Christian Obodo is a professional football/soccer player who played Defensive Midfielder for Apollon Smyrnis F.C. as number 99. Christian has been abducted twice. In November 2020 he was kidnapped from the oil-rich Delta State of Nigeria, and before that, the footballer was kidnapped in 2012. However, this time, he has survived to escape from the kidnappers. Obodo was born on May 11, 1984, in Warri, Nigeria. This article examines Christian Obodo’s net worth.
Over 2001-2004, Obodo played for A.C. Perugia earning 62 caps and scoring 1 goals. During 2004-2005, Obodo played for ACF Fiorentina earning 33 caps and scoring 2 goals. In 2005-2012, Obodo played for Udinese Calcio earning 78 caps and scoring 6 goals. In 2010-2011, Obodo played for Torino FC (loan) earning 16 caps and scoring 1 goals. From 2011-2012, Obodo played for U.S. Lecce (loan) earning 23 caps and scoring 0 goals. From 2013, Obodo played for FC Dinamo Minsk earning 13 caps and scoring 0 goals. From 2014-2016, Obodo played for Skoda Xanthi F.C. earning 28 caps and scoring 2 goals. Christian Obodo also played nationally. During 2004-2008, Obodo played for the Nigeria national football team scoring 4 goals, with 21 caps.
Former Nigerian Footballer Christian Obodo was driving around the Southern city of Warri on Sunday. He said two armed men forced themselves inside his car. On Monday, Obodo said that he escaped from the suspected kidnappers in the oil-rich Delta state. He added that they pushed his girlfriend from the car, and another gunman was droving behind them. They later asked him to stop the car to have a word with their accomplice, and at that moment, he sped off. Christian was harmed, and nothing was taken from him. Kidnapping for ransom is common in Africa, especially in the oil-rich Delta region.
Professional footballers can earn plenty of money. But earnings depend on plenty of different circumstances. These include the player’s country and of course, their success. At the high end, stars in Great Britain and Europe can bring in $50 million or more. In South America, top soccer players earn $1-2 million a year. And in locations where soccer/football is not as popular, such as the US and China, players get $200,000 a year. The lowest paying leagues pay under $50 thousand per annum.
Christian Obodo’s net worth in 2018 was estimated to be around $3 Million. As of now, Christian Obodo’s net worth in 2020 is approximately $4 Million – $5 Million.