See 4 Nigerian Footballers Who Won CAF Footballer Of The Year Award

1. Rashidi Yekini [LATE]
(23 October 1963 – 4 May 2012)

Won CAF award: 1993

Role: Striker

Place of birth
Kaduna, Nigeria

Place of death
Ibadan, Nigeria

Height
1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)

Teams played for:

1981–1982
UNTL Kaduna

1982–1984
Shooting Stars

1984–1987
Abiola Babes

1987–1990
Africa Sports

1990–1994
Vitória Setúbal

1994–1995
Olympiacos

1995–1996
Sporting Gijón

1997
Vitória Setúbal

1997–1998
Zürich

1998–1999
Bizerte

1999
Al-Shabab

1999–2002
Africa Sports

2002–2003
Julius Berger

2005
Gateway

2. Emmanuel Amunike
25 December 1970

Won CAF award: 1994

Place of birth: Eziobodo, Nigeria

Role: Winger

Teams played for

1991–1994
Zamalek

1994–1996
Sporting CP

1996–2000
Barcelona

2000–2002
Albacete

3. Kanu Nwankwo
1 August, 1976



Won CAF award: 1996 & 1999

Place of birth: Owerri, Nigeria

Height: 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)

Role: Forward

Teams Played for:

1992–1993
Iwuanyanwu Nationale

1993–1996
Ajax

1996–1999
Inter Milan

1999–2004
Arsenal

2004–2006
West Bromwich Albion

2006–2012
Portsmouth

4. Victor Nosa Ikpeba
12 June 1973

Won CAF award: 1997

Place of birth
Benin City, Nigeria

Height
1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

Playing position
Forward

Teams played for:

1989
ACB Lagos

1989–1993
RFC Liège

1993–1999
Monaco

1999–2002
Borussia Dortmund

2001–2002
Real Betis (loan)

2002–2003
Al Ittihad

2004
Charleroi

2005
Al-Sadd

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