From Super Eagles No-Nonsense defender, Taribo West exploits at the heart of defense of the two Milan clubs to Sunday Oliseh’s time at Juventus.
Nigerians have graced the Italian Serie A and made them for themselves and the country as well.
Just like fellow foreigners to ply their trade at various Italian clubs, Super Eagles players at the Italian league has also scored very vital goals in the league.
In this post, brila.net brings you top 5 Super Eagles to score in the Italian Serie A
1, Obafemi Martins, (Inter Milan)
Obagoal joined Internazionale youth team in 2001, his impressive performance was compensated the following season as he joined the Inter first team.
Though he managed just 1 goal in 4 league games that season, Martins would later record 88 league appearance for Inter scoring 28 goals. He left Inter for English side Newcastle in 2006
2, Victor Nsofor (Chievo, Inter Milan)
The Nigerian Olympic silver medalist also a worthwhile time at Italy. Though he played under Jose Mourinho at Inter, but it was at Chievo that the former Flying Eagle lit up the Serie A. Scoring in his Serie debut in 2005 against Parma, Nsofor went on to score 19 goals in his many games for Chievo.
3, Christian Obodo (Perugia, Fiorentina, Udinese, Lecce)
The former Super Eagles energetic and skillful defensive midfielder spend 12 years in the Italian elite league.
After the impressive show at the 2001 U-20 World Youth Championships, he was snapped by Serie A outfit Perugia. He scored his first Serie A goal against Inter Milan in 2003.
Obodo went on to score 10 league goals in over 180 Serie A appearance.
4, Stephen Makinwa (Modena, Atalanta, Palermo, Genoa, Reggina, Lazio, Chievo)
The former Super Eagles international spent over 10 years in Italian football. Though he spent the early part of his stay in the Italian lower tier, he had an impressive Serie A career.
With a UEFA Champions League experience under his belt while at Lazio, he scored more than 16 Serie A goals in his many appearances.
5, Joel Obi, (Inter, Parma, Torino)
The latest Super Eagles returnee, Joel has played all his professional club football in Italy.
He has so far made 106 appearances in the Italian Serie A netting 6 goals.
Other notable mentions
Taribo West (AC Milan, Inter)
Kanu Nwankwo (Inter)
Odion Ighalo (Cesena)
Umar Sadiq (Roma)
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