The 15 Richest Footballers in Nigeria and their Net Worth

With over 200 million people, Nigeria is a country with various sporting interests, but a widely celebrated one is football. Since 1949 when several Nigerian players were selected to represent the country in Europe, Nigeria has been producing some of the finest football players out of Africa. As football remains one of the most rewarding sports globally, most of these players who participate in the game are paid an extremely high amount of money for their participation. Numerous Nigerian players ply their trade in top leagues in Europe for some of the best clubs. As a result, they get paid as much as their colleagues from other countries. The likes of Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, Vincent Enyeama, and Victor Moses were among the active Nigerian players leading on the list of richest football players in Nigeria. However, since their retirement, a crop of talented players have taken up the mantle. So right away, here are 15 active Nigerian players marked as the richest footballers in Nigeria.

15. Samuel Chukwueze – $1 million

  • Salary: €18,000 ($21,000) per week
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Club: Villarreal
  • Playing position: Winger
  • Clubs played for: Villarreal
  • Active since: 2017
  • Number of international caps: 17
  • Trophies won: 1x Europa League winner, 1x Africa Cup participant · 1x Under-17 World Cup champion.

Currently one of the most prolific wingers globally, Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze is rated one of the richest footballers in Nigeria and one of the most influential, with an estimated net worth of US$1 million. The professional football player, who now plays for Spanish La Liga side Villarreal CF, began his football career in 2017. He rose to fame while playing with the Nigerian under-17 football national team, the golden eaglets. The young player was known for his contribution alongside other team teammates like Victor Osimhen to the under-17 national team win of the FIFA under-17 World Cup hosted by Chile in 2015. He eventually finished the tournament as the third-highest goal scorer.

His burst of pace, dribbling skills, and growing confidence in front of goal has largely been likened to that of Dutch football star Arjen Robben, and the UEFA even touted him as one of the 50 top youngsters to watch in world football. It is, therefore, not surprising to see how his growing reputation has begun to get the attention of various top clubs who are seeking his services. When Chukwueze agreed to a new deal at Spanish club Villarreal CF till June of 2023, the four-year contract had his release clause set at €100m ($118 million) for the first two years and then €80m ($95 million) from the third year.

Although most clubs do not publicly declare their players’ wages, it has been reported that Samuel currently receives €18,000 ($21,000) per week with a market value of €20.00m. Thanks to his much-acquired wealth, Chukwueze can afford many luxury items. There are reports that the prolific player owns several properties in Lagos State, Nigeria. As for his automobiles, he was recently spotted with a flamboyant Mazda MX-5 Miata worth around $30,000. In 2019, his name hit the airwaves when he surfaced online with a ₦98 million-worth Ferrari. This gave rise to a heated argument as many of his fans felt his career was too young for him to afford and maintain a car of that caliber.

14. Terem Moffi – $1.8 million (Est)

  • Salary: €457,600 ($546,195.48)
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Club: FC Lorient
  • Playing position: Forward (Striker)
  • Clubs played for: Kauno Žalgiris, FK Riteriai, K.V. Kortrijk, FC Lorint
  • Active years: 2017- Present
  • Number of international caps: 2
  • Trophies won: N/A

Terem Igobor Moffi is another young Nigerian player making our list of richest footballers in Nigeria. Moffi is from Edo State, and he is a former Enugu Rangers, El Kanemi, and Calabar Rovers Goalkeeper in the Nigerian Professional Football League. He was 17 years old when he left the shores of Nigeria to join Buckswood Football Academy. He also moved to Lithuania to play with Kauno Žalgiris and Riteriai. In January 2020, he left Lithuania for Belgium, where he joined Kortrijk. Towards the end of the year, he signed a deal with FC Lorient in the French Ligue 1. His transfer to FC Lorient was masterminded by Elite Project Group Limited, a Football Agency group known for helping top Nigerian players like Jadon Sancho, Alex Iwobi, Bukayo Saka.

On May 14, 2021, Moffi became one of the 31-man Super eagle’s players called by head coach Gernot Rohr for friendlies. On 4 June 2021, he debuted with Nigeria in a 1–0 loss to Cameroon. Recall that Moffi narrowly missed out on the FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted by Chile in 2015 as he was amongst players that didn’t make the Final Cut. Terem Moffi earns about €8,800 ($10,503) monthly from his annual salary of about €457,600 ($546,195.48). This has helped him build an enviable net worth that earns him a place among the richest footballers in Nigeria. Details of how the young striker spends his money are not currently available.

