Football is a lucrative field, especially once you’ve gained some popularity and are part of a booming team. It is also one of the highest-paying sports in the world. It’s not easy breaking into the field, but once you’ve managed to pass through the gate, the money follows through. 

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In Nigeria today, some footballers make a shit ton of money from football. These footballers have net worths running in millions. While so many of them exist, here are the top 10 on the list of richest Nigerian footballers in 2023.

John Mikel Obi — $61 Million

John mikel obi
John mikel obi

John Mikel is a popular Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays as a Defensive Midfielder for Stoke City. He is the Nigerian national team’s most devoted and longest-serving captain.

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As a popular footballer, he has won several awards, including a silver medal at the 2013 African Cup of Nations and a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics. He has the most success at the club level with Chelsea, winning two English Premier League titles, three FA Cup titles, one UEFA Champions League title, one Europa League title, one Turkish cup, and many more.

Some of the cars he currently has in his collection include:

John Mikel Obi 
John Mikel Obi 
  • Mercedes Benz E-class ($75,000)
  • Range Rover Sport ($60,000)
  • 2010 Bentley Continental GT ($180,000)
  • Rumoured Rolls Royce
  • Mercedes-Benz G500 (43.6 Million Naira)

Odion Ighalo — $44 Million

Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo

Currently, Odion Ighalo is the 2nd richest soccer player in Nigeria. He is one man who has built his football career gradually until he finally reached the peak after he moved to Manchester United on a loan move from China.

Today, he is a proud player for the Manchester United football club. His career has been inspirational since starting at Julius Berger in Lagos State. He represented Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup. He emerged as the footballer with the highest number of goals in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign, leading Nigeria to the third position.

Some of the cars he owns include:

Odion Ighalo rolls royce
Odion Ighalo rolls royce
  • White Range Rover Velar worth 50 million
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

Obafemi Martins — $42 Million

Obafemi Martins biography
Obafemi Martins biography

Obafemi Martins is another popular footballer. Known mostly as “Obagoal,” he is on the top list of the richest Nigerian footballers. He plays as a forward for the Chines Super League side Wuhan Zali.

After leaving Nigeria at age 16 to play in Italy, he has since played for several European clubs. Some of the cars Obafemi Martins owns include:

  • Mercedes-Benz SLR
  • McLaren 
  • Mercedes-Benz G-class
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Bentley Bentayga
  • Ferrari Spider

Victor Moses — $26 Million

Victor Moses
Victor Moses

Victor Moses is another wealthy Nigerian footballer with a net worth of $26 million. Despite the trauma of losing both parents in a brutal riot in Kaduna, he has managed to scale through life and soar in his career.

His football expertise has landed him several opportunities, influencing his wealth. Some of the vehicles owned by the footballer include:

Victor Moses Cars
Victor Moses car
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG G63
  • Aston Martin
  • Ford Edge
  • BMW I8
  • Ferrari 458 Italia

Ahmed Musa — $19 Million

The popular Nigerian footballer Ahmed Musa is a native of Borno state and a Muslim faithful. He plays as a forward and left winger for Al-Nassr, a Saudi-Arabian team, and the Nigerian National team, Super Eagles.

In 2014, he became the first Nigerian footballer to score more than one goal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Argentina. In FIFA 2018, he scored twice against Iceland in the group stage.

At 30 years, Ahmed has grown and acquired a lot of wealth through football. Some of his cars include:

  • Mercedes-Benz CLS
  • 2017 Porsche Macan
  • Mercedes Benz Sprinter
  • Range Rover Sport
  • Range Rover Velar
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

Emmanuel Emenike — $16 Million

Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike
Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike

Another Nigerian footballer on the top list of richest Nigerian footballers is Emmanuel Emenike. He has had an interesting career in football across the globe. His journey has come with ups and downs as a professional, but he has remained relentless.

Some of the luxury cars owned by Emmanuel Emenike include:

  • Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon
  • Range Rover Sport SUV

Victor Anichebe — $16 Million

victor anichebe
Victor Anichebe

Victor Anichebe is a Nigerian professional footballer who played as a striker. He is currently a free agent, having recently played for Beijing Enterprises. At age 15, he made his reserve-team debut for Everton and his first-team debut less than two years later, on 27 February 2006.

The money he earned playing for Beijing Enterprises in China has made him a wealthy man today. 

  • Rolls Royce Phantom worth ₦‎150 Million 

Although other cars he owns are yet to be of public knowledge, he owns a mansion in his hometown in Anambra.

Kelechi Iheanacho — $15 Million

Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Promise Iheanacho is another top Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Leicester City and the Nigerian national team. In August 2017, the striker signed a contract with Leicester City that got him a salary of 3.6 million Euros per year.

Anthony Ujah — $11 Million

Anthony Ujah
Anthony Ujah

Anthony Uja is another popular Nigerian footballer, although he hasn’t played for any top clubs. Yet, he makes enough money from his career through hard work and commitment to the teams he plays for.

He has played for a host of clubs in Europe. He later decided to join Lilestrom for a four-year contract, and this contract is the foundation upon which he’s built his net worth. Currently, he plays for Union Berlin, a Football Club in Berlin, Germany.

Vincent Enyeama — $8 Million

Vincent Enyeama
Vincent Enyeama

Vincent Enyama is a popular Nigerian footballer with a career in football spanning over 24 years. He started his career with Ibom Stars and later moved up to Enyimba FC, Aba, where he brought a lot of success to his team.

His football career has taken him across many opportunities. The former footballer has received several awards and recognitions through his craft, and since retiring from playing, he now works as a football coach for a French Club, Iris Club de Croix FC.

Some of the cars owned by the former Nigerian footballer and goalkeeper include:

  • Mercedes-Benz G-class coupe
  • Range Rover Vogue


The above-listed names are among the top 10 richest Nigerian footballers in 2023. There are many others, but these are the ones to the extent their wealth is known publicly.

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