[Ranked] Top 10 Richest Footballers In Africa

Have you ever wondered who are the richest footballers in Africa are? if so this article would focus on the top ten richest footballers in Africa and their net worth.

There are many rich people in Africa some are businessmen others are a computer scientist and so on but still Outstanding, footballers are also one of the richest people in Africa.

Football is a very exciting sports game in which millions of people around the world watch.

Many even place a bet on different betting sites on their favourite team and footballer to win in their various matches. This has made football known and practised in different areas in Africa.

African footballers are among top earners in the world today. Footballers usually

get paid weekly and their payout is usually high. This has made some footballers rich

because their payout is made weekly and it is usually high.

These football stars are known for their huge wealth, talents and antics on their field. The very best in footballers are often among the highest-paid footballers.

The top richest footballers in Africa necessarily does not have to be the very best in the game. In our list of the top richest footballers in Africa, we will look into the network of the highest-paid stars as well as their salaries and endorsement to deliver the latest piece of the richest footballer in Africa. Here is the list of the

Top 10 Richest footballers in Africa:

1. Samuel Eto’o Net Worth- $95 million

richest footballers in africa

  • Current Club: Plays for Qatar SC
  • Date of birth: March 10, 1981
  • Nationality: Cameroonian
  • Football role: Striker
  • Transfer worth: free transfer
  • Estimated net worth: $95 million
  • Marital status: Married with 5 kids
  • Current goals: 426 goals

Samuel Eto’o a Cameroonian born on March 10, 1981, is presently the richest footballer in

Africa. He played as a striker at age 11 in kadji sports academy.

In 1992-1996, he trained there and moved to a french club but he was not accepted because he was too young and he lacked proper identification. In 1997-2000 he joined Real Madrid which was the first club he paid for but he was later loaned to multiple clubs. Samuel Eto’o has seen to have played for over 11 different clubs which include Real Madrid, Espanyol, Leganes, Mallora and other clubs.

His has an estimated net worth of over $95m which has made him the richest footballer in Africa. He owns a Bugatti which is one of his most expensive cars. He played for Qatar Sc before his retirement with the role of a striker. He is married and blessed with 5 children which are Lynn Eto’o, Siena Eto’o, Maelle Eto’o, Annie Eto’o and Etienne Eto’o.

He is the four-time winner of the African player of the year award in 2003,2004,2005 and 2010. He currently has a current goal of 426 goals.


2. Didier Yves Drogba net worth-$90 million

  • Date of birth: March 11, 1978
  • Nationality: Ivorian
  • Current-club: Retired
  • Estimated net worth: $90million
  • Marital status: Married
  • Current goals: 284 goals

 Didier Yves Drogba an Ivorian born on March 11, 1978, is currently the second richest footballer.

in Africa with an estimated net worth of over $90 million. Didier Yves Drogba grew his love for football at first when he was sent to meet his uncle a professional footballer-Michel Goba.

He is one of the best in the history of African football and he had skills, confidence and

trickery technique. Didier Yves Drogba has seen to have worked in some world’s largest

brands which include Samsung and others. Didier Yves Drogba captioned the national team

of Ivory Coast from 2006 until when he retired from ivory coast national team in 2014.

During his time in the Ivory Coast national team, he played very well and was top goal scorer as

at then. Close to his retirement he played for Chelsea Fc which was one of the richest clubs

then. He is well known for outstanding love, skills and passion in the game of football.

He won ten trophies for Chelsea and Galatasaray(4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 2 community

shields, 1 champions league and 1 Turkish super cup). He also won African Footballer of the

Year, FIFA World Player of the year, BBC African Footballer of the year. He currently has

scored over 284 goals.

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3. Yaya Toure Net Worth- $70 million

  • Date of birth: May 13, 1983
  • Nationality: Ivorian
  • current club: Qingdao Huanghai
  • football-role: Midfielder
  • Estimated net worth:$70 million
  • Marital status: Married

Yaya Toure also an Ivorian born on May 13, 1983, is seen as the third richest footballer in Africa with an estimated net worth of $70million. He has been seen as one of the best and richest players in Africa. In the year 2011,2012,2013 and 2014 Yaya Toure was voted as African Footballer of the year.

Forbes estimated his personal investment to be $46.4 million and it has made him one of the richest footballer in Africa. He is paid by Manchester 250,000 euro per week and he got $21.7 million from his endorsements. He has a Porsche 911, Mercedes Benz, Bently continental gt and Porsche cayenne car with mansions.

He has recently bought a Lavish Rolls Royce Phantom worth 350,000 euro. Yaya has won the African Footballer of the year award four times, and twice won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award, voted for by the public. He has also been voted into the PFA Team of the Year twice.


4. John Mikel Obi Net Worth-$60 million

  • Date of birth: April 22, 1987
  • Current Club: Trabzonspor
  • Football-role: Midfielder
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Estimated net worth: $60 million
  • Marital status: Married
  • Nationality: Nigerian

John Mikel Obi a Nigerian born on April 22, 1987, is seen as the fourth richest footballer in Africa with an estimated net worth of $60 million. He has represented Nigeria in many championships.