13. Peter Etebo – $2 million

  • Salary: £1,508,000 ($2,097,175)
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Club: Galatasaray A.S. (Loan)
  • Playing position: midfield – Central Midfield
  • Clubs played for: Warri Wolves, Feirense, Las Palmas, Stoke City, Galatasaray.
  • Active years: 2012 – Present
  • Number of international caps: 33
  • Trophies won: 1X Africa U23 Cup of Nations

Known for scoring the fastest hattrick within 25 minutes, Etebo Peter Oghenekaro is a Nigerian football midfielder who became one of the richest footballers in Nigerian after debuting his professional career in 2013. Etebo, who is a former Warri Wolves player, began to record his career success after scoring the first hattrick of the season. His 2014 CAF Confederations Cup performance further brought him to the limelight, with various international clubs seeking his signature.

Peter has been described as a box-to-box midfielder who possesses matchless energy and can support defensive play in addition to his natural attacking talents. His versatility has also seen him play in the right-back position for both club and his national team. With a marketing value of $3.6 million, the Lagos State-born athlete has continuously had his wealth soar with more lucrative deals signed. His career success with the Nigerian football club, Warri Wolves, helped him sign a deal with the Portuguese Primeira Liga team, CD.
Feirense, in 2016. He was later transferred to the Spanish La Liga club Las Palamas as a
a loan from CD Feirense on January 31, 2018, for six months.

While he was with Las Palamas, the Nigerian star received around $11,065 as his weekly salary. In 2019, when he joined Stoke City, his annual salary was around £1,508,000, and he earned £29,000 per week. However, his pay was reviewed to £1,508,000 annually and £29,000 weekly in 2020 when he joined Turkish side Galatasaray on loan for the 2020–21 season. Etebo’s market value is around €3.20 million, making him one of the richest footballers in Nigeria. Like most of his counterparts, Peter Etebo takes enough time and money to take care of himself and his family. Details of his landed properties are unknown, but we know of the various car brands Peter loves to drive. His expensive collection includes Mercedes, Range Rover, etc.

12. Leon Balogun

  • Net worth: $2 million
  • Salary: $1.85 million
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Club: Rangers
  • Playing position: Defender
  • Clubs played for: Hannover 96, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Darmstadt 98, Brighton & Hove Albion, Wigan Athletic, Rangers
  • Active since: 2009
  • Number of international caps: 36
  • Trophies won: 1x Scottish Champion

Born on June 28, 1988, Leon Aderemi Balogun is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plies his trade with the Scottish side, Rangers F.C, as a defender. The German-born Nigerian professional football defender began his professional career on 19 April 2009, playing for the German professional football club Hannover 96. He played for several German clubs before joining a Premier League club- Brighton & Hove Albion. He was signed on a free transfer from the club, and he spent the 2017-18 season with the club and helped them win a match against Manchester United.

Leon’s Nigerian root makes him qualified to play in the Nigerian Football Team, and he was called to do so in March 2014 to replace the team’s center-back and captain, Joseph Yobo, in a March 2014 friendly against Mexico. Following his skills and commitment to the National team, Leon was named in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The player was also included in Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Leon’s football career journey has seen him sign several contracts, which have helped him build the massive wealth he is currently enjoying. Football remains Leon’s major source of income, but he earns enviable amounts from endorsement deals from notable brands like the sportswear giant Adidas. Leon’s market value is set at $2.33 million. His two-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion saw him earn around $29,000 per week, which brought his annual salary to about $1.5 million. However, when he signed a one-year deal, his salary received a major push upward. His fast-growing salary has seen him purchase many luxury items, including cars of different brands.

11. Victor Osimhen – $2.5 million

  • Salary: 5 million EUR annually
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Club: Napoli
  • Playing position: Striker
  • Clubs played for: Ultimate Strikers Academy, Wolfsburg, Charleroi, Lille.
  • Active since: 2017
  • Number of international caps: 12
  • Trophies won: 1x FIFA u-17 World Cup, 1x Lille Player of the Season.

