Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers In 2017 – See Club & Weekly Earnings

Odion Ighalo is tops the Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers In 2017. The former Watford striker is estimated to earn about €12.1 million per season. The top three has Obafemi Martins and Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Remarkably, these three players ply their trade in the Chinese Super League.

Chelsea’s Victor Moses is the highest paid Nigerian in Europe. The wingback who renewed his contract in the just finished season is now earning a weekly wage of £110,000 which is the highest for any Nigerian player in Europe. Mikel Obi earns £140, 000 per week at Tianjin TEDA while Ighalo reportedly gets around £200, 000 at Changchun Yatai all in China.

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Before Moses’new contract, Manchester City’s Nigerian prodigy, Kelechi Iheanacho was the highest paid Nigerian in Europe. He earns a whopping £85,000 per week. Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi completes the top highest paid Nigerian footballers in Europe.

Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers In 2017

The following contains the Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers 2017.

NameClubWeekly EarningsAnnual Earnings
1)     Odion Ighalo– Changchun Yatai –£200, 000 per week€12.1 million
2)      Obafemi Martins– Shanghai Shenhua –€8.4 million
3)     Obi Mikel– Tianjin Teda –£140, 000 per week€8.4 million
4)     Victor Moses– Chelsea –£110,000 per week
5)     Anthony Ujah– Liaoning Whowin –€5.6 million
6)     Ahmed Musa– Leicester City –€4.2 million
7)     Kelechi Iheanacho– Man City –£85,000 per week€3.4 million
8)     Emmanuel Emenike– Fenerbahce –€2.5 million
9)     Vincent Enyeama– Lille –€1.8 million
10) Alex Iwobi– Arsenal –€1.8 million

Brief Profile Of The General & European Top Earners – Odion Ighalo & Victor Moses

  • Odion Ighalo

Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers In 2017

Odion Ighalo plays for Chinese outfit Changchun Yatai.  The 29 year old striker’s Current market value: €10,000 Mill ( He has played for a host of clubs both locally and internationally. He has represented the following clubs

  • Julius Berger, Lagos
  • FK Lyn
  • Udinese
  • Granada CF (loan)
  • Ac Cesena (Loan)
  • Udinese Calcio
  • Watford
  • CC Yatai (currently).

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Victor Moses

Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers In 2017

Chelsea’s Victor Moses is Nigerian’s hghest paid footballer in Europe. The winger (wingback) has been a revelation since Antonio Conte’s tactical switch to a 3-4-3 Formation. Since Chelsea signed him in 2012, he has been sent on loan in many instances. Moses’ Current market value is €12,000 Mill.

Victor Moses has played for the following clubs:

  • Crystal Palace
  • Wigan
  • Chelsea (Current team)
  • Liverpool (Loan)
  • Stoke City (Loan)
  • West Ham (Loan)

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