German Automotive brand Mercedes-Benz, over the years, has shown consistency in the production of luxury vehicles as well as commercial ones. Mercedes-Benz has maintained its slogan, “the best or nothing" as it has offered folks class, comfort, and performance for every model produced.
In 2018, the car brand was the largest seller of luxurious vehicles worldwide after selling 2.31 million passenger cars. Everyone wants to have a taste of the luxury that comes with Mercedes-Benz cars. Nigerian footballers haven't been left behind as Mercedes-Benz has taken a spot in their car garage besides other brands.
Stay put as we roll them out:
1. John Mikel Obi
Mikel Obi, whose full name is John Micheal Obinna, is an ex-Chelsea midfielder and one of the most successful Nigerian footballers. The ex-Chelsea midfielder, whose contract with Trabzonspor was terminated in March this year, recently joined Stoke City, signing a one-year contract with the club on 17 August 2020 as a defensive midfielder.
Mikel Obi is obviously into Mercedes-Benz as he owns three cars from the brand. John Mikel Obi's Mercedes-Benz cars include:
- Mercedes Benz E-Class worth ₦27.3 million
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class worth ₦250 million
- Mercedes G500 which is worth ₦45 million
Mikel Obi is a proud owner of three Mercedes-Benz cars!
The Mercedes G500 is one of the most rugged off-roaders on earth!
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2. Obafemi Martins
Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins is a former Newcastle United and Inter Milan forward striker. The 36-year-old footballer has been out of the competitive match for a long time after sustaining a hamstring injury during his time at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua (April 2018) and just got back to the team this year after full recovery.
Obafemi, whose skills and speed in the pitch earned him the nickname OBAGOAL, has an eye for luxurious whips. He owns two expensive Mercedes-Benz cars which are:
- Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren reportedly worth ₦250 million
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class worth ₦106 million
Obafemi has an eye for exotic cars as he spent ₦250 million to acquire the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren!
3. Emmanuel Adebayor
Togolese born professional footballer Emmanuel Adebayor has spent his football career as a forward at various clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, and Real Madrid.
The 36 years old striker who has dual nationality - Togo and Nigeria is currently without a club. The last club he signed up for, Olimpia of Paraguay, terminated his contract due to the pandemic.
Adebayor is one footballer who doesn't mind splashing his money on luxurious rides. Emmanual Adebayor's garage boasts of three exotic Mercedes-Benz cars:
- Customized Mercedes-Benz Viano van worth between 50 million - ₦ 95 million
- Mercedes-Benz G65 worth ₦68 million
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class worth ₦40 million
Adebayor shows off his Mercedes-Benz G65 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class!
The footballer also owns a Customized Mercedes-Benz Viano van!
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4. Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi is one of Nigerian's fast-rising professional football player who is currently playing as a winger for Everton FC. The 24 years old footballer happens to be Jay-Jay Okocha's cousin.
He was signed to his current club in July 2019. The deal will see him netting €4 million annually.
Alex has a Mercedes Benz convertible said to be worth ₦25 million.
Alex drives a Mercedes-Benz convertible worth ₦25 million!
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5. Ahmed Musa
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa plays for Saudi Arabia team Al-Nassr as a winger. He joined the club on a permanent deal on 4th August 2018. Ahmed, who will be clocking 28 years in October is currently the best Nigerian striker.
Just like most well paid Nigerian football players, the Super Eagles captain has a plush taste for exotic whips.
Ahmed Musa owns a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon worth ₦100 million, a 2019 Mercedes-Benz V Class Zero KM worth ₦31 million, and a Mercedes Benz GL reportedly worth ₦15 million.
Musa posing beside his Mercedes-Benz G Wagon!
His 2019 Mercedes-Benz V Class Zero KM is reportedly worth ₦31 million!
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6. Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho started his career as a professional footballer at Manchester City in 2015.
As a Super Eagles player, he was named the most promising talent at the 2013 Confederation of African Football (CAF) award. Iheanacho currently plays for Leicester City after signing a five-year contract with the club in August 2017.
The forward player is one of the richest footballers in Nigeria with a net worth of $5 million. Among the cars in his car collection is the Mercedes Benz C300 worth ₦18 million.
Iheanacho currently plays for Leicester City, under a five-year contract!
>>> More about Kelechi Iheanacho’s cars, house, net worth & biography
7. Emmanuel Emenike
Nigerian international footballer, Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike plays as a striker but has been without a club since 14 November 2019.
The last club he played for, Belgian side Westerlo, happens to be his 10th professional club. The striker was on the national team and also instrumental to the team's success in the African Cup of Nations held in 2013.
Emenike drives a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon worth ₦45 million.
Emenike cruising inside his Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon!
>>> Read more: Emmanuel Emenike: Net worth, cars, houses, & latest news
8. Odion Ighalo
The 31-year-old Odion Ighalo currently plays for Manchester United, on a loan deal from the Chinese side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, being the first footballer from Nigeria to play for Man U.
Odion made his first appearance for the Super Eagles team in March 2015, in a match against Uganda. From there, he has gone to represent the Nigerian team at the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nation.
The professional footballer whose net worth is ₦12 billion owns a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon worth ₦32 million.
Odion Ighalo is currently playing for Manchester United!
9. Vincent Enyeama
Vincent Enyeama is Nigerian's most celebrated goalkeeper and also the most capped footballer in the country with 101 caps in total.
Enyeama had an amazing career both in the local and international scene before retiring in 2015. In June 2020, the former Super Eagles goalkeeper landed his first coaching job as a goalkeeper trainer for the French National 3 side, Iris Club de Croix.
Like other footballers who love Mercedes-Benz cars, Vincent owns a Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe believed to be worth ₦25 million.
Vincent Enyeama is also a Mercedes-Benz lover like other professional footballers!
10. Victor Moses
Victor Moses plays as a winger for Chelsea FC. He's a product of Crystal Palace Youth Academy when he started his championship career. There, he was noticed by Wigan Athletic and made his Premier League debut in 2010.
The 29-year-old Victor has played for several clubs like Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham United on a loan deal.
In January 2020, he joined Inter Milan on a six months loan deal which ended last month.
Victor Moses owns a Mercedes-Benz G-Class worth 42 million.
Chelsea winger, Victor also owns a Mercedes-Benz-G Wagon!
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These Nigerian footballers who own Mercedes-Benz cars have shown their taste for exotic whips as the automotive brand, Mercedes, is a consistent producer of classy and luxurious vehicles. And while you aren't looking to own these whips because they're expensive, Naijauto.com has a plethora of Mercedes-Benz cars that are affordable yet classy, and within your budget, so you can join your favorite footballer to own a Mercedes Benz.