Nigeria has long been known for producing top international soccer players. Here are ten of them:
- John Mikel Obi is a Nigerian professional midfielder. The former Super Eagles captain has won numerous honors throughout his career to date.
Victor Moses is a Nigerian international and on loan Inter Milan striker. He is a product of Crystal Palace Youth Academy and has played for other clubs like Chelsea, Wigan Athletic, Liverpool, Stoke City and others. He has won several honors like AFCON 2013, English Premier league 2016-17 and FA Cup 2017-18 season with Chelsea.
Odion Ighalo: The Super Eagles striker was the highest goalscorer with 5 goals at AFCON 2019 where Nigeria finished third. He currently plays as a striker for Manchester United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, China.
Wilfred Ndidi Is a Nigerian and Premier League club Leicester City defensive midfielder. In recent seasons, Ndidi has arguably been the best defensive midfielder and has show case top class performances over the years both in domestic and league games.
Samuel Chukwueze is a professional footballer who plays for Villarreal CF as a winger and has become a crucial player for the Nigeria national team. At the AFCON 2019, he was one of the standout players helping the Super Eagles to third-place finish. He has also won the Nigeria Football Federation’s 2018 Young Player of the Year award.
Ahmed Musa is blessed with strong pace who plays as forward for Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr and the Nigerian national team. He is known for his pace, dribbling, composure, versatility and defensive effort. Musa is the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has won the Saudi Premier League and Super Cup both in Saudi Arabia.
Alex Iwobi plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton and the Nigeria national team. He began his career at Arsenal winning the FA cup 2016-17, Community Shield 2015 and17′, and EFL
Runner Up 17-18. He signed several contracts for Arsenalm
8- Victor James Osimhen is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French Ligue 1 club Lille and the Nigeria national team. He is becoming one of the most emerging and sought after striker in all over europe
9- Kelechi Iheancho. He plays as a striker for Premier League club
Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. He was part of the Nigeria squad that won the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup where he won the Golden Ball award for player of the tournament and the Nigeria U-20 team at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
10- Isaac Success Ajayi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for English club Watford as a forward.
He has played for clubs like Malaga, Udinese and Granada before moving to Watford where he his currently making impact. He was part of the runner up for the 2018-19 FA CUP tournament.