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Famous Soccer Players from Nigeria

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List of the best soccer players from Nigeria. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Nigeria, along with photos when available. This list of best Nigerian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Nigerian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This list features players like Theophilus A. Adisi and Anthony Nwakaeme.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Nigerian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Nigerian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Nigerian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Abass Muyiwa Lawal is a Nigerian footballer who plays mainly as a right winger. He currently plays for Nigerian side Sunshine Stars F.C. He played nearly one full decade in Spain, amassing ...more
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Abiodun Agunbiade Midfielder
Abiodun Agunbiade is a Nigerian former football player. He was a pacey midfielder that usually played on the right wing. Between summer of 2006 and February 2007, Abiodun and team-mate Wayne ...more
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Abiodun Baruwa Goalkeeper
Abiodun Baruwa is a former Nigerian footballer in goalkeeper role.
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Defender
Abiodun Obafemi is a Nigerian footballer. He is a defender who played most of his career in Germany, and was part of Nigeria's Gold Medal winning team at the 1996 Olympics.
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Abubakar Bello-Osagie Forward
Abubakar Bello-Osagie, commonly known as Abubakar or Abu, is a Nigerian football striker who currently plays for Sliema Wanderers in the Maltese Premier League.
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Ademola Bankole Goalkeeper
Ademola "George" Bankole is a Nigerian former footballer who played as a goalkeeper in the Football League. As a journeyman having played for 15 different clubs during his career, his ...more
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Adeshina Lawal
Adeshina Abayomi Lawal is a Nigerian soccer player, who currently plays for B36 Tórshavn.
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Midfielder
Adewale Dauda Wahab is a Nigerian footballer. Until end of the season 2010/11 he played for AC Bellinzona.
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Forward
Adeola Oluwatoyin "Ade" Akinbiyi is a footballer who is currently a player-coach at Colwyn Bay. Akinbiyi has had a much-travelled career with many different clubs with transfer fees ...more
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Ade Coker Forward
Ade Coker is a retired Nigerian-American football player who played as a striker. Coker began with English club West Ham United then moved to the North American Soccer League and the Major ...more
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Adigun Salami Midfielder
Adigun Taofeek Salami is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Danish Superliga club SønderjyskE.
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Ayila Yussuf Midfielder
Ayila Yussuf is a professional Nigerian football player. His main asset is his versatility, as he can play as a central defender or defensive midfielder. He played for Ukrainian Premier League ...more
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Ebenezer Oluwafemi Ajilore also known as Femi is a Nigerian professional football midfielder, currently playing for Danish side FC Midtjylland. He also holds a Ghanaian passport.
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Lawrence Akandu Defender, Forward
Lawrence Chimezie Akandu is a Nigerian-born football player who currently playing for Hoi Fan, the Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol.
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Alloysius Agu Goalkeeper
Alloysius Uzoma Agu is a former football goalkeeper from Nigeria. Their number one choice in the early nineties, he played 28 international matches for the Nigerian national team. He was brought ...more
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Midfielder
Andrea Bright Cossu is an Nigerian footballer, who currently plays for Ancona in the Italian Serie D/F as a midfielder. He also holds Italian citizenship.
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Andy Atuegbu Midfielder
Andy Atuegbu is a retired Nigerian soccer midfielder. Atuegbu was a star midfielder for the University of San Francisco from 1974 to 1977. The Dons won the NCAA championship two of Atuegbu's ...more
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Defender
Augustine Owen Eguavoen is a former professional footballer and was most recently manager of Nigeria national under-23 football team and the former manager of the Nigerian national football
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Goalkeeper
Nathaniel "Austin" Brown, is an American singer-songwriter. He is a member of the Jackson family and only son to singer Rebbie Jackson and her late husband Nathaniel Brown.
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Goalkeeper
Augustine "Austin" Amamchukwu Ejide is a Nigerian football goalkeeper. His name, Amamchukwu, means "Do I know God´s wish?". Born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Ejide has ...more
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Defender, Midfielder
Azubuike Oliseh is a former Nigerian football midfielder. He last played for Ermis Aradippou in the Cypriot First Division. He is the younger brother of retired Nigeria captain Sunday Oliseh and ...more
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Babajide Collins Babatunde Forward
Babajide "Baba" Collins Babatunde is a Nigerian footballer striker whose last known club was Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Ordabasy.
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Bala Garba Forward
Bala Ahmed Garba is a Nigerian footballer and coach. He played for FK Haugesund from 1997 to 2002, scoring 61 goals, which is a club record. In the 2005 season he played for Start, winning ...more
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Colly Ezeh Defender, Forward
Colly Barnes Ezeh, commonly known as Colly, also known as Steve is a Nigerian-born Hong Kong football player.
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Bartholomew Ogbeche Forward
Bartholomew Ogbeche is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Dutch club SC Cambuur as a forward.