Top Ten Richest Footballers In Africa and their Net worth

Africa is one of the greatest continents in the world rich with football players and talents, though the value of the money in Africa is not high, nevertheless, we have footballers who practiced their trade abroad and are very rich.

They have plenty of assets and investments, some of the footballers are richer than many presidents in Africa.

Unlike other sports you don’t need large resources to bring in wealth, all it takes is your determination, focus, and strength to reach that top, these are the qualities that the present top ten richest footballers in Africa possessed. brings to you the latest top ten richest footballers in Africa.



10.  Sulley  ‘Ali’  Muntari
Sulley Muntari of Ghana in action during the international friendly match between Ghana and Senegal at The New Den on August 21, 2007 in London,
Sulley Muntari of Ghana in action during the international friendly


Sulleyman Muntari popularly known as Sulley Muntari is a Ghanian professional football player, He is a central midfielder. he has won a lot of trophies, amongst them are the FIFA World cup, Uefa champions league, Serie A, Coppa Italia. He was also part of the Portsmouth team that lifted the FA Cup trophy for the club.

Current Net worth

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, Various Online resource, Sulley Muntari’s estimated net worth in 2019 is $100K-$1M (Approx.).


9.Veijeany Christopher Samba
Christopher Samba of Dinamo Moskva in action during the UEFA Europa League


Veijeany Christopher Samba (born 28 March 1984), known as Christopher Samba, is a professional footballer, who plays for Congo National team.

He is currently playing for the Championship club, Aston Villa as a professional defender, he is regarded as one of the top ten richest players in Africa.

Current Net worth

His estimated net worth stands at US $7 Million.


8. Seydou Keita
Keita Seydou of Mali celebrates  2nd goal during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. (Sporty leagues)


Seydou Keita plays for Mali National team, he is a central and defensive midfielder. He has played for Barcelona and lens and enjoyed a successful season with them, winning 14 titles.

He has represented Mali in seven Africa Cup of Nations, his brilliant performance gave him the rewarding salary which has made him one of the top ten richest footballers in Africa.

Current Net worth

His estimated Net Worth is $10 Million.


7. John Obi Mikel
Obi Mikel of Nigeria celebrates after winning an international friendly match between Argentina and Nigeria (SportyLeagues)


John Mikel is a professional player who plays for Nigeria National team, he started his career with the Chelsea Football club after much deliberation between Ferguson Manchester United and Mourinho Chelsea Football club over his signing at a young age.

Born John Michael Nchekwube Obinna but, in 2003 the Nigerian Football Association mistakenly submitted “Mikel” as “Michael” for the tournament in Finland and has since then stuck to his new name.

Mikel is currently playing for Turkish side Trabzonspor after leaving Middlesbrough

current net worth

His estimated net worth is 30 million US dollars.


6.  Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana (Sportyleagues)


Asamoah Gyan born 22 November 1985, is a Ghanian forward, he is the former captain of the Ghanian national team. He has played for Udinese. Rennes, Sunderland, Shanghai SIPG and he is presently playing for Kayserispor.

Asamoah Gyan has one himself several honors, like BBC African footballer of the year 2010, UAE pro league 2010, 2011. He is now a free agent.

Current Net worth

His net worth is 23 million US dollars.


5.  Michael Essien
Michael Essien of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Chelsea and Apoel. (Sportyleagues)


Micheal Kojo Essien is also a Ghanian professional player, who currently plays for Sabail in the Azerbaijan Premier League.  He has played for the National team over 50 times,

At Chelsea, Essien’s full performance 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, while also placing as runner up in the 2008 UEFA Champions League. He has won the Chelsea Goal of the Season award twice, in the 2006–07 and 2008–09 seasons.

His various achievements earned him a good salary, which makes him to be listed as one of the richest footballers in Africa.

current Net worth

His current net worth is 35 million US dollars.


4. Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor of Manchester City celebrates with team-mate Kolo Toure after scoring during the Barclays Premier League (SportyLeagues)


Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor is Asamoah Gyan’s teammates, who plays as a striker for Kayserispor. He is a Togolese professional football player.

He has played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Crystal Palace, as well as French side Metz, Monégasque team Monaco, Spanish team Real Madrid, and Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir.

He won the African player of the year in 2008 while playing for Arsenal.

current net worth

His current Net worth is about $45 Million.


3. Gnegneri Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League (SportyLeagues)


Yaya Toure is an Ivorian football player, who currently plays for China League One club Qingdao Huanghai  as a midfielder. He is one of the top paid athletes in the world.
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He is the younger brother of Kolo Toure. He has played for Olympiacos, Monaco, FC Barcelona, and Manchester City, his weekly wages which he received when he was playing for manchester city is estimated at  210 thousand Euros a week.

He is regarded as one of the best players in his position, One of the greatest African players of all time, Touré was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

current net worth

His estimated net worth is US $70 Million.


2. Didier Yves Drogba Tébily
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match (SportyLeagues)


Didier Yves Drogba Tébily is an Ivorian retired international football player who played a striker. He is regarded as all-time top scorer of his national team,

He is regarded as a legend in Chelsea, after scoring more goals, more than any other foreign player in the club, and his currently the club’s highest goal scorer of all time.

He was voted the African Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009, his exceptional style of play earned him a good salary, which made him the 2nd in the top ten richest footballers in Africa.

Current Net Worth

His current net worth is 90 million US dollars.


1.Samuel Eto’o Fils

Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon in action during the International Friendly match between Italy and Cameroon (SportyLeagues)


Samuel Eto’o Fils is a retired professional footballer, who played for Cameroon,

In his time, he was regarded by the football elites as one of the best strikers in the world, he played in all the big leagues of the world before his retirement.

He played for Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Antalyaspor and many more.

He is regarded as the greatest African player of all time after securing a consecutive record of African player of the year in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010.

He has won La Liga, Uefa Champions League, Fifa Club World cup, Serie A and many more.

He is the richest player in Africa currently.

current net worth

His current Net worth is $95 Million

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