Football is one of the most watched sports in the world today. In fact, a lot of people doesn’t see it as a sport anymore, they now see as it as entertainment. Also, as crazy as it seems, others see it as a lifestyle and can`t do without it. Footballers are well paid, at least the most successful ones among them. We all know that the likes of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are top earners in the game of football. For this post, we are going to keep it Nigerian by mentioning the top richest footballers the country has ever produced.
John Mikel Obi
Topping our list is the former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel. He currently plays in England with Middlesbrough and has maintained this spot for some time now. Before returning to England, he played in the Chinese league where he earns 7.2 million pounds a year. His net worth is currently estimated at $60 million.
Odion Ighalo came to life during one of his best seasons at Watford football club. After a while, he was signed by Chang Chun Yatai, a Chinese top-flight club for a whopping £20 million. After his transfer, his pay increased to $262,000 per week making him one of the highest football earners. With a fleet of cars in his garage, Ighalo has an estimated net worth of $30 million (10.9 billion naira).
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Victor Moses is currently playing in the Turkish league for Fenerbahce on loan from Chelsea. The skillful Nigerian winger is a success with a lot of silverware to show for it. Victor Moses net worth is estimated to be around 23 million U.S. dollars.
Ahmed Musa is definitely one of the most successful Nigerian footballers. His goals in the last two world cup tournaments will definitely not be forgotten by Nigerians. The fast and skillful Nigerian attacker net worth is above 18 million U.S. dollars.
Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike is famous among Nigerians especially during the 2013 African Nations Cup. His goals helped secure the grand prize for the country. Generally, Emenike has played in Turkey, Russia, England, and Spain. He has an estimated net worth of 18 million U.S. dollars.
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