Football is a universal sport loved by everyone and when you play a sport that attracts thousands of spectators to the stadium and millions more to the screens, you will definitely earn a lot of money. With the high net worth of these football stars, they wouldn’t be blamed for sometimes spending money and here we have the top ten richest football stars and the cars they deem worthy of their esteem.
1. John Mikel Obi (net worth $45 million)
John Obi Mikel is Nigeria’s richest footballer. At Chelsea, the former Super Eagles captain earned around N1 billion a year playing for Chelsea in England.
He then moved to Tianjin Teda, a Chinese club which offered him more than double his take-home salary at Chelsea. Currently a free agent, Obi is worth $45 million. The 35-year-old drives a £45m Mercedes Benz G-Class, a £75m Bentley Continental GT and the latest Range Rover Sport.
2. Obafemi Martins (net worth $41 million)
Popularly known as Obagoal, Obafemi Martins was once Nigeria’s fastest player and a threat to opponents. He started his football career with AC Milan where he scored countless goals and later moved to England. He now works in China.
Obagoal drives a N65 million Ferrari Lusso, BMW X6, Porsche Gemballa, Mercedes Benz Mclaren and N115 million Lamborghini Gallardo.
3. Wilfred Ndidi (net worth $35 million)
The Leicester player is one of those footballers whose dream of becoming a footballer was met with resistance from their parents. Especially from his father who was in the military at the time. Ndidi went against his father’s wish to see him educated and pursue football and that decision is now paying off.
Ndidi is not known for being extravagant or flashy when it comes to cars. The only car he has been associated with is a BMW X3 and a Mercedes G-wagon he reportedly bought for his wife on her birthday in 2019.
4. Victor Osimhen (net worth $28 million)
The Nigerian centre-forward is one of the hottest prospects in the world and recently signed for Napoli for a fee of €70m (£64.2m). His market value is estimated at 65 million euros.
He drives a 2021 Mercedes G-Wagon which cost an eye-watering sum of $156,450 (about 65 million naira).
5. Victor Moses (net worth $23 million)
Victor Moses, another former Chelsea FC player, ranks fifth in our list of ten richest footballers in Nigeria. The Nigerian attacking midfielder was a key player in Antonio Conte’s squad.
Victor Moses drives some of the best cars you can imagine such as a ₦22 million Audi A8, a ₦15 million Range Rover Sport, a Maserati and a ₦42 million Mercedes Benz G Wagon. You can see Victor Moses’ entire car collection here.
6, Odion Ighalo (net worth $20 million)
Playing in Saudi Arabia has many perks and for Odion Ighalo who just won his first career trophy with Al Hilal on Monday after a 17-year wait, the luxury is definitely worth it.
With his huge income, he doesn’t hesitate to invest money in luxury cars like the £15m Range Rover Sport and the £32m Mercedes Benz G Wagon while having a fleet of cars. other expensive cars in his garage.
7. Ahmed Musa (net worth $18 million)
With a net worth of $18 million, Musa plays as a striker for Turkish Super Lig Club, Fatih Karagümrük.
Ahmed Musa is one of the rare sportsmen who not only spends but also invests. He owns a gas station in Kano State and drives a BMW i8, a ₦15 million Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦42 million.
8. Emmanuel Emenike (Net worth $15.8 million)
Anyone who saw the Super Eagles soar in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will never forget Emmanuel Emenike. The star striker played a pivotal role in the team’s wins. He played for a number of clubs and made money along the way.
The footballer has endorsements, a music label and a hotel in Nigeria. His mansion in Imo State caused a stir in 2018 with an airlift at the scene. He drives a customized Mercedes Benz G Wagon worth ₦45 million and a Range Rover Sport.
9. Alex Iwobi (net worth $7 million)
The Everton FC midfielder is also Jay-Jay Okocha’s cousin and lives in London with his sister and parents.
Alex Iwobi drives a Mercedes-Benz Convertible (~₦25m), a BMW 7-series and a Range Rover. Rumor has it that he bought matching gold-colored Benz G Wagons and Lamborghinis for him and his ex at ₦71m.
10. Kelechi Iheanacho (Net worth $5 million)
With a net worth of $5 million, Super Eagles striker, Iheanacho plies his trade in the English Premier League with Leicester City, where he earns N4.8 million a week.
The Imo State star drives a Rolls Royce, BMW i8 worth N12m, Mercedes C300 worth N18m and a Range Rover as well.