Several Super Eagles footballers – past and present – have played in the Premier League, but here we take a look at the top 10 goalscorers from Nigerians in the EPL.
10. Odion Jude Ighalo, who has 16 Premier League goals. All his goals came from his time with Watford, as he is yet to score for the Red Devils in the league.
9. Kelechi Iheanacho in number nine on the list with 19 Premier League goals.12 of his goals came in his two years stint with Manchester City. He has scored 7 with his current club Leicester City.
8. Victor Moses, who has scored 20 goals. Victor Moses played for 5 different EPL teams, and he scored at least a goal with all of them. 1 goal with Liverpool and West Ham, 3 goals with Stoke City, 7 goals with Chelsea, and his best return was with Wigan Athletic where he scored 8 goals.
7. Victor Anichebe, who was part of the team that won Silver at the 2008 Olympic Games, is number 7 with 27 goals. The 31-year-old striker played for 3 different EPL teams and he scored for all. 3 goals with Sunderland, 6 goals with West Brom and 18 league goals with Everton.
6. Obafemi Martins is 6th with 28 goals. Obagoal played for 2 EPL teams. His cameo appearance with Birmingham did not yield any goal, but he scored all his Premier League goals with Newcastle United.
5. Peter Osaze Odemwingie in number 5 with 36 goals. He featured for 3 different team in the Premier League, scoring 1 goal for Cardiff City, 5 goals for Stoke City and 30 goals for West Brom.
4. Shola Ameobi in 4th with 43 goals. The 38-year-old played for 2 teams in the Premier League but he scored for only 1. He played just 4 games with Crystal Palace, but he enjoyed his career with Newcastle, where he scored all the goals.
3. Efan Ekoku is 3rd with 52 goals. Many Nigerians may not know him, but he played for the Eagles 20 times and scored 6 goals. He featured for 2 teams in in the Premier League, scoring 16 goals for Norwich City and 37 for Wimbledon.
2. Nwankwo Kanu is 3nd with 54. Papilo played for 3 teams in the EPL and he scored for all. He scored 7 for West Brom, 17 for Portsmouth and 30 league goals for Arsenal.
1. The highest scoring Nigerian in the Premier League history is Yakubu Aiyegbeni, who scored 95 EPL goals. The Yak featured for 4 teams, he scored 17 goals for Blackburn, 24 for Middlesbrough, 25 for Everton and 29 for Portsmouth.