A list of top ten richest footballers in Africa has been revealed in this article.
The African continent full of a lot of talented individuals and this has also reflected in the way African footballer perform in their various leagues and also when representing their own countries at various tournaments like the AFCON, Olympics and the world cup.
Billions of people around the world are very much interested in football and this makes it the most popular and the most profitable sporting activity across the globe. Soccer players at various football clubs are not left out on the dividends of the sport thus making them some of the richest athletes on earth.
The talents of these African footballers have made them some of the most valued soccer players around the world. And with contracts from various football clubs, brand endorsements and investments, these stars are have made good sums of money for themselves.
In this article, we will be taking a look at the top 10 richest footballers in Africa right now. These soccer players earn a very large salary on a weekly and monthly basis. Some of these players also have very profitable endorsement deals from popular brands as well as various investments which help them earn huge sums of money almost every day.
One major thing to note is that the networth of these African soccer stars are not only based on their cumulative salaries but on their current endorsement deals with popular brands and investments.
These are the richest African players who are still actively playing football. We won’t be including the names of some wealthy retired footballers like Etoo, Drogba and the rest because they are no longer active in the game of football as players.
1. Mohammed Salah
Mo Salah – One of the richest footballers in Africa
Current Networth (Forbes) – $90 Million
Nationality – Egyptian
Age – 30 Years
Plays For – Liverpool F.C. & Egypt National Football Team
Mohamed Salah Hamed is an Egyptian professional footballer who currently plays for premier league side – Liverpool F.C and the Egyptian National Football Team. He is considered one of the best players in the world he is known for his dribbling skills and speed.
He is one of the highest-paid African players in the English premier league and he is currently the highest-paid player at Liverpool F.C.
Salah who is often referred to as the Egyptian King is has played for various top clubs which includes Roma, Fiorentina, Chelsea, and now Liverpool. he is also one of the most talented players in the premier league ant this has earned him an outstanding weekly salary at Liverpool.
2. Emmanuel Adebayor
Current Networth – $70 Million
Nationality – Togolese
Age – 36 Years
Plays For – Togo National Football Team & Kayserispor FC
Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor who was born on 26 February 1984 is a Togolese professional footballer who currently plays for the Togolese National Football Team & Kayserispor FC. He is one of the most accomplished African players who has played for top clubs like Arsenal FC, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, Real Madrid as well as French side Metz, Monégasque team Monaco and Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir.
He is one of the richest footballers in Africa right now with an outstanding networth of around $70 Million. He won the award of the African Footballer of the Year in 2008 while playing as a striker at Arsenal Football Club.
While he was a footballer at Tottenham Hotspurs, he occupied the twelfth spot on Forbes list of The World’s Best-Paid Soccer Players with a total earning of $16.7 million at the time.
3. Asamoah Gyan
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Current Networth – $45 Million
Age – 34 Years
Nationality – Ghanian
Plays For – Ghana National Football Team & NorthEast United FC
Asamoah Gyan is a Ghanian professional footballer who was born on the 22nd of November, 185. He currently plays as a striker for NorthEast United FC (a club in the Indian Super League) and he is the former captain of the Ghanaian national team.
Gyan began his career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club – Liberty Professional and he started his professional footballing career with Serie A club – Udinese. He became popular after playing for Ghana at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Throughout his footballing career, Asamoah Gyan has accumulated a lot of wealth as an African footballer. He currently has a lot of local (investments in Ghana) and international investments to his name.
Gyan is also one of the richest footballers in Africa with an estimated networth of $45 Million. He is one of the highest-paid African footballers in the Indian Super League where he plays as a forward for NorthEast United Football Club.
5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Current Networth – $40 Million
Age – 31 Years
Nationality – Gabonese
Plays For – Chelsea & Gabon National Football Team
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a professional footballer from Gabon. He is a striker who currently plays for Premier League side Chelsea F.C and the Gabonese national Football Team.
Aubameyang has a networth of around $40 million and he loves expensive cars. According to Models of his cars alongside their prices are listed below.
