CIES Football observatory has ranked Nigeria first on the list of expatriate footballers on the African continent, ahead of Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
Nigeria is ninth on the world list.
The 25th edition of the CIES Football Observatory Monthly Report, analyzes the presence of expatriate footballers in 137 leagues of 93 national associations worldwide.
There are no fewer than 292 Nigerian footballers playing in foreign leagues. Of that number, 84% play in European leagues.
Brazil (1,202) is ranked first in the world, followed by France (781), Argentina (753), Serbia (460) and England (451).