Football has become one of the highest paying sports in the world and prominent Nigerian professional footballers like Obafemi Martin, John Mikel Obi are also getting their fair share of the financial boom in the football world.
In this article, we have compiled the complete list of the top 10 highest paid Nigerian footballers.
1) Odion Ighalo (STRIKER)
The 28 years old footballer plays for Chingchun Yatai football club in China. The ex-Watford player earns 190,000 GBP weekly.
2) Obafemi Martins (STRIKER)
Another Nigerian export to China, the 32 years old footballer plays for the Shangai Greenland Sheshua in china. Obafemi thrills his fans with his energetic display upfront and his eye for goal. The ex-Seattle Sounders star earns 140,000 GBP per week.
3) John Mikel Obi (MIDFIELDER)
The 30 year old ex-Chelsea footballer and current captain of the Nigerian National team plays his football for Tianjin TEDA, a professional football club in China. Mikel’s recent move to the Chinese super league moved him up the ladder of the highest earning Nigerian footballers. Mikel walks away with 140,000 GBP per week.
4) Victor Moses (WINGER)
The Nigerian professional football star plays for Chelsea Fc, UK. Moses was instrumental in the his club’s premier league success last season, helping the team win the league title. Victor Moses currently earns 110,000 GBP per week after signing a new contract with the premier league champions.
5) Anthony Ujah (STRIKER)
The 26 years old footballer plays for Liaoning Whowin, China. After his recent transfer to the Chinese super league club the striker moved of the ladder of the top earning Nigerian football stars. The super league striker earns 95,000 GBP per week.
6) Ahmed Musa (WINGER)
The 24 years old footballer plays for Leicester city Fc, England. With his 70,000 GBP per week earning, the striker is the highest earning Nigerian footballer still playing European top flight competitions.
7) Kelechi Iheanacho (STRIKER)
The 20 years old footballer won the 2013 U17 FIFA Golden ball award immediately after which he was snapped up by Manchester City FC, England. He recently completed a switch to Leicester City FC. He now earns 70,000 GBP at Leicester City FC the same amount of money his compatriot, Ahmed Musa earns too.
8) Alex Iwobi (STRIKER)
The Arsenal FC youngster is the cousin of Every Nigerian’s favorite footballer Austin Jay-Jay Okocha. The 21 years old footballer earns 30,000GPB per week after recently extending his contract with the Gunners tills 2020.
9) Emmanuel Emenike (STRIKER)
30 years old Emmanuel Emenike starred in the Team that won Nigeria’s last 2013 African Cup of Nations. The ex- Fernabache striker was transferred to Olympiacos and now earns a sum of 20,000 GBP per week.
10) Onazi (MIDFIELDER)
The 24 years old footballer starred in the Team that won Nigeria’s last 2013 African Cup of Nations. The ex- Lazio player was transferred to Trabzonspor FC and now earns a sum of 16,000 GBP per week.