6 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers in 2016

Nigerian footballers who earn the big bucks. Here is our list of top paid Nigerian footballers for 2016.

Predictably most of the names in our list play in the English Premier League (in fact only 2 players play outside the EPL). One player in the list plays in China and the other in Turkey.

6. Odion Ighalo

Watford FC, England
Salary: £30,000 a week

Odion Ighalo salary

Odion Ighalo who turned down a bid offer from a Chinese club last year with a salary worth £300,000 has been rewarded with an improved salary of around £30,000 a week. This makes him the third highest earning player in Watford FC.

5. Victor Moses

Chelsea FC, England
Salary: £45,000 a week

Victor Moses salary

Victor Moses currently earns £45,000 a week and certainly has things looking up for his Chelsea career under current manager Antonio Conte.

4. Emmanuel Emenike

Fenerbache, Turkey
Salary: £50,000 a week

Emmanuel Emenike salary

The Fenerbache striker, who by the way lives a very social and flamboyant life away from football, comes in fourth on the list as his 50,000 pounds a week deal still has a year to run.

3. Mikel Obi

Chelsea FC, England
Salary: £75,000 a week

Mikel Obi salary

The Chelsea midfielder was displaced from the number one spot by Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho who got a bumper £85,000 a week contract recently.

2. Obafemi Martins

Shanghai Shenhua, China
Salary: £80,000 a week

Obafemi Martins salary

Obafemi Martin’s move to Chinese club is estimated to bring him $6.6 million per year. This puts him second behind Iheanacho and ahead of other Nigerian footballers as he would pull in around £80,000 a week in China.

1. Kelechi Iheanacho

Manchester City FC, England
Salary: £85,000 a week

Kelechi Iheanacho

Iheanacho was earning less than 18,000 pounds a week until he earned a new two year contract extension from Manchester City. He now earns around 85,000 pounds every week.


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