Vincent Enyeama is a professional footballer, who played for Lille OSC as a goalkeeper. He was born August 29, 1982, in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria and grew up in the southern part of the country (South-South).
He debuted for Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a match against Kenya in 2002 and made a momentous contribution to the national team until his retirement from international football in 2015.
Vincent Eyeama Net Worth
Along with Mikel Obi, Obafemi Martins (Obagoal), Odion Ighalo, and others, Enyeama is one of the most valuable players in this country.
While professional footballers can earn plenty of money, their take-home pay depends on a wide variety of factors, including the player’s country, their success, etc
In the Americas, the most accomplished soccer players receive $1-2 million a year. In locations with relatively lower soccer/football popularity, such as the USA and China, players take home $200,000 annually. In these places, the lowest paying leagues can pay under $50,000 a year.
In February 2018, Enyeama, wrote L’Equipe, was the 6th highest paid African footballer in French Ligue 1. At the twilight of his career in Lille, the former Super Eagles captain used to receive a monthly salary of €150,000 – €180,000.
Currently, he has no club, and his net worth could have dipped. In spite of that, he is among the most accomplished players in Africa’s most populous nation. Vincent Enyeama’s net worth in 2019 is estimated to lie in the region, $2M–$3M (around ₦726M – ₦1.089B).
Inemesit Enyeama was Born on the 34th Sunday in 1982 about 14240 days ago. Christened Vincent upon baptism, Inem began his playing career with Defunct Ibom stars FC in 1999 until 2001 when he joined Enyimba International where alongside the likes of Obinna Nwaneri, Frimpong , David Tyakese etc African football was brought down to Aba .
The ex-Lille goalie is a Christian from Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. In 2006, he got married to his wife, Promise Enyeama, and the couple has 3 kids.
A brief and not too significant move to defunct Iwanyanwu National followed in 2004 . Having conquered Africa twice, the Nigerian league on three occasions and cemented his spot as Super Eagles First choice Goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama made the move to the Lord’s own country Isreal to Join Bnei Yehuda.
Like an Evangelist, Saint Vincent’s superlative performance at Bnei Yehuda did not only attract interest from bigger clubs but also opened the door for his then Under study at Enyimba International Dele Aiyenugba to move to Bnei Yehuda upon his transfer to Hapoel Tel Aviv.
At this stage of his career, Enyeama was famed for not only his goalkeeping heroics but also a Goalscorer as he became Hapoel Tel Aviv’s penalty taker. Scoring and stopping penalties for fun enroute winning two Isreali cup titles and Isreali Footballer of the Year 2009.
Enyeama starred for French side Lille between 2011-2018 with a one year loan at Maccabi Tel Aviv where he won the Isreali league title in 2012. On his return to France, Vincent will always be remembered for going 1062 minutes (11 consecutive matches) of football without conceding in 2013 the second highest in the French Ligue 1 till date .
At International level, Vincent Enyeama appeared a record setting 101 times for the Super Eagles from 2002 to 2015 , Winner of 1 AFCON title (2013) and three bronze medals in 2004, 2006 and 2010, Enyeama represented Nigeria at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 World cups plus a 2014 FIFA Confederation cup appearance in Brazil as Champions of Africa.
At the top of his career some years ago, he acquired a variety of exquisite properties and cars both in Nigeria and abroad. As a highly paid player, Enyeama owns a huge collection of cars, which include Range Rover, and many others.