Real Madrid is Spain’s most successful club. They hold the record for the most UCL titles in history.
At the club, they’ve had a lot of great players. There are too many to name, including Zidane, Ronaldo, CR7, Raul, Figo, Ramos, Beckham, and Carlos.
Despite the fact that a handful of African players have played for the club, none have been a huge success.
Then there’s the issue of Nigerian players, which you probably didn’t realize the team had.
No one can blame you because they constantly play for Team B and have never made it to the senior team, with the exception of Marvin Akinkabi Park, who just made three appearances for the Senior team.
In any case, here are four Nigerian footballers who have or are now playing for Real Madrid in Spain.
Adepoju began his professional football career with Nigerian club Julius Berger before moving to Spain and joining Real Madrid’s reserves.
He also played for Racing de Santander and Real Sociedad in La Liga, totaling 175 appearances and 22 goals in seven seasons.
Adepoju was born in Nigeria’s western region.
2. Christopher Ohen
Christopher Nusa Ohenhen is a former Nigerian striker who played for Real Madrid and the Nigerian national team.
He was bought by Real Madrid in 1991 after impressing the club with his three winning goals for Nigeria at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship.
He played exclusively for the club’s reserve team for two years.
Christopher is a Nigerian immigrant to the United States.
3. Derik Osede
Derik Osede Prieto is a 28-year-old Spanish professional footballer who has represented Real Madrid and the Spanish national team as a central defender.
Prieto, who was born and raised in Spain, began his professional football career in 2011 with Real Madrid.
In a 1-0 victory over Hércules CF at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium, he scored his first professional goal for the club.Prieto is of Nigerian origin.
4. Emmanuel Adebayor
Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese striker who has played for Real Madrid in La Liga and the Togo national team.
Adebayor is one of the best African players of all time, renowned for his speed, strength, technique, and ability to connect with his teammates.
He left Manchester City in 2011 to join Real Madrid.
He scored the winning goal for Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final match against Sevilla on his debut appearance for the club that year.
Coming on as a substitute in Real Madrid’s 2011 Copa del Rey final victory over Barcelona, he earned his first La Liga winner’s medal.Adebayor is of Yoruba descent.