He is one of the richest players in Nigerian too. He real name is John Michael Nchekwuebe

Obinna but as a result of a mistake made by the Nigerian Football Association in 2013 to Fifa for a tournament in Finland and his name was changed to “Mikel” which he has been answering since then.  He makes money not only playing football but also from his endorsements like Pepsi and Samsung.

His contract at Tianjin Teda fetched him 140 thousand pounds weekly. Mikel Obi has expensive buildings and cars. He also has a total of 10 major winners’ medals all at Chelsea.

He also won the African Cup of Nations in 2013.


5. Seydou Keita Net Worth-$51 million

  • Date of Birth: January 16, 1980
  • Nationality: Mali
  • current club: Retired
  • Football-role: Midfielder
  • Estimated worth: $51 million
  • Marital Status: Married

This is another richest football in Africa with a net worth of $51 million. Seydou Keita born on January 16, 1980 is an outstanding footballer who plays both cental and defensive midfielder on the football peach. Seydou Keita career started when he was 17. In the Seventh African Cup of Nations tournaments, he represented mali which was his country at the age of 20. He later joined

the Chinese Super League Club Fc Dalian where he was paid 14 million euros per year. He is married and also retired. He owns Many mansions, cars and other assets worth millions of dollars.

At the Fifa U-20 world cup in 1999, he received the golden ball as the best player of the

tournament. With a total of 12 major winners’ medal including 2 champions league winners.


6.Emmanuel Adebayor Networth-$45 million

richest footballer in Africa

  • Date of Birth: February 26, 1984
  • Nationality: Dual citizenship-Nigerian/Togolese
  • Current Club: Without a club
  • Football role: Striker
  • Estimated net worth: $45 million
  • Marital Status: Married

One of the popular and richest footballers in Africa is Emmanuel Adebayor. He has been ranked the sixth richest footballer in Africa.

He is born on February 26, 1984. He played for clubs like Manchester City, Tottenham, Hotspurs and Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.

This outstanding Africa footballer has gotten numerous contracts with most of England’s richest clubs. By 2015 as a Manchester City striker he earned over $268,000 a week and has an

estimated net worth of $45million. He has multiple mansions, supercars and high flying private jets.  Emmanuel Adebayor was picked by CAF for the 2008 African Football of the Year on 10th February 2009 at an awards ceremony held in Lagos, Nigeria.


7. Michael Essien Net Worth-$35 million

richest footballers in Africa

  • Date of Birth: 3rd December 1983
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Football role: Midfielder
  • Estimated net worth: $35 million
  • Marital Status: Married

Michael Essien ranked as the seventh richest footballer in Africa born on 3rd December 1983 has a big name in Football.

He has many mansions and luxurious cars worth millions of dollars and other assets. He featured for a number of top European club sides including French sides Bastia and Lyon, Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Millan and others. He has a net worth of over $35million.

Chelsea, Essien helped the club win the Premier League in 2006 and 2010, as well as three FA Cups and one League Cup. He won the UEFA Champions League in 2012.


8. Asamoah Gyan Net Worth-$23 million

  • Date of birth: November 22, 1985
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Current Club: North East United FC
  • Football role: Striker
  • Estimated net worth: $23 million
  • Marital status: Married

Asamoah Gyan is ranking one of the eight richest footballers in Africa with an estimated net

worth of over $23 million. He was born on November 22, 1985. He possed many mansions, cars and other assets. Asamoah Gyan possessions include an MC Carthy Hill house worth $3 million and his Rolls Royce worth of $400,000. He has lately obtained a license to operate a private airline, “baby jet Airlines” in Ghana. On September 19, 2019 he was on a free transfer.


9. Sulley Ali Muntari Net worth-$22 million

  • Date of birth: August 27, 1984
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Current Club: without a club
  • Football role: Midfielder
  • Estimated net worth: $22 million
  • Marital Status: Married

Sulley Ali Muntari a soccer player has not only benefited much from his football career, but

also from numerous contracts with most of England’s richest clubs. In 2012 he earned $7540,000 from permanent contracts and $8,810,000 as the annual salary that he signed with Tottenham Hotspur.

He is rich and has a fleet of cars that cost around $900,000 at the time of purchase. When he was in Manchester City, He earned $268,00 a week and by 2015 his net worth estimated to $22 million. He has won an award of African Footballer of the year, Ivory Coast Player of the Year, FIFA Ballon d’Or, FIFA world player of the year.


10. Christopher Samba Net Worth-$20 million

  • Date of Birth: March 28, 1984
  • Nationality: Congo
  • Current Club: without a club
  • Football role: Defender
  • Estimated Net worth: $20 million
  • Marital status: Married
  • Current goals: 40 goals

Last on our list, Christopher Samba the tenth richest footballer in Africa which was born in March 28, 1984, is a popular Congolese defender. He has a net worth of $20 million. His most lucrative salary was a $160,000 per week contract that he signed. He was born in France and he Currently plays for Championship club Aston Villa as a defender. He has also played for many

football clubs which include Hertha BSC, Blackburn Rovers and Dynamo Moscow. In 2007, he signed a deal of three and a half years for 450,000 euro.

With all these outstanding Notes we have come to conclusion on the Top 10 richest African footballer.

We can see that among other wealthy men in Africa, Footballers are seen to be one of the richest in the society despising its nature.


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