Nigeria, though may not be the most gifted country in the world but has produced and continues to produce a lot of talented sports men and women.
Some of these gifted professionals may however not be in their country of origin but still trace their roots to the African continent. A search has indicated that most internationally celebrated people in the world of sports are Nigerians.
Below is a compiled list of sports men and women from across the world who are Nigerians and the countries they represent currently.
1. Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championshidps in all three discipline.
2. Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua. He is a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion.
3. Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Two times MVP And NBA champion.
4. Elizabeth Folake Cambage is an Australian professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s NBA.
5. Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo is a basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
6. Edrice Femi “Bam” Adebayo is a professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
7. Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He’s a 4 time NBA champion.
8. Jahlil Obika Okafor is a professional basketball player for Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was selected with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
9. Kamarudeen Usman is a professional mixed martial artist, He is the current UFC Welterweight Champion.
10. Nnemkadi Chinwe Victoria “Nneka” Ogwumike is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association.
11. Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger, left-back, or midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team.
12. David Olatukunbo Alaba is an Austrian professional footballer who plays either as a central midfielder, wide midfielder, left-back or centre-back for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Austria national team.