Top 10 Nigeria players
10. Paul Onuachu
Paul Onuachu impressed at FC Midtjlyllland which earned him a pass to Genk
Paul Onuachu carried out closing season with 18 needs for FC Midtjylland, the most of any Nigerian player. No Nigerian participant outscored Onuachu for three years and it used to be solely a be aware of time earlier than he received his Super Eagles to title up.
Onuachu didn’t disappoint at first, scoring in his Super Eagles debut in a 1-0 win over Egypt in March 2019.
That was, however, the totally factor of study he has performed in country wide colours. He used to be underwhelming at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and hasn’t been capable to impress at Genk, yet, the 25-year-old has finished sufficient to make this list.
9. Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi was heavily concerned as Nigeria finished third at AFCON 2019
Another 12 months and Iwobi is yet to hit the diploma expected of him when he first emerged. From Arsenal to Everton, the Nigeria global has left one inconsistent club for some different which has affected his development.
Still, there is a Genius in Iwobi which many agree with would thrive at the proper club. For the countrywide team, he has been better, taking part in all seven of Nigeria’s video games at AFCON 2019 the place he scored once.
8. Oghenekaro Etebo
Oghenekaro Etebo has been Stoke City’s awesome player in view that he joined (Stoke City)
Oghenekaro Etebo used to be as soon as the only brilliant spot in Stoke City’ 2018/2019 season that saw them finish sixteenth in the English Championship. The Stoke City fans’ desired impressed with his high-octane overall performance in the middle for the Potters. He ended the season as Stoke City’s Player of the Year before he joined the Super Eagles to end 0.33 at AFCON 2019.
7. Kenneth Omeruo
Kenneth Omeruo used to be one of Super Eagles best players at AFCON 2019 (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
Omeruo was once the awesome Nigerian defender for the better section of the 12 months following his normal common performance for Leganes and the Super Eagles at AFCON 2019.
He was once sturdy last season for Leganes the vicinity he used to be once on personal loan from Chelsea and used to be duly given a everlasting contract. This season, however, the Nigerian has struggled due to injuries.
He was one of Super Eagles exceptional gamers at AFCON 2019 after he regained his region in the XI following an exceptional season at Leganes. He scored as soon as in six video games to assist Nigeria quit 0.33 in Egypt.
6. Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo achieved as perfect goalscorer at AFCON 2019 (Reuters)
2019 used to be the year that Ighalo corrected his Super Eagles legacy with five wishes to cease as the absolute first-rate goalscorer at AFCON 2019 the place Nigeria performed third.
His structure started out before the match as he additionally accomplished the very satisfactory goalscorer in the qualifiers. But it used to be as soon as in Egypt that the striker made tremendous he left the national group on a high.
5. Ola Aina
Ola Aina has been steady for Torino on account that he joined [Torino]
Ola Aina is the remarkable Nigerian full-back at the moment. In his 2nd spell at Torino, Aina has persisted to beautify which has made him imperative in the Super Eagles.
He was once once fantastic in his debut season in Italy which earned him a everlasting contract with Torino.
For the Super Eagles, he performed 5 video games and supplied a pinnacle notch aid as Nigeria completed 0.33 at AFCON 2019.
4. William Troost-Ekong
William Troost-Ekong has end up a very crucial participant for the Super Eagles (Reuters)
William Troost-Ekong joined Serie A side Udinese for the upward trajectory his profession wished and he has been a terrific signing for the Italian side. Troost-Ekong put in a terrific performance in his debut season with the membership and used to be given a contract extension in his 2nd season with the Black and Whites.
For the Super Eagles, he has been ever-present in the coronary coronary heart of the defence. From AFCON 2019 qualifiers to the quintessential tournament and the games after that, Troost-Ekong has grown in repute to grow to be one of the leaders in the country wide team.
3. Samuel Chukwueze
Samuel Chukwueze has emerge as a bonafide Super Eagles participant following his soar forward this year
After his breakthrough at Villarreal in 2018, Chukwueze used to be the freshest prospect in Nigerian football going into 2019 and he didn’t disappoint.
He caught the eyes with his thrilling performances for Villarreal in La Liga in particular in video games against Barcelona and Real Madrid.
At AFCON 2019, he performed six out of Nigeria’s seven video video games to aid the Super Eagles to a third-place finish.
He hasn’t been on the diploma many anticipate him to be this season but with his Genius and Genius set, he has the potential to be shut to a world-beater if now not world-class.
2. Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen has grown into a big participant for every membership and player
After a few snags, Victor Osimhen has gotten his career back on track to the stage he used to be anticipated to be after he emerged at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup.
It was in Belgium with Charleroi that Osimhen obtained his lift, ending the 2018/2019 season with 20 needs in all opposition to be named the club’s Player of the Season.
This season, he has gotten even better after a go to Lille the area he has scored eleven goals in all competitions which include two in the Champions League.
He didn’t function masses for the Super Eagles at AFCON 2019, managing just one activity on the other hand has seeing that scored 4 desires in four games for the country wide crew in view that turning into the undisputed first-choice striker.
1. Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi is the totally Nigerian participant who can be considered world category
Wilfred Ndidi continues to operate at a stage above all the different players on this list. It was each different worthwhile 12 months for the protecting midfielder who has gotten vital acclaim for his works in the centre of the pitch for Leicester City.
For what he does, Ndidi is the solely Nigerian participant who has an argument to be viewed as a world-class participant in his position.
He finished last season with the most tackles and interceptions in Europe’s pinnacle 5 and he has continued to operate at that diploma this season to assist Leicester City who are currently solely in the back of Liverpool on the Premier League table.
He wasn’t this influential for the Super Eagles of Nigeria at AFCON 2013, but his competencies have been nevertheless on show.