Top 20 Nigerian footballers who doesn’t represent Nigeria on international competition

Top 20 Nigerian footballers who doesn't represent Nigeria on international competition
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Top 20 Nigerian footballers who doesn’t represent Nigeria on international competition. Here’s a detailed list of twenty (20) Nigerian-International footballers who do not play for Nigeria at international competitions.

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DAVID OLATOKUNBO ALABA

David Alaba
David Alaba


David Alaba was born to a Nigerian Father and a Filipino mother in Vienna. The Los Blancos left wingback left his former club (Bayern Munichen)this year after winning over 27 trophies for the Bavarians Including ten Bundesliga titles and two Uefa Champions League trophies. The world best Left wingback however, doesn’t play for Nigeria but Austria, where he has been voted Austrian player of the year seven times. He made his debut for Austria in 2009 as the youngest ever debutant for Austria at 17 yearsnof age and has since gone on to play 86 games for them with 14 goals .

KEVIN OGHENETEGA TAMAREBI BAKUMO ABRAHAM

Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham


The English born striker who is simply known as “Tammy Abraham”, currently plays for Series A outfit, AS ROMA, has a Nigerian origin through his Father who hails from the Niger Delta region. He was born in England on 2nd October 1997 and attended the Chelsea Football Academy from where he has been sent to different loan spells to Bristol city, Swansea and Aston Villa before been brought back to Chelsea by former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard. He made his debut for England as a substitute against Czech on 11th October 2019, and scored his first goal for the three Lions in a 7-0 trash against Montenegro. He made a transfer to AS ROMA this summer for £34million fee and signed a five year contract. He has his scored for his new team.


BUKAYO AYOYINKA T.M. SAKA

Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka


Bukayo Saka was born in Ealing, England, by both Yoruba parents, he plays the the London .based club, Arsenal. The twenty year old Gunners winger, started off his youth career at Green Ford Celtic, before moving to Watford, and then Arsenal academy. He made his Arsenal senior team debut on 29th November 2018, and broke a record as the first player, born in the 21st century to play in the premier League when he came on for Alex Iwobi in the 83rd minute on his Premier League debut. Although, Arsenal haven’t seen much progress in the last few years, the youngster has grabbed the FA Cup trophy for his club. He made his debut for the English National Team on 22 June 2019 against Czech, while clinching the “Man Of The Match” award.

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MANUEL OBAFEMI AKANJI

Manuel Akanji
Manuel Akanji


Manuel Akanji was born on the 19th of July 1995 in Wiesedangen, Switzerland, to a Nigerian Father and a Swiss Mother. He kicked off his youth football career for Winterthur and made his debut for the Swiss side in 2013, in 2015, he made a transfer to FC Basel, and made his debut on 26th September 2015 against FC Lugano. He went on to win two consecutive Swiss Super League trophies and one Swiss cup before he made a move to Dortmund during the 2018 January( winter) transfer window. The German side’s defender plays for Switzerland, and made his debut against Faroe Islands in a 2-0 win. The 26 year old center back played for Switzerland during their 2018 World Cup campaign, the Euefa Nations Cup where they came 4th and their thrilling Euro 2020 run, where they exited in the quarter finals


BAMIDELE JERMAINE ALLI

Dele Ali
Dele Ali


Bamidele Jermaine Alli, popularly known as “Dele Alli” is a Tottenham based midfielder, he was born on 11th April, 1996 by Yoruba Father, Kehinde and English mother, Denise. He started his youth career in City Colts before moving to a club at his birth town – Milton Keynes Dons. When he was 9, he moved to Nigeria with his mom due to his mother’s excessive alcohol addiction, but moved back to England two years later.He later made a move to Tottenham, where he became one of the best youngsters of his generation, winning the PFA Young Players Award for two years running. He made his debut for England in 2015 and kept playing for them including during their fantastic 2018 World Cup run. His form however faded in 2018 leading to he been dropped from the English National Team in 2019.