Born 29 December 1998, Victor James Osimhen is one of the most promising and in-demand Nigerian footballers. The Edo State player, who began his football career in 2017 at the Lagos-based Ultimate Strikers Academy, is undoubtedly among the wealthiest football players in Nigeria. Victor was discovered by the Nigerian football coach Emmanuel Amunike. He tutored the young striker during his time with the Nigeria U-17 side, believing he has similar quality with Drogba and can even surpass the Ivorian’s achievements.

In addition to his big role in making the Nigerian under 17 squad 2015 win the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, Victor rightfully blew his own trumpet by winning the highest goal scorer award with 10 goals and the FIFA U-17 World Cup Silver Ball. His spectacular performance at the French side, Lille, attracted top clubs in Europe to inquire about him. SSC Napoli won the young Nigerian’s signature after signing a contract that nets him a whopping salary of 5 million euros (4.6 Million Pound) per year in September 2020. The Super Eagle striker is currently the most expensive player in Nigeria. Added to his mouth-watering salary, Osimhen also makes a huge income from the deal he signed with Nike as its brand promoter. The striker currently drives a Toyota Land Cruiser.

10. Kenneth Omeruo – $3 million

  • Salary: N1 million
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Club: Leganés 
  • Playing position: Defender/Centre Back
  • Clubs played for: Chelsea, ADO Den Haag, Alanyaspor, Kasimpasa, Middlesbrough, CD Leganés 
  • Active since: 2010
  • Number of international caps: 50
  • Trophies won: 1xAfrcan Cup winner, 1x U-21Premiere League Champion.

Born in Abia State, Nigeria, Kenneth Omeruo is a Nigerian professional football center back known for playing for the English club Middlesbrough on loan from Chelsea. Kenneth started his football career as a player for Standard Liege, from where he signed a deal with Chelsea. Omeruo was only 19 years when he caught the attention of the Nigerian National team with his impressive defense. Although his time with Chelsea was characterized by lots of loan spells, the young athlete was able to make a huge impact in every club he went to – he was loaned out to the Dutch league to play for ADO Den Haag, where he made his debut on March 3rd, 2012.

On 7 January 2014, he was loaned to Middlesbrough until the end of the 2013–14 season. On 21 July 2015, he joined  Kasımpaşa and played for one season, after which he relocated to Alanyaspor on yet another season-long loan. Moving to Spain in 2018, Omeruo joined CD Leganés on a season-long loan. Towards the end of the agreed season, the young defender eventually signed a permanent deal with the CD Leganés, ending his seven-year career with Chelsea.

Despite his constant move from one football club to another, Omeruo gathered so much wealth from his football career, hence his listing as one of the richest footballers in Nigeria. He always makes himself available for all Nigerian matches, including the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, as Nigeria went on to win the competition for the third time. In May 2018, he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Kenneth’s recent deal with Leganés gives him an annual salary of £676,000 ($944,364), translating to £13,000 (18,161) per week. From his wealth, the player can afford the luxury lifestyle he currently lives. In October 2019, the Super Eagles defender was spotted with a 2019 Mercedes AMG GLE Coupe valued at about $80,000 (N32 million). In March 2021, Kenneth reportedly spent about $65,000 (N26 million) to buy a brand new Range Rover 2021 Velar for his wife, Chioma. He is also said to own a house in London and  Leganés.

9. Simeon Nwankwo – $3.5 million (Est)

  • Salary: £936,000 ($1.3 million)
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Club: Crotone
  • Playing position: Centre-Forward
  • Clubs played for: Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic, Chelsea, Liverpool, Stoke City, West Ham United, Fenerbahçe, Inter Milan.
  • Active since: 2002
  • Number of international caps: 4
  • Trophies won: 2x top Scorer.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Simeon Nwankwo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie B club Crotone. Simeon began his professional career in 2011, playing for Portuguese sports club Portimonense S.C. After about three years, he moved to Gil Vicente, where he spent another three years before signing for Crotone.

With the Nigerian National team, Simon made his international debut at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. His first appearance at the tournament was against Croatia, where he came in as a second-half substitute whilst Nigeria was 0–2 down. His participation in the tournament became necessary after being named in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup. On 25 May 2018, Simeon was called up to the Nigeria national team’s camp by Rohr in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Three days later, he made his international debut in a 1–1 draw against DR Congo. In June, he was named in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup. Simeon’s contract with Crotone gives him an annual income of £936,000 ($1.3 million). This means that the Nigerian football forward receives a whopping £18,000 ($25,000) every week. Although this is not much compared to his counterparts in the game, it is quite enough to take care of his needs.

