Generally Nigerians are known to be massive lovers of football be it as a Fan or a professional Footballer. Many Youngsters Start off at the Grass root Level before being picked and taken out of the country by Professional Scouts who are in Need of their Services. By so doing, this Young talents spreads across all Nations in the World.

Nigeria is Currently ranked the Ninth Country in the World and First in Africa with the Most footballer outside the nation with 292 players having a professional club contracts with other countries. 

While in the Course of Players Distribution, we take a look at the 10 European Countries having the Most Nigerian Footballers.

  • Lists are compiled based on Players who are born in Nigerian or have represented Nigeria at any Category.
  • Players with who were born and Raised in Other Nations of Nigerian Origin and are yet to feature at any level for the Nation are excluded.


The Maltese league currently is the Home of 19 Professional Nigerian Footballers across all divisions ranging from the Premier league which has Six footballers, the First Division eleven footballers, the second and third has one respectively.


The Turkish leagues also has 19 Professional Nigerians playing in its Super Lig and  1. Lig . Big Names in the National team Such as Ogenyi Onazi and Henry Onyekuru Plays in the Turkish Super Lig. 


The Slovakian league has 20 Nigerians playing across its Divisions with twelve of them having a club in the top division.


The Latvian Football League Shelters 21 Nigerians including 2013 FIFA U-17 World cup and Golden Glove Winner, Dele Almapasu who plays for Ventpils in the Virsliga.

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The Norwegian Football league has 23 Nigerians Settled in it across all its Divisions.


The Spanish football divisions is currently Saturated with 26 Professional Nigerian Footballers with just five playing in the top Division. All Five are Members of the Nigerian Super Eagles and they Include Omeruo (Leganes), Awaziem (Leganes), Ramon Azeez (Granada), Etebo (Getafe) and Chukwueze (Villareal)


The Finnish Football leagues has 33 Nigerians Playing Professional Football which spreads across all divisions.

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The English Football has Unarguably the best Football league in the World popularly Known as the English Premier League. The EPL is less occupied by Nigerians with just six out of the Total 38 Nigerian Professionals that Plays in England across all divisions.


The Swiss football league is currently the Home of the a whooping 39 Nigerians playing across all its leagues. A Member of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup,Akinkunmi Amoo was recently added to the League and Currently Plays for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Co-owned club, Hammarby.


The Portuguese football Leagues sits at first for the Country with the Most Nigerian footballers. The league is Super-packed with 53 Nigerians playing across all its Division. Super Eagles Defender, Tyronne Ebuehi also ply his trade with the Portuguese Segunda Divsion for Benfica II.

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