Highest Paid African Football Players 2014

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2013 | 10

Richest Africa football players

Africa has always produced some of the finest footballers of different generations, from Roger Mila to Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o to Michael Essien and Yaya Toure. These players have graced the European football with africa flair and power and most of the big clubs send their scouts in the African cup of Nations to find some gems who might light up european leagues and Champions League.

Top 10 Highest Earning African Footballers:

1  Yaya Toure Net WorthYaya Toure  Man City €13.5M €250,000
2 Drogba Salary 2013-2014Didier Drogba  Galatasaray €10.9M €150,000
3 Emmanuel Adebayor  Tottenham €8M €120,000
4 Samuel Eto'o SalarySamuel Eto’o  Chelsea €5.5M  €75,000
5 Mikel John Obi   Chlesea €4.5M  €65,000
6 Michael Essien  Chelsea   €4M €60,000
7 Christopher Samba  QPR €5M  €65,000
8 Kolo Toure  Liverpool    €3.2M €50,000
9 Seydou Keita  Dalian Aerbin €3M  €40,000
10 Frederic Kanoute  Beijing Guoan €2M  €35,000


Top 10 Richest African Footballers

#1. Samuel Eto’o
Net Worth – $55 Million

#2. Didier Drogba
Net Worth – $35 Million

#3. Michael Essien
Net Worth – $22.7 million

#4. Emmanuel Adebayor
Net Worth – $15 Million

#5. Yaya Toure
Net Worth – $11.4 Million

#6. Kolo Toure
Net Worth – $10.3 million

#7. John Mikel Obi
Net Worth – $8 Million

#8. Frederic Kanoute
Net Worth – $8 Million

With the changing face of football around the world, more marketing more money which ultimately reward the players who are consistant and are playing on top of their games. Here is the list of players from African continent who have been on top of their game and earning the most money. Here is the list of top 10 highest earners from African continent in sport of football.

Samuel Eto’o Made that controversial move from Barcelona to Anzhi which was purely motivated because of the amount of money he was being payed, he is also the 2 highest earning player in the list of footballers in the world. While Didier Drogba who joined Galatasaray from Chinese club is one of the the other massively payed footballer from Africa. There are some surprising names as well with the likes of Seydo Keita who is playing in middle east after he joined a club from Barcelona and he is getting around 12 Millions euros

Yaya Toure who recently signed a contract extension with Manchester City is another player who is earning around 15 million euros. Drogba recently secured 5% share in Ivory Coast gold mine, and Michaels Essien orgnized a friendly match in Ghana couple of weeks ago.

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