Nigerian footballers are handsomely paid for their talent, and the honour they bring to Nigeria. Gone are the days when parents would scold their children for choosing to pursue a career in football. In recent times, parents are quick to register their kids on professional football teams and give them all the support they need to succeed in football. All this is because Nigerian footballers are amongst the highly honoured celebrities in Nigeria. They earn millions to billions of naira annually, and of course, are able to afford exotic cars and houses.
Football fans have become inquisitive about which Nigerian footballers own private jets. We have the answer here in this article:
Which Nigerian Footballer(S) Have Private Jet?
Currently, no Nigerian footballer has a private jet despite their mouth-watering net worth. Nigerian footballers would rather spend their money on luxurious cars and expensive houses rather than spend it on private jets.
Check out the top 8 richest Nigerian footballers and their cars;
JOHN OBI MIKEL
John Mikel Obi is the richest footballer in Nigeria with a net worth of over 23 billion NGN. He is the former Super Eagles Captain and former Midfielder in the Chelsea football club in England. He is currently a free agent.
Net worth: 23 billion NGN
Cars: John Mikel Obi owns:
- ₦45 million Mercedes Benz G-class
- a ₦75 million Bentley Continental GT.
- the latest Range Rover Sport is worth ₦80 million.
Obafemi Martins is a Nigerian footballer, although he doesn’t play for the Super Eagles anymore. He was once Nigeria’s fastest player and a scare to opponents because of his skilful goal-scoring abilities. Besides football, Obafemi Martins makes money from endorsement and business.
Net worth: ₦14 billion
Cars: Obafemi Martins’s expensive car collection includes;
- ₦65 million Ferrari Lusso,
- a BMW X6 worth ₦60-80 million
- a Porsche Gemballa ₦ 65-90 million
- Mercedes Benz Mclaren ₦70-85 million
- ₦115 million Lamborghini Gallardo
One of the most skilful and talented players Nigeria has ever had is Odion Ighalo. His talent has paved the way for him such that he is now highly sought after in international football teams. He signed a deal with the Chinese football club, Chang Chan yatai, for 20 million pounds – about 9 billion naira. He currently plays in Saudi Arabia.
Net worth: ₦12 billion
Cars: He enjoys riding luxurious cars like:
- ₦45 million Range Rover Sport
- ₦70 million Mercedes Benz G Wagon.
Vincent Enyeama was once the captain of the Nigerian Super Eagles until 2015 when he had a misunderstanding with the then-Nigerian coach. He is one of the best penalty shooters to play on the Nigeria football team. He is married with kids.
Net worth: ₦10 billion
Cars: He rides exotic cars like:
- Range Rover Evoque worth ₦40-50 million
- Mercedes-Benz C Class coupé worth ₦45- 55 million
Victor Moses is another Nigerian footballer of repute and skill. He retired from the Nigerian Super Eagles and currently plays for Spartak Moscow, Russia. He is the fifth richest Nigerian footballer who likes to splash his wealth on expensive cars.
Net worth: ₦7.3 billion
Cars: – ₦45 million Audi A8
- ₦55 million Range Rover Sport,
- ₦50-75 million Maserati
- ₦42-65 million Mercedes Benz G Wagon
Talk about the best strikers in Nigeria, and you have the name Ahmed Musa on the top list. He is the current captain of the Nigeria Super Eagles. Ahmed Musa doesn’t make his wealth from football alone, he is also a businessman.
Net worth: ₦6.5 billion
Cars: He drives:
- BMW i8 worth ₦45-65 million
- a ₦40-65 million Range Rover Sport,
- a Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦42 – 65 million
7th on our list of richest footballers who don’t have a private jet, but ride expensive cars in Nigeria is Emmanuel Emenike. The top striker, Emmanuel Emenike was crucial to Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ win in the 2013 African Nations Cup. Outside football, Emmanuel Emenike has endorsements, a music record label, and a hotel in Nigeria.
Net worth: ₦6.4 billion
Cars: Emmanuel Emenike owns:
- customized Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦50-80 million
- a Range Rover Sport worth ₦45-70 million
Victor Anichebe is another talented striker amongst Nigerian footballers. His exceptional talent made it possible for him to play in international teams across Africa, Asia and Europe. He has retired from playing football.
Networth: ₦6 billion
Cars: Many details about his car collection aren’t known. However, he drives a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon.
Nigerian footballers are wealthy. Even though they don’t have private jets like their contemporaries in Africa and across the world, they also ride the best cars and live an expensive lifestyle.