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Former Nigerian player Taye Taiwo was formerly known to be the highest paid player. He was actually good on the field and had a good record in Nigeria, he was also known as one of the top richest footballers in the world.
There are a few top Nigerian footballers that are currently in the top 20 richest footballers in the world, this is as a result of the players deviating from Europe to china or America where they get paid well enough.
This article extensively discusses the top 10 highest paid Nigerian footballers who currently play in Europe and this listed accordingly from the first spot to the last spot. This will listed below;
- Victor Moses =$20million
Victor Moses is a born Nigerian footballer who plays for his side, Chelsea as a winger. He has spent many years in Chelsea but it as resulted to loan spells in numerous club sides in England like Liverpool and West Ham. He has contributed to recent Chelsea triumph especially when they were crowned champions of England in 2017 under Antonio Conte who was manager then.
- Emmanuel Emenike=$18.33million
He Is one the decent strikers that Nigerian as had in years. He currently plays for club side Fenerbahce based in turkey. He was also an important figure to the national side when Nigeria won the AFCON competition in 2013.
- Ahmed Musa=$18million
Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward for both Nigeria and Leicester city. He was the bright star for Nigeria in the just concluded Fifa world cup in Russia where he scored two brilliant goals against Iceland.
- Anthony Ujah=$1 million
Born October 14, 1990, he is known to be one of Nigerian top strikers in Europe. He currently plays for German side 1.FSV Mainz 05. He is known for his intelligent moves in the 18 yard box, also makes decisive passes which makes him a creator too.
- Leon Balogun=$10million
Leon Balogun is a German born Nigerian player who currently plays for Brighton & Hove Albion. He was born in West Berlin in Germany. It is known that he was born from a Nigerian father and a German mother.
- Elderson Echiejile=$8million
Recently he moved to Sivasspor in turkey from Monaco in France. He lost his place in the Monaco side after serving long term injuries.
- Vincent Enyeama=$7million
One of the best shot stopper back then for the Super eagles. He made his debut for Nigeria in the goalless draw between Nigeria and England at Korea-Japan 2002.
- Alex Iwobi=$5million
Alex Chuka Iwobi is a Nigerian forward who plays for club side Arsenal. According to Forbes, his current net worth is estimated at $5million.
- Kelechi Iheanacho=$3million
Kelechi Promise Iheanacho is Nigerian forward who plays for premier league side Leicester city. He recently represented Nigeria in the just concluded world cup in Russia.
- Wilfred Ndidi=$1million
Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi is an outstanding defensive midfielder who makes good tackles and interceptions for his club side Leicester city and the national team.