.

2. Odion Ighalo

  • Net Worth: $43 Million
  • Salary/Contract: £130,000
  • Age: [ age dob=”19890616″]
  • Club: Al Shabab
  • Playing Position: Striker
  • Clubs Played For: Prime, Julius Berger, Lyn, Udinese, Granada, Cesena, Watford, Changchun Yatai, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Manchester United
  • Active Since (Years): 2005
  • No. of International Caps: 89
  • Trophies Won: 1 (Chinese FA Cup: 2019)

Odion Ighalo is among the notable footballers in Nigeria who have achieved great heights over the years. It would also interest you to know that Ighalo’s career started off with him playing in local clubs in Nigeria back in 2005 until he was discovered by Marcelo Houseman, a FIFA representative who recommended him to the football agent, Atta Aneke. In 2007, the agent was able to get Ighalo a spot on the Norwegian club, Lyn.

Since then, the Nigerian player has had a successful career playing on various teams and moving from one country to another as the need arises. Ighalo has also had the opportunity to play for the Red Devils – Manchester United (2020 -2021) which was actually a dream come true for the player who has always been a fan of the English team right from his childhood days. After his deal with Manchester United expired in 2021, Ighalo joined the Saudi Arabia team, Al Shabab.

Investments

Ighalo has no known investments, however, it is possible he has put his money to good use for the future. He is an avid philanthropist and has built an orphanage in Lagos which cost more than $1 million.

Other Random Facts About Odion Ighalo

  • He represented the Super Eagles in 35 games in which he scored a total of 16 goals. He retired in 2019.
  • Ighalo was made National Principal’s Cup Ambassador in June 2021.
  • He is currently separated from his wife, Sonia, who accused him of having extramarital affairs leading to the birth of 2 children.

4. Victor Moses

  • Net Worth: $23 Million
  • Salary/Contract: $100,000
  • Age: [ age dob=”19901212″]
  • Club: FC Spartak Moscow
  • Playing Position: Winger
  • Clubs Played For: Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic, Chelsea, Liverpool (loan), Stoke City (loan), West Ham United (loan) , Fenerbahçe (loan), Inter Milan (loan)
  • Active Since (Years): 2007
  • No. of International Caps: 38
  • Trophies Won: 5 (Premier League: 2016–17; FA Cup: 2017–18; UEFA Europa League: 2012–13: 2018–19; Africa Cup of Nations: 2013)

Victor Moses is notable as a Nigerian footballer who kick-started his career in the United Kingdom. This is largely due to the fact that he lost his parents at a tender age in Kaduna and shortly after his parent’s demise, he was sent to England where he began playing his junior football career for Crystal Palace.

His senior football career also started with Crystal Palace and from there, he went on to play for other clubs like Wigan Athletic, Stoke City, West Ham, and later Chelsea where he had a very successful career. Asides from these English teams, Victor Moses has also played for several other teams like Inter Milan, and Fenerbahçe. As of now, he is signed on to the Russian Football club, FC Spark Moscow.

Investments

As of now, Victor Moses does not have any publicly known investment. Most of his wealth hereby comes from his football career and endorsement deals.

Other Random Facts About Victor Moses

  • Victor Moses lost his parents in a religious riot in Kaduna.
  • He played for England’s U16, U17, U19, and U21 national teams before making his debut for the Nigerian national team in 2012.
  • Victor Moses retired from the Nigerian national team in August 2018.

5. Emmanuel Emenike

  • Net Worth: $16 Million
  • Salary/Contract: N/A
  • Age: [ age dob=”19870510″]
  • Club: N/A
  • Playing Position: Striker
  • Clubs Played For: MP Black Aces, Cape Town, Karabükspor, Fenerbahçe, Spartak Moscow, Fenerbahçe, Al Ain (loan), West Ham United (loan), Olympiacos, Las Palmas (loan), Westerlo
  • Active Since (Years): 2008
  • No. of International Caps: 37
  • Trophies Won: 4 (TFF First League: 2009–10; Süper Lig: 2013–14; Turkish Super Cup: 2014; Africa Cup of Nations: 2013)

Emmanuel Emenike is a notable Nigerian footballer who has had a very glamorous time on the national team as well as on the various clubs he has played for since he kick-started his senior football career in 2008. His early career years can be traced to playing for South African clubs like MP Black Ace and FC Cape Town. He then moved on to play in various top leagues, including the Turkish premier division and the English Premier League.

The clubs Emenike has played for include Karabükspor, Fenerbahçe, Spartak Moscow, Fenerbahçe, and Al Ain among several others. However, as of now, he is yet to be signed by any club since his departure from Westerlo in 2019.

Investment

This top Nigerian footballer is also among the bandwagon who has invested heavily in real estate. According to sources, he has several properties across Nigeria which include about 3 luxurious buildings in Imo state which yields millions of naira as annual rent.

Other Random Facts About Emmanuel Emenike

  • He is married to Iheoma Nnadi, a beauty queen who won Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (2016)
  • Emenike is the cousin of the American striker, Daryl Dike, who plays for the Orlando City Soccer Club.

6. Victor Anichebe

  • Net Worth: $15 Million
  • Salary/Contract: N/A
  • Age: [ age dob=”19880423″]
  • Club: Beijing Enterprises
  • Playing Position: Striker
  • Clubs Played For: Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, Beijing Enterprises
  • Active Since (Years): 2006
  • No. of International Caps: 11
  • Trophies Won: N/A

Richest Nigerian Footballers
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Victor Anichebe is a Nigerian footballer who is among the number of players that started their career beyond the shores of Nigeria. In his case, Victor started off his youth career playing for Everton from 2003 to 2006. He then went on to join the club’s senior team in 2006 and stayed with them till 2013. He would later go on to play for other English clubs like West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland before moving to the Chinese league club, Beijing Enterprises, in 2017.

Investment

Anichebe has several investments in real estate and one of his recent properties is the 4 bedroom duplex in Lekki, Lagos. More so, there are talks that he is planning to own a football club in the nearest future.

Other Random Facts About Victor Anichebe

  • His first and only goal for the Super Eagles was scored in 2011.
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