A list of 10 Nigerian footballers who played in England…
Nigeria has produced so many great players over the decades, but who is the standout footballer to ever come out of a football-crazed nation?
In this article, we take a look at the top 10 players in Nigeria’s football history.
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That said, below is a list of 10 Nigerian footballers to have played in England.
- Carl Ikeme
Having spent most of his career with Wolves in the Championship, Carl Ikem has actually played more games for Nigeria (10) than in the Premier League (1). But he is the only Nigerian goalkeeper to have played in the Premier League.
- Victor Moses
Victor Moses played in the Premier League for Wigan, Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham and also played all over Europe on loan for Fenerbahçe and Inter. He will forever be remembered for the defining role he played during the 2016/17 Championship season at Chelsea.
- Joseph Yobo
Joseph Yobo is the most respected Nigerian international of all time with 101 Super Eagles caps to his credit. He has also played in three World Cups in his career and was the African Cup of Nations champion in 2013.
- Taribo West
Very few Nigerian defenders have graced the Premier League over the years, but Taribo West spent the 2000/01 season on loan at Derby and remains an iconic figure in the Super Eagles’ golden generation that emerged in the mid-1990s.
- Celestine Babayaro
Left-back Celestina Babayaro was just 16 years and 84 days old when he made his Champions League debut for Anderlecht in 1994 and still a teenager when Chelsea paid over £ 2 million for him in 1997.
- Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi is the main reason why Leicester once again made themselves known as the top team in the English Premier League for the year.
The Foxes paid £17m to sign this talented midfielder from Belgian side Genk in January 2017.
- Mikel John Obi
Mikel John Obi’s arrival in England was initially a source of heated controversy after Manchester United thought they had bought him from Norwegian club Lin, but the player later claimed he was pressured when he signed for United and he actually wanted to go to Chelsea.
Once the issue was resolved, Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea and 372 for the club in all competitions, winning eight trophies in 11 years.
- Jay Jay Okocha
Jay-Jay Okocha will forever be remembered as one of the most skillful and inventive players.
Okocha also captained the Nigerian national team and was previously a leading member of the golden generation of Olympic winning Super Eagles.
- Yakubu Aiyegbeni
Yakubu Aiyegbeni scored goals for every Premier League club he played for during an impressive career in the English top flight that spanned almost 10 years.
- Nwankwo Kanu
Nwankwo Kanu, who previously won the Champions League with Ajax, was another member of the golden generation of Nigerians in the 1990s. He had his best season with Arsenal in 1999/00.