Nigerians have made valid contributions to the development of Africa. Some Nigerian men and women have made a name for themselves in Europe as well as America. The likes of Victor Moses and Victor Osimhen have become very popular throughout the entire world. However, we have some European football players who bear Nigerian surnames. Below are five of such football players.
1. David Alaba
He secured a big move to Real Madrid during the European transfer window. The former Bayern Munich star has played very well since the beginning of the current campaign. He is officially from Austria. This means that he is a European football player. However, his surname is of Nigerian origin.
2. Bukayo Saka
He has rapidly developed into one of the most talented young players in the English Premier League. He has also made some appearances for the English national team. This implies that he is a European star. However, he has a Yoruba surname.
3. Angelo Ogbonna
He has become a football legend during his time at West Ham United. The central defender has played a few matches for the Italian national team. However, his surname is of Igbo origin.
4. Dele Alli
Alli's football career suffered a bit under the management of Jose Mourinho at Tottenham. However, he has reignited his professional career since the Portuguese coach was sacked some months ago. The English midfielder has a Nigerian surname.
5. Fikayo Tomori
Gareth Southgate has recalled Fikayo Tomori to the English national team this month. The former Chelsea star has rejuvenated himself over the past one year. He currently plays for AC Milan in Italy. Fikayo Tomori has a Nigerian surname.
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