Football has come a long way in Nigeria and currently, John Mikel Obi tops the list of the richest footballers in the country with his net worth of 17.3 billion Naira.
He is keenly followed by Odion Ighalo who has 16 billion Naira.
The greatest players of yesteryears didn’t make the sort of money that the current crop of football stars make in their career.
Footballers have been able to amass a lot of wealth these few years when FIFA made sure they are treated well in terms of the contract they sign with their national associations and football clubs.
Nigeria has talented football stars who can rival the likes of other great football-playing countries like Ghana, Egypt, and South Africa. John Obi Mikel was born in Jos, Nigeria, in 1987. His illustrious career started when he was selected as part of the Pepsi Football Academy at the tender age of 12. His talent got him selected for the FIFA Under-17 World Championships.
He took the national side to the finals of the football competition and was awarded the second-best player in the competition.
He has plied his trade for football clubs like Chelsea, Lyn, Stoke City FC, Middlesbrough, Trabzonspor, and Tianjin TEDA.
The amount of monies he has been able to gather throughout his long career makes him the wealthiest footballer in Nigeria today.
Top Nigerian Footballer and their Net worth in Naira
1) John Mikel Obi ₦17.3 billion
2) Odion Ighalo ₦16 billion
3) Obafemi Martins ₦9.5 billion
4) Victor Moses ₦9.5 billion
5) Ahmed Musa ₦6 billion
6) Vincent Enyeama ₦5.7 billion
7) Victor Anichebe ₦2 billion
8) Alex Iwobi ₦1.9 billion
9) Kelechi Iheanacho ₦1.4 billion