Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria 2022 And Net Worth

Do you want to know the most richest footballer in Nigeria in 2022? Sit back and relax because in today’s article we are going to be looking at the top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 and their net worth. 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. The world governing body of football is FIFA which means Federation of International Football Association, the governing body of football in Africa is CAF which means Confederation of African Football while the governing body of football in Nigeria is known as NFF which means Nigerian Football Federation.

Football is well acknowledged as the most popular sport in the world. Billions of people follow the game regularly and when the football world cup comes around every four years, over a billion viewers tune in to watch the game. On the richest footballers in Nigeria we have done a thorough research and have compiled the list of the top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 and their net worth.

10. Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi is a famous Nigerian professional football player, who plays as a winger and forward striker for English Premier League club Arsenal and the Nigeria national team Super Eagles. He is currently 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 State, Nigeria. He is currently 26 years old. Alex Iwobi is the nephew to former Nigerian intentional footballer Jay-Jay Okocha. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria before moving to England at the age of 4 years old. Alex Iwobi joined Arsenal while still in school and was first involved in a first-team match as an unused substitute in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion on 25th September 2013.

In October 2015, he signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. Alex Iwobi made his first-team debut for Arsenal on 27th October 2015, starting in a 3–0 defeat to Sheffield in the Round of 16 of the League Cup. Alex Iwob made his Premier League debut four days later in a 3–0 victory against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium as a die minute substitute for Mesut Ozil. Alex Iwobi made his Championship League debut as an 85th-minute substitute in a 5–1 defeat against Bayern Munich. Alex Iwobi is very wealthy and currently number 10 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $12 million.

9. Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho is a famous Nigerian professional football player, who currently plays as a 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 creative players in Nigeria and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 3rd October 1996 in Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. As a youth, he represented Taye Academy in Owerri, the capital city of Imo State. His outstanding performances for Nigeria in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup made top clubs in Europe to become interested in him. Some of the European clubs that were interested in him include Arsenal, Sporting Clube de Portugal and Porto.

In December 2012, Kelechi Iheanacho travelled to England to discuss a move to Manchester City. In October 2014, he signed a pre-contract agreement deal with Manchester City, stating his intent to formally sign for the club on his 18th birthday which happens to be on 3rd October 2014. In 2013, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) named Kelechi Iheanacho as the Most Promising Talent of the Year at the 2013 CAF Awards. Kelechi Iheanacho is very wealthy and currently number 9 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $14 million.

8. Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Yakubu Aiyegbeni 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 in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 39 years old. He started his career with Julius Berger in Lagos as a teenager in the Nigerian Premier League. He was later loaned to Portuguese club Gil Vicente. His performances in the 2002-2003 UEFA Champions League for Maccabi Haifa earned him a loan move to English club Portsmouth. He has since appeared in over 250 Premier League matches for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn Rovers.

He is the second highest African goal scorer in Premier League history with 96 goals. He is the third highest goal scorer in the history of the Nigeria national football team and represented them at four African Cup of Nations finals, the 2010 FIFA World cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics. Yakubu Aiyegbeni is very wealthy and currently number 8 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $18 million.

7. Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa 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 in the northern part of Nigeria. He is currently 29 years old. Ahmed Musa is the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match after scoring a brace against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In 2018, Ahmed Musa created history by scoring two straight goals against Iceland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, thereby given Nigeria the opportunity to go further in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ahmed Musa began his career in the GBS Football Academy in Jos, Plateau State, before moving to England. Ahmed Musa is very wealthy and currently number 7 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $20 million.

6. Vincent Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for the Nigerian national team Super Eagles. He is popularly regarded as one the greatest African Goalkeepers of all time and of his era. He was born on 29th August 1982 in Kaduna in the northern part of Nigeria. He is currently 39 years old. During his senior career in football, which spanned nearly 20 years, Vincent Enyeama played for Ibom Stars, Enyimba, Iwuanyanwu Nationale and many more.

He was also a member of the Nigeria national team from 2002 until October 2015, serving as its captain from 2013 until his retirement from international football in 2015. With 101 caps, he was Nigeria’s most capped player until November 2021 when he was surpassed by Ahmed Musa. Vincent Enyeama hails from Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State in the south southern part of Nigeria. Vincent Enyeama is very wealthy and currently number 6 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $25 million.

5. Victor Moses

Victor Moses is a an international and a professional Nigeria footballer who plays as a winger or wing-back for the Super Eagles of Nigeria national team 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 was born on 12th December 1990 in Lagos State, Nigeria to Josephine Moses and Austin Moses. He is currently 31 years old.

His father is a pastor in a local church in Lagos States, Nigeria. When he was just 11 years old, his parents were killed by armed robbers. A week later, Victor Moses was scheduled to travel out of the country for security reasons, with his travel expenses being funded and paid for by members of his relatives. After which Victor Moses went to United Kingdom as an asylum seeker at the age of 11 years old. Victor Moses is very wealthy and currently number 5 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $30 million.

4. Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins 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 and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 28th October 1984 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 37 years old. He was a former striker for the Nigerian national team, Super Eagles and English Premier League club New Castle United and Spanish League club Inter Milan.

Obafemi Martins is popularly known for his speed and his ability to score amazing goals. In 2002, he began his senior career at the Italian Serie A club Inter Milan, before moving to the English Premier League club Newcastle United in 2006. Obafemi Martins is very wealthy and currently number 4 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $55 million.

3. Jay Jay Okocha

Austin Jay-Jay Okocha 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 coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 48 years old. He played as an attacking midfielder for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and English premier league 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 Nigerian player and the greatest African player of all time. Jay-Jay Okocha was known for his confidence, technique, creativity and dribbling skills as well as his use of feints and step-over tactics in humiliating and frustrating players that challenge him on a pitch. Jay-Jay Okocha is very wealthy and currently number 3 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $95 million.

2. Kanu Nwankwo

Kanu Nwankwo 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 in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 45 years old. 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.

After a notable performance at the FIFA U-17 World Championships, he was signed by AFC Ajax in 1993. Kanu Nwankwo is now a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a forward striker for Super Eagles of Nigeria, English Premier League Club Arsenal and Portsmouth. Kanu Nwankwo is very wealthy and currently number 2 on our list of top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $100 million.

1. John Mikel Obi

John Mikel Obi is a Nigerian professional and international footballer who captains both English club Middlesbrough and the Nigeria national team as a defensive midfielder. He was a former midfielder in Chelsea. He was born on 22nd April 1987 in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria. He is currently 34 years old. He is originally from Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. 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.

In 2005, Mikel Obi played for Nigeria at the FIFA World Youth Championships held in Netherlands. After the game with Argentina, Mikel Obi won the Silver Ball after being voted the tournament’s second-best player. John Mikel Obi is very wealthy and currently number 1 on our list of the top 10 most richest footballers in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $130 million.

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