Top Active Nigeria Players With Highest Amount Of Goals


When it comes to African players who have grazed the football world, Nigeria players are always on top of this conversation.

Most Nigeria players are important personalities at their respective clubs and are breaking records especially in front of goal.

These are the Super Eagles players who are still active and their total goals.

1 Peter Utaka
The former Super Eagles of Nigeria attacker hasn’t hung up his boots, as he remains active in football. He plays for a Japanese club called Ventforet Kofu and has scored a total of 24 goals since 2019.

He had played for 14 clubs, and his total goals in his career so far are 280.

2 Odion Ighalo
The Al Hilal striker already has 16 goals in the Saudi Pro League.

He was regarded as a football legend before his retirement from the Super Eagles. He has played for 11 clubs and scored 231 goals so far.

3 Paul Onuachu
The Southampton striker hasn’t played enough games this season. Since he joined the club in the January transfer window, he has only appeared seven times for the Saints.

However, before joining the club, he had already played for four clubs, scoring a total of 167 goals.

4 Brown Ideye
The 34-year-old striker plays for Kuwaiti side Al-Yarmouk.

He has made eight appearances and scored four goals. He had played for 10 different clubs and scored a total of 161 goals.

5. Bartholomew Ogbeche
The Nigeria International plays in the Indian Super League with Hyderabad. Since coming into the league, he has set the record for being the all-time leading goal scorer with 62 goals.

He has played for 15 clubs and scored a total of 147 goals in his career so far.

6. Anthony Nwakaeme
He also plays in the same league as Ighalo for a different club named Al-Fayha FC.

He has scored eight goals and created three assists in 16 matches for his club.

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Nwakaeme had played for seven clubs with a career tally of 126.

7. Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo

The striker plays for Serie B side Benevento, and he has failed to score a single goal in the last 21 matches played for the Italian side. However, the 30-year-old striker has played for six clubs and scored 118 goals.

8. Cyriel Dessers
The intelligent striker plays for Italian Serie A side Cremonese. He had only made three appearances for the Super Eagles and has scored a goal.

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In addition, Dessers has played for eight different football clubs and has 111 goals to his name.

9. Victor Osimhen
The sensational striker who plays for Italian Serie A side Napoli Osimhen has already scored 25 goals in all competitions for the club this season.

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He has played for four top clubs in Europe and scored 106 goals in his career so far.

10. Sadiq Umar

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The striker currently plays for Spanish side Real Sociedad, but he is out with a long-term injury. Umar has scored 105 goals while playing for 11 football clubs.


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