5 Best Nigerian Soccer Players of All Time

Filed in Noisemakers by on July 13, 2019

5 Best Nigerian Soccer Players of All Time: Nigeria a country with a variety of sporting interests, but a widely celebrated football for men and some women.

Nigeria footballers in Europe has produced the finest football players out of Africa. In 1953, Titus Okere first Nigerian footballer to play for an international team, joined Swindon Town FC and, ever since Nigerian talented football players have emerged from the country.

Here is a the list of the best football players from Nigeria.

These Are the Best Football Players from Nigeria

  • Sunday Oliseh.
  • Jay-Jay Okocha.
  • Stephen Keshi.
  • Kanu Nwankwo.
  • Taribo West.
  • John Obi Mikel.
  • Victor Moses.
  • Henry Onyekuru.

Sunday Oliseh

5 Best Nigerian Soccer Players of All Time

Sunday Oliseh the former Nigerian football manager, football player, He played as a defensive midfielder. Born on 14 September, 1974, football career spanned from 1989–2006. he retired aged 32. he played for Julius Berger, RFC Liège, Reggiana, Ajax, Juventus, and Genk others, and he was in Nigerian national squad from 1993–2002. Also a club manager for Eupen, Verviétois, Nigeria, and Fortuna Sittard.

Oliseh has an estimated net worth of over €3.4 million (US$4 million).

Jay-Jay Okocha

5 Best Nigerian Soccer Players of All Time

Augustine Azuka Okocha known as ‘Jay-Jay’, was born on 14 August 1973. He played as an attacking midfielder. his career from 1990–2008.

He played for Borussia Neunkirchen, Fenerbahçe, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bolton Wanderers, Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar SC, and Hull City. he was in Nigerian national squad, he Has 75 international games and scored 14 goals from 1993–2006. Since retiring in 2008,

‘Jay-Jay is estimated to be worth around €127 million (US$150 million)

Stephen Keshi

5 Best Nigerian Soccer Players of All Time

Stephen Keshi former Nigerian player and manager. he was born on 23 January 1962. Sadly, he died en route to the hospital on 7 June, 2016. A defender, he played 64 international games and scored 9 goals for Nigeria. He captained Nigerian national squad to victory in the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, and from 2011 and 2013 coached Nigerian national squad to victory. One of 2 people to win the tournament as both a player and a coach.

Kanu Nwankwo

Nwankwo a forward player, Born on 1 August, 1976, Captained the Nigerian national team for 17 years, from 1994–2010. he played for Iwuanyanwu Nationale, West Bromwich Albion, Inter Milan, Ajax, Arsenal, and Portsmouth. his career from 1992–2012,

Kanu Nwankwo is said to be worth over US$104 million.

Taribo West

Born on March 26, 1974, Taribo West is a former defence player famously known for his unique and colourful hairstyles. He started his professional career playing for Obanta United in 1989, and after a successful trial in 1993 he joined Auxerre and helped them reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, until 1997 when he moved to join Internazionale for around £2 million (US$2.7 million).

West had an unstable career with some controversy that saw him move to various teams., he played 42 international games and no goals for Nigeria. He finally retired in 2008. he is a Christian pastor at church he founded, Shelter in The Storm Miracle Ministries of All Nations.

John Obi Mikel


Also known as Mikel Obi by fans, Mikel is a midfield footballer who plays for Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League and the Nigeria national team. He was born on April 22, 1987, and started his career in 2002 at the age of 15. He played for Plateau United, a Nigerian football club, then went on to play at Lyn and Chelsea, before heading to his current team in China.

Mikel played In 2005, for Nigeria at the FIFA World Youth Championships in Netherlands, and won the Silver Ball after being voted the tournament’s second-best player. By the time he turned 18, he was embroiled in one of the craziest tug-of-wars between Manchester United and Chelsea, including allegations of kidnapping, and was subsequently bought by Chelsea who paid off Manchester United for £12 million (US$16.2 million) in order to seal the transfer deal. He is estimated net worth of US$50 million.

 

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