The Super Eagles of Nigeria has lost over €51m in the latest Latest Financial Rankings of National Football teams. With this drop, the Super Eagles Squad which was formerly ranked as the 20th most valuable international team at €307m market value, is now ranked as the 21st most valuable international team at €256m.
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The earlier boost came with players migrating to Europe to participate in various European teams and competitions. Despite the drop, the Super Eagles who are 3time AFCON champions still maintained their place in Africa as the 3rd most valuable National team, behind Ivory Coast and Senegal.
Super Eagles and Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen, has the highest rise between the end of the 2021/22 season and the 2022/23 season, his non-involvement with the national team in recent times due to injuries means he wasn’t included in the squad, according to transfermarket.
His excellent form, despite his limited time, saw a massive €5m rise in his market value, moving from €60m to €65m, moving him above Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, whose value dropped from €60m to €50m due to injuries and recent poor form.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Samuel Chukwueze are both valued at €20m each in the ranking, and Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, who recently hit his first million in his career, also saw an increase of €2.5m following his recent move to Watford, as he is currently valued at €3.5m.
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Of the 27 players listed in the squad by transfermarkt, 17 players fall within the range of players with a value of less than €10m.
Captain Ahmed Musa (€3.40m), Cyriel Dessers (€6m), Frank Onyeka (€9m), Raphael Onyedika (€8m), Ola Aina (€3.5m) are some of the players with less than €10m value.
The decrease and increase in the players’ value put together culminated in the Eagles moving down to 21st place globally while retaining their position as the third most valuable team on the continent.
Ivory Coast overtook Senegal to become the most valuable African team with a value of €380.95m, while the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations winners are second with a market value of €286.50m.
Meanwhile, England retains their position as the most financially valuable team in the world with a market value of €1.36bn.