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10 Top Richest African Footballers In The World

Africa has produced the highest number of stars and we can all agree they have represented the continent extremely well.

Although most of the players have retired from active on-field playing, they are now developing the sport and coaching new talent back home.

Most African footballers, who play for big teams, are paid immensely for the great work they do on the field of play.

In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 richest African footballers in the world:

  • Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o is a Cameroonian football administrator and former player who is the current President of the Cameroonian Football Federation from 11 December 2021. He was among the best strikers in the world winning the African Players of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010. Eto’o’s net worth is about $95 million.

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  • Didier Drogba

Didier Yves Drogba is an Ivorian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He became a player-owner for Phoenix Rising of the United Soccer League in 2017 and retired a year later at the age of 40. His net worth is around $90 million.

  • Yaya Tourè Gnègnèri

The Ivorian footballer has a net worth of around $70 million. The former Manchester City player has also played for Barcelona, Monaco and Olympiacos.

  • John Obi Mikel

The Nigerian defense midfielder has a net worth of about $45 million. He has won the Premier League, FA cup, Champions League and Africa cup of Nations.

  • Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor

The Togolese striker is our fifth wealthiest African footballer, with a net worth of about $45 million. Appearing on Forbes as the 12th world’s best paid soccer player, Adebayor received an annual salary of about $16 million. Adebayor retired in 2020, having played last for Paraguayan club Olimpia.

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  • Michael Essien

Michael Essien is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder in the Azerbaijan Premier League. His net worth is about $35 million. At one point he played for Chelsea Football Club and also he was the most expensive African midfielder.

  • Salomon Armand Kalou

Salomon is an Ivorian left winger and striker with a net worth of $11 million in 2022. The former Chelsea player is a philanthropic athlete who raises awareness for kidney disease and assists kidney disease patients through his foundation.

  • Kolo Abib Tourè

Kolo Touré is a former Ivorian defender with a total net worth of $ 10.5 million. Touré has played for top league clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Celtic FC. He retired in 2015 after a successful career spanning 19 years of both local and international duty.

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  • Nwamkwo Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu is a retired Nigerian striker. According to TheRichest, Nwankwo has a net worth value of $9 million. Throughout his career, he was two-time African Footballer of the Year, two-time English Champion, Champions League winner, three-time English FA Cup winner, Olympic medalist, and UEFA Supercup winner, to name a few.

  • Suleyman Ali

The Ghanaian footballer is best known as Sulley Muntari. The retired footballer has a net worth value of $ 6 million, according to IdolNetWorth.

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