Osimhen, Iwobi and 13 Other Highest-Paid Nigerian Footballers

Osimhen, Iwobi and 13 Other Highest-Paid Nigerian Footballers

The performance of the Nigeria Super Eagles players in the just-concluded 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) has put the spotlight on them and even raised their value in the international market. After Nigeria secured silver in the much-talked-about tournament and the number one championship on the African continent, the list of the highest-paid Nigerian internationals has emerged, with some popular names unsurprisingly on it.

The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1, but the Nigerian players have been much talked about in the European football market.

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List of Nigerian highest-paid players you should know Photo Credit: Samuel Chukwueze,Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi
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Below are the 15 highest paid Nigerian players, as shared by the African Fact Zone:

Victor Osimhen

Currently playing for the Italian side Napoli, the Super Eagles forward is the highest-paid current Nigerian player in the globe, with £167,000 per week.

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Because of his recent form, Osimhen is being sought after by top European clubs, including the English side Chelsea.

Samuel Chukwueze

he is another Nigerian forward who was instrumental in the just concluded 2023 AFCON. Like Osimhen, Chukwueze also plays for an Italian side, AC Milan, with a weekly pay of £84,413.

However, he was recently warned by AC Milan's coach, Stefano Pioli, to step up or step down from the team. Unlike his counterpart in Napoli, the Nigerian winger has not been in his best form for the club since returning from the 2023 AFCON.

Alex Iwobi

According to the African Fact Zone, the Nigerian midfielder is currently the third highest-paid Nigeria player. This is because the medium showed that the Fulham star gets no less than £80,000 per week in the English side club.

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Iwobi, strongly criticised by some Nigerians on social media for his poor performance at the AFCON final, recently made history when he scored the winning goal for his club side in their Premier League clash against Manchester United at Anfield.

Kelechi Iheanacho

The Nigerian centre-forward was the fourth highest-paid Super Eagles player. Like Iwobi, Iheanacho plays for the English side Leicester City. He earns £ 80,000 weekly from the Premier League club.

In the just concluded 2023 AFCON, Iheanacho played just two matches for the silver-winning team. Recent stats showed he had played two World Cup qualifying matches for Nigeria and was part of Nigeria's 2018 World Cup team. He may be part of the 2016 World Cup team.

Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi is another Nigerian star playing alongside Iheanacho at Leicester City as a defensive midfielder. He is the fifth-most-paid Super Eagles player on the list of highest-paid players. He earns nothing less than £75,000 per week from the English side.

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The 27-year-old defensive midfielder was said to have joined Leicester City in 2016, and his current market value is worth £16 million.

Others on the list are:

S/NSuper Eagles PlayersClubEarnings
6Joe AriboSouthampton£70,000 weekly
7Taiwo AwoniyiNottingham Forest £50,000 weekly
8Paul OnuachuTrabzonspor£47,511 weekly
9Calvin BasseyFulham£47,000 weekly
10Ola AinaNottingham Forest£40,000 weekly
11Frank OnyekaBrentford£40,000 weekly
12Emmanuel DennisNottingham Forest£40,000 weekly
13Moses SimonNantes£39,492 weekly
14Ademola LookmanAtalanta£38,011 weekly
15Victor BonifaceBayer Leverkusen £32,819 weekly

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Osimhen gives N2.5m to Ivorian child

Legit.ng earlier reported that Osimhen, Super Eagles striker and Napoli forward, has kept Nigerians talking after dishing out N2.5 million to an Ivorian child.

The child had tinted his hair and wore a mask like that of Osimhen in a viral video, and Osimhen rewarded the child for emulating him.

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Tunde Ednut, a social media influencer, took to his Instagram page to share the kind gesture of the recently crowned African Footballer of the Year.

Source: Legit.ng

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