The beautiful game of football is not just a platform to gain fame and prestige. Money is also an integral aspect of the game.
Money is needed for a smooth running of the clubs and for paying players’ wages. Several Nigerian footballers have travelled abroad and built their profile, even going on to earn huge sums of money on a weekly basis.
Currently, there are only about 5 Nigerian football players who earn above 20 million on a weekly basis.
According to stats from Spotrac and PulseNg, here are 5 Nigerian football stars that earn above 20 million weekly.
1. Odion Ighalo
The former Manchester United man holds the record for being the highest earning Nigerian footballer. He once earned £300,000 in China but took a huge pay cut to play for Manchester United.
He currently plays for Al Shabab and earns around £130,000 on a weekly basis. That translates to 73 million naira.
2. Victor Moses
Moses earns a massive £100,000 pounds at Spartak Moscow. That amount is in the region of 56 million naira. It definitely is a lot of money.
3. Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho is one of the top ten earners at Leicester City. The former Manchester City man earns a total of £60,000 pounds every week.
In naira, £60,000 is a mouth watering 33 million naira on a weekly basis.
4. Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi is one of the best players at Leicester City and is also regarded as on of the best midfielders in the premier league.
The Nigerian International pockets £75,000 on a weekly basis. When that amount is converted to naira, it is around 42 million naira every week.
5. Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi currently plays his trade in Everton in the Premier League. He was one of Everton’s best players last season and has been decent this season.
Iwobi earns £50,000 pounds which is estimated to be 28.3 million naira weekly.