Top 50 Footballers In Nigeria To Ever Live

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Top 50 Footballers In Nigeria To Ever Live.

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Top 50 Footballers In Nigeria To Ever Live

Top 50 Footballers In Nigeria To Ever Live

Top 50 Footballers In Nigeria To Ever Live

Nothing brings more joy to the faces of youth and mostly men in Nigeria more than the feeling of seeing your favorite football team play and win. Over the years in this great nation of Nigeria there have being a lot of football players who has contributed to sport and development. We take a look into those heroes who had put smiles on the faces of many Nigerians with their skills and talent. In no particular order

Retired but never tired native of abia state papilo as fondly called by friends is a generous giver and the founder of kanu heart foundation which has successfully over seen the surgical procedure of more than 100 children with heart related issue. The former arsenal and ajax amstadam forward was always a delight to watch in his days as an active player.

Jay-jay as most people call him in his days was a skilful player who at points in his career was named best player in Africa. The forward man who made the number 10 shirt popular had a wonderful international football career playing for French club Paris saint germain and English team Bolton wanderers. He is currently enjoying his retirement on many endorsement deals and being a sport pundit.

Captain oliseh is one star that will forever be remember for his half way line goal against Spain in France 1998. The goal is still a big documentary for the Nigerian fans. Oliseh who has had a great football career and recently had a wonderful coaching career with Dutch side Fortuna Sittard. Oliseh is reported to be worth over 4 million Usd.

Known as the face of popular sport betting company bet9ja victor ikpeba is one super striker known for his speed when he is with the ball given many wingers a run for their money. The big victor is a man who loves the sport and had helped Nigeria to many victories in times past.

The genius as friends call him is one skillful player who has a talent like no other when it comes dribbling with the ball he is even more famous for his backflip celebration anytime he was able to find the back of the net .

Obi belongs to the new generation of stars which Nigeria had gotten in the past years. Having had a wonderful career as a mid field player for Chelsea fc of London, mikel was looked upon as the new line of talent which gave him the captain hand on many occasions and he guided Nigeria to many victories.

Vincent is a goal keeper who has made Nigeria proud with his clean saves having made many grand appearances for the super eagles of Nigeria Vincent also had a wonderful career playing in France with Lille.

Peter rufai is one of the magical defensive giant that Nigeria had had in many years. Peter rufai as a goal keeper in his days saw Nigerian super eagles to many victories and made many clean sheets.

Daniel “THE BULL” amokachi was born in 1972 in Kaduna, Nigeria. The bull as friends call him is one player who played with serious passion and also gave his time to training his twin boys who now play for big club sides in Europe.

Daniel owefin amokachi   had a brilliant career playing for the Nigerian super eagles   he had also been technical director of the super eagles. With lots of caps for the Nigerian team Daniel the bull amokachi was third in the African footballer of the year award on three occasions.

The man behind Nigeria’s first ever world cup goal hosted by USA in 1994. In A game that was played against Bulgaria which the Nigerian team were underdogs. No one expected Nigeria to put up a show but yekini proved doubters wrong by finding the back of the net and sending Nigerians into frenzy. Yekini played 58 matches and scored 37 goals with the super eagles and also had a wonderful international career. The super eagles icon died in may 2012 at age 48.

Samson siasia born in august 1967 in lagos Nigeria, played professionally for the Nigerian super eagles as a striker. After having a wonderful playing career siasia coached the super eagles from 2010 to 2011. He was later reappointed in 2016. Samson siasia is currently enjoying his time as a retired football player in Asia where he is reported to have just signed a sport equipment deal.

Babayaro is one holding midfielder that will never be forgotten in the history of Nigerian football. Born in august 1978 in Kaduna, Nigeria, Celestine Hycieth Babayaro was an outstanding footballer both in the Super Eagles and in international football clubs like Anderlecht of Belgium, Chelsea, and Newcastle FC of London. Winning many awards and many caps for Nigeria babayaro is one player young players always admire and also aspire to emulate.

Listed below are other great players who had blessed Nigeria with their skills and talent over the years, especially the old-timer or old legs.

Disclaimer notice:

Please, note that it is not possible to get the current net worth of some of these footballers as some of them might have died or have no record of tangible assets to bank on.

  • Finidi George

  • Christian Chukwu

  • Taribo West

  • Uche Okechukwu

  • Teslim “Thunder”Balogun

  • Muda lawal

  • Adokiye Amiesimaka

  • Emmanuel Amuneke

  • Thomson Usiyan

  • Taiye ‘Taiwo

  • Henry Nwosu

  • Emmanuel Okala

  • Felix Owolabi

  • Haruna Ilerika

  • Joseph Yobo

  • Aloysius Atuegbu

  • Richard Owubokiri

  • Elkanah Onyeali

  • Patrick Ekeji

  • Best Ogedengbe

  • Bright Omokaro

  • Peter Anieke

  • Yisa Shofoluwe

  • Ben Iroha

  • Segun Odegbami

  • Osaze Odemwingie

  • Albert Onyeawuna

  • Augustine Eguavoen

  • Yisa Shofoluwe

  • Obafemi Martins

  • Yakubu Aiyegbeni

  • Tijani Babangida

  • Tony Igwe

  • Stephen Keshi

  • Sam Garba Okoye

  • Friday Okoh

  • Etim Esin

  • Dan Anyiam

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