Do you wish to know the richest and highest-paid footballers from Nigeria? Well, this article got you covered. So, let’s begin!
Nigerian footballers all over the world, are considered to be elite earners. Since, the development of Nigerian football in recent years, some players from the country playing in different European countries and Asia earn a huge amount of money at their various football clubs.
It is also very easy to notice how rich these players are from their posh cars to exquisite mansions displayed on their social media pages. One would say that they are paid handsomely to enjoy the fine things of life.
This article is a list of the top richest and highest-paid footballers from Nigeria.
We would include an estimate of their net worth, assets, and salaries.
If you are itching to know how much these guys are paid and their worth then you are on the right page.
Top 10 Richest and Highest-paid Footballers From Nigeria (2020)
Note: This list contains only active Nigerian footballers.
John Obi Mikel
With a net worth of N23 billion, John Mikel Obi is considered to be the richest Nigerian footballer. He is a midfielder who started his football career in Nigerian local football team Plateau United. This was before joining Lyn Football club in Norway in 2004.
Mikel Obi joined the English club Chelsea after two years in Norway. He then spent eleven years at the London club where he earned lots of money before moving to China with Tianjin TEDA in 2017. This is where he receives over 3.6 billion Naira annually.
Since he departed from China, Mikel has played for three different clubs; Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super League, Middlesbrough in the English Championship, and currently Stoke city in the English Championship.
Mike Obi earns a big amount of money from different endorsements in Nigeria in addition to his weekly salary.
This top-notch Nigerian footballer owns a house in the United Kingdom, a collection of cars which includes: Bentley Continental GT, Range Rover Sport, a Black Mercedes G 500, and a Mercedes G Wagon.
Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins
With a net worth of N14 billion, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins is the second on our list of richest and highest-paid footballers from Nigeria.
Obafemi Martins plays as a striker for Wuhan Zall in the Chinese Super League.
In 2016, Martins joined the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. Here he earned a lot of money that increased his net worth. He earns N2.4 billion annually.
He was the highest ever paid player for Seattle Sounders at Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer, America. He was also the fifth highest-paid player in the US Major League Soccer, earning $1,600,000; $1,620,000; $2,400,000, for three years, consecutively.
Martins, as a popular footballer, has lots of endorsements in Nigeria that fetches him a huge amount of money.
This striker has Mercedes Benz SLR Mc Laren worth N367, 964,761, Ferrari Spider worth N110 million, Benz G-class worth N112, 542, 500, Lamborghini Aventador costing N162, 000, 000 and Bentley Bentayga costing N114, 450, 000.
In addition to his cars are his very plush mansions located at VGC, Lekki, Lagos worth N500 Million, and in Como, Italy worth N800 Million respectively.
Odion Jude Ighalo
With a net worth of N12 billion, Odion Ighalo is the third on this list. He currently plays for Manchester United as a striker.
In 2016 and 2017, Ighalo played for Watford in the English Premier League. His salary was 45,000 pounds per week at Watford.
In December 2017, Ighalo built an Orphanage home in Ijegun, Ajegunle where he was raised as a child. This orphanage is worth N500 million!
He currently earns 150,000 pounds per week at Manchester United and his club in China. All these sums up his 300,000 pounds a week’s salary.
According to unverified sources, Ighalo earns 8,000 pounds every time he scores for Manchester United, 3,000 pounds for draws, and 9,000 pounds for every game he is involved in.
In his possession is a mansion located in the Lekki, Lagos. Several cars, including a 32 million Naira Mercedes Benz G wagon and a 15 million Naira range rover sport.
With a net worth of N10 billion, Former Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is the fourth on our list of richest and highest-paid footballers from Nigeria.
Enyeama played for Lille from 2011 to 2018. Having played for the Super Eagles from 2015 to 2020, he is considered the most capped Nigerian player. This was before he announced his retirement from international duty. Vincent was once the captain of the national team.
