By Balogun Kamilu Lekan
Football is a sport that everyone enjoys, and participation in a sport that draws thousands of fans to the stadium and millions more to television will undoubtedly earn you an enormous fortune.
Here is a list of the wealthiest Nigerian footballers and their current clubs
1. John Mikel Obi – $45 Million Net Worth
The wealthiest football player in Nigeria is John Obi Mikel. While playing for Chelsea in England, the former Super Eagles captain earned almost one billion naira annually.
Later, he transferred to Tianjin Teda in China after being given a salary that was more than double that of Chelsea. The veteran football star recently announced his retirement from the glorious sport. His net worth is valued at $45 million.
2. Obafemi Martins – $35 Million Net Worth
Akinwumni Obafemi Martins, also known as “Obagoal,” was once Nigeria’s fastest player and a goal-scoring threat to rivals.
The footballer had experience across several continents like Africa, Asia and Europe.
He currently plays for the Wuhan Yangtze River Football Club in China.
Martins is also famous for his love for luxury cars. Some of these include Ferrari Lusso, a BMW X6, a Porsche Gemballa, Mercedes Benz Mclaren, and a Lamborghini Gallardo, amongst others.
3. Wilfred Ndidi – $33 Million Net Worth
The Leicester City of England star is third among the richest Nigerian footballers.
With an annual salary of $4 million. His net worth is reportedly valued at $33 million.
4. Victor Osimhen – $28 Million Net Worth
The Nigerian centre-forward, one of football’s hottest talents right now, joined Italian Serie A team Napoli two years ago for a cost of 70 million euros (64.2 million pounds).
His current market value is €65 million, making him one of the most expensive players in the world.
His net worth is $28 million.
5. Victor Moses – $23 Million Net Worth
The fifth on the list is Victor Moses, who currently plays for Spartak Moscow. He has previously played for Chelsea, Inter Milan, Crystal palace, Liverpool and other top European clubs.
His net worth is valued at an estimated $23 million.