5 Nigerian Players That Have Won UEFA Trophies In Their Careers
Nigerian gamers have persistently remained related in European membership competitions, and so they have lifted main UEFA trophies for his or her membership sides.
As UEFA competitions resume on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria would have enough illustration on the grandest stage in Europe, which is within the UEFA competitions just like the Convention League, Europa League and Champions League. Because of this we compiled a listing of Nigerian gamers which have received main UEFA trophies of their careers as footballers for his or her membership sides.
Here’s a listing of the highest Nigerian gamers which have dominated UEFA competitions and have received trophies to indicate for it.
5. Chidi Odiah (UEFA Europa league winner at CSKA Moscow)
Categorized as the most effective wing-backs for Nigeria, Chidi Odiah holds the quantity 5 place on the listing after successful the UEFA Europa League with CSKA Moscow within the 2004/2005 season on Could 18, 2005. Chidi’s facet had crushed their opposition Sporting Lisbon of Portugal 3-1 within the finals of the match to earn the legendary defender a place on our listing.
4. Taribo West (UEFA Europa league winner at Inter Milan)
Now a pastor, Taribo West, in his days as a footballer, was an influential determine in defence for the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria. He received the UEFA Europa League trophy with Inter Milan within the 1997/1998 season. The ultimate between Inter Milan vs Lazio was performed on Could 8, 1998, and led to favour of Inter Milan by 3-0 to earn Taribo his first UEFA trophy.
3. Finidi George (UEFA Champions League winner at Ajax Amsterdam)
Former Calabar Rovers winger Finidi George penned his identify down within the historical past of Nigerian soccer as he received the UEFA Champions League with Ajax within the 1994/1995 season of the competitors on Could 24, 1995. His facet Ajax efficiently defeated AC Milan by the scoreline of 1-0.
Finidi George proved himself to be a worthy participant for the Dutch facet as choice within the midfield of their highway to the UEFA Champions League ultimate.
2. Kanu Nwankwo (UEFA Champions League winner at Ajax Amsterdam)
Popularly referred to as Papilo, The lanky former ahead of the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria and a member of the Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medal crew, Nwankwo Kanu had additionally received the UEFA Champions League. He performed for Ajax alongside Finidi George and so they had each received it collectively. Okayanu virtually had his identify on the scoresheet when Ajax performed on Could 24, 1995, within the UEFA Champion League finals towards AC Milan.
1. Mikel Obi (Champions League winner/ Europa League winner at Chelsea)
The previous Chelsea legend John Mikel Obi is undoubtedly one of the profitable Nigerian footballers on the membership degree. He received the UEFA Champions League within the 2011/2012 season at Chelsea who had performed Bayern Munich on Could 19, 2012, and adopted it up with a victory within the UEFA Europa League in 2012/2013 season on Could 15, 2013. The previous Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria captain has continued to be a determine that may at all times remembered in African soccer.