He was on a huge salary of about 1.8 million Euros annually while playing for Lille.
In his possession is a big mansion and cars including a Mercedes Benz G-class coupe worth N25 million, and a Range Rover Evogue worth N19.4 million.
With a net worth of N7.3 billion, Victor Moses is the fifth on our list.
He plays as a winger for the London club, Chelsea. Moses has represented many English clubs including Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Wigan Athletic, Liverpool, West Ham, and Stoke City.
Moses earned his first salary at Crystal Palace, worth 2.5 million pounds. He later signed a five-year contract with Chelsea. This worth 3.9 million pounds annually.
This Nigerian winger earned a weekly salary of $100,000 On his loan move to Inter Milan in 2019. And according to reports, Moses’ investment is over $12 million net worth.
In his possession is a fleet of cars including Mercedes Benz AMG G63 worth N66,586,860, Ford Edge worth N13, 562,150, Aston Martin valued at N56, 573, 540, Ferrari 458 Italia worth N141,433,850 and BMW i8 worth N63, 935, 850.
Moses also owns a three-bedroom flat at Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria, which is worth over 250 million Naira.
With a net worth of N6.5 billion, Ahmed Musa is considered among the richest and highest-paid footballers from Nigeria.
Musa plays in Saudi Arabia for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Professional League. He has represented different clubs in Europe including VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands, Leicester City in England, and CSKA Moscow in Russia.
Musa earned a weekly salary of $43,000 during his time in England. But, he currently earns a weekly salary of 60,000 pounds.
In his possession is a range of expensive cars including a Range Rover Sport worth $50,000, a Range Rover Velar worth $60,500, and a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon worth $127,650.
He also owns a plush mansion in Nigeria worth N500 million and a barbing saloon in Kanu worth N500 million.
With a net worth of N6.4 billion, Emmanuel Emenike made it to the list.
Emenike plays as a striker.
Earning a huge amount of salaries from playing for different clubs in Europe including Karabükspor in the Turkish Super League, Spartak Moscow in Russia, Fenerbahçe in Turkey, and Olympiacos in Greece has made Emenike among the highest-paid footballers from Nigeria.
In his possession are two cars including a Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth N45 million and a Range Rover Sport. And also a multi-million dollar worth of luxury homes in Nigeria, Dubai, and London.
With a net worth of N6 billion, Victor Anichebe also made it to the list.
He plays as a striker, but currently, he is a free agent after playing for Beijing Enterprises in 2017.
Anichebe has played in three different clubs in England including Everton for nine years, one year in Sunderland, and West Bromwich Albion for three years.
Playing in England and China has made Anichebe acquire a lot of wealth and also increased his ranking as one of the richest footballers from Nigeria.
In his possession is a white Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth N42 million and a big mansion worth a huge amount of money in Anambra State, Nigeria, his hometown.
With a net worth of N1.4 billion, Kelechi Iheanacho is ninth on this list.
He is a Nigerian professional striker for the English club, Leicester City.
He currently earns a weekly salary of 115,000 pounds. He earned a weekly salary of 85,000 pounds during his two years in Manchester City. This made him gain his position as one of the richest young footballers from Nigeria.
In his possession is a big mansion in Manchester worth over N8 million. He is currently building a big Mansion in Lagos state Nigeria.
With a net worth of N1.3 billion is the tenth richest and highest-paid footballers from Nigeria.
Alex Iwobi plays as a winger for Everton in the English Premier League. During his time at the club, he was part of Arsene Wenger’s squad in Arsenal. Here he spent four years.
He earned a weekly salary of 159,389 pounds at Arsenal, after paying his tax. Currently, he earns a weekly salary of 81,301 Euros in Everton. His annual salary is 2.6 million pounds.
In his possession is a posh car, a Mercedes Convertible. Currently lives with his parents in England.
Well, here you have it! These amazing footballers are the richest and highest-paid footballers from Nigeria.