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List of famous athletes from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Nigeria has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Nigerian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Nigeria and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Nigeria then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Nigerian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Nigeria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one.

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Emeka Okafor New Orleans Hornets

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Peter Odemwingie FC Lokomotiv Moscow

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Victor Anichebe Everton F.C.

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Emmanuel Amuneke Julius Berger FC

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Al-Farouq Aminu New Orleans Hornets

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Josephine Onyia

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Amobi Okoye Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Eniola Aluko Chelsea L.F.C.

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Enoch Showunmi Falkirk F.C.

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Austin Brown Heartland F.C.

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Victor Moses Nigeria national football team

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Sani Kaita FC Lokomotiv Moscow

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Nedum Onuoha Manchester City F.C.

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Dele Adeleye Sparta Rotterdam

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Nwankwo Kanu Portsmouth F.C.

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Ade Akinbiyi Burnley F.C.

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Emmanuel Olisadebe Henan Jianye

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Marvin Ogunjimi K.R.C. Genk

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Victor Obinna F.C. Internazionale Milano

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Cynthia Uwak 1. FC Saarbr├╝cken

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Toto Tamuz Beitar Jerusalem FC

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Uche Okechukwu Ocean Boys FC

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni Everton F.C.

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Mouritala Ogunbiyi En Avant Guingamp

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Lewis Aniweta Nea Salamis FC

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Dela Yampolsky Maccabi Netanya

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Wilson Oruma En Avant Guingamp

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Moses Ashikodi Hereford United F.C.

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Ruth Ogbeifo