OLUWAFIKAYOMI OLUWADAMILOLA TOMORI

Fikayomi Tomori
Fikayomi Tomori


The Canadian born English Center back was born in 1997 to Nigerian parents, he moved to England with his parents not long after his birth. The AC Milan star started his youth career with the Chelsea academy and made his debut for Chelsea senior team in 2016 in a 1-1 tie against Leicester City. He was sent out on different loan spells from 2017 until 2019 to Brighton and Hove Albion, Hull city and Derby county before been brought back to Chelsea FC by Frank Lampard alongside former academy graduates, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James and others. He scored his first goal for the Blues in a 5-2 win against Wolves. On 22nd January 2021, Tomori was loaned to AC Milan and the deal was made permanent in 17th June of the same year for £25,000,000.
Fikayo Tomori even though haven represented Canada in the U20 level, has chosen England and has already made his debut for the three Lions.

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Top 20 Nigerian footballers who doesn’t represent Nigeria on international competition CONT’D.

JAMAL MUSIALA

JAMAL MUSIALA
JAMAL MUSIALA


Jamal Musiala plays as an attacking midfielder for European giants, Bayern Munich. The Nigerian descent of Nigerian Father and German Mother was born in Stuttgart, Germany but had most of his youthful years at England while playing for the Chelsea academy. He moved to Bayern Munich in 2019 and on 3 June 2020, made his debut for the Bavarians. He became the youngest player to feature for Bayern in the Bundesliga against Freiburg on 20th June 2020 at 17 years 115 days, Jamal also broke Roque Santa Cruz’s record of being the youngest goal scorer for Bayern Munich when he scored in their 8-0 win over Shackle on 18th September 2020. On 23 February 2021, he became the youngest Champions League goalscorer of both English and German Nationality when he scored against Lazio.
Even though the youngster was open to play for Nigeria and England in the senior team, he opted to play for Germany, being his birth country even though he has represented England in the junior levels. On 25th March 2021, he made his debut for Germany against Iceland and became the youngest German to feature in a major tournament for Germany when he played against Hungary in their Euro 2-2 draw at 18years 117 days.


EBERCHI OLUCHI EZE

Eberechi Eze
Eberechi Eze


Eberechi Eze was born on 29th June 1998, in Greenwich, England. As a child, he started his youth career at Arsenal before getting released, he went on to play for the youth sides of Fulham, Reading and Millwall. He was later signed by Queen Park Rangers and made his debut on 7th January 2017 as a substitute for injured Yeni Ngbakoto in a match against Blackburn. On 30th August 2017, he went on a loan move to Wycombe Wanderers where he helped the club to promotion before returning back to be an important regular team starter for Queens park rangers. In 2020, he made a transfer to premier League based side, Crystal Palace for £17,000,000. On 12th September, 2020 he made his debut as an 81st minute substitution in 1-0 win against Southampton and scored his first goal for the London club in a 4-1 win against Leeds, which was a beautifully executed freekick. Even though the 23 year old attacker has trained with the Super Eagles, he still continues to play for the English youth side.


OBINZE ANGELO OGBONNA

Angelo Ogbonna
Angelo Ogbonna


Angelo Ogbonna was born on 23rd May, 1988 to both Nigerian parents who relocated to Cassino, Italy in 1983 and obtained his Italian Citizenship at the age of 18. He started his youth career for Nuova Cassino before been bought by Torino for £3,000. He made his Serie A debut on 11th February, 2007, managing just 4 appearances that season. The following season, he was loaded off to SerieC1 side, Crotone where he almost helped the club earn promotion. He returned to Torino the coming season and in 2013, made a £13,000,000 to city rivals, Juventus, winning two Scudettos, Super coppa Italia, Coppa Italia and reaching the Champions League final in 2015. In 2015 WestHam bought him for £11,000,000.
Having represented Italy as a youth, he went on to represent them in the senior level and made his debut for Azurri in 11 November, 2012 in a friendly against Poland.

