Super Eagles are the world's 10th most expensive national team with a net value of over €450m

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles have been valued as the 10th most expensive national team in the world with a net worth of at €451.6m in a recent global evaluation that put them up there alongside the big sides of Europe and South America.


According to the survey, the Super Eagles come in behind the top nine made up of England, France, Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. Nigeria has several expensive players like Victor Osimhen, Victor Boniface, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheancho, Wilfred Ndidi, Terem Moffi, Taiwo Awoniyi and Alex Iwobi with high transfer values.


Strikers are at a premium in world football, and Nigeria has benefited from this because she has a collection of some of the most highly valued attacking talents in the sport. For instance, Osimhen is currently valued at €120m, Ademola Lookman at €30m, Boniface at €40m, Taiwo Awoniyi at €30m and Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, who are midfielders, are worth €25m and €28m.


England tops the 10-team strong list that contains six other Uefa nations and two from South America, with Nigeria being the only Confederation of African Football representative. All of the other teams have at least a World Cup bronze medal they can boast of, with seven of them being champions.


Brazil have won the World Cup five times, Germany and Italy have both have won it four times, Argentina have won it thrice, France have won it twice, while England and Spain have each one it once. The Netherlands have got to the final three times in 1974, 1978 and 2010, while Portugal came third in 1966.


Nigeria in contrast has never gone beyond the second round of the World Cup and even by African standards has a poor record. Morocco got to the semi finals of the last World Cup, while the likes of Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal have all reached the quarter finals in the past.


Top 10 most expensive national teams

England - €1.37bn

France - 1.05bn

Portugal - €990m

Brazil - €969m

Spain - €811m

Argentina - €797.5m

Germany - €789.5m

Italy - €636.5m

Netherlands - €519m

Nigeria - €451.6m