The title of the highest earning Nigerian footballer has been a subject of debate between lovers of the game in Nigeria. Owngoalnigeria.com bring to you the five top earning Nigerian players based abroad starting from number 5.
Owngoalnigeria.com relied on the players current earning to arrive at the top five, which is dominated by players from the English Premier League. However the top earning Nigerian player from our research is Obafemi Martins, who is reportedly on a tax free wage of £130,000 a week in China.
5. Odion Ighalo ( Watford, 45,000 a week)
4. Victor Moses ( Chelsea, £50,000 a week)
3. Mikel Obi (Chelsea, £80,000 a week)
2. Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, 85,000 a week)
1. Obafemi Martins ( Shanghai Shenhua, £110,000 a week)