CHUKWUNONSO TRISTAN MADUKA

Noni Madueke
Noni Madueke


Chukwunonso Tristan Madueke popularly known as “Noni Madueke” is English born attacking midfielder of Nigerian descent. He played for the Tottenham Hotspur’s youth side before moving to Jong PSV and finally making his debut for the Dutch club on 19th January, 2020 in a 1-1 draw against VVV Venlo. He scored on his first step in 2-1 win against Emmen on 19th September 2020, ending the Eredivisie season with 7 goals to his name. The 19 year old, made himself known a great player when he netted a twice against Ajax to help stop their 17 games unbeaten run.
Even though he hasn’t played for any Senior side yet, the left footed midfielder has represented England in the U16, U17, U18 and U21 stages and hasn’t hinted on not playing for the English senior team if called up

ROSS BARKLEY

Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley


ROSS Barkley is an English born footballer of a Nigerian father and English mother, he goes by his mother’s maiden name “Barkley”, instead of “Effanga” which his mother bears. He started his youth career in 2005 for Everyone and in 2010, broke into the first team, making his debut in a 1-0 loss to Queen’s Park Rangers. He went on two loan spells to both Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United before returning to Everton and scoring his first goal in a 2-2 draw against Norwich winning the MOTM.In 2018, he made a £15,000,000 transfer to Chelsea and made his debut against Arsenal in the EFL. He scored his first goal the next season in 3-0 win against Southampton, he went on to win the FA Cup and Euefa Europa league with Chelsea before been sent on a season long to AstonbVilla by Frank Lampard.
He made his debut for England as a substitute in a 4-0 win against Moldova and in scored his first goal against San Marino in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.


KARIM DAVID ADEYEMI

Karim Adeyemi
Karim Adeyemi


Karim Adeyemi was born at Munich, Germany to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother in 2002.
He played as a child for STV Forstenried from 2008 to 2010 before going to Bayern Munich and then finally leaving for SPVgg Unterlaching I’m 2012. In 2018, he signed a three year deal with Australian outfit, Red Bull Salzburg and then loaned to 2. Liga club, FC Liefening where he made his debut in a 1-0 loss to Austria Lustenau. The 19 year old striker got called up by Germany and made his debut as a late substitute I’m a FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying game against Armenia, where he made his mark by scoring in 90+1 minute, leading to a 6-0 thrashing Armenia.

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FAUSTINO ADEBOLA RASHEED ANJORIN

Tino Anjorin
Tino Anjorin


Tino Anjorin as he is wildly known as, is an English footballer, playing on loan for Russian club, Lokomotiv Moscoa, he was born on 23rd November 2001 at Poole, England.
He joined the Chelsea academy in 2008 and in 2018, got called up to the senior team. He made his Chelsea debut on 25th September 2019 in 7-0 win against Grimsby Town, his Premier league debut on 8th March 2020 in a 4-0 win over Everton, his Champions League debut in a 1-1 group tie against Krasnodar on 8th December, 2020 and his FA Cup debut in a 4-0 win against Morcambe. On 2nd September, 2021 he made a one year loan move to Russian Premier league side, Lokomotiv Moscoa with an option to buy, and wears the club’s legendary number 10 jersey which was retired until his arrival.
Even though the youngster is eligible to represent Nigeria due to his Father’s origins, he has always represented England in the youth levels.

FOLARIN JERRY BALOGUN

Folarin Balogun
Folarin Balogun


Folarin Balogun was born in New York, America by Nigerian parents on 3rd July, 2001. When he was two years old, his parents relocated to London, England where he grew up. He first played for Aldersbrook, almost signed for Tottenham Hotspur before joining London rivals, Arsenal in 2008.
He made to the senior team in 2020, making his debut as a 74th minute substitute in a Euefa Europa league game against Dundalk, scored his first goal against Molde in the Europa league. He made his Premier League debut on 13th August 2021 in disappointing 2-0 loss against newly relagated London side, Brentford.


