Football Players in Nigeria

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Sports fans know that there are many Nigeria football players who are dominating the football scene. And it comes as no surprise since Nigeria has one of the best football leagues not just in Africa but in the rest of the world as well.

Moreover, Nigeria football players are very sought after by international clubs like Leicester City, Napoli, and Genk. Therefore players like Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have already gained world fame and are known by sports enthusiasts worldwide.

Additionally, many Nigeria football players who have joined different clubs from across the world still come back to play for their national team for different events like Africa’s Cup of Nations.

Nigeria Football Players – List

Take a look at the table below to find out who are the top Nigeria football players:

Nigerian PlayerTeamPlayer Profile
Ahmed MusaFatih KaragümrükView profile
Jay Jay OkochaRetiredView profile
Kelechi IheanachoLeicester CityView profile
Mikel ObiKuwait SCView profile
Odion IghaloAl ShababView profile
Paul OnuachuGenkView profile
Samuel ChukwuezeVillarrealView profile
Victor OsimhenNapoliView profile
Wilfred NdidiLeicester CityView profile
Asisat OshoalaFC BarceloneView profile
Alex IwobiEverton F.C.View profile
Ademola LookmanRB Leipzig View profile

Nigeria Football Teams

When it comes to national competitions, the Nigerian football team competes in Africa’s Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup. Additionally, club competitions within the country are divided into three leagues:

  • Premier League
  • National League
  • Nationwide League
Football Players in Nigeria

Nigeria National Leagues Teams

The Nigeria National League is the second level of professional football in this country. This league is divided into 2 sections, Southern and Northern Conference Clubs. The Southern Conference CLubs are divided into group B1 and group B2. And the Northern Conference clubs into Group A1 and Group A2.

Group A1 includes:

  • Elkanemi Warriors
  • Gombe UTD
  • Mighty Jets
  • Green Berets
  • NAF
  • Sokoto UTD
  • Oyah Sports
  • Aklosendi
  • Rarara
  • EFCC
  • Taraba

Group A2 is made of the following teams:

  • ABS
  • DMD
  • Zamfara
  • Kebbi UTD
  • Malunfashi
  • Yobe Deserts
  • Kogi UTD
  • G & K Shekarau
  • Niger Tornadoes

Group B1 are:

  • Dynamite
  • Delta Force
  • Giant Brillars
  • Nilayo
  • 3SC
  • Nnewi UTD
  • Vandrezzer
  • Stores
  • Rovers
  • Goround
  • Ekiti UTD
  • Osun UTD

Lastly, Group B2 includes:

  • Abia Comets
  • Apex Krane
  • Bayelsa UTD
  • Endel Insurance
  • Crown
  • Godosky
  • Ibom Youths
  • Joy Cometh
  • J. Atete
  • One Rockets
  • Holy Arrows
  • Gateway UTD
  • Remo Stars

The Nigeria Premier League Teams

Nigeria Premier League or Nigeria Professional Football League is composed of the following teams:

  • Abia Warriors
  • Akwa United
  • Adamawa United
  • Enyimba
  • Ifeanyi Uba
  • Kwara United
  • Warri Wolves
  • Nasarawa United
  • Jigawa Golden Stars
  • Kano Pillars
  • Sunshine Stars
  • Rivers Utd
  • Wikki Tourists
  • Enugu Rangers
  • Heartland
  • Lobi Stars
  • Katsina Utd
  • Plateau Utd
  • Akwa Starlets
  • MFM

Frequently Asked Questions About Nigeria Football Players

Learn more about the Nigeria football players, leagues, and teams from the frequently asked questions below:

Who is the most famous Nigerian footballer?

The most popular Nigerian football player is Jay-Jay Okocha. Okocha’s biography was translated into 42 different languages and sold worldwide.

Who is the best striker in Nigeria?

One of the best strikers from Nigeria is Paul Onuachu. He managed to score 29 goals in 33 appearances for Genk.

Who is Nigeria’s highest goal scorer?

The late Rashidi Yekini is still the highest goal scorer in Nigeria. He leads the Super Eagles charts with 37 goals in only 58 matches.

What is the Nigerian football team called?

The national football team in Nigeria is called the Super Eagles. This team represents Nigeria in all major international football competitions.

What is the name of the female football team in Nigeria?

The name of Nigeria’s national women’s football team is the Super Falcons. They represent this country at all important international football events.