Most famous Nigerian footballers: Top 10

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Most famous Nigerian footballers: Top 10: Nigeria a country with a variety of sporting interests, but a widely celebrated football for men and some women.

Most famous Nigerian footballers: Top 10

  • Alex Iwobi.
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Victor Moses.
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • Peter Etebo
  • Wilfred Ndidi
  • Kanu Nwankwo.

Alex Iwobi

Most famous Nigerian footballers: Top 10

Born in 1996, this 22-year-old Nigerian footballer plays in the Premier League matches. He is a Player of English Arsenal football club. Besides, he plays for his national team. One of the 10 most famous Nigerian footballers, Alex Iwobi, moved to England when he turned 4 years old. According to, the player’s net worth is approximately 5 million U.S. dollars.

John Obi Mikel

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John Obi Mikel Nigerian football player originates from Jos. At birth, he was given the name John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, but his fans call him John Obi Mikel. Obi showed real talent playing soccer when he was 12 years old. He played for Chelsea for several years and made some good money thanks to his high salary. Based on, his net worth is about 25 million U.S. dollars. John Obi Mikel currently plays for Chinese football club called Tianjin TEDA.

Victor Moses

Most famous Nigerian footballers: Top 10

Victor Moses Nigerian football player turned 28 years old on December 12th, 2018. He lost his family when he was only 11 years old. The boy didn’t give up. He played football in the streets, and he got help from his relatives when he needed it the most. He moved to the United Kingdom and studied in London. He did great in school in terms of sports playing for his school team. His talent was noticed, and he finally got a chance to play in the Premier League clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea. According to, Victor’s current net worth is nearly 23 million U.S. dollars.

Kelechi Iheanacho

Most famous Nigerian footballers: Top 10

Kelechi Iheanacho This player is also one of the famous Nigerian footballers. His full name is Kelechi Promise Iheanacho. He was born 22 years ago in Imo. Kelechi demonstrated his talent in football ever since he was young. He played for his academy squad and represented Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup in 2013 (U-17). That year our country played against Mexico and get our 4th title. Kelechi’s game attracted famous clubs, and he finally became a part of Manchester City team in 2014. These days Iheanacho plays for Leicester City, but he also plays for Nigeria as a part of the national squad. According to, Kelechi’s net worth is approximately 2 million U.S. dollars.

Peter Etebo

Peter Etebo Nigerian football player born in Lagos and started playing soccer professionally in 2012. That year he became a member of Warri Wolves. He played for this squad for 3 years and got a chance to grow further. Peter’s career is interesting and fast. He was noticed by Portuguese professionals and joined Feirense club in 2016, and later he moved to Stoke City where he plays now in the Premier League. According to, Peter’s net worth is around 1 million U.S. dollars.

Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi 21-years popular Nigeria players. He was born in Lagos in 1996. The boy who loved football a lot started his professional career in his motherland. He played for Nigeria U20 team and moved to Belgian team Genk in 2015. Two years later, in 2017, Wilfred Ndidi officially joined Leicester City team and now he plays in the Premier League. This makes him not only famous outside his home country but also makes millions of Nigerians proud of their fellow citizen. According to, his net worth is about 1 million U.S. dollars.

Kanu Nwankwo

Kanu Nwankwo Even though Kanu is a retired football player, he still makes Nigerians proud of him. He is a true football legend 42 years old. Kanu was born in Imo State and played as a forward since the 1990’s. His professional career started at Federation Works team in Nigeria. He later played for many different Nigerian squads and international clubs such as Inter Milan, Portsmouth, and Arsenal. He won the African Footballer in 1996. According to, Kanu has a net worth of about 9 million U.S. dollars.

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