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Four Top Nigerian Players that Shined Last Season

No other sport puts Nigerians on the edge of their seats like football or soccer, as it is called in North America.


Everyone has a favorite team player in football. For fans who double as bettors, their choice of favorite players also influences their football predictions at top sportsbooks.


Over the decades, Nigeria has boasted many talented players that made waves and are currently shining in domestic and international football. From the days of JJ Okocha and Kanu to date, Nigerian players have always been a force to be reckoned with in global football.


Last football season, some players highlighted Nigeria’s position on the sports map with their unique skills, agility and dexterity.


Below are the top Nigerian players that outdid themselves in the last football season;

Victor Osimhen

Currently, Victor is the most expensive Nigerian signing in international football. He is one of the most prolific players in the last football season.


He plays for the Italian Serie A Napoli. He’s also one of the best forwards in Super Eagles history. Osimhen took Lille to the limelight last season, which accorded him the Marc Vivien foe award.

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The former Charleroi attacker made a remarkable feat with Lille in France, which bolstered his future career in Italy. Due to his astounding performance, he was underlined in the League 1 player of the season.


He is one of the youngest attackers playing for European teams. His dominance and prowess on the field have gained recognition from one of the football greats, Cristiano Ronaldo.


The Juventus player took time out with the player after the match between Napoli and Juventus. He is getting eyes from other significant clubs for future signings in the coming football seasons.

Kelechi Iheanacho

If you haven’t heard about “Senior man Kels,” you may be living under a rock. The senior man plays for Leicester City.


His trajectory began in the second half of the season with jaw dropping goals and assists. He was one of the key players who helped Leicester retain a sturdy foundation in the last season.

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In 2021, he broke the record as the FA Cup African all-time goalscorer.


Samuel Chukwewze

Super Eagles’ forward, Samuel Chukwewze, gained massive attention after leading the Spanish team Villarreal to victory in the UEFA Europa League. The 23-year-old is currently one of the most promising players in Europe.


He is characterized by his fast dribbling skills and calculating index of his strikes. His story might not be making buzz like his counterparts, though he is a significant contributor to the Spanish club reaching the quarter-finals of the competition.


Due to his injury midway through the season, his name wasn’t on the frontline of victory. The injury led to his absence against Arsenal in the semifinals. However, he was awarded a gold medal at the end of the season.


The young and promising player has shown great sportsmanship and earned his place on the team.

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Wilfred Ndidi

It’s great to be ranked the 13th best player in the world by the CES observatory. Wilfred has been one of Leicester’s star players over the years.


Ndidi is already a household name in the English Premier League. He has emerged as having the highest tackles in the team’s history. He keeps making headlines in every game.



Nigerian players have a strong stamp in global football with great strikers, attackers, and goalkeepers.

As they keep soaring worldwide, indelible marks have been made in history. Watch out for these players and many more making waves next season.


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