So who are the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria in 2021? That’s exactly what I will be unravelling in this article.
Do you know how many Nigerian footballers are out there in Europe, Asia, the UK and even in some other faraway countries plying their trade? See a list of them here.
But out of all these Nigerian footballers, some are very successful, others aren’t.
I have taken time out to compile a list of the richest ones who were able to make it.
Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria
10. IKECHUKWU VINCENT EZENWA
Estimated Net Worth: $1 Million
Born on Oct 16th, 1988, Ikechukwu Vincent Ezenwais a Nigerian professional goalkeeper who plays for the National team and local league side Heartland F.C. of Owerri.
He currently has a market value of $180 thousand and an estimated net worth of $1 million.
9 ETEBO PETER OGHENEKARO
Estimated Net Worth : $2 million
Etebo Peter Oghenekaro was born on Nov 9th, 1995, and is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for the Turkish club Galatasaray.
He has a marketing value of $3.6 million and a net worth of $2 million. He currently signed a fairly lucrative deal in 2020, so we are hoping to see his wealth soar.
8 LEON ADEREMI BALOGUN
Estimated Net Worth : $2 million – $5 million
Leon Aderemi Balogun, born Jun 28th, 1988, is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plies his trade with Scottish side Rangers F.C as a defender.
From all of the information gathered, there was no pinpoint estimate for Leon's net worth, but he earns between $2 million – $5 million from available information.
He is valued at $963 thousand by transfermarket.com
7 WILLIAM PAUL TROOST EKONG
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million – $5 million
William Paul Troost Ekong, born Sept 1st, 1993, is one of Nigeria's most important players. The footballer currently signed as a defender with championship side Watford F.C.
Like Balogun, there is no accurate value on Ekong's net worth, but he is believed to have between $2 million – $5 million and commands a market value of $3.85 million.
6. CYRIEL DESSERS
Estimated Net Worth : $3 million – $6 million
Cyriel Dessers debuted for the Nigeria national team in 2020 and has been cited as massive potential for the country.
He is currently signed to KRC Genk and has a market value of $4.8 million and a net worth of $3 million – $6 million.
5. ALEX IWOBI
Estimated NetWorth : $10.2 million
Alex Iwobi currently plays for Everton FC as a winger. Just 22, he earns $60, 289 weekly and $3.1 million yearly with a market value of $30.7 million.
He has a total net worth of $10.2 million.
4. AHMED MUSA
Estimated NetWorth: $18 million
Ahmed Musa, a world cup participant, is a veteran of the national team and, at 28, one of the oldest players in the squad.
He is currently among the wealthiest active Super Eagles players with a net worth of $18 million and a transfer market value of $7.2 million.
3. KELECHI PROMISE IHEANACHO
Estimated Net Worth: $25 million
Born on Oct 3rd, 1996, and presently playing for Leicester City, Iheanacho is one of the wealthiest Eagles in 2021.
He has a market value of $16.2 million and, according to Wikifoot, a net worth of $25 million.
2. VICTOR JAMES OSIMHEN
Estimated NetWorth: $34.3 million
The current Golden boy of the Nigerian team worldwide, Victor Osimhen's fortune has exponentially escalated. With his biggest deal coming from his Napoli switch.
At just 22, he is the most priced Super Eagles footballer with a $60.2 million market value and an astonishing net worth of $34.3 million after five years with Napoli.
1 ONYIYE NDIDI WILFRED
Ndidi Wilfred is the highest-earning active Nigerian professional player due to his lucrative contract with Leicester City.
The defensive midfielder has a net worth of $34.5 million and a market value of $54.3 million.
Note that only the net worth of active Nigerian footballers with available estimated net worth for 2021 is considered on this list of top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago