Football is a global thing. Football is full of energy and emotions. It is one of those sports that makes the world standstill.
For one, football fosters unity, and experts have explained how football can connect humanity.
Coming down to the Nigerian scene, football is more than this. Football has made way for many impoverished boys to become wealthy.
The wealth mostly comes for these stars owing to them playing in European clubs, outside the shore of Nigeria.
It’s time you know what our own Nigerian football stars pockets on a daily, weekly, or yearly, playing for these clubs. The ranking of these Nigerian stars is based on the stats mentioned above.
Here we go.
1. Odion Ighalo (Manchester United): £180,000k per week (according to TheSun UK Sport report)
Odion Ighalo is the top on our list owing to a recent move from Shanghai Shenhua to Manchester United. With this move, Ighalo earns £125000 (N89,047,152) weekly.
2. Victor Osimhen (Napoli): £96,000 per week
The 21-year old holds the second spot because of a recent transfer from Lille to Napoli for €50M.
With this move, the Nigerian-born is going to be earning £96000 (N47,491,814) per week, and about 5 million euros a year. What an amount to earn at a young age!
3. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City): £75,000 a week
Wilfred Ndidi joined Leicester from a Belgian club called Genk. Over the years, Ndidi has been rated as one of the solid defensive midfielders.
He earns roughly £75000 (N37,102,980) per week. He’s just 23-years old!
3. Victor Moses (Chelsea): £75,000 a week
Many know the exploits of Victor Moses in the popular English club, Chelsea. Currently, Victor is on a loan to Inter-Milan, and he’s paid £75000 per week.
He shares the same earning spot with Wilfred Ndidi.
5. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City): £60,000 per week
Kelechi Iheanacho is the golden boy that won the FIFA Under-17 World cup with the likes of Isaac Success.
He was formerly a Manchester City player until he was sold to Leicester City.
Currently, Kelechi earns £60000 (N29,682,384)per week, playing for Leicester City. He comes forth on the list.
6. Alex Iwobi (Everton): £50K a week
This name rings a bell in Nigeria because of his relation to one of the greatest Nigerian footballers, Austin Okocha.
They are cousins. Alex Iwobi first played for Arsenal and helped the Club to win the 2017 FA cup.
Currently, he plays for Everton, earning £50k (25.3 million nairas) per week, and he’s just 24!
There you have it. Now you know what your favorite Nigerian players are making from kicking the round object.
[Earnings calculated with £1 = N494.71; the exchange rate at the time of publication.]
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