Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian footballers 2018

Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian footballers 20172018 / Richest Footballer in Nigeria Today

We have two quest on this article , number 1 quest is to unveil the highest paid Nigerian footballer 2017 number 2 quest is to give a detailed report on the top 10 highest paid Nigerian footballers 2017. Read and digest the comprehensive list of the richest/highest paid Nigerian soccer stars who are currently enjoying their career at the moment.

There are whole lots of paying careers in the world today and there are also lots of wealthy people who have taken advantage of this opportunities using Nigeria as a case study. Several people has been able to take advantage of the highest paying jobs in Nigeria today and they are currently enjoying the best moment in their career . The richest people in the world today let’s no restrict it to Nigeria alone , are business men/women as well as entertainers but when it comes to the super rich people in the word today, Footballers are on the top of the food chain. It is safe to say that the highest job in the world today is soccer and obviously there is no contrary opinion to this one.

If you are very conversant with social media , then you must have seen a lot of show offs by footballers . They are well-known for their luxurious lifestyle and constant display of wealth especially their cars and houses. Nigerian footballers is no different in this perspective as they also have their fair share on this gesture. We are not going to keep you waiting because we know that you are very curious to know who the richest/highest paid Nigerian footballers are.

ALSO READ: Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actors In Nigeria 2017

For a better understanding i will counsel that you read through the lines very carefully and slowly so that you wouldn’t get it twisted. Not too long ago , there was news everywhere that “Kelechi Iheanacho” is the highest paid Nigerian footballer but the recent revelation say the opposite. A conclusion has been reached as regards the highest paid Nigeria footballer 2017 . Former Watford striker “Odion Ighalo” is the richest Nigerian footballer today with wages of more than €12.1 million per season.

Obafemi Martins secured the second spot with an €8.4 million annual wage at Chinese club Shanghai shenhua. Martins beat some Nigerian professional footballer like papa twins John Obi Mikel, Anthony Ujah to usurp this position . Anthony Ujah who earns an astronomical €5.6 million after moving from German Bundesliga liga side Werder Bremen to Liaoning Whowin also in China is on the fourth position.

Chelsea’s action starved Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel is the next NIgerian soccer-star on the queue and he will earn approximately €8.4 million gross in his first season with Tianjin Teda. Notably, the top four earning Nigerian players are all based in China which is one of the richest country in the world today, what do you expect from such country? they have no reason not to pay their players well because money is not a problem.

Former Super Eagles captain and out of favour Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa is the highest earning Nigerian players in Europe and he falls on number five on our list pushed down by top players from China. Followed by Kelechi Iheanacho who currently topping his national team-mates after his move from Manchester City to Leicester City .

Full list of top ten highest/richest paid Nigerian footballers 2017 and their earnings

1. Odion Ighalo: Changchun Yatai
– €12.1 million (N42,350,000,000)

2. Obafemi Martins: Shanghai Shenhua
– €8.4 million (N29,400,000,000)

3. Obi Mikel: Tianjin Teda
– €8.4 million (N29,400,000,000)

4. Anthony Ujah – Liaoning Whowin
– €5.6 million (N19,600,000,000)

5. Ahmed Musa: – Leicester City
– €4.2 million (N14,700,000,000)

6. Kelechi Iheanacho: – Man City
– €3.4 million (N11,900,000,000)

7. Victor Moses: – Chelsea
– €3.0 million (N10,500,000,000)

8. Emmanuel Emenike: Fenerbahce
– €2.5 million (N875,000,000)

9. Vincent Enyeama: Lille
– €1.8 million (N630,000,000)

10. Alex Iwobi: Arsenal
– €1.8 million (N630,000,000)

Leave a Reply