10 richest footballers in Nigeria 2019
Below are the richest Nigerian footballer updated 2019 by net worth, starting from the “poorest”:
|10 richest footballers in Nigeria 2019|
|#10||Alex Iwobi||1.3 billion naira|
|#9||Kelechi Iheanacho||1.4 billion naira|
|#8||Victor Anichebe||6 billion naira|
|#7||Emmanuel Emenike||6.4 billion naira|
|#6||Ahmed Musa||6.5 billion naira|
|#5||Victor Moses||7.3 billion naira|
|#4||Vincent Enyeama||10 billion naira|
|#3||Odion Ighalo||12 billion naira|
|#2||Obafemi Martins||14 billion naira|
|#1||John Mikel Obi||23 billion naira|
Now check out more details about their million dollars asset and what kind of cars they drive:
10 richest Nigerian footballers and their cars
#10. Alex Iwobi – worth 1.3 billion naira
The Arsenal FC of England midfielder is the only Nigerian player with first team shirt for a major football club in Europe. Alex Iwobi is also Jay Jay Okocha’s cousin and lives in London with his sister and parents. He earns over 3.2 million naira a week.
Alex Iwobi drives a Mercedes-Benz Convertible (~₦25 million), a BMW 7 series and a Range Rover. He is rumoured to have bought matching gold colored Benz G Wagon and Lamborghini for him and his ex at ₦71 million! You can view all of Alex’s cars and other flashy cars of Arsenal footballers here.
Alex Iwobi and his Benz
#9. Kelechi Iheanacho – worth 1.4 billion
There was a popular advertisement on TV in 2018 where Kelechi Iheanacho said he couldn’t afford to pay for cable TV subscription but now the whole world can now watch him on cable TV. That advert alone earned him millions of dollars. Adores that, he earns a stunning 4.8 million naira a week playing as a striker for Leicester city FC. He is really young and has a lot of years ahead.
The Imo state star drives a Rolls Royce, BMW i8 worth ₦12 million, a Mercedes C300 worth ₦18 million, and a Range Rover too. Though ranking just #9 in the list of 10 richest Nigerian footballers, Kelechi is the only footballer in the club of Nigerian cebebrities who owns the expensive Roll Royce. You can view Kelechi Iheanacho’s whole car collection here.
Kelechi iheanacho, crib and Roll Royce
#8. Victor Anichebe – worth 6 billion naira
Victor Anichebe started as one of the finest strikers for everyone FC in England. He rose the ranks and went on to play in Asia and other parts of Europe. He once dated one of the Otedola daughters – Dj Cuppy. She lavished him with gifts and cars might be inclusive. He had an injury that ruled him out of the field for months but still spends on houses and cars.
He drives a white Mercedes benz G Wagon worth ₦42 million!
Anichebe in his G-Wagon
#7. Emmanuel Emenike – worth 6.4 billion naira
Everyone who watched the Nigerian Super Eagles soar high in the 2013 African Nations Cup will never forget Emmanuel Emenike. The star striker was pivotal to the team’s wins. He has played for a number of clubs and garnered monies along the way. He is currently seeking transfer to the English Premier League but has some endorsements, a music record label and a hotel in Nigeria. His mansion in Imo state was talk of the town in 2018 with an overhead bridge in the premises.
He drives a customised Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦45 million, and a Range Rover Sport.
Emenike in his Mercedes G-Wagon
The famous Emenike house
#6. Ahmed Musa – worth 6.5 billion naira
Currently the best Nigerian striker, Ahmed Musa plies his playing trade in Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia. He was signed from Leicester city FC for about 8 billion naira and went on to score on his debut for the Saudi club. His welcome video also has the highest number of views for any player in the club.
He 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 worth ₦42 million. You can see Ahmed Musa’s whole car collection here!
Ahmed Musa and his cars
The Ahmed Musa massive crib in Kano
#5. Victor Moses – worth 7.3 billion naira
Coming 5th on our list of top 10 richest footballers in Nigeria is Chelsea FC player, Victor Moses. The Nigerian attacking midfielder was a key player in Antonio Conte’s team, and was only relegated to the bench in the new management. But that hasn’t stopped him from earning his 4.7 million naira weekly wage. He still plays for the Nigerian Super Eagles senior team.
Victor Moses drives some of the best cars you can ever imagine like a ₦22 million Audi A8, ₦15 million Range Rover Sport, a Maserati and Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦42 million. You can view Victor Moses’ whole car collection here.
Victor Moses and his cars
#4. Vincent Enyeama – worth 10 billion naira
The most capped Nigerian player ever and the oldest Nigerian player in top flight football is Vincent Enyeama. Currently with Lille FC of France, the goalie was once captain of the Nigerian senior national team – until 2015 when he had a falling out with the then Nigerian coach. He is married with kids and known for scoring penalties in his early playing days in Israel.
He drives a Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes Benz C Class coupé worth ₦25 million.
Vincent Enyeama and his cars
Vincent Enyeama at his crib
#3. Odion Ighalo – worth 12 billion naira
When Odion Ighalo started making a name in the football scene with Watford FC of England, little did anyone know he was already in the richest Nigerian footballers list. He later went on to sign for top flight Chinese football club, Chang Chan yatai, for 20 million pounds – about 9 billion naira. That didn’t only make him one of the most expensive Nigerian players but also the highest paid currently. The deal with the club comes with a whooping 4.8 billion naira annually.
Odion Ighalo’s massive income has made him a bit extravagant as he doesn’t hesitate to splash the monies on luxury cars like the ₦15 million Range Rover Sport, ₦32 million Mercedes Benz G Wagon.
Odion Ighalo at his residence
Inside one of his automobiles
#2. Obafemi Martins – worth 14 billion naira
Popularly known as Obagoal, Obafemi Martins was once Nigeria’s fastest player and a goal scoring menace to opponents. He began his football career with AC Milan where he scored countless goals and later moved to England. He currently doesn’t play for the Nigerian Super Eagles anymore, but still plies his trade in China with first league side, Shanghai Shenshua. He is married with kids and earns over 2.4 billion naira every year with the Chinese club. He also makes money from endorsements and businesses in Nigeria.
Obagoal drives a ₦65 million Ferrari Lusso, a BMW X6, a Porsche Gemballa, Mercedes Benz Mclaren and a ₦115 million Lamborghini Gallardo.
Obafemi Martins, his mansion and cars
Obafemi Martins with his Benz
#1. John Mikel Obi – worth 23 billion naira – the official richest footballer in Nigeria 2019
John Obi Mikel has been the Super Eagles captain since Vincent Enyeama retired from international football years ago. Before then he was earning about a billion naira annually playing for Chelsea football club in England. He later moved to Tianjin Teda, a Chinese club which offered him over twice his Chelsea take home pay. Currently earning over 3.6 billion naira a year, John Mikel Obi is the richest footballler in Nigeria till date.
The 32 year old midfielder is engaged to daughter of a Russian oil magnate, Olga, and drives a ₦45 million Mercedes Benz G-class, a ₦75 million Bentley Continental GT and the latest Range Rover Sport.
John Mikel Obi and his baby-mama
John Obi-Mikel and his Bentley