8. Kelechi Iheanacho – $5 million

  • Salary: 3.6 million EUR per annum
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Club: Leicester City
  • Playing position: Striker
  • Clubs played for: Taye Academy, Manchester City.
  • Active since: 2011
  • Number of international caps: 31
  • Trophies won: 1x English Football League Cup, 1x FIFA u-17 World Cup.

Richest footballers in Nigeria

Kelechi Iheanacho is one of Nigeria’s football stars, whose rise to stardom followed his appearance in the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in the United Arab Emirates. Not only was he among the Nigerian team that won the competition, but he also smiled home with a Golden Ball Award at the end of the tournament. Iheanacho’s Nigeria U-20 team also made a remarkable appearance during the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Nacho, as he is popularly called, signed a 5-year contract with Leicester City in August 2017, and that, according to reports, nets him a whopping €3.6 million as salary annually. This translates to €9,836 per day and €410 hourly. However, the striker’s value in the market has been severed by his inconsistencies in the field; nevertheless, he is still one of the wealthiest among his peer. He is worth around €15 million.

Also listed among the richest footballers in Nigeria, Iheanacho has a great taste for expensive and flashy things. The player has several well-furnished mansions in his hometown in Imo State and Manchester City. While his mansion in Manchester is reportedly around $2.4 million (N970 million), his refurbished home in Lagos, Nigeria, is reportedly worth around $2.8 million (N1.07 billion).

His known car collection includes:

  • Range Rover Spot
  • Mercedes C300 worth around $41,495 (€7 million)
  • BMW 18 worth around $260,000 (N106.5 million)

7. Peter Olayinka – $6 million(est)

  • Salary: N/A
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Club: Wuhan Zall
  • Playing position: Left Winger
  • Clubs played for: F.C. Ebedei, Reggiana, Inter Milan, New Castle, VFL Wolfsburg, Rubin kazan, Birmingham City, Levante, Seattle Sounders FC, Shanghai Shenhua. 
  • Active since: 1999
  • Number of international caps: 2
  • Trophies won: 3xCzech champion, 2x Albanian Champion, 2x Czech Cup Winner.

Peter Olayinka Oladeji’s professional football career began in 2012 with the Albanian football club Bylis in the Kategoria Superiore. Just when the 2012-13 season was drawing to a close, the young footballer drew the attention of clubs both within Albania and abroad. Even a Portuguese club, FC Porto, was reported to have offered Bylis €500,000 for his services, but the offer was turned down. Olayinka couldn’t leave Bylis until August 2014, when he settled with another Albanian professional club, Skënderbeu. He appears to be one of their consistent forward.

Peter signed a 3-year contract with Gent in 2016, but he was loaned out to play for Dukla Prague and Zulte Waregem. On 21 July 2018, he signed a four-year contract of €3,200,000 ($3,817,600) with Slavia Prague. The striker – mid striker’s annual salary is said to be €2,700,000, equivalent to €225.000 per month. Following his fast-growing net worth, Peter can afford all the luxury cars and houses he desires to have. And like his fellow footballers, Peter has some luxury cars, which are mostly Mercedes Benz. He is also said to own houses in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Nigeria.

6. Tyronne Ebuehi – $6.5 million

  • Salary: £291,200 ($404,330) annually
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Club: Twente
  • Playing position: Right back
  • Clubs played for: HFC EDO, ADO Den Haag, Benfica, Twente
  • Active Years: 2013 – Present
  • Number of international caps: 9
  • Trophies won: 1x Portuguese Super Cup winner

Richest footballers in Nigeria

With a market value of over a million dollars, Tyronne Efe Ebuehi is one of the youngest footballers in the Nigerian national team who have garnered jaw-dropping digits from their football career. The professional footballer playing for the Dutch side, Twente, started his football career, playing for several amateur clubs before settling to begin his professional career with the Dutch association football club ADO Den Haag. Three seasons after, Efe signed a five-year contract with Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.

The young player Efe would have been among Nigerian players meeting Algeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier if he hadn’t declined the offer. He, however, got another chance to play for his country for friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in March 2017. And on 1 June 2017, he made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo.

