Nigeria is popular in African football as well as world football as a nation that produces talented players. Because of its deep talent pool, the country has an abundance of famous players who have made their name on the biggest stage of European football. In this article, we look at some famous Super Eagles players.
Odion Ighalo – Al Hilal
To kick off this list, we have gone with the ninth highest goal scorer of all time on the Nigeria national football team. Odion Ighalo is a player that is popular amongst Super Eagles fans as well as European football fans.
Ighalo became a popular name during his time at Watford, where he scored 35 goals across three seasons for the Hornets.
His great form over the years saw him seal a dream move to Premier League side Manchester United for a year. It was a move which improved his reputation and fame.
Now at Saudi Pro League side, Al Hilal, the 33 year old is playing some of the best football of his career and his popularity has continued to grow in the Middle East as a result.
Victor Moses – Spartak Moscow
Victor Moses is a very recognisable name among football fans because of his achievements as a player. He is also beloved by fans that follow Nigeria Super Eagles, as he is a part of the last team to become Africa Cup Of Nations winners in 2013.
Congrats to Steven Keshi and his Super Eagles for wining the AFCON 2013.
Victor Moses and Mikel were brilliant! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/TObdr6WF
— 𝗦𝗞 (@ShauryaCFC) February 10, 2013
Victor Moses’ time at Chelsea was the most successful of his career. He was a crucial part of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea team that won the English Premier League in 2017. He also won two UEFA Europa League titles in his time there.
Victor Osimhen – Napoli
Osimhen may have a young career, but he is arguably the most famous Super Eagles player on this list..
This season, the Napoli striker has made his mark on Italian football and in the hearts of Napoli fans as he led them to their first Serie A title in 33 years.
A Prophecy Fulfilled! GOD Is The Greatest🙏🏽💙🤍 pic.twitter.com/In5eoh1JEj
— Victor Osimhen (@victorosimhen9) May 5, 2023
Osimhen scored the goal that secured the title for Napoli during their last game against Udinese as well. He is now the highest scoring African player in Serie A history and is about to he the first African player to be the top scorer in the League as well.
The 24 year old is currently in the radar of some the best clubs on the planet and may become the most expensive African player ever if a move is made for him.
With AFCON 2023 around the corner, Osimhen has the opportunity to increase his fame even more.
Kelechi Iheanacho – Leicester City
The Leicester City man rounds up this list of famous Super Eagles players.
Iheanacho first burst onto the limelight in the U-17 world cup in 2013 where he scored six goals and assisted a further seven. He was vital in Nigeria’s World Cup win in that tournament.
Two years earlier Iheanacho was simply sensational at the World Cup U-17:
— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) March 23, 2021
He was touted as a player that could become one of the World’s best but he never reached those heights.
He is one of the key players in the Leicester City team fighting for Premier League survival.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago