Chelsea have signed a few Nigerian football players over the past two decades. Players like Celestine Babayaro and Victor Moses have represented Chelsea in the English Premier League. However, there are some current Chelsea stars who are eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. 1.
Many Nigerian football players have represented Chelsea in the English Premier League over the past twenty years. The likes of Celestine Babayaro and Victor Moses have made many appearances for the Chelsea senior team. However, we also have some Nigerian players who have scored a goal against Chelsea.
Nigeria is one of the most successful countries in the entire Africa. We have had some football stars who played for top clubs across the European continent. For instance, Victor Moses has represented the likes of Inter Milan and Chelsea in his professional football career. There are several brothers who have represented the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Over the years, Chelsea has proven to be a Premier league club that welcomes many players from different parts of the world including Africa. One of such African country is Nigeria which has produced fantastic players that have gone on to represent the Blue contingent of West London brilliantly.
This article is bringing to you the African footballers that had played for Chelsea and that has proved to the world that African players are also great by doing great things in the team. Merged photo of Didier Drogba, Micheal Essien and Celestine Babayaro 1. Didier Drogba Didier Drogba is a retired Ivory Coast professional Footballer.
Nigeria has produced a lot of quality footballers over the years. The likes of Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Rashidi Yekini, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Celestine Babayaro and so many others are highly regarded around the world. Arsenal is an English club located in London England.
The super eagles of Nigeria has produced several talents all over the world. Some of the talented footballers who played for the super eagles of Nigeria were brothers. Below are five popular footballers who played for the super eagles and are brothers. 1.Uche Kalu and Ikechukwu Uche Uche and Ikechukwu are two brothers who played for the super eagles of Nigeria.
Chelsea have signed so many African players since Roman Abramovich secured ownership of the club some years ago. Nigerian players in particular are not left out of the equation. The likes of Victor Moses and Celestine Babayaro have represented Chelsea within the last two decades. This proves that Chelsea should endeavour to sign more Nigerian players in the future.
Nigeria is blessed with many talented footballers all over the world. Below are five notable individuals who have played for the Chelsea football club. 1. Celestine Babayaro Celestine Babayaro played for Chelsea football club many years ago. He started playing at Chelsea football club from 1997 to 2005, which means he spent eight years at Chelsea football club.
Nigeria's Atlanta 1996 football team was known as the Dream Team. The performance of every member of the team will not be forgotten by Nigerians because they won gold for the country. After the Atalanta 1996 Olympic Games, a lot was expected of all the players who played at the Olympics.
A number of footballers that have played for Chelsea are of Nigerian descent. While some of these players are strictly Nigerians, others have dual nationality- and so may represent another country at international level. 1. Celestine Babayaro: Babayaro became the first Nigerian to play for Chelsea when he joined the club in 1997.
This article is not aimed at criticizing these players that never scored for the Super Eagles, as it is not the primary job of every player to score goals, since each player has a role they play. The aim is mainly for information purposes. 1. Taribo West:
Chelsea is one of the most attractive football clubs in the English Premier League. This is due to the fact that Roman Abramovich has invested so much money into developing the global image of the club. This is one of the reasons why so many Nigerian stars have played for Chelsea over the past twenty years.
The West London based club Chelsea is arguably one of the most consistent football team in the world. The English giants Chelsea is widely respected around the world due to their prestige, trophies and success achieved in the Sport. Photo Credit: Google Apart from John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses, here are the names of other Nigerian players that played for Chelsea.
The duo of Nigerian International forward, Ahmed Musa and Former Super Eagles defender, Celestine Babayaro were once managed by Watford new manager Claudio Raneri during their playing time at Leicester City and Chelsea respectively. English Premier League based Club-side, Watford announced recently that they have appointed, Claudio Raneri as the new manager of following the sack of former Watford manager Francisco Xisco.
There is hardly a big club in Europe that has not signed a Nigerian player before. Most these players were signed at the peak of their careers mostly as a young player. Below is a list of four Nigerian footballers who have played for Chelsea football club. Celestine Babayaro
Many Nigerians have played for various clubs in the English football. The players have achieved great heights at various levels. There are still wonderful Nigerian players in the English Football League. This article is a history file, and the ranking was done randomly following the document submitted by Super Sports.
In 1997, Chelsea paid £2.2M to sign 19 year old left back Celestine Babayaro from Anderlecht. Celestine Babayaro was born on 29 August, 1978 in Kaduna Nigeria. He could play as a defender or a midfielder. He made a total appearance of 132 appearances for Chelsea and 47 appearances for Newcastle United after he moved to Newcastle United in 2005.
After the Nigerian quartet of Daniel Amokachi, Celestine Babayaro, Victor Ikpeba and Godwin Okpara, Paul Onuachu has joined the Nigerian players to win the prestigious Belgian Ebony award. The award is for recognition of African players and even players with African blood in their vein playing in the Belgian Jupiler League.
As The English Premier League is starting this weekend, let's check out 10 Nigerian players with most appearances in the English Premier League. 10. Alex Iwobi with 155 appearances. Iwobi played for Arsenal and currently playing for Everton. 9. Efan Ekoku with 160 appearances