Top 5 Nigerian Players With The Most Premier League Assists.

Nigeria has birthed some exceptionally gifted players who have lit up the English Premier League. The English football top flight league has been a home to Nigerians over the years. With Efan Ekoku becoming the first-ever Nigerian to play in the Premier League when he represented Norwich City back in April 1993.

Several other Nigerians have plied their trade in the league, some of the players include Kanu Nwankwo, John Obi Mikel, Austin Okocha and many other players. These players have been able to influence the league and make positive impact on the game.

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In this post we will be taking a look at the Top 5 Nigerian Players With The Most Premier League Assists.

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5. ALEXANDER IWOBI – 16 PREMIER LEAGUE ASSISTS

At number 5 on our list is former Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi. The 24 year old currently plays as a forward for premier league club Everton. Prior to his playing for the Merseyside Blue team, Iwobi had made 149 appearances and scoring 15 goals for Arsenal.

Iwobi has made a total of sixteen (16) assists in 118 English Premier League appearances.

4. VICTOR MOSES – 18 PREMIER LEAGUE ASSISTS

Victor Moses sits at number four on our list of the Top 5 Nigerian Players With The Most Premier League Assists. The former Nigerian forward had a good spell in England’s top flight league, where he played for Liverpool, stoke city, west ham, and Chelsea.

Moses made a total of 220 Premier League appearances, scored a total of 20 premier league goals and made 18 assists in total.

3. SHOLA AMEOBI – 20 PREMIER LEAGUE ASSISTS

At number three on our list of the Top 5 Nigerian Players With The Most Premier League Assists, we have former Newcastle striker – Shola Ameobi. Shola spent 14 years at Newcastle United, making 397 official appearances and scoring 79 goals, and received a winner’s medal when they won the Championship in 2010.

He has the second most appearances as a substitute in the Premier League. Shola Ameobi however made 20 Premier league assists in his amazing football career in the England’s topmost league.

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2. YAKUBU AIYEGBENI – 26 PREMIER LEAGUE ASSISTS

Everton’s Ayegbeni Yakubu celebrates scoring the opening goal.

At number 3 of our list of the Top 5 Nigerian Players With The Most Premier League Assists, we have Ex-Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni. Popularly known as “The Yak”, Yakubu earned a loan move to English club Portsmouth which became permanent as they were promoted to the Premier League in 2003.

He has since appeared in over 252 Premier League matches for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers, and is the third highest African goalscorer in Premier League history with 96 goals. However he was able to register just 26 assists in the Premier League.

1. KANU NWANKWO – 29 PREMIER LEAGUE ASSISTS

Two-time Premier League title winner Nwankwo Kanu, is ranked as the Nigerian Player With The Most Premier League Assists. The former Arsenal, West Brom and Portsmouth striker is one of few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal.

Kanu made the third-most substitute appearances in Premier League history, appearing from the bench 118 times, and is regarded as one of the best players in African football history. Kanu made a total of 273 appearances, scoring 54 goals and making 29 assists through out his amazing playing time in the English Premier League.

That’s a wrap on our list of Top 5 Nigerian Players With The Most Premier League Assists.

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