2020 African Richest Footballers


10.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – $20 million

The Gunners striker is one of the richest African players with a weekly wage of £198,000 an average of 10 million pounds per year, his current deal runs until 2021.

Thanks to his prolific goal-scoring ability, Aubameyang is regarded as one of the best Footballers in the world.

Aubameyang has also established himself as one of the best players in the premier league. Though Arsenal is not in their best form at the moment, the 2015 Africa Footballer of the Year was on a wonderful goal-scoring spree, which saw him share the 2018/19 EPL Golden boots with his African brothers. His net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.

9.Odion Ighalo – $23 million

The Premier league returnee and Nigerian star, Odion Ighalo was on a scoring spree for Watford where he helped his former club defeat prominent opponents such as Liverpool.

He moved to the Chinese Super League, where he played for Changchun Yatai and currently Shanghai Greenland Shenhua before he made his return to the premier league selected to help boost the goal-scoring lines of Manchester United.

Since he came on loan to Manchester United, he has been prolific, and very instrumental for the English club. Odion Ighalo’s net worth is $23 million, making him the 9th richest African footballer.

8.Asamoah Gyan – $23 million

Asamoah Gyan is a professional footballer, a striker, and former captain of the Ghana national football team. Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals. He has played for different clubs in his career like Udinese, Sunderland, Rennes e.t.c.

The Ghanaian is listed as one of the richest in his country right now, there have been contemplations regarding his net worth and the money he actually earns currently.

He is estimated to worth 23 million dollars, he acquired most of his money from his contracts with famous football clubs and the rest from endorsements.

7.Michael Essien – $35 million

Michael Essien’s net worth as of 2020 is $35 million, earning him the 7th spot on our list of the richest African footballers in 2020.

The Ghanaian footballer’s name may not be widely known in the world of football in Africa, but Michael Essien at one time was among the best the continent could boast of. From Ligue 1 where he began gaining publicity in his career to the EPL, he clinched several awards which included the EPL as well as the Ligue 1 Player of the Year. The former Ghanaian currently plays for the Azerbaijan Premier League club, Sabail FK.

6.John Mikel Obi – $45 million

Mikel Obi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. The Nigerian captain retired from international football after the last world cup in Russia.

Mikel Obi who was formerly earning a huge sum of 78million naira a year at the Chinese league is currently a free agent after he terminated his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor due to fear of coronavirus this May. He is worth $45 million which makes him the 6th wealthiest African footballer.

5.Emmanuel Adebayor – $50 million

Togolese star, Emmanuel Adebayor may not be among the top players in the continent at the moment, but he is indeed one of the best footballers the continent has produced. His amazing talents saw him compete at some of the best football clubs in the world such as Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspurs, Arsenal, and Manchester City. In 2008, he won the African Football Player of the Year award, as of 2020 Emmanuel Adebayor’s net worth is $50 million, placing him 5th on our list of the wealthiest African footballers right now.

4.Mohammed Salah – $70 million

One of the best football players in the world right now, the Egyptian footballer, Mohamed Salah, is indeed a phenomenal player.The star guided Liverpool to 2018/19 UEFA Champions League glory and also shared the 2018/19 EPL Golden boot with teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal winger, Aubameyang. He is a two-time African Footballer of the Year awardee. Mohamed Salah’s net worth as of 2020 is $70 million, making him the 4th richest African footballer right now.

3.Yaya Toure – $70 million

Yaya Touré, who had the best time of his career with European clubs, Barcelona and Manchester City is a four-time African Player of the Year award winner.

Touré is one of the few Africans who have won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in the world. Yaya Touré’s net worth is $70 million, bagging him the no. 3 spot on our list of the richest African footballers.

2.Didier Drogba – $90 million

Didier Drogba’s net worth is $90 million, making him the 3rd richest African footballer. Despite his retirement, Drogba’s achievements in football are still revered.

While at Chelsea, the star had the best years of his career, where he emerged as the club’s leading striker, Drogba won the EPL and FA Cup each on 4 occasions. He also won the UEFA Champions League, Community Shield, and Football League Cup and he is a two time African Player of the Year winner.

1.Samuel Eto’o – $95 million

Undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the history of football, Eto’o incredible strides, and achievements in football still stands long after his retirement.

From a young age, Eto’o had always shown great displays which others lived up to, He won the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs, namely Barcelona and Inter Milan. He also won various league titles in La Liga and Serie A such as La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España title, also Serie A, Supercoppa Italiana, and Copa Italiana titles. Samuel Eto’o’s net worth is $95 million, which ranks him as the richest footballer in Africa.

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