5 richest African footballers in the world of football today(photos)

- 1/22/2018
Do you love football? If you do then you are not alone. Football in Africa is a really big deal. Here, the round leather game is so  popular most people become fans or players at a very young age. 
Top 5 Africa's richest footballers
Over the years, the game has produced some of the most amazing talent the continent and the world of sports has ever seen. As a matter of fact,  some of the biggest soccer players the world has come to know and love have emerged from Africa. And every year— like a well oiled machine, more incredible new footballers emerge from the soccer loving continent of Africa.

Proffesional football is synonymous with wealth. Playing the game at the highest level doesn't just bring fame, it brings money. And tons of it too. Many stars that play the game are making mind blowing amounts of cash on a weekly basis.

In this post Iam going to narrow down the money list and show you the top 5 richest African footballers in the world now. 

A bundle of talent and skill, bountiful technique, and speed are only part of what make some of these soccer stars Africa's highest paid football players

Here are they!

5. Michael Essien

Net worth $25 million. Current club—Persib Bandung, Indonesia. The Ghanaian international still holds the record for Africa's most expensive player After his £24.4 million mega move from Lyon to Chelsea.  It was at Stamford Bridge that the skillful playmaker made his greatest impact in the footballing world. After 8 years at Chelsea FC, Essien currently has an enviable net worth.

4. Emmanuel Adebayor
Highest paid African footballers
Networth-$27 million. Current club—Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey.  The Togolese international is one of the best footballers ever to emerge from Africa. With a Mercurial style of play,  the towering striker is still considered one of the most underrated players from the continent. But their is absolutely no way you can underate his impressive net worth—with a straight face. 

3. Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure richest African footballers
Net worth-$65 million. Current club—Manchester City(since 2010). For years, The Ivory Coast nternational has been one of the most consistent performers in football. Between 2011 and 2017 the talented defensive midfielder won the African player of the year three times. He has won almost all the accolades in the top flight while plying his trade with the likes of Barcelona,Manchester City and Liverpool. He currently earns about $15 million annually and has a hefty net worth to go with it. 

2. Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba richest African footballers
Networth-$70 million. Current club—Phoenix Rising FC,  United States. Considered one of the most powerful strikers in the history of the game Ivorian Drogba is an enigma,  because he didn't really start to shine brightly on the world stage until the age of 26 back in 2004. This was after his big money move from Lyon to Chelsea. At Chelsea the star established himself a legend in the blue Jersey,becoming the highest scoring foreign player in the club's history.

At his peak,  he commanded a weekly salary of $170, 000 at Stamford Bridge. After winning the Champions league with Chelsea,  he went on to play in the Chinese league where he earned a staggering $325,000 per week.  The 39 year old currently plays in an American club which he partly owns. This makes him the first footballer to play in a club he owns. 

1. Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o highest paid African footballers
Net worth-$90 million. Current club—Antalyaspor,  Turkey.  Four time African footballer of the year Samuel Eto'o is the richest footballer in Africa. The Cameroon international who was once considered the fastest striker in the world, has played for some of the world's biggest clubs and is currently the most decorated African soccer player, having won more top flight trophies than any other star. The multiple champions league winner has a super net worth for his impressive footballing efforts over the years. 

The sporting world has been blessed by the contributions of these great African soccer stars and they in return have earned great fame,honour and wealth playing the game they love. 

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