Nigerian football stars have always been a home of incredible talents and with more amazing young footballers showing in recent years, the weekly wages of Nigerian footballers has been on a rise.
Top 10 Richest Super Eagles players by salary
Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo, and a Turkey-based Super Eagles star make it to the list of the Top 10 richest Super Eagles
Due to the high wages they earn, it's no wonder Nigerian football stars flaunt their luxurious wealth and exotic style on social media from time to time to remind the rest of the world that truly... Naija no dey carry last.
However, many Nigerians do not know in real terms how much these guys earn so we have curated a list of the Top 10 Richest Super Eagles stars that are currently active.
From the biggest of leagues across Europe including the Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga as well as other top leagues.
Here are the top 10 richest/highest-paid Nigerian footballers:
10. Moses Simon - Nantes (France)
Unarguably Nigeria's best player at the just concluded 2021 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, Moses Simon currently plies his trade with Ligue 1 side Nantes and earns £29,000 per week .
The 26-year-old Nigerian International was first called up in 2015 for the Super Eagles and is known for his explosive dribbling, shooting as well as his set-piece technique.
9. Taiwo Awoniyi - Union Berlin (Germany)
New Premier League comer Taiwo Awoniyi enters this list as the second to the last with a weekly wage of £35,000.
It is worthy of note that the Super Eagles striker's ranking on this list is based on what he earned while at his former club Union Berlin in the German Bundesliga.
Having just completed a transfer to Premier League side Nottingham Forest, the 25-year-old would have had a significant increase in his wages but the details of that contract are not public yet.
Expect that by the time we compile this list next year, the Nigerian football star would be way higher up this list.
8. Henry Onyekuru - Olympiacos (Greece)
Henry Onyekuru is a 25-year-old attacker who currently plays for Greek giants Olympiacos FC.
The Super Eagles star has moved across a host of top-flight clubs in Europe throughout his career from the likes of Everton to Anderlecht, AS Monaco, Galatasaray and now Olympiacos.
The Super Eagles winger is one of the stars of his Greek side and undisputedly the highest earner in the club with a weekly wage estimated to be around £39,000 per week.
7. Ademola Lookman - RB Leipzig (Germany)
Ademola Lookman spent the 2021/22 season on loan with Premier League side Leicester City putting in some impressive performances for the Foxes.
The England-born attacker also made his debut for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 2022.
The 23-year-old forward can play in a number of positions in attack and is one of the brightest young talents of the current Super Eagles squad.
Lookman currently earns around £52,000 per week at his parent club RB Leipzig and his current contract expires in June 2024
6. Victor Moses - Spartak Moscow (Russia)
Victor Moses currently plays for Russian Super League side Spartak Moscow and currently earns around £75,000-per-week.
The 2013 AFCON winner was a popular player amongst Nigerian football fans after he played a huge role in Chelsea’s Premier League triumph during the 2016-17 season.
The 31-year-old Nigerian international has previously won the Premier League, FA Cup and two UEFA Europa League titles with Chelsea.
5. Wilfred Ndidi - Leicester City (England)
Wilfred Ndidi is arguably the Nigerian player close to being ascribed the term 'world-class'.
The 25-year-old midfielder is one of the highest-earning Super Eagles star in the Premier League, coming in at Top 3 amongst Super Eagles stars playing in England.
He currently earns around £76,000 per week and is currently the fifth-highest paid player at the King Power Stadium.
Ndidi has been linked with a move away from the club many times, and it's no surprise why - being that he is one of the best players in his position.
If Ndidi leaves the Foxes, you can bet there would be a significant increase in his wages, and deservedly so.
4. Kelechi Iheanacho - Leicester City (England)
Kelechi Iheanacho is the most experienced Nigerian currently playing in the Premier League.
The Foxes recognise this and have expectedly made him one of their top earners despite his bit-part role in the squad.
The 26-year-old attacker currently earns around £90,000 at Leicester City, having joined the club from Manchester City in 2017.
He has been one of the most decisive players in front of goal since his arrival at the club.
3. Alex Iwobi - Everton FC (England)
Alex Iwobi is the current second-longest-serving Super Eagles player in the Premier League.
He has been playing in the league since making his debut for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger in 2015.
Iwobi spent four years at Arsenal before moving to Everton in 2019 for a fee of around £30m.
The 25-year-old currently earns £100,000 weekly wages, and was integral in helping Frank Lampard's side avoid relegation last season.
2. Victor Osimhen - Napoli (Italy)
Victor Osimhen is unarguably one of the best strikers in Europe at the moment and currently earns an incredible £112,000-per-week.
The Nigerian international has established himself as a key-man for Serie A side Napoli after a slow start to life in the Italian Club.
Osimhen became the most expensive African striker in history after he joined Napoli from Lille for a fee of about $80 million in the winter transfer of 2020 and the 23-year-old is slowly on his way to justifying that fee with the Italians.
1. Odion Ighalo - Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
Al-Hilal striker Odion Jude Ighalo, is undisputedly the highest earning Nigerian footballer on the planet with an incredible £3000,000-per-week wage with his Saudi side.
Ighalo became the first Nigerian international to play for Premier League giants Manchester United after he joined the club on loan from the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020.
Prior to his move to Saudi Arabia, Ighalo reportedly earned a whooping £250,000-per-week in China before he took a pay-cut of £200,000-per-week while on loan at Manchester United.
For the number one man on this list, E truly choke!