The young footballer, born in the Netherlands to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother, earns £291,200 ($404,330.91) per year for playing for Sport Lisboa e Benfica. This gives him roughly £5,600 ($7,775.59) per week until the expiration of his contract in June 2023. His salary is clearly huge and well enough to help him build the $6.5 million net worth he currently enjoys.

5. Alex Iwobi – $7 million

  • Salary: 4 million EUR per annum
  • Age: 25
  • Club: Everton
  • Playing position: Winger
  • Clubs played for: Arsenal
  • Active Years: 2004
  • Number of international caps: 45
  • Trophies won: 1x FA Cup, 2x FA Community Shield, 1x Victory Shield.Richest footballers in Nigeria

Alexander Chuka Iwobi is the nephew of legendary and iconic Nigeria ex-midfielder Austin Jay-Jay Okocha. He began his football career in 2004, joining Arsenal’s youth team before being promoted to the senior team. He made over a century of appearances for the Arsenal first team before moving to his present side, Everton. Following his 5-year contract with Everton F.C, Iwobi’s salary is placed at €4 million (N1,777,448,820), which when broken down could mean that he earns €10,929 (£9,692) per day and €455 (£404) per hour. Thanks to his very resourceful career, his name is included in Forbes 30 Under 30, which talks about top young entrepreneurs of the Forbes under 30.

For someone earning this huge sum of money as salary every year, it won’t be surprising to have him lavish some of his it on luxuries. The football star is among the richest footballers in Nigeria who own a house in Lagos State, Nigeria. He owns a BMW convertible and a Mercedes convertible, which he drives on different occasions.

4. Henry Onyekwuru – $7.5 million

  • Salary: €650,000 ($776,295)
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Club: AS Monaco
  • Playing position: Winger, Forward
  • Clubs played for: Eupen, Anderlecht, Everton, Monaco, Galatasaray
  • Active since: 2010
  • Number of International Caps: 11
  • Trophies won: 1x Turkish champion, 1x Turkish Cup winner

Richest footballers in Nigeria

Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru is one of the fast-placed footballers the Nigerian national team will always be proud of. Henry plays as a winger for AS Monaco and the Nigeria national team. He began his career with the Aspire Academy in 2010 before joining the Belgian association football club Eupen, where he had his professional football debut in a 3-0 match against S.V. Zulte Waregem. Being part of the successful football game was marked as a stepping stone for Henry’s rise to fame. He was able to help promote his team to the first division of Belgian football, and his impressive playing skills aided his rise as one of the top scorers in one season.

As a result, a lot of scouts put their eyes on him. He has so far played with clubs like Everton, Galatasaray, and AS Monaco. Back home, Henry joined the Nigerian National team in May 2017, and he was made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017. Onyekuru made his wealth through his professional football career, having played with several professional football clubs. He agreed to join Galatasaray after signing a loan fee of €750,000, and his wage for the club is set at €650,000. His market value is set at €7.00m. As for how the football star spends his money, there is no gainsaying that the football star loves flashy things too.

He owns a well-furnished mansion in Lekki Phase 2, which he unveiled just before joining the Super Eagles for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, where he won bronze. Henry also built a house for his mother. The palatial building was gifted to Henry’s mother as a thank you gift. As for his favorite car brand, Onyekuru is a fan of Mercedes Benz automobiles. He would either cruise with his G-Wagon Jeep or CLA Sports car. He even bought his wife a Range Rover Sport, which was worth N60 million at the time. The luxury ride was bought by the football star during their wedding anniversary in 2020.

3. Anthony Ujah – $10 million

  • Salary: 14,000 GBP
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Club: Union Berlin
  • Playing position: Striker
  • Clubs played for: Abuja FC, Warri Wolves, Lillestrom, Mainz 05, 1. FC Koln, Werder Bremen, Liaoning Whowin.
  • Active since: 2005
  • Number of international caps: 7
  • Trophies won: nil

Richest footballers in Nigeria

This is one less-talked about Nigerian player who is quietly growing his income from his football career. Anthony Ujah was born in his hometown of Ugbokolo, in Benue State, Nigeria. He began his footballing career domestically before getting noticed by international scouts and eventually made his way to Europe. Ujah might likely be on the move yet again once his contract with Union Berlin ends. Ujah earns £14,000 per week and £728,000 per year, playing for 1. FC Union Berlin. Although his social life is not really made public, we know that the striker enjoys every bit of his wealth. He also has a foundation known as the Anthony Ujah foundation, which takes care of less privileged children.