Range Rover Sport Mansory – Price: £150,000+
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 (1) – Price: £250,000
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 (2) – Price: £250,000
Porsche Panamera Turbo Techart – Price: £140,000
Porsche Panamera Mansory – Price: £120,000
Ferrari 488 Spider – Price: £205,000
Ferrari 458 Italia – Price: £200,000
Audi R8 V10 Plus – Price: £130,000
Aston Martin DB9 Volante 2 – Price: £140,000
VW Beetle Cabriolet – Price: £22,000
Aubameyang also has sponsorship deals with top companies like Nike and other top companies which earns him more cash. He wears the Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF boot which is the same boot worn by Harry Kane and Samir Nasri and many believe he is paid to do so.
6. Seydou Keita
Current Networth – $30 Million
Age – 39 Years
Nationality – Malian
Plays For – Mali National Football Team & El Jaish SC
Seydou Keita is a Malian professional footballer. He plays as a defensive or central midfielder and started his professional career with Marseille. Since then, he has played for many top clubs which include Lens F.C (five seasons) and Barcelona F.C (four seasons), and he has won 14 titles with the latter club after signing in 2008.
He later left Barcelona in 2012 and since then, he has also played for some top clubs which include Sevilla, Dalian Aerbin, AS Roma, and El Jaish FC. He is one of Africa’s richest football stars and he has a networth of $30 Million.
7. Sadio Mané
Current Networth – $28 Million
Age – 29 Years
Nationality – Senegalese
Plays For – Bayern Munchen F.C. & Senegal National Football Team
Sadio Mané is a Senegalese professional footballer.
Mané started his footballing career with Ligue 1 club – Metz F.C at age 21. He later left the club after one season for Austrian club – Red Bull Salzburg in 2012. He later left Red Bull for Southampton where he set the record of the fastest hattrick in the English Premier League.
He joined Liverpool in 2016 for a reported fee of £34 million and since then, he has become of the best players ever in the Premier League. He is one of the richest African footballers right now
Despite his incredibly high networth of $25 Million, Mané is a very humble guy. He is known for various charity projects back home in Senegal and he is well respected for these kind gestures all over the world.
8. Kalidou Koulibaly
Current Networth – $16 Million
Age – 30 Years
Nationality – Senegalese
Plays For – Chelsea & Senegal National Football Team
Kalidou Koulibaly is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Chelsea and the Senegalese National team.
He started his professional footballing career with French team Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012 where he won the Belgian Cup in his first season.
Koulibaly was born in France to Senegalese parents, he was eligible to represent both nations at international level. He initially played for the France U20 football team but he later switched to the Senegalese side in 2015.
This defender currently plays for the Senegalese team at international level and has represented the country as a central defender in many football tournaments.
9. Riyad Mahrez
Current Networth – $11 Million
Age – 31 Years
Nationality – Algerian
Plays For – Manchester City F.C. & Algeria National Football Team
Riyad Karim Mahrez who was born on the 21st of February 1991 is a professional footballer from Algeria. He plays as a winger for Premier League side – Manchester City and captains the Algerian national football team.
Mahrez began his career as a youth player for French club AAS Sarcelles and made his first professional appearance for French Side – Le Havre. He joined Leicester City FC in 2014 where he helped them win the championship and promotion to the Premier League at the end of his first season.
Mahrez later moved to Manchester City in 2018, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup in his first season. He is one of the best African players and one of the highest-paid African players in the English Premier League.
Mahrez was also the Algerian Player of the year for 2015-2016 season. He also won the African Footballer of the Year awards also in 2016. Riyad Mahrez is one of the richest footballers in Africa and he has an estimated networth of around $8 Million.
10. Wilfried Zaha
Current Networth – $8 Million
Age – 30 Years
Nationality – Ivorian (from Ivory Coast/Côte d’Ivoire)
Plays For – Crystal Palace F.C & Ivory Coast National Football Team
Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha who was born on the 10th of November 1992 plays as a forward for Crystal Palace F.C and the Ivory Coast national team. He made his first professional appearance for Crystal Palace in 2010 after he advanced from Crystal Palace Academy in for the first team.
Zaha left Crystal Palace for Machester United in 2013 under the then manager – Alex Ferguson and he didn’t perform quite well there. He later returned to Palace in August 2014 on a season-long loan, before rejoining the club on a permanent basis in February 2015.
He one of the richest footballers in Africa and he has a networth of $10 Million. Zaha occupies the 10th spot on this list of Africas richest soccer stars right now.
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