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Pulse List 2016 10 Nigerian players that won league titles

In this Pulse List 2016, we look at 10 Nigerian players who won league titles with their clubs in Europe.

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CSKA's head coach Leonid Slutsky and Ahmed Musa play Ahmed Musa (right) won 2016 Russian Premier League title with CSKA Moscow (Yegor Aleyev\TASS via Getty Images)

Over in Europe, a host of Nigerian players helped their respective clubs to league titles in different countries.

In this Pulse List 2016, we look at 10 Nigerian players who won league titles with their clubs in Europe.

1. Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

Super Eagles assistant captain Ahmed Musa won the 2016 Russian Premier League title with CSKA Moscow.

Musa played a major part in the league success which was his third since joining the club.

He was the top scorer for CSKA with 13 goals in 30 league appearances, a performance which earned him a move to Premier League champions Leicester City.

2. Brown Ideye (Olympiacos F.C., Greece)

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After his one year stay in the Premier League club, West Brom, Brown Ideye made the move to Greek side, Olympickos.

His first season at the club ended with a league title. The Nigerian striker played a major part in the title win, scoring 10 times.

3. Efe Ambrose (Celtic, Scotland)

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Efe Ambrose and his Celtic teammates continued their dominance of the Scottish Premier League, winning their fourth title in the just concluded season.

The Super Eagles defender had 21 appearances out of Celtic’s 38 league games.

4. Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

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Rabiu Ibrahim continued his successful stay at Slovakia as his side AS Trencin defended their league title in the recently concluded season.

Rabie scored five times in 26 league appearances for the Slovakian League champions.

5. John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

John Ogu play John Ogu (Instagram/John Ogu)


Nigeria international midfielder John Ogu was very impressive for Hapoel Beer Sheva as they won the Israeli league title.

Ogu scored four goals in 34 league appearances and was very instrumental in the league win. His performances at the just concluded season earned him the award of best foreign player in the league.

He also finished third in the Player of the season poll.

6. Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu play Anthony Nwakaeme (right) (Instagram)


Another Nigerian player, Anthony Nwakaeme was part of Hapoel Beer Sheva side that claimed the Israeli League title.

Nwakaeme scored 11 goals in 34 league appearances finishing as second top scorer for the club behind Elyaniv Barda who had 14 goals.

Last season was his first with Hapoel.

7. Samuel Kalu (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Samuel Kalu play Samuel Kalu (AS Trencin)


Another Nigerian player Samuel Kalu was part of the AS Trencin that won the Slovakian League title.

He played just 13 times and scored three goals.

8. Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Kingsley Madu play Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin)


The third Nigerian player Kingsley Madu played 30 league games as AS Trencin won the Slovakian league title. 

The left-back managed to score one goal to win his second league title with AS Trencin.

9. Nurudeen Orelesi (Skenderbeu, Albania)

Nurudeen Orelesi play Nurudeen Orelesi (Skenderbeu)


Former Nigerian youth international Nurudeen Orelesi secured a fourth Albanian league title with his clubside Skenderbeu.

Although he made 15 appearances, he could not get his name on the scoresheet.

10. James Adeniyi (Skenderbeu, Albania)

James Adeniyi play James Adeniyi (Skenderbeu)


James Adeniyi was is also another Nigerian player that won the Albanian league title with Skenderbeu.

He scored six goals in 17 appearances, making him his side’s second top scorer in the league.

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