2. Ahmed Musa – $18 million

  • Salary: $43,000
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Club: Kano Pillars
  • Playing position: Winger/Striker
  • Clubs played for: GBS Football Academy, JUTH, VVV-Venlo, CSKA Moscow, Leicester City, Al Nassr.
  • Active since: 2008
  • Number of international caps: 96
  • Trophies won: 3x Russian Premier League, 1x Russian Cup, 2x Russian Super Cup, 1x Saudi Professional League, 1x Saudi Super Cup, 1x African Youth Championship, 1x WAFU Nations Cup, 1x Africa Cup of Nations, 1x Nigeria Premier League Top Scorer, 1x Russian Cup Top Scorer.

Richest footballers in Nigeria

The former captain of the Super Eagles recently returned to where his blistering career started, his childhood team, Kano Pillars. The Jos-born forward holds the record for the first Nigerian to score a brace at the FIFA World Cup. He is also the first to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match. Before his recent transfer to Kano Pillars, Musa had a great time with the Saudi Arabian football club, where he was paid around 60,000 Pounds a week and 16.5 million Euros a year.

He also received a weekly salary of $43,000 (₦16.6 million) and an annual salary of about $3 million when playing for Leicester City FC. Thanks to his much-acquired wealth, this Nigerian striker and winger is the 5th richest Nigerian footballer on this list. As expected, Musa boasts of several cars and a couple of houses. One of his known houses is a well-furnished mansion in Jos, Plateau State, where he grew and received his education. The house is well fortified with the latest security gadgets and has a swimming pool, a massive football field with a synthetic pitch, a gym, and a mosque.

His car collection includes the following:

  • Range Rover Sport (N20 million)
  • Range Rover Velar (24 million)
  • Mercedes Benz G-Wagon (N52 million)
  • Mercedes Benz V Class 2019 Zero KM(N35 million)

1. Ndidi Wilfred – $36 million

  • Salary: €4.5 Million ($5.3 million)
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Club: Leicester City 
  • Playing position: Defensive midfielder
  • Clubs played for: Gent,  Leicester City
  • Active: 2012 – Present
  • Number of international caps: 34
  • Trophies won: English FA cup

Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi is a Nigerian professional defensive midfielder best known as the highest-earning active Nigerian professional player due to his lucrative contract with Leicester City. The international player is also known for his tackling ability, interceptions, and energetic play. Born on the 16th of December 1996, Ndidi began his senior football career in 2015, playing for Genk, a Belgian Pro-League team, but his rise to prominence began with his transfer to Leicester City after a £17 million transfer deal. It was not long when he began to make a huge impact in the club with his tackling skills.

With the Nigerian team, the Leicester City player was among the key players that saw Nigeria’s success in Russia’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign and the World Cup proper. He received a bronze medal after helping guide the Super Eagles to a 3rd place finish at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt after a 6-year absence from the tournament. Ndidi’s current market values stand at €60.00m, rising from less than €5.00m as far back as 2016 when he was at Genk.

When he signed a contract with Leicester City in August 2018, the young footballer began to receive a whopping annual salary of 4.5 million Euros (3.9 Million Pound). This means he earns €12,29 (£10,554) per day and €512 (£440) per hour. His new contract with the professional football club helped to build his net worth of $36 million. Despite his huge earnings, Ndidi is not so much into buying luxury things. However, he owns a couple of properties and drives decent cars. Ndidi is also studying for a degree in Business and Management at De Monfort University Leicester.

<strong>Recap of the 15 Richest Active Footballers in Nigeria and Their Net Worth</strong>

  1. Ndidi Wilfred – $36 million
  2. Ahmed Musa – $18 million
  3. Anthony Ujah – $10 million
  4. Henry Onyekuru – $7 million
  5. Alex Iwobi – $7 million
  6. Tyronne Ebuehi – $6.5 million
  7. Peter Olayinka – $6 million
  8. Kelechi Iheanacho – $5 million
  9. Simeon Nwankwo- $3.5 million
  10. Kenneth Omeruo – $3 million
  11. Victor Osimhen – $2.5 million
  12. 12. Leon Balogun – $2 million
  13. Peter Etebo – $2 million
  14. Terem Moffi – $1.8 million
  15. Samuel Chukwueze – $1 million

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