Football is one of the most enjoyed sports all over the world and in Africa too. Africans have groomed many footballers to represent us nationally and globally. These men are experts at what they do, not only do they play well, they earn whopping and mouth-watering amounts of money for their skill and expertise.
These are the top 10 richest footballers in Africa:
SAMUEL ETO’O FILS – $ 95 MILLION.
Eto’o Fils is the richest footballer in Africa with a net worth of $ 95 million.
He is from Cameroon in Africa and he was once the highest paid footballer in the world earning $ 25 million annually. He was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. He currently plays for Qatar SC.
DIDIER YVES DROGBA TEBILY – $ 90 MILLION.
Didier Drogba is the second richest African footballer with a net worth of 90 million dollars.
Drogba was transferred to Chelsea at the age of 26, and since then it’s been nothing short of a success story. He is married and has two sons. Drogba is now retired.
MOHAMED SALAH – $ 90 MILLION.
Mohamed Salah is the third richest African footballer. His net worth is 90 million dollars.
Salah was born in Egypt in 1992. He plays professionally for Liverpool and he’s the captain of the Egypt national team. He is known as one of the best footballers in the world and he’s known for his remarkable dribbling, finishing and speed.
YAYA TOURÉ -$ 70 MILLION.
Touré is the fourth richest African footballer with a net worth of 70 million USD.
He started playing football in the mid 90’s in Côte d’Ivoire. He is 35 years old. Yaya Touré is the brother of Ibrahim and Kolo Touré. He is a former Manchester city midfielder.
PIERRE EMERICK AUBAMEYANG – $ 66 MILLION.
With a net worth of 66 million dollars, Pierre Emerick is the 5th richest African footballer.
He is originally from Gabon but he was born in France in 1989. He is a striker for Barcelona and he’s the captain of the Gabon national team. He is considered one of the best footballers in Africa.
EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR – $ 57 MILLION.
Emmanuel Adebayor is the 6th richest footballer in Africa with a net worth of 57 million dollars.
Adebayor was born in Lome, Togo in 1984. He was voted as the African footballer of the year in 2008. With 31 goals, he is the top goal scorer for the Togo national team. He has played for Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and so on.
MIKEL JOHN OBI – $ 45 MILLION.
Mikel Obi is the 7th richest footballer in Africa with a net worth of 45 million USD.
Obi started playing football at sixteen in a football club called Enyimba in Aba, Nigeria. He currently plays for an English club in Middlesbrough as a midfielder. His football career has been a huge success. He is the 7th richest footballer in Africa.
KOLO TOURÉ – $ 43 MILLION.
Kolo Touré is the 8th richest footballer in Africa with a net worth of $ 43 million.
He is from Ivory Coast, born on the 19th of March, 1981. He became part of Arsenal in 2002. He stayed in Arsenal till 2009, and then he joined Manchester city, and left to Liverpool in 2013. He has been in the Ivory Coast national team since 2000 and has scored three goals for his country. He is the brother of Yaya Touré, the fourth richest footballer in Africa. Talk about sibling goals!
MICHAEL ESSIEN – $ 35 MILLION.
With a net worth of $ 35 million, Michael Essien is the 9th richest African footballer.
Essien is Ghanaian and he has represented different clubs like Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Millan and so on. He currently plays for an Azerbaijan football club in Baku called Sabail FK.
ASAMOAH GYAN – $ 31 MILLION.
Gyan has a net worth of 31 million and is the 10th richest African footballer.
Gyan is from Ghana. He started his career with liberty professionals and had 10 goals in 16 games as at 2003. He obviously had potential from the start. He is the captain of Black stars of Ghana and he currently plays as a striker in kayserispor.
Are you familiar with any of the ten footballers mentioned above? You should be. Africans rock!