African Footballers are the players coming from the countries of the African continent that have achieved massive success also name and fame with their style of playing and popularity among the fans. These players have contributed majorly to the club’s success while serving their career spell for their respective teams. Most of these African Footballers have Strength and Power as they glorify the game on the pitch with excellent Attacking and Defensive Work Rate. Below is the list of richest and highest paid African footballers.
10. Seydou Keita:
Keita is a Malian professional footballer who plays for Qatari club El Jaish SC. A versatile midfielder, he can operate as both a central or defensive midfielder. He most notably played for Lens (five seasons) and Barcelona (four), winning 14 titles with the latter club.Keita represented Mali since the age of 20, appearing in seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. He also holds a French passport. His annual earning is €3M while his weekly earning is over €40,000
9. Christopher Samba:
Cristopher Samba is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Panathinaikos. Born in France, he plays for the Congo national team. Samba currently plays for Panathinaikos officially announced the capture of Congolese central defender Veijeany Christopher Samba, who was recently released from Dynamo Moscow. The 32-year-old international signed a one-season contract with the Greens and is expected to create a very strong defensive duo Christopher earns €5M and €65,000 per week.
8. Frederic Kanoute:
Frederic Kanoute is a retired Malian professional footballer who played for several top-tier clubs in Europe, enjoying his greatest success with La Liga side Sevilla FC. Kanouté was named the 2007 African Footballer of the Year, the first player born outside of Africa to win the award. Kanouté began his career with Lyon in France before moving to West Ham of the Premier League in 2000 His Net Worth is $8 Million. His annual earning is €2M while his weekly earning is €35,000.
7. John Mikel Obi:
Mikel is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team. Mikel’s height and great strength, allied to good ball control and an unusually wide range of passing, allows him not only to disrupt opposing attacks but also to spread the play effectively. His Net Worth is – $8 Million. He earns €4.5M annually and €65,000 per week. Mikel plays for Chelsea and also Nigeria’s national team, Super Eagles
6. Kolo Toure:
Kolo Toure is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays for Scottish Premiership club Celtic as a defender. Beginning his career at ASEC Mimosas, Touré moved to Arsenal in 2002, where he made 326 appearances for the club and was a member of the famous 03–04 ‘invincibles’ side. In 2009 he moved to Manchester City, where he was joined a year later by his younger brother Yaya Touré, helping City earn its first league title in 44 years. He has net worth of $10.3 million which makes him one of the highest paid African footballers. Annual earning €3.2M and weekly earning of €60,000. He plays for Liverpool.
5. Yaya Toure:
Yaya Toure is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast national team for whom he is the captain.Yaya Toure has spent the majority of his career as a box-to-box midfielder for club and country, where he has been regarded as one of the world’s best playersNet Worth – $11.4 Million. Yaya earns €13.5M per year and €250,000 per week. He is from Ivory Coast and plays for Man City and the Ivory Coast national team.
4. Emmanuel Adebayor:
Adebayor is a Togolese professional footballer who plays as a forward and is currently a free agent. He previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, as well as French sides Metz and Monaco and Spanish team Real Madrid. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008 and has Net Worth – $15 Million. Annual earning €8M and €120,000 weekly earning. He belongs to Tottenham football club.
3. Michael Essien:
Essien is a Ghanaian footballer who last played for Panathinaikos and the Ghana national team. He is a midfielder who has often been touted as a box-to-box midfielder for his ability to exert energy in supporting offensive and defensive play and for his tough tackling style which has earned him the nickname “The Bison” His Net Worth is $22.7 million. He earns €4M per year and €60,000 per week. He plays for Chelsea football club.
2. Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Canadian Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, for whom he has scored more goals than any other foreign player and is currently the club’s fourth highest goal scorer of all time. His Net Worth is $35 Million. €10.9M, €150,000. Drogba was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
1. Samuel Eto
Samuel Eto is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor. He is the most decorated highest paid African footballers of all time, having won the African Player of the Year award a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010. He was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005His Net Worth is $55, Million. He earns €5.5M annually and €75,000 weekly. He plays for Chelsea football club.