Nigeria’s national football team may not have kicked a ball together yet this year, but the Gernot Rohr-led side has seen its worth listed among the world’s biggest
The Super Eagles, valued at €218.95 million, have been ranked 19th on the list of the world’s 100 most valuable national teams and second on the African log, as put together by Transfermarkt.
The three-time African champions rank better than the likes of European giants Scotland (21st), and Switzerland (23rd), CONCACAF’s highest-ranked side Mexico (39th), and Asia’s top-ranking teams, Australia (58th) and South Korea (70th).
England’s Three Lions, at over €1 billion, is the world’s most valuable national football team, followed in order by France, Brazil, Italy, and Spain in the top five.
In Africa, Senegal’s Teranga Lions (14th, at €330.28 million) – led in value by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane – retain the top spot with Nigeria coming in second place.
The trio of Morocco (20th), Algeria (24th), and Egypt (28th) complete Africa’s top five list.
Although Victor Osimhen secured a multi-million euros move to Napoli a few weeks ago, the former Lille striker (€40m) is Nigeria’s second most valuable player behind Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi (€45m).
Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze (€27m), Everton’s Alex Iwobi (€25.5m), and Club Brugge’s Emmanuel Dennis (€16m) make up the country’s top five most valuable stars.
The five of them also account for more than half of the Super Eagles’ overall value.