NOAH ARINZECHUKWU OKAFOR

Noah Okafor
Noah Okafor


He was born on 24th May, 2000 to a Nigerian Father and a Swiss Mother in Binningen, Switzerland. He joined the Basel youth team in 2009 after playing for a year at local youth club, FC Arisdorf. On 19th May, 2018 he made his debut for the Swiss giants in a game against FC Luzern . In 2020, Austrian side, RedBull Salzburg acquired the services of the Swiss born winger and he made his debut for his new club on 31st January, 2020 and even though he has been criticized by fans for his poor ability in converting chances in front of goal, he has went on to win the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup for two years running.
He made his debut for the Switzerland National Team on 9th June 2019, in a UEFA Nations league match against England as a 113th minute substitute for Haris Seferovic

Top 20 Nigerian footballers who doesn’t represent Nigeria on international competition CONT’D


MICHAEL AKPOVIE OLISE

Michael Olise
Michael Olise


Michael Olise is a 20 year old attacking midfielder who plays for Premier league’s Crystal Palace. He was born in Hammersmith, England to a Nigerian father and a French born Algerian mother. He played for Chelsea, Manchester city and Reading as a youth and 12th March 2019, he made his senior team debut in a 5-0 loss against Leeds United. He scored his first league goal against Barnsley. On 8th July 2021, Olise signed a five year deal with Crystal palace after they paid £8,370,000 for the young midfielder.
Olise represents France U18 team and even though he was named in a Super Eagles standby squad on March 2021, he hasn’t made an appearance for the team.


BRYAN IKEMEFUNA OKOH

Bryan Okoh
Bryan Okoh


The American born Center back was born on 16th May 2003 to Nigerian parents. He played for FC Espagnol Lausanne and Lausanne Sport before moving to Red Bull Salzburg’s academy in 2019. He moved to Liefering that same year where he made his senior team debut on 9th August. Even though the Bryan Okoh is eligible to represent Nigeria, he has continued to represent Austria.


ADEMOLA LOOKMAN OLAJADE ALADE AYLOLA LOOKMAN

Ademola Lookman
Ademola Lookman


Ademola Lookman was born to Nigerian parents on 20th October 1997 in London, England. He played for both Waterloo and Charlton Athletic in the youth levels, before breaking into the Charlton Athletic senior team in 2015, in 2017, he was bought by Everton. He moved to Leipzig on loan the coming year where he scored a winning goal on his debut. Leipzig made his deal permanent on 25th July 2019 but sent him out on loan to just promoted premier league side, Fulham and now to Leicester this season.
Lookman has been called up by Nigeria numerous times but he kept rejecting the call-ups believing that Southgate has plans for him in the English squad.


CARNEY CHIBUEZE CHUKWUEMEKA

Carney Chukwuemeka
Carney Chukwuemeka


Born on 20th October 2003 in Austria by Nigerian parents. He the Northampton Town youth academy and moved to the Aston Villa academy in 2016, Carney signed his pro contract with Aston Villa in July 2020 and made his debut in a 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur. He made his first senior start on 28th August 2021 in a 1-1 draw with Brentford. He also won the Aston Villa academy player of the season and the U18 FA youth cup.
He plays England in the youth levels alongside his elder brother and fellow teammate, Caleb.


CHUKWUBUIKE ADAMU

Chibuike Adamu
Chibuike Adamu


Chukwubuike Adamu was born Kaduna, Nigeria. He started in GSV Waeher in 2011 until 2014 when he moved to Grazer AK and then Red Bull Salzburg in 2015.
He played his first game as a pro for Liefering senior team in a game against WSG Wattens when he came in for fellow Nigerian descent, Karim Adeyemi.On September 2020, he moved back to Red Bull Salzburg and made his debut for the senior team against SW Bregen. He got loaned to Swiss Super league side, FC St. Gallen until the end of the 2020-2021 season. The Nigerian born forward later got back to Red Bull Salzburg this season where he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win against Admira. Chukwubuike Adamu doesn’t plays for the Austrian youth team.

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