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Richest Footballers in Nigeria

Richest footballer in Nigeria

Who is the richest footballer in Nigeria?

Richest footballers in Nigeria 2021: Nigeria is the largest exporter of footballers abroad on the African continent. The West Country has also produced some of the best footballers in Africa’s football history, talking about the likes of Nwankwo Kanu, Jayjay Okocha, and many more. Footballers who seek greener pastures abroad actually earn much from their talents.

In this article, we will be sharing with you the richest footballers in Nigeria and the list of the top 10 wealthiest soccer players in Africa’s largest country( by population).

Richest Footballers in Nigeria

Mikel Obi -$59 million

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John Obi Mikel is the richest footballer in Nigeria. He started playing football with local club Plateau United. Mikel later joined the Norwegian club Lyn in 2004. He was only 17 at the time.

Mikel Obi has played for six clubs in his 15 years of a professional career. His biggest breakthrough was a move to English Premier League giants Chelsea FC. In 2017, Mikel made  7.28 million GBP playing for Chinese club Tianjin TEDA F.C. –


John Mikel has made 88 appearances for the Super Eagles scoring six times.

 Obi’s collections of vehicles include the following; Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes Benz GWagon, Range Rover Sport SUV, and a Black Mercedes G 500. He also has six houses in Nigeria.

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Obafemi Martins -$36 million 

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Martins has played for a total of 11 different clubs beginning in 1990. He was sixteen years then. He played a forward. Known for his speed, Martins has chalked success in top clubs including; Inter Milan, New Castle, Wolfsburg among others. His biggest monetary breakthrough was when he joined Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

In 2017, Martins was listed among the top 20 highest paid footballers in China. His yearly salary in Shanghai Greenland Shenhua club is about $6.6 million.


Odion Ighalo – $30 million

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Ighalo is the second highest paid African footballer at the moment.

Ighalo is currently playing for Manchester United, on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of the Chinese Super League. He takes a weekly wage of £300,000.

Ighalo currently drives in some of the most expensive cars including; Range Rover Sport, Mercedes Benz G Wagon among others

 Vincent Enyeama  – $25 million

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Enyeama is Nigeria’s most capped goalkeeper of all time with about 101 professional appearances.  He was part of the team that won the CAF Champions League twice.

Vincent is one of the richest footballers in Nigeria. He drives a Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes Benz C Class coupé. 


Victor Moses -$18 million

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Moses began his career in the Championship with Crystal Palace, before his performances caught the eye of Wigan Athletic, where he made his Premier League debut in 2010.  He currently plays for Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea. Moses earns almost $13,000 a week.

6th Richest Footballer in Nigeria

Ahmed Musa – $16 million

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Musa currently plays  as a forward for Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr.

Musa became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He is one of the richest footballers in Nigeria at the moment. Musa owns a filling station in Kano state and drives a and a BMW i8, a ₦15 million Range Rover Sport, and a Mercedes Benz G Wagon

Emmanuel Emenike -$ 16 million

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Emenike drives a customised Mercedes Benz G Wagon and a Range Rover Sport.

Emmanuel started his football career with Nigerian local club Delta Force. During his time at the club, Emenike used to go on foot to training every day due to lack of money for transportation. This was because he was not paid while playing for the club.


Well he has worked his way up and now he is part of the wealthiest Nigerian footballers

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8th Richest Footballer in Nigeria

Victor Anichebe -$ 15 million

He is currently a free agent, having played most recently for Beijing Enterprises. most of his football. Victor spent most of his career time in England and Asia.


Kelechi Iheanacho  $ 5 million

Iheanacho currently plays as a forward for Premier League club Leicester City.

The Imo state star drives a Rolls Royce, BMW 18 worth ₦12 million, a Mercedes C300 worth ₦18 million, and a Range Rover too. 

10th Richest Footballer in Nigeria

Alex Iwobi -$ 5 million

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Alex Iwobi signed a 5 year / £13,000,000 contract with the Everton F.C., including an annual average salary of £2,600,000. In 2019, Iwobi will earn a base salary of £2,600,000, while carrying a cap hit of £2,600,000.

Alex Iwobi drives a Mercedes-Benz Convertible (~₦25 million), a BMW 7 series and a Range Rover.


