Top 10 Richest Footballers in Africa And Their Net Worth

  1. Michael Essien – $24 Million

The Ghanaian midfielder started out in Lyon, moved to Chelsea where he spent 8 interesting seasons and won the Premier League, The FA Cup, The Europa League and The Champions League. He is Africa’s most expensive player and he currently plays for Italian side AC Milan.

  1. Emmanuel Adebayor – $28 Million

He is one of the richest men in Togo and it’s all thanks to the lucrative contracts he’s signed with some of England’s big clubs. Adebayor has played for top clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham. He currently plays for Crystal Palace but still receives his weekly wages from Tottenham.

  1. Yaya Toure – $65 Million

The lanky midfielder, who’s one of the best midfielders in the English Premier League has won the African Player of the Year three consecutive times and he’s a very important part of the Cote d’Ivoire national team set up. He’s currently on $15 Million per annum contract with Manchester City.

  1. Didier Drogba – $70 Million

The deadly Cote d’Ivoire striker has been a nightmare for a lot of defenders in England where he spent most of his career. Drogba’s move to Chelsea in 2004 brought good fortune and a number of sponsorship deals. He was paid $170,000 a week in Chelsea, $325,000 in Shanghai Shenhua, and $110,000 in Galatasaray.

  1. Samuel Eto – $90 Million

Samuel Eto has won the African Player of the year an impressive four times and has played for some of the biggest teams in World football including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Internazionale and Chelsea. The Cameroonian was one of the highest paid players in the world during his time with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

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