Oshoala, Alozie, Plumptre and the Highest Earning Super Falcons Players of 2024

Oshoala, Alozie, Plumptre and the Highest Earning Super Falcons Players of 2024

Ero Samson
updated at March 6, 2024 at 12:45 PM
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  • A flurry of Super Falcons players have recently made big money transfer moves
  • Asisat Oshoala and Ashleigh Plumptre transferred to the USA and Saudi League
  • Sports Brief has highlighted the highest-earning Super Falcons players of 2024

Players of the Super Falcons of Nigeria have been grabbing headlines with their surprising, high-profile transfers to clubs around the world.

Most recently, six-time Confederation of African (CAF) Women’s Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, announced her departure from Barcelona after a successful five-and-a-half-year stint with the Catalan club.

The 29-year-old's announcement came shortly after her Nigerian teammate, Ashleigh Plumptre, signed a deal to join Saudi Pro League giants, Al-Ittihad.

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Asisat Oshoala recently completed a transfer from Barcelona Feminino to NWSL club, Bay FC. Image: Alex Caparros.
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Amid these surprise transfers, several other Super Falcons stars, including Rasheedat Ajibade, have also agreed to improved contracts with their current clubs.

These unexpected moves have undoubtedly brought significant financial gains for these players. In this light, Sports Brief has compiled a list of the highest-earning female Nigerian players globally.

Highest-earning Nigerian women players

Rasheedat Ajibade - Atletico Madrid

The 24-year-old stands out as one of the most talented attackers in Nigerian football today

The Atletico Madrid Feminino star has been integral to the recent success recorded by Randy Waldrum’s side.

Her transfer from Norwegian club, Avaldsnes, to Atletico Madrid Femenino in the Spanish Primera División Femenina, marked a significant milestone in her career.

This transfer positions her among the top earners in the Spanish league, with an annual income of €578,500, as reported by Goalballlive.

Michelle Alozie - Houston Dash

The versatile attacker rose to prominence with her exceptional performance at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

The 26-year-old’s stellar showing earned her a large following on social media. However, the Houston Dash forward has gone beyond her on-field brilliance to strategically position herself as a marketable personality.

This approach has helped her secure endorsement deals that further enhance her popularity among fans.

According to data from Goalballlive, Alozie earns an estimated €919,395 annually.

Ifeoma Onumonu - Utah Royals

The Utah Royals forward also secures a spot on our list of the highest-earning Nigerian female players.

The 30-year-old, synonymous with exceptional skills and impeccable goal-scoring prowess, undoubtedly ranks as one of the deadliest attackers in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

Onumonu, who made waves with both OL Reign and Gotham FC, is reported to earn an annual income of €919,395, according to data provided by Sports Leo.

Ashleigh Plumptre - Al-Ittihad

The 25-year-old who completed a transfer to the Saudi Pro League at the start of the 2023/24 season, also ranks high on our list.

While her official earnings have not been disclosed, Sports Leo reports that the former Leicester City defender earns an estimated income exceeding €1 million.

Asisat Oshoala - Bay FC

The 29-year-old recently finalised a $150,000 transfer from Barcelona Feminino to NWSL club, Bay FC.

The prolific forward, who was named Africa Footballer of the Year for the sixth time in 2023, is reported to be the highest-earning Nigerian female football player. According to data from Goalballive, the former Arsenal Women's forward currently earns an annual income in the region of €1.375mil.

Alex Iwobi wins award

Sports Brief also reported that Nigerian defender, Alex Iwobi, has secured an award following his outstanding form after the AFCON.

The 27-year-old scored in the match against Manchester United and was subsequently honoured with the Goal of the Month accolade.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).