Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth

Nigeria as a nation is full of great talents, and one of the numerous gifts we don't lag is the football talents. The big dream of every Nigerian footballer is making it to Europe and become a showbiz royalty home and abroad.


In this intriguing article, we shall be looking at the top 10 richest Nigerian footballers, (active or retired) from top to bottom and there valuation estimates.



1. Augustine Azuka Okocha, popularly known as jay-jay Okocha was born on 14th August, 1973 in Enugu State, Nigeria. Jay-jay Okocha is citizen of both Nigeria and Turkey having acquired Turkish citizenship while playing for Fenerbache (his Turkish name is ''Muhammet Yavuz'').

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth

  • Net-worth: $150 million
  • Age: 45
  • State: Delta State
  • Main Position: Midfielder
  • Current Club: Retired
  • Countries/clubs played for: Germany/Frankfurt, Turkey/Fenerbache, France/PSG, England/Bolton Wanderers/Hull City
  • Marital Status: Married with 2 children, A-Jay and Daniella

2. Nwankwo Christian Nwosu Kanu, got more than one nickname during his playing days. He is called 'papilo' and/or igwe among Nigerian fans. Kanu was born on the 1st of August 1976, Nigeria. He's rated number two on the list.


Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth






  • Net-worth: $100 million
  • Age: 42
  • State: Abia State
  • Main Position: Centre-forward
  • Current Club: Retired
  • Countries/clubs played for: England/Arsenal/West Bromwich Albion/Portsmouth
  • Marital Status: Married with three children



3. John Michael Nchekwube Obinna alias John Mikel Obi was born on April 22, 1987 in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth

  • Net-worth: $57 million
  • Age: 31
  • State: Plateau State
  • Main Position: Midfielder
  • Current Club: Tianjin Teda FC
  • Countries/clubs played for: Norway/FK Lyn, England/Chelsea, China/TJ Teda
  • Marital Status: Married to Olga with twins as his first born children, Miya and Ava.

4. Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins, known as Oba goal was born in the city of Lagos on October 28, 1984. He is the fourth richest Nigerian footballer as of today.

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth

  • Net-worth: $35 million
  • Age: 34
  • State: Lagos State
  • Main Position: Striker
  • Current Club: China/Shanghai Shenhua
  • Countries/clubs played for:Italy/Inter milan, England/Newcastle/Birmingham City, Germany/Wolfsburg, Russia/Rubin Kazan, Spain/Levante, China/Shanghai shenhua
  • Marital Status: Married with two children to Abigail, the sister of footballer, Mario Balloteli.

5. Victor Moses was born on December 12, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth

  • Net-worth: $20.1 million
  • Age: 28
  • State: Edo State
  • Main Position: Winger
  • Current Club: Chelsea Fc
  • Countries/clubs played for: England/Crystal Palace/Wigan Athletic/Chelsea Fc
  • Marital Status: Married with two children, Brentley and Nyah.

6. Ahmed Musa was born on the 14th October, 1992 in Jos. He hailed from the northern part of Borno, Nigeria.

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth

  • Net-worth: $18 million
  • Age: 26
  • State: Borno State
  • Main Position: Forward/Winger
  • Current Club: Al-Nassr FC
  • Countries/clubs played for: Russia/CSKA Moscow, England/Leicester, Saudi Arabia/Al-Nassr
  • Marital Status: Married 

7. Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike was born on May 10, 1987 in the eastern part of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth
  •  Net-worth: $18 million
  • Age: 31
  • State: Anambra State
  • Main Position: Forward
  • Current Club: No Club
  • Countries/clubs played for: Turkey/Fenerbahce, Russia/Spartak Moscow, England/West Ham, Greece/Olympiacos
  • Marital Status: Married with a kid.

8. Yakubu Aiyegbeni (nicknamed, Yak) was born in Benin City Edo State, Nigeria on November 22, 1982.

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth
  • Net-worth: $14.5 million
  • Age: 36
  • State: Edo State
  • Main Position: Forward
  • Current Club: Retired
  • Countries/clubs played for: England/Portsmouth/Middlesbrough/Everton/Leicester/Blackburn/Reading/Coventry
  • Marital Status: Married with two daughters.

9. Victor Chinedu Anichebe was born April 23, 1988 in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth

  • Net-worth: $14.5 million
  • Age: 30
  • State: Anambra State
  • Main Position: Striker
  • Current Club: No Club
  • Countries/clubs played for: England/Everton/West Brom/Sunderland, China/Beijing
  • Marital Status: Traditional wedding

10. Vincent Enyeama was born on the 29 August, 1982 in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.

Top ten (10) Richest Nigerian Footballers, Age, Club country, Pictures & Net-worth



  • Net-worth: $7 million
  • Age: 36
  • State: Akwa Ibom State
  • Main Position: Goalie
  • Current Club: No Club
  • Countries/clubs played for: Isreal/Hapoel Tel Aviv, France/LOSC Lille
  • Marital Status: Married to Promise with three children

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