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Marcelo Brozovic Net Worth and Biography

In this article, we bring to you Marcelo Brozovic net worth and biography. Marcelo Brozovic is a versatile midfield maestro from Croatia, who plays as a holding midfielder for Serie A side, Inter Milan and for the Croatia national team

Marcelo Brozovic net worth

Marcelo Brozovic is a versatile midfield maestro from Croatia, who plays as a holding midfielder for Serie A side, Inter Milan and for the Croatia national team. in this article, we will be bringing to you Marcelo Brozovic net worth and biography

Marcelo Brozovic , number 77 is known for his defensive prowess, pinpoint passes, stamina and ability to move from box to box. Although he is often played in a deeper midfield, Brozovic is capable of playing anywhere in the midfield and at some point he was likened to Chelsea and England legend Frank Lampard due to his style of play. Keep reading to find more about Marcelo Brozovic net worth

Apart from his contributions at the club level, Brozovic has been instrumental to the success of the Croatian national team, most notably during the 2018 FIFA World Cup which was held in Russia, where he helped the National team to reach the world cup finals which they lost to France. Read on to uncover more thrilling facts about Marcelo Brozovic.


Marcelo Brozovic Net Worth Profile

Net worth$23 million
Full nameMarcelo Brozovic 
Date of birthNovember 16, 1992
Occupationprofessional footballer
Marital statusMarried 
Years active2002-present

Early Life

Marcelo Brozovic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, on November 16,1992. His father is Ivan Brozovic while his mother goes by the name Sanja Brozovic. He has a brother named Patrick Brozovic and a sister named Ema Brozovic. He began playing football at a very young age and was soon registered in the youth ranks of Hryvatski Dragovoljac where he developed into a young, strong and versatile midfield maestro. A graduate from Hrvatski Dragovoljac’s youth academy, Marcelo Brozovic made his professional debut in 2010. 

Marcelo Brozovic Club Career

Marcelo Brozovic began his early career in 2010, where he joined the youth team of Dragovoljac. He only spent one year with the senior team (after rising through the youth ranks) before moving to Lokomotiva in 2011 to continue his development. In his debut season with Lokomotiva, Marcelo Brozovic helped the Club to escape relegation and making him one of the club’s most priced assets. 

Marcelo Brozovic subsequently developed into a composed  midfielder who is very confident with the ball in his feet then became and integral part of the club. He helped the Club to a comfortable finish in the League table and later signed a transfer deal with Dinamo Zagreb in 2012, having played 27 times for Lokomotiva. 


After signing a seven year deal with Dinamo Zagreb, Brozovic was presented with the jersey number 77. He immediately became a regular at the club and even made his league and champions league debut where he played full time. In his debut season for the club, managed only two goals in 30 appearances. 

Having spent just three seasons with Dinamo Zagreb, Marcelo Brozovic played a total of 64 games for the club before sealing a move away to Inter Milan in 2015. As usual, Brozovic immediately established himself as a first team player who became indispensable in the heart of Inter Milan midfield.

His outstanding performances, work rates and defensive abilities endeared him to the various coaches that managed the Serie A. He subsequently helped the Nerazzurri to finish in the top four of the Serie A. In the 2020-21 season Marcelo Brozovic won the Serie A with Inter Milan, the club’s first in eleven years. He has played a total of 206 games for the Serie A Champions.


International Career

Marcelo Brozovic has played a total of 68 games for the Croatia national team since he was called to the national team in 2014. He was with the squad that reached the finals of the FIFA 2018 world cup which they lost to France.


Marcelo Brozovic is happily married to Silvia Lihtar whom he has a daughter with, named Aurora. Their second child Rafael came two years after their first child Aurora was born. 


Marcelo Brozovic has been involved in some charity works as he donated a sets of textbooks to students of Ceric primary school. He also sponsored the hip surgery of a Macedonian. 


Career Highlights 

  • Prva HNL
  • Serie A
  • UEFA Europa League runner
  • FIFA World Cup runner-up
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season

How tall is Marcelo ?

Marcelo Brozovic is about 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) tall, and has a weight of 68kg with an eye color of black and a black hair color. 

What is Marcelo Brozovic Net Worth ?

Marcelo Brozovic net worth is a mouth watering $23 million, making him one of the highest paid Croatian footballer.  Marcelo net worth is higher than that of fellow country man Ivan Perisic

What is Marcelo Brozovic Salary ?

Ivan Perisic receives a weekly and annual salary of £134,000, and £6,968,000 respectively.

What is FIFA 21?

Marcelo Brozovic currently has an overall FIFA 21 rating of 84.


How Good is Marcelo Brozovic?

Marcelo Brozovic is a very indispensable player to Inter Milan, he helps solid the midfield and helps the midfield to function. His hold up play an amazing defensive skills is unlike any in the club.

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