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Highest Paid Nigerian Footballer: Obafemi Martins Earning Twice As Much As Mikel, Musa In Top 5

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The weekly earnings of Nigerian players based abroad have often been a subject of discussion among football lovers in the soccer crazy West Africa nation.

Owngoalnigeria.com did a search using various means to know the earnings of some players in high paying leagues, and from our search Shanghai Shenhua Obafemi Martins is currently the highest earning Nigerian player.

Martins is earning twice as much as Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi in China, with the Chelsea man second in the list of highest earning Nigerian players.

Leicester City big money buy Ahmed Musa is third on the list, while Mikel’s teammate Victor Moses is fourth with Fenerbache Emmanuel Emenike rounding up the top five.

1.Obafemi Martins £180,000
2.Mikel John Obi. £75,000
3.Ahmed Musa. £60,000
4.Victor Moses. £45,000
5.Emmanuel Emenike £40,000