Here is the list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria for the year 2018. This list is not restricted to Nigerian footballers in the Nigerian premier league as we have looked into all the leagues in the world to compile this list. Numerous Nigerian players are making a name for themselves in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Though the Nigerian National senior team have not been performing as well as expected this has not stopped the individual football stars of the country from shinning.
Below is the complete list of the top 10 richest Nigerians this year 2018.
5. Yakubu Aiyegbeni: The Nigerian striker is popularly know as “The Yak”, and he takes the number 5 spot on this list of the richest footballers in Nigeria. Yakubu is the second highest goal scoring African striker in the English Premier league after he played over 250 English Premier League games. Yakubu played for to Premier league teams like Portsmouth, Middleborough, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers.
4. John Mikel Obi: This is one of the best players currently in the Nigerian National team at the moment. He is not only a good footballer but also a rich one as he is reported to worth about 5 Million Dollars. The midfielder plays for the English Premier League top club Chelsea FC and he is one of the oldest players in the team.
3. Obafemi Martins: Here is another great and talented footballer to have put on the green and white Jersey and he takes the third spot on this list of the top 10 richest Nigerian footballers. Obafemi Martins has played for many top clubs around Europe having played in Italy, England, Germany and Russia. He is reported to earn about 2 Million dollars per year.
2. Nwankwo Kanu: Kanu is a top Nigeria footballer who can never be forgotten when football in the country is mentioned. He made it big for both club and country on the pitch and he also earned a lot of money during his career. Kanu is estimated to worth about 100 million dollars. Kanu is popularly known as, Papilo, by his fans.
1. Augustine Azuka “Jay-Jay” Okocha: On the top of this list of the top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria 2018 is Austin Okocha, he is a great man who is known for his dribbling skills and goal scoring antics and riches. Okocha had one of the best footballing career though he retired at an early age. He played for important teams in: Germany, Qatar, Turkey and England and was named the BBC African Footballer of the year in 2003 and 2004.
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