SportPremi highlights the Top 10 Most Valuable Nigerian Super Eagles Football Players currently representing the Nigerian National Football Team, using data sourced from Transfermarkt.
Renowned for its wealth of talent, the Nigerian national team boasts of an impressive lineup, particularly in the attacking position. This includes Victor Osimhen, who clinched the title of Africa’s best player in 2023, along with Bundesliga standout Victor Boniface.
Here are the ten most expensive Nigerian footballers.
Top 10 Most Valuable Nigerian Super Eagles Football Players
10. Kelechi Iheanacho – €16m
The Leicester City man who occupies the 10th position among the Top 10 Most Valuable Nigerian Football Players is Kelechi Iheanacho, with a market value of €16 million. Recognized for his striking prowess and goal-scoring abilities, Iheanacho’s impact on the field contributes to the Super Eagles’ standout lineup.
9. Wilfred Ndidi – €18m
In the 9th position among the Most Valuable Nigerian Super Eagles Football Players is Wilfred Ndidi, boasting a market value of €18 million. Renowned for his exceptional skills in midfield, Ndidi plays a pivotal role not only in the Super Eagles but also in Leicester City.
8. Samuel Chukwueze – €23m
The new AC Milan signing, Samuel Chukwueze, claims the 8th spot with a market value of €23 million. Known for his electrifying pace and technical prowess on the wing, Chukwueze significantly enhances the attacking dynamics of both the Super Eagles and his club.
7. Nathan Tella – €23m
Leverkusen player Nathan Tella, having recently switched his allegiance to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, holds a market value of €23 million. Noteworthy for his proficiency as an attacking midfielder, Tella is recognized for his exceptional pace and dribbling abilities.
6. Terem Moffi – €25m
Ligue 1 player Terem Moffi, who plays for Nice as a striker, is valued at €25 million. The Super Eagles forward is known for his impressive goal-scoring capabilities.
5. Taiwo Awoniyi – €28m
Occupying the 5th position among the Most Valuable Nigerian Players is Taiwo Awoniyi, with a market value of €28 million. Playing for the Premier League side Nottingham Forest, Awoniyi brings his goal-scoring prowess and attacking flair to both the Super Eagles and his club.
4. Alex Iwobi – €28m
With a market value of €28 million, Alex Iwobi is a key player among the Most Valuable Super Eagles Players. An Arsenal academy product, Iwobi currently plays for Fulham, showcasing consistent prowess since joining Fulham from Everton.
3. Ademola Lookman – €30m
Securing the 3rd position is Ademola Lookman, boasting a market value of €30 million. Currently playing for Atalanta, Lookman is known for his versatile skills and attacking flair to both the Super Eagles and his club.
2. Victor Boniface – €40m
The Bundesliga star emerges as one of the hottest centre forwards in 2023 and has a market value of €40.00 million. His remarkable performance includes scoring 16 goals and providing 8 assists in 2023. Additionally, Boniface has claimed the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award for an impressive fifth consecutive time.
1. Victor Osimhen – €110m
Victor Osimhen is the most valuable Nigerian Super Eagles player, and he is also the most valuable player in the Italian Serie A with a market value of €110 million.
Victor Osimhen, the CAF Footballer of the Year and Serie A winner stands as the epitome of football excellence in Nigeria.
His remarkable achievements in 2023, including being the top scorer and best striker in Serie A, securing the Serie A (AIC) Player of the Season award, and claiming an impressive 8th position in the Ballon d’Or rankings, showcase his exceptional talent.
Playing a pivotal role for Napoli, Osimhen’s outstanding performance contributed to the club’s historic third-ever Scudetto title in 2023, marking Napoli’s first such achievement since the legendary Diego Maradona’s era 33 years ago.
As Osimhen prepares to lead Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast in January 2024, the football world eagerly anticipates his potential move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs in the upcoming summer. His success on both fronts positions him as a strong contender for yet another Best Player award.