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Highest paid Nigerian Footballers in 2016

by ovoko

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm



It is no secret that footballers are paid in millions and Nigerian footballer who play their trade outside the shores are not left out. Here are the highest paid Nigerian players.

  1. Odion Ighalo – £30,000 ($38,000) weekly

    Odion Ighalo
    Odion Ighalo joined the list of Nigerian players who go home with a fat check. Since joining Watford FC, he has seen an upward surge in his salry. He currently earns about $38,000 on a weekly basis.

  2. Alex Iwobi – £30,000 ($38,000) weekly

    Alex Iwobi
    The young starlet and super Eagles player, Alex Iwobi goes home with $38,000 weekly in wages. We see his salary experiencing an upward surge in the coming seasons.

  3. Emmanuel Emenike – £45,000 ($56,000)

    Emmanuel Emenike
    Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike works very hard for his club and his reward is evident in his take home salary of $56, 000.

  4. Victor Moses – £50,000 ($63,000) weekly

    Victor Moses
    Victor Moses has improved in his form for Chelsea, so has his salary increased. He earns about $63,000 weekly making him the third highest earning Nigerian player in Europe.

  5. Ahmed Musa – £60,000 ($75,000)

    ahmed-musa
    Ahmed Musa has made a big move to the premiership where the demand is very high. The higher the demand, the higher the salary. Musa currently earns almost $100, 000 every other week.

  6. Mikel Obi – £75,000 ($94,000) weekly

    Mikel Obi
    Mikel Obi moves from second position to third, losing it to his fellow Nigerian, Kelechi. He remains one of the highest paid Nigerian players in the world with a weekly salary of $94,000 weekly.

  7. Kelechi Iheanacho – £85,000 ($106,000) weekly

    Kelechi Iheanacho
    Kelechi Iheanacho is now the highest earning Nigerian footballer in England and Europe after signing a new contract with Manchester City which will see him pocket over $100,000 weekly in wages.

  8. Obafemi Martins – £100,000 ($125,000) weekly

    Obafemi Martins
    Obafemi martins’ move to Chinese super league side, Shanghai Shenhua saw his income double from what he was earning at the Seattle Sounders of the MLS. This makes him the highest earning Nigerian player.

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