5 Most Decorated Nigerian Footballers In History

Nigerian footballers have played across the globe to pursue their passion for the sport, competing in various leagues and achieving different degrees of success.

In this article, I highlight the top five Nigerian footballers with the most impressive collection of titles in their careers, serving as the basis for this ranking.

Nwankwo Kanu


The Nigerian legend showcased his skills at top European clubs such as Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan, and Arsenal, earning more than twelve significant accolades throughout his remarkable two-decade career.

Trophy List: Ajax: Eredivisie winner 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996; UEFA Champions League winner 1995; Intercontinental Cup winner 1995; UEFA Super Cup winner 1995. Inter Milan: UEFA Cup winner 1998. Arsenal: Premier League winner 2001-2002, 2003-2004, FA Cup winner 2002, 2003, FA Community Shield winner: 1999, Portsmouth: FA Cup winner 2008. Nigeria: FIFA U-17 World Cup 1993; Olympic Games gold medal 1996.

John Obi Mikel


Mikel won all of his major club career trophies during his ten-year stint with Chelsea, making him one of the few Nigerian footballers to win the prestigious UEFA Champions League trophy with the Blues in 2012.

Trophy List: Chelsea: English Premier League: 2009-2010, 2014-2015; English FA Cup Winner: 2006-2007,

2008-2009, 2011-2012. UEFA Champions League Winner 2011-2012; English League Cup Winner 2006-2007; UEFA Europa League winner 2012-2013; FA Community Shield 2012-2013. Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations winner 2013

Finidi George

Finidi George, like John Mikel Obi, won all of his major trophies while playing for the Dutch club, Ajax Amsterdam within three campaigns spanning 1993-1996.

Trophy List: Ajax: Eredivisie Cup 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, Johan Cruijff Shield 1994, 1995, UEFA Champions League 1994-1995, UEFA Super Cup 1995, Intercontinental Cup 1996. Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations winner 1994.

Daniel Amokachi

Amokachi popularly known as The Bull’ for his stature and all-action style enjoyed a sterling professional career that saw him star in England, Belgium, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Trophy List: Club Brugge: Belgian Pro League 1989-1990, 1991-1992; Belgian Cup 1991; Belgian Super Cup 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995. Everton: FA Cup 1994-1995, FA Charity Shield 1995. Beşiktaş: Turkish Cup 1997-1998, Nigeria: African Cup of Nations Winner 1994, Olympic Games Gold Medal 1996.

Sunday Oliseh


Oliseh had a great career as one of Nigeria’s outstanding defensive midfielders who played for top clubs in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Trophy List: Ajax: Dutch Eredivisie title 1997-1998; Dutch Cup 1997-1998, 1998-1999. Borussia Dortmund: German Bundesliga title 2001-2002. Nigeria: African Cup of Nations Winner 1994, Olympic Games Gold Medal 1996.


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