Released! Top 7 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers in Naira

It’s no secret that the world’s finest players get paid millions by just playing for their clubs

It is often discussed who is paid how much for what they do, and whether footballers deserve their hefty pay checks.

Well I’m going to move away from that trend and ask another question. Out of these extortionate paid players who earns the most?

Below is a list of the highest paid Nigerian players. I took my time to breakdown their earnings. Check them out and tell me who you think is missing from the list..

Leading the list is China based Yakubu Aiyegbeni!

YAKUBU AIYEGBENIGuangzhouN3.6 millionN100.5 millionN12 billion
JOHN MIKEL OBIChelseaN2.8 millionN80.4 millionN964.7 million
VICTOR MOSESChelseaN1.5 millionN50.6 millionN672 million
EMMANUEL EMENIKESpartak MoscowN1.3 millionN36.5 millionN440 million
OSAZE ODEMWINGIEWest BromN1.3 millionN36.5 millionN440 million
JOSEPH YOBOFernabacheN1.3 millionN34.2 millionN410 million
OBAFEMI MARTINSLevanteN359,128N10.1 millionN120.7 million






Wow!! See money! Seems football is the surest way. Don’t be surprised if you see me playing for a big club soon! :D



Compiled and Written by Ola Oluwole

Oluwole is a  sports writer, blogger and an analyst. He also a student at the University Of Lagos . Do check out his blog for more interesting stories in the world of sports