Top 10 Most Richest Footballers In Nigeria 2024

The game of football has become very popular worldwide and it is very lucrative. No wonder footballers are extremely rich and have been rated by Forbes as one of the most successful people in the world. Football is currently the most popular sport known all over the world. It unites different countries and continents together. So therefore, after a careful study and research I present to you the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 and their net worth.

10. Alex Iwobi

Making the number 10 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Alex Iwobi. He is a famous Nigerian professional football player, who played for English Premier League club Arsenal and the Nigeria national team Super Eagles. He is one of the best players in Nigeria and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 3rd May 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria. At the age of 4 he relocated to England. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Alex Iwobi is the nephew to Jay-Jay Okocha. He joined Arsenal while still in high school. In October 2015, he signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. Alex Iwobi made his first Premier League debut for Arsenal on 27th October 2015.

9. Kelechi Iheanacho

Making the number 9 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Kelechi Iheanacho. He is a famous Nigerian professional football player, who played as a forward striker for English Premier League club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team Super Eagles. He is one of the best and most creative players in Nigeria and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 3rd October 1996 in Imo State. He has an estimated net worth of $25 million. In December 2012, Kelechi Iheanacho travelled to England to discuss a move to Manchester City. In October 2014, he signed a contract agreement deal with Manchester City. In 2013, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) named Kelechi Iheanacho as the Most Promising Talent of the Year at the 2013 CAF Awards.

8. Victor Osimhen

Making the number 8 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Victor Osimhen. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team Super Eagles. He is considered to be one of the best strikers in the world. He is known for his elite finishing, pace, strength and athleticism. He has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He was born on 29th December 1998 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently 25 years old. He hails from the Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State, but raised in the bustling city of Lagos. Victor Osimhen upbringing was marked by financial challenges. In 2023, he won the African Footballer of the year.

7. Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Making the number 7 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Yakubu Aiyegbeni. He is a Nigerian former professional and international footballer who played as a striker for Nigerian Super Eagles. He was born on 22nd November 1982 in Benin City, Edo State. He has an estimated net worth of $37 million. Yakubu Aiyegbeni started his football career with Julius Berger in Lagos as a teenager in the Nigerian Premier League. In 2002, he was moved to English Premier club Portsmouth. He has played for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn Rovers. He is the second highest African goal scorer in Premier League history with 96 goals.

6. Obafemi Martins

Making the number 6 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Obafemi Martins. He is a famous Nigerian international and professional football player. He has been described as one of the best goal scorers in the game of football and the greatest and most skillful football player of all time. He was born on 28th October 1984 in Lagos, Nigeria. He has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He was a former striker for the Nigerian national team, Super Eagles and English Premier club New Castle United and Spanish club Inter Milan. Obafemi Martins is popularly known for his speed and his ability to score amazing goals.

5. Ahmed Musa

Making the number 5 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Ahmed Musa. He is a famous Nigerian professional football player, who currently plays as a left winger and forward striker for English Premier League club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team Super Eagles. He is currently one of the best and most outstanding players in Nigeria and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 14th October 1992 in Jos, Plateau State. He has an estimated net worth of $55 million. Ahmed Musa is the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup after scoring a brace against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In 2018, he created history by scoring two straight goals against Iceland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

4. Jay Jay Okocha

Making the number 4 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Austin Jay-Jay Okocha. He is a famous Nigerian professional and international football player. He has been described as a legend in the game of football and the greatest and most skillful football player of all time and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 14th August 1973 in Enugu, Nigeria. He has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Jay-Jay Okocha played as an attacking midfielder for the Super Eagles Nigeria and English premier club Bolton Wanderers. He was the captain of the Nigeria Super Eagles for many years until he retired. He is a quick and skillful playmaker, who is widely regarded as the best player of all time.

3. Kanu Nwankwo

Making the number 3 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Kanu Nwankwo. He is a famous Nigerian professional and international football player. He has been described as one of the greatest and most skillful football players of all time and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 1st August 1976 in Owerri, Imo State. He has an estimated net worth of $80 million. Kanu Nwankwo is originally from Abia State, but was born and bred in Owerri, Imo State. He began his career at Nigerian league club known as Federation Works, before moving to Iwuanyanwu Nationale. While in England, he played for Arsenal and Portsmouth.

2. Victor Moses

Making the number 2 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is Victor Moses. He is a Nigerian professional and international footballer who plays as a winger or wing-back for the Super Eagles Nigeria and English Premier League club Chelsea. He has been described as one of the best, greatest and most outstanding football players Nigeria has ever produced and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He has an estimated net worth of $85 million. He was born on 12th December 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria. When he was just 11 years old, his parents were killed by armed robbers. After which he relocated to United Kingdom as an asylum seeker.

1. John Mikel Obi

Making the number 1 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2024 is John Mikel Obi. He is a Nigerian professional and international footballer who captains both English club Middlesbrough and the Nigeria national team as a defensive midfielder. He has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He was a former midfielder in Chelsea. He was born on 22nd April 1987 in Jos, Plateau State. He is originally from Abia State. Mikel Obi started his football career at the age of 12 years old when he was picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents in Nigeria to play in Pepsi Football Academy. John Mikel Obi is currently the richest footballer in Nigeria in 2024 with an estimated net worth of $100 million.

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