Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been ranked the most expensive team in Africa according to Transfermarkt’s player valuation system.
Nigeria was ranked first in Africa and 13th in the world, and was one of only two African nations ranked in the top 20 most valuable teams in the world, alongside Morocco, which placed fourth at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria’s star-studded squad, which includes several big players who play in major European leagues, aided in the ranking and the Super Eagles’ total valuation, which stands at €338.5 million according to valuation experts at Transfermarkt.
The cumulative value of the most important Super Eagles players barely exceeds Morocco’s total value of €306.85m, making them the second most expensive team in Africa and the 14th most expensive squad in the world.
Star athletes like Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, who is estimated to be worth €100 million, have a significant impact on Nigeria’s present valuation.
Other high-priced players include Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, whose worth is estimated to be €32 million, making him the Super Eagles’ second-most expensive player after Osimhen.
Ademola Lookman of Atalanta is thought to be worth €30 million, while Everton’s Alex Iwobi is valued €25 million.
Forwards Samuel Chukwueze and Terem Moffi are both worth €20 million and are the fifth-most expensive Super Eagles players.