Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria – See Their Wealth Value

Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria

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.

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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.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa Swallows 'Pride', signs for Katsina United

He currently has a market value of $180 thousand and an estimated net worth of $1 million.  

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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.

Etebo’s Deal With Getafe

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.  

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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.

Leon Balogun Permanent Move Wigan

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  

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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.

Troost-Ekong Serie A Team Of The Week

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.  

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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.

Dessers 4 Year Deal With Genk

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.  

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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.  

Everton's No.10 Iwobi

He has a total net worth of $10.2 million.   

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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.

Ahmed Musa Sheffield New Club

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.

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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.

Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria

He has a market value of $16.2 million and, according to Wikifoot, a net worth of $25 million.

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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.

Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria

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.  

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1 ONYIYE NDIDI WILFRED

Ndidi Wilfred is the highest-earning active Nigerian professional player due to his lucrative contract with Leicester City. 

Top 10 Richest Footballers In Nigeria

The defensive midfielder has a net worth of $34.5 million and a market value of $54.3 million.

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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.                  

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