Nigerians are lovers of football both internationally and locally. The game of football is not all about fun and keeping fit but has turned into a very lucrative business that could enrich an individual as well as a nation.
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When it comes to measuring the greatest players in Nigeria, our focus should be on their history and lifestyle, We believe Nigeria has the richest and the most celebrated footballers in Africa. Football is no longer a sport for people with no future ambition. In compiling this list, I have considered both reputation and form. Some of these players are fairly new to the scene but are enjoying remarkable years, while others may be in a career lull but have enduring qualities that consistently place them among the continent’s greatest which makes it very easy for them to acquire whatever they wish, including expensive cars.
However, here are the most Expensive Cars owned by Nigerian footballers
Obafemi Martin cars
First on the list, the former Inter Milan striker Obafemi Martins has emerged as the leading Nigerian player with the most expensive cars in Nigeria with his estimated spending on rides with over ₦276m Yacht, ₦55m G-Wagon & ₦138m Bentley Bentayga. He sometimes shared some photos of him posing with his Obafemi Martins Iguana 31 Expedition yacht, 2017 Bentley Bentayga, and Mercedes-Benz G Wagon.
- Obafemi Martins 2017 Bentley Bentayga
The Bentley Bentayga is reportedly worth $230,000 (that’s about ₦138 million). The Bentley Bentayga is ranked as one of the most expensive Sports Utility vehicles in the auto market. The Bentley is powered by a 6.0-litre W-12 engine that puts out 600hp and a torque of 664-lb. Despite its over 5,600 pounds weight, the car still gets to ride from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
- Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon
- Porsche Cayenne
The Porsche Cayenne has a particular set of skills specifically those that have to do with driving enjoyment. Despite being a two-row luxury SUV with a heavy curb weight, it moves deliberately and gracefully.
Every Cayenne has a cohesive powertrain, but their potency and fuel efficiency vary due to the sheer variety. There’s a stout 355-hp turbo V-6, a gutsier 434-hp twin-turbo V-6, and a 460-hp twin-turbo V-8 reserved for the performance-oriented GTS. There’s a 455-hp plug-in hybrid, too, that’s quick on the street and friendliest to the environment. Inside, every Cayenne is roomy and sturdily built, and Porsche allows extensive personalization thanks to countless individual options.
- Mercedes Benz ML350
Obafemi Martin has been spotted many times on Mercedes Benz ML350 on his way to his club, this 2015 M-Class is a decent two-row luxury mid-size SUV that boasts a posh interior and a comfortable ride. There is also a nice engine lineup, ranging from a fuel-efficient diesel engine to a heart-stopping V6. Inside, the M-Class is attractive, features user-friendly tech and provides a lot of space for people and gear alike.
The Iguana 31 Expedition yacht was acquired by the footballer in 2016, to celebrate his 32nd birthday. The yacht is said to be worth $460,000 (₦276 million).
According to reports, the yacht can manage 25-degree lateral slopes, climb 30-degree direct inclines, and roll over rocks as well. The speed boat was built to cruise on any type of sea and can sail up to 55mph.
Ahmed Musa cars
The 29 years old footballer, In addition, loves cars and is not afraid to show them. He has been spotted in luxury cars more than any footballer in Nigeria, one including a BMW he bought for his son.
- 2019 Mercedes Benz V Class – 62 million naira
The 29-year-old makes a huge splash of 62 million naira to purchase a brand new Mercedes Benz V Class 2019 Zero KM. Luxury Mercedes V-Class MPV is classy inside, his Elite [2019-2020] variant comes with an engine putting out 161 bhp @ 4200 rpm and 380 Nm @ 1200 rpm of max power and max torque respectively. Mercedes-Benz V-Class Elite [2019-2020] is available in Automatic transmission.
- Mercedes Benz Sprinter – N70 Million naira
Mercedes Benz Sprinter is considered a family Van or big boy’s ride as the inside can contain more people than other Luxury SUVs, Musa uses this van most time for his interstate travels with the family.
The uniqueness of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is what makes it special because of its versatility and benefits. It is a type of van that is great for all types of use and also included with it is the 188 horsepower and 325 pounds of torque which help to provide a decent fuel economy.
- Mercedes Benz CLS – 37 Million naira
Benz is Luxury, its very difficult for any Nigerian worth over 20 million that won’t like to buy any Mercedes Benz car, Mercedes equips the CLS450 with a 362-hp six-cylinder engine that is electronically boosted, making it as responsive as it is smooth. All-wheel drive, a stunning digital dashboard with a feature-rich infotainment system, and numerous driver aids are additional standard features on every model.
Despite not being as well-rounded as the Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan, the 2022 CLS450 attracts more curbside interest.
- 2017 Porsche Macan – 57 million naira
This year, a new entry-level model features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that you can find in multiple Audi products, but otherwise, it shares most standard equipment with S models.
- Range Rover Sport – 55 million naira
In 2013 got himself this Range Rover Sport, but this Range Rover Sport is mostly used by his second wife Juliet Ejue.
Range Rover is a spec product of Land Rover which is a British automobile brand in the four-wheel-drive cars category that exclusively offers premium and luxury sport utility vehicles (SUV). Range Rover is one of the youngest British car brands and launched in 1970, it was first built in 1967 and finalized in 1969.
- Mercedes Benz G-Wagon – 87 million naira
If I no mention G wagon waiting I gain, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is for bigger boys like Musa,
Ahmed Musa, like most well-paid footballers around the world, also has good taste in luxury cars and he is not shy to flaunt them>> Check out the top 6 cars worth ₦368 million owned by Ahmed Musa, Making him oga of cars in Naija football
John Mikel Obi’s car
This is a successful footballer whose net worth is $45 Million and makes a lot of money from both football and other endorsements.
ChelseaFC has reported that John Mikel Obi announces their retirement on 27 SEP 22, adding that Mikel who played a key role as the Blues secured a first Champions League trophy in 2012, made the announcement on his personal Instagram account having most recently been with Kuwait SC.
He can get any car he wishes to, amongst which is the Range Rover, a car which has an 8-speed- transmission and horsepower of 567.25 bhp@ 6000 – 6500 rpm and 5 seats.
Mikel Obi also has some of the best car collections which are;
- Mercedes Benz E-class is priced at $75,000;
- Range Rover Sport of $60,895;
- 2010 Bentley Continental GT valued at $180,000;
- a rumoured Rolls Royce;
- Mercedes-Benz G500 valued at 43.6 million Naira
- >> John Mikel Obi Net Worth, Salary, Cars and House
If there’s a list of the Most Expensive Cars owned by Nigerian footballers without mentioning Victor Moses the list is not complete. Despite the trauma of losing both parents in a brutal riot in Kaduna, Victor Moses has scaled high in his career pursuit.
The Midfielder on the flank of Russian club Spartak Moscow has never stopped showing his love for luxury cars, check our A peep into the car collections of Victor Moses:
- Audi A8 ₦22 million
- Range Rover Sport ₦15 million
- Ferrari 458 Italia ₦47 million
- Aston Martin ₦49 million
- Mercedes Benz G Class ₦42 million
- BMW i8 ₦100 million
- Ford Edge ₦50 million
Odion Ighalo Cars
For someone whose net worth $28 Million, splurging on exquisite cars should not be a problem of his. Cars are desired by everyone and if you can afford them, then you should buy them. For someone as rich as Ighalo, he is quite prudent with the amount of money he spends on cars, as he would rather commit more money to charity organizations, which is admirable.
Ighalo has not been spotted with too many cars, but he is associated with being the owner of a White Range Rover Velar, worth N50 million, and a Mercedes Benz G-wagon.