Nigerian is Winning Everywhere _From Chukwueze To Oshoala: Nigerian Footballers Who Won Major Trophies In Europe

Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze won the UEFA Europa League with Spanish team Villarreal on Wednesday night, capping off what many have described as one of the most remarkably successful football seasons for Nigerian footballers in Europe.

The Yellow Submarines defeated English giants, Manchester United 11-10 via penalty shootout, maintaining coach Unai Emery’s sterling credentials in Europe’s second-tier club competition.

‘Nigerians Winning Everywhere’

Chukwueze’s success comes on the back of victories for Nigerian players who won major laurels with their European teams, a development that has continued to generate applause from football fans in the country.

From England to Cyprus, here is a list of players from the West African country who tasted glory with their clubs as the European season draws to a close:

Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho End Leicester’s FA Cup Hoodoo

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They were key players for Leicester City who defeated Chelsea to win the 2021 English FA Cup. Both players featured in the final with Iheanacho scoring vital goals for the Foxes on their way to winning their first FA Cup trophy after losing four finals.

The former Manchester City forward has netted 14 goals in the FA Cup, eclipsing Ivorian legend, Didier Drogba (12) as the highest-scoring African in the competition.

Asisat Oshoala: First African With Women’s Champions League Medal

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The former Arsenal Women player made history when she became the first African to win the Women’s Champions League with Barcelona.

Her team beat Chelsea 4-0 in the final of the competition. She played a prominent role in the Champions League, scoring four goals in six matches to help the Spanish club win the crown.

Paul Onuachu, Cyriel Dessers Lift Belgian Cup

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While critics had in the past questioned Onuachu’s performances for the Super Eagles, his stellar outing for KRC Genk in Belgium has earned him rave reviews worldwide.  He scored 33 league goals for the club in 38 matches and, alongside compatriot, Dessers, scooped the Belgian Cup.

The imposing striker scored twice and provided one assist for the Blue-White in the competition, while Dessers played two times in the competition.

Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo Shine In Scotland

Nigeria’s Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo clinched the Scottish Premier League with Rangers managed by Liverpool legend, Stephen Gerrard.

It was the Gers 55th league title and Balogun who joined them last summer, had a fine season with the Scottish team, bagging some Player of the Week awards in his maiden campaign.

His compatriot, Aribo, featured in 25 league matches and scored six times in addition to providing four assists.

Shehu Abdullahi Wins First League Crown In Over A Decade

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The 25-year-old was part of the Slavia Prague team that won the club’s third league Czech title on the bounce. The Red and Whites also won the Czech Cup after pipping Viktoria Plzen 1-0 at the Doosan Arena on May 20th.

His major contribution for the season was scoring six goals and getting three assists in 23 domestic outings.  He moved to the club in 2018 from Belgian side, Gent.

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