List of Nigerians who won a league trophy in 2024

List of Nigerians who won a league trophy in 2024
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The 2023/24 European season has ended remarkably for many Nigerian players who through dedication and hard work, stood out for their teams en route to a title-triumphant league campaign.

GOALBALL showcases the Nigerians who won a league trophy in 2024 with their clubs, highlighting their various contributions on and off the field which resulted in their clubs lifting a much celebrated league trophy.

List of Nigerians who won a league trophy in 2024

Meet the exceptional Nigerians who gave it their all for their teams in the just concluded league season.

Peter Olayinka (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia)

Peter Olayinka in action for Sparta Praha
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Nigerian midfielder Peter Olayinka was immense for Red Star Belgrade in the 2023/24 league campaign.

The 28-year-old played 34 league matches and scored 9 goals. Not only was he good in scoring, but was also decisive in setting up his teammates after registering 4 assists to help his team win the Mozzart Bet Super Liga this season.

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)

Wilfred Ndidi in action for Leicester City
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Leicester City secured promotion back to the Premier League after one year in the Championship with Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi playing a pivotal role.

The 2013 AFCON winner with Nigeria was injured at some point in Leicester's campaign in England's second-tier league, but his contribution of 4 goals and 5 assists in 32 matches proved decisive as Enzo Maresca's side won the league.

After many years with the Foxes, Ndidi's time with the club may well be over with his contract expiring this summer and no talks of renewal as at the time of writing.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Leicester City
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Like Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho is one of the Nigerians who won a league trophy in 2024 after securing the Championship title with Leicester City.

His contribution reads 5 goals and 1 assist in 23 matches for the club in the league. However, his time at the club also looks to come to an end with his contract expiring in June.

Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)

Super Eagles players Boniface and Tella
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Victor Boniface ended the season as the best performing Super Eagles player across the European leagues. This he did in his first season with Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bundesliga Rookie of the Season award winner scored 14 league goals and registered 8 assists in 23 league games for Xabi Alonso's side where they made history.

Die Werkself won their first Bundesliga title and did so in imperious fashion after ending the campaign unbeaten with the output of Boniface key in their triumph.

Nathan Tella (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)

Nathan Tella in action for Bayer Leverkusen
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Deployed in several positions in the Bayer Leverkusen team, Nathan Tella showcased his versatility and usefulness whenever called upon.

The Nigerian midfielder featured in 24 league matches, scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists to ensure his team lifted the German Bundesliga title.

After a promising first season with the club, the former Southampton player will now look to build on his excellent displays for the champions next season.

William Troost-Ekong (PAOK Salonica, Greece)

William Troost-Ekong in action for PAOK
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Super Eagles vice captain William Troost-Ekong won the Greek Super League with PAOK Salonica, his first major trophy at club level.

The Nigerian defender underwent surgery shortly after returning to his club from the 2023 AFCON where he emerged as the best player.

Towards the end of the season, he made a comeback to help his team win the league even though he managed just 10 games.

Victor Olatunji (Sparta Praha, Czech)

Victor Oluyemi Olatunji is another Nigerian who won a league title this season after recording success with Sparta Praha in the Czech top-flight.

The 24-year-old forward struggled to cement a starting berth in the team with just 7 starts out of the 29 league matches he featured in. Olatunji registered 3 goals and 1 assist for his team, a decent contribution for a player who mostly comes from the bench.

Hogan Ukpa Effiong (Struga T&L, N. Macedonia)

Hogan Effiong has continued to fight for his place in the starting lineup in his second season with Struga T&L.

The 22-year-old Nigerian midfielder scored 1 goal in 12 games for Struga as his team won the league on head-to-head advantage over Shkendija after both teams finished with 64 points.

The table below contains the names of every Nigerian player who won a league trophy this season.


Nigerians who won a league title in 2023/24 season

Player name Club League
Victor Boniface Bayer Leverkusen German Bundesliga
Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City English Championship
Nathan Tella Bayer Leverkusen German Bundesliga
Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City English Championship
Ebenezer Akinsanmiro Inter Milan Italian Serie A
Peter Olayinka Red Star Belgrade Serbia Superliga
William Troost-Ekong PAOK Salonique Greece Super League
Victor Olatunji Sparta Praha Czech 1. Liga
Hogan Effiong Struga T&L N. Macedonia 1. Lig
Samson Bolaji Lincoln Red Imps, Gilbraltar Football League
Anderson Esiti Ferenvarosi Hungary NB I
Tosin Kehinde Ferenvarosi Hungary NB I
Evo Ememe Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel National League
Peter Onyekachi Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel National League
Dinopeter Airaodion Al Nasr Libya Premier League
Hamza Sani Hamrun Spartans Malta Premier League
Elvis Isaac Slovan Bratislava Slovakia Nike Liga
Stephen Daniel KFC Komarno Slovakia 2. Liga
Sunday Adetunji NK Celje Slovenia Prva Liga
Toheeb Lawal Eyupspor Turkey Lig 1
Francis Ezeh Eyupspor Turkey Lig 1
Fawaz Abdullahi APOEL Nicosia Cyprus Division 1

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.