Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Nigerian footballers are among the best paid in their profession in Africa so rightly so.

Their fan attraction and ability on the ball forces clubs to pay them their worth. Here are the ten highest paid Nigerian footballers.

1. Odion Ighalo - Changchun Yatai - €12.1 million

Curently plays in China where he is one of the highest paid players and has rediscovered his scoring touch.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Ighalo is currently the highest paid Nigerian footballer. Photo: Weibo

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2. Obafemi Martins - Shanghai Shenhua - €8.4 million

For a long time Obafemi Martins was Nigeria's highest paid player until Ighalo moved to China in January 2017.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Obagoal is still one of Nigeria's highest paid footballer

3. John Obi Mikel - Tianjin Teda - €8.4 million

Mikel Obi is one of Nigeria's best players and rightly one of the highest paid. He also plys his trade in China.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Mikel Obi will lead Nigeria against Zambia this weekend. Photo: FIFA.com

4. Anthony Ujah - Liaoning Whowin - €5.6 million

Ujah was a sensation in Germany where he scored goals for fun. Left fr China at the peak of his powers early last year.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Anthony Ujah was a goal machine in Germany for Koln. Photo: Bundesliga/Twitter

5. Ahmed Musa - Leicester City - €4.2 million

He might not be getting minutes on the pitch for Leicester City but he is growing his bank account.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Ahmed Musa is well paid at King Power stadium. Photo: Squawka

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6. Kelechi Iheanacho - Leicester City - €3.4 million

Still only 21-years-old, Iheanacho is already getting richer by the week at the Foxes.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Iheanacho joined Craig Shakespare's side from Manchester City this summer. Photo: Fifa.com

7. Victor Moses - Chelsea - €3.0 million

The Chelsea wing-back is just beginning to realise his potential and for good reason too.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Victor Moses is well paid by Antonio Conte's side. Photo: Chelsea FC/Twitter

8. Emmanuel Emenike - Olympiakos - €2.5 million

For long the Nigerian striker has been one of the highest paid footballers.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Emenike has retired from international duties. Photo: Fifa.com

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9. Vincent Enyeama - Lille - €1.8 million

He might be finding it hard to play games under Marcelo Bielsa this season but Enyeama is earning big bucks.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Enyeama plays for Lille in France

10. Alex Iwobi - Arsenal - €1.8 million

A contract extension last year sa Iwobi bridge the top ten list of highest paid Nigerian footballers.

Ighalo, Obagoal top chart of Nigerian highest earning footballers (full list)

Alex Iwobi in action for Arsenal against Brighton and Hove in the Premier League. Photo: Arsenal.com

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