OVERVIEW OF: Obafemi Martins ahead of Ighalo as Mikel, Iheanacho named in top 10 richest Nigerian footballers
Former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has been named the richest Nigerian footballer at the moment with a net worth of about ₦23 billion.
The 33-year-old who currently plays for English club Stoke City made most of his fortunes from football during his stint at Premier League club Chelsea.
Chelsea were granted a work permit for the midfielder after they completed the £16 million signing in June 2006 where he made 249 league appearances and getting a goal before he moved to Chinese club Tianjin TEDA in 2017.
Also on the list of richest Nigerian footballers currently is ₦14 billion worth Obafemi Martins who takes second position.
The 36-year-old currently plays for Chinese club Wuhan Zall as a striker and has so far scored one league goal since joining last year.
According to BBC Pidgin, the striker is worth over $25 million with houses in both Lagos and Italy where he spent a major part of his playing career.
He also has a Mercedes Benz SLR Mc Laren, Mercedes Benz G-class, Lamborghini Aventador among others in his car garage.
Odion Ighalo is third on the list, with the former Shanghai Shenhua striker having a net worth of ₦12 billion.
The former Manchester United striker currently plays for Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia where he has scored 3 goals in 5 matches since he joined earlier this year.
Below are the top 10 richest Nigerian footballers in 2021 according to clacified.com
10. Alex Iwobi – ₦1.3 billion
9. Kelechi Iheanacho – ₦1.4 billion
8. Victor Anichebe – ₦6 billion
7. Emmanuel Emenike – ₦6.4 billion
6. Ahmed Musa – ₦6.5 billion
5. Chelsea’s Victor Moses – ₦7.3 billion
4. Vincent Enyeama – ₦10 billion
3. Odion Jude Ighalo – ₦12 billion
2. Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins – ₦14 billion
1. John Obi Mikel – ₦23 billion