Africa is blessed with all manner of resources and people. Football in Africa is an interesting sport to go into. There are so many football leagues with talented players across the continent.
These players have been able to make their names and some have accumulated the most wealth in the game. We have brought you the list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa.
Richest Footballers in Africa
1. Samuel Eto’o
The richest player in Africa is currently Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon. He is a legendary professional footballer who has several awards in his career. He is currently in Qatar FC. He is also a businessman who owns a telecommunications company in Cameroon.
2. Didier Drogba
Number 2 on the list of richest footballers in Africa is the famous Didier Drogba. The retired player is regarded as one of the greatest footballers from Africa. He has a couple of awards and was of the highest goal scorers in Chelsea.
3. Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure is one of the most popular footballers in Africa and he started his career at the age of 18. The Ivorian central midfielder has won several awards and is the 3rd richest footballer in Africa.
4. Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese footballer who has played with big English clubs like Manchester City, Arsenal, and Tottenham. He is currently a striker at Instanbul Basaksehir in the Turkish league. He is currently 4th on this list.
5. Michael Essien
Michael Essien is a popular Ghanaian footballer who is known for his skill and efficiency in his position. He currently plays as a midfielder for Sabail in Azerbaijan. Michael Essien is currently 5th on this list.
6. Asamoah Gyan
The 6th spot on the list of richest footballers in Africa is taken by Asamoah Gyan. This Ghanaian player has played for clubs like Udinese, Al Ain, Rennes. He is currently the captain of the Ghanaian national team and plays for the Turkish team Kayserispor.
7. John Obi Mikel
John Obi Mikel is currently the captain of the Nigerian national team. He currently plays as a midfielder for Trabzonspor in Turkey and is the 7th richest footballer in Africa.
8. Seydou Keita
Seydou Keita is number 8 on the list of Africa’s richest footballers. The Malian player started his professional career at 17. He is regarded as a very versatile player who can play both defensive midfielder and central midfielder positions.
9. Christopher Samba
10. Sulley Muntari
The last name on this list is Sulley Muntari. He is a Ghanaian midfielder who is referred to as Bad Boy Muntari by Ghanaian football fans. He has made it to the list of richest footballers in Africa.
African footballers are making it in the world of football. They have done well to grow big and recognized internationally. This is the list of those who have to the top 10 in terms of how much they have made in the game. If you have any thoughts or comments, let hear them in the comments section.