Nigeria is ranked fifth highest exporter of football talents in the world and biggest in Africa by CIES Football Observatory.
The report by the research outfit focuses on international migration in football and it reveals that Nigeria has a number of 596 players in leagues across the world.
The countries with more numbers than Nigeria are Brazil (1,784), Argentina (929), France (758) and Serbia (607).
The research also reveals the total number of football clubs in the world as 6,135. The world also have 458 leagues in 183 countries..