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3 Nigerian Footballers That Have Won Champion Leagues (Photos)

The UEFA Champions League is a yearly club football competition sponsored by the Union of European Football Associations and competed by top-division European clubs. It is currently one of the most prominent club competitions in European football, played by the national league champions of their national associations.

However, in this article, I will be sharing with you 3 Nigerian footballers that have won Champion Leagues:

1. Finidi George

Finidi George is a 50-year-old Nigerian football coach and and retired professional footballer who last played as a right winger for Mallorca and the Nigeria national team.

Twenty eight years ago, Finidi was signed to the Dutch club, Ajax. With Ajax, he was a leading figure in a team which won eight major titles, including the 1995 Champions League against A.C. Milan.

2. Kanu Nwankwo

Nwankwo Kanu is a 45-year-old Nigerian retired professional footballer who last played for Portsmouth and the Nigeria national team as forward.

During his professional football career with Ajax, Kanu was part of the Ajax team that won the 1995 UEFA Champion League against A.C. Milan. Apart from his Champion League win, he also won a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup medals and two African Player of the Year awards. He is one of few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal. He made the third-most substitute appearances in the history of Premier League, appearing from the bench 118 times, and is regarded as one of the best African players of all time.

3. Mikel Obi

Mikel John Obi is a 32-year-old Nigerian professional footballer currently playing as an attacking midfielder for Kuwait Premier League club, Kuwait SC.

Fifteen years ago, he made a controversial transfer to English club, Chelsea, after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him.

Mikel was the last Nigerian footballer to win the prestigious Champions League with Chelsea against Bayern Munich under the tutelage of Roberto Di Matteo nine years ago.

Unlike the national team, Mikel did not score many goals for the Blues but his performances in the holding midfield position for Chelsea was second to none as he was involved in the class act in their Champions League winning campaign.

After various attempts by the English club to clinch Champion League title proved abortive, 2012 was the first time Chelsea claimed the trophy in their name and Mikel’s name was also written in the history books.

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