Obafemi Martins' net worth: cars, yacht, house, wife, age and more

Obafemi Martins' net worth: cars, yacht, house, wife, age and more

Babu Tendu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Obafemi Martins’ net worth is a clear reflection of his colourful career. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward. He is known for his speed on the ball. After leaving Nigeria for Italy at age 16, he has played for several top-division clubs around Europe.

Obafemi Martins' net worth
Obafemi Martins' net worth: cars, yacht, house, wife, age. Photo by VCG and Otto Greule Jr. (Modified by author).
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In this article, we take a look at the life of Obafemi Martin in detail, taking note of his achievements and statistics, which have made him the great footballer that we know today.

Obafemi Martins' profile summary

  • Player name: Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins
  • Birthdate: October 28th, 1984
  • Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Age: 37 as of April 2022
  • Height: 1.70 m
  • Citizenship: Nigeria, Italy
  • Playing position: Centre forward
  • Preferred foot: Both
  • Current club: Retired
  • Outfitter: Nike
  • Retirement year: January 1st, 2021
  • Highest market value: $18 million
  • Net worth: $35 million
  • Instagram: @obagoal
  • Twitter: @Obafemimartins
  • Facebook: Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins' age

Martins is currently 37 years of age (as of April 2022). He was born on October 28th 1984.

Obafemi Martins' biography

In addition to being the elder brother of Oladipupo Martins, Martins was also the younger brother of John Ronan (younger brother). His older brother died of a heart attack in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 8th, 2011. Before he retired from football in 2009 owing to heart problems, he had played for Reggiana and other groups.

Obafemi Martins began his professional career with F.C. Ogun State in Ogun State, Ogun. This is Ebedei, from Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. On the street, Churchill Oliseh, the father of Sunday Oliseh, was looking for him. Having signed for Inter Milan's junior team for $817,600 in 2001, he made his international debut in 2002 and began his professional career in the following season.

Obafemi Martins' net worth
Obafemi Martins of Inter Milan in action during the UEFA Champions League match between Inter Milan and Valencia at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 2, 2004 in Milan, Italy. Photo by Etsuo Hara.
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This earned him his first league appearance the following year, thanks to his stellar performance in the youth team. Obagoal's breakthrough came as a result. Obafemi joined Newcastle United in 2006 and then VfL Wolfsburg in 2009, respectively, in the Premier League.

In January 2011, he was loaned to Birmingham City from Rubin Kazan of the Russian Premier League. Levante signed free agent Martins to a two-year contract in September of 2012.

Obafemi Martins football stats
Obafemi Martins of Shanghai Shenhua FC in action during the AFC Champions League 2018 Group H match against Suwon Samsung Bluewings at Hongkou Stadium on 13 March 2018. Photo by Power Sport Images.
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The Seattle Sounders paid the $4 million buyout provision in Martins' contract with Levante in order to acquire Obafemi as a Designated Player in March of 2013. The Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua then signed him in February 2016.

Obafemi Martins' yacht

Obafemi Martins, a former Nigerian international, was photographed personally piloting his exotic $453,900 superyacht. The 37-year-old, who most recently played for Chinese club Wuhan Zall, is a footballer who will go to any length to live a life of luxury. The Iguana 31 Expedition yacht, which he purchased in 2016 to commemorate his 32nd birthday, is reportedly worth $453,900.

Obafemi Martins' yacht house
An image of Obafemi's $453,900 worth yacht. Photo by @obagoal.
Source: Instagram

Numerous footage and photographs have recently demonstrated that the former Newcastle United of England forward is capable of sailing the yacht personally. Martins was seen manually powering the luxury boat around the Lagos lagoon in the most recent footage on his Instagram story.

Obafemi Martins' net worth

Obafemi Martins is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest Nigerian footballers, having been listed as one of the top paid players in China, where he played. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $25-30 million.

Though he is not currently affiliated with a club, he is involved in various endorsements, initiatives, and investments in Nigeria, ranging from real estate to businesses to entertainment.

Obafemi Martins' cars

Obafemi owns a fleet of luxurious and eye-catching cars that are difficult to ignore as one of the highest-paid footballers from Shanghai Shenhua.

Obafemi Martins cars
Obafemi Martins poses for a picture in front of his expensive cars and yacht. Photo by @obagoal.(Modified by author).
Source: Instagram

Earning as much as he did as a footballer in 2018, he was able to purchase whatever current vehicle he desired. Even after leaving Shanghai Shenhua, he is still acquiring cars as he wants and pleases. Some of his vehicles are:

  • Mercedes Benz SLR Mc Laren- $964,521
  • Mercedes Benz G-class- $295,000
  • Lamborghini Aventador - $417, 346
  • Bentley Bentayga - $300, 000
  • Ferrari Spider - $264,100

Obafemi Martins' house

Apart from fancy automobiles, he owns two residences, one overseas and one in Lagos. In addition, he owns a $1.2 million property in VGC, Lekki, Lagos, and a $1.9 million mansion in Como, Italy.

Obafemi Martins' current club

On January 1st, 2021, he announced his retirement from football. At that time, he was playing for the Chinese Super League club, Wuhan Zall. He joined Wuhan Zall on September 20th 2020.

Obafemi Martins for Sounders

Martins enjoyed a breakout season with the Sounders in 2014, his second with the club, and was named one of three MLS MVP contenders. In addition, Martins was chosen to the Major League Soccer's Best XI, and the Sounders won every game he scored in.

Obafemi Martins' house
Obafemi Martins #9 of the Seattle Sounders FC dribbles against Shane O'Neill #27 of the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Otto Greule Jr.
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He also received the MLS Goal of the Year award for a looping goal he scored over Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch from an extremely tight angle near the end line.

Obafemi Martins' wife

Martins is married to Mario Balotelli's sister, Abigail Barwuah. Martins and his Ghanaian-Italian wife have one child, Kendrick, whom they welcomed in 2013. Their story began in 2012 in Milan, Italy, when Obafemi fell in love with Abigail, and the two began dating.

Obafemi Martins' wife
Obafemi Martins and his wife and children. Photo by @obagoal. (Modified by author).
Source: Instagram

Abigail Barwuah was one of Obafemi's baby moms before secretly marrying Martin. Kevin Maussi Martins (born January 31st 2005), his eldest son, has followed in his father's footsteps and is currently a member of Inter Milan's youth setup and an Italy youth international.

Obafemi Martins' height

At 37 years old, Obafemi Martins' height is 5 ft 6 inches(170.0 cm).

Obafemi Martins in FIFA 22

Since the player retired in early 2021, he is not in the new FIFA merchandise for 2022. The following were his highest stats in the previous game, FIFA 2021;

  • Overall rating: 86
  • Pace: 94
  • Shooting: 86
  • Passing: 75
  • Dribbling: 86
  • Defending: 48
  • Physical: 83

Obafemi Martins' achievements

The Nigerian playmaker achieved some remarkable fates during his playing days. The following are the trophies in his cabinet;

  • 1x English League Cup winner
  • 1x Italian champion
  • 2x Italian Cup winner
  • 1x Italian Super Cup winner
  • 2x Russian Cup winner
  • 1x Supporters Shield winner
  • 1x US Open Cup winner
  • 1x Chinese Cup winner

It is believed that Obafemi Martins net worth is a staggering $35 million. This is the alleged total value of all his assets. The man is worth every penny. He had a long and very successful career as a pro football player.

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