5 Highest Scoring Nigerian Players in Italian Serie A History
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5 Highest Scoring Nigerian Players in Italian Serie A History

Nigerian players have lit up Italian football for more than 20 years, with several establishing themselves as genuine legends.

Here’s a look at the 5 highest scoring Nigerian players in Serie A history…

5. Joel Obi – 8 goals
Years Active: 2009 – 2019
Clubs: Inter Milan, Torino, Parma, Chievo

After five seasons, the player moved on from Inter Milan to Parma and later Torino, injuries didn’t help him at all. He is currently playing for Chievo.

4. Stephen Makinwa – 9 goals
Years Active: 2005 – 2010
Clubs: Palermo, Reginna, Chievo, Lazio

Stephen Makinwa saw his five year stay in the Serie A come to at least a temporary end this summer after leaving Lazio on loan for Larissa.

He managed nine goals in the Italian top flight.

3. Obinna Nsofor – 14 goals
Years Active: 2005 – 2009, 2013 – 2014

Obinna Nsofor began his time in the Serie A with Chievo Verona and scored 11 goals, before making the switch to Inter Milan.

In Milan, he could only register one goal. He returned to Chievo Verona in 2013 and struck twice.

2. Simy – 22 goals
Years Active: 2016 – 2018, 2020 – date
Club: Crotone

The big striker scored two goals against Lazio yesterday, in order to increase his Serie A tally to 12 this season and 22 overall.

1. Obafemi Martins – 28 goals
Years Active: 2002 – 2006
Club: Inter Milan

Martins scored 28 times in total for Inter Milan, before joining Newcastle United in 2006.


Credit: Ademetan Abayomi


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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