Football is one of the most liked game in the entire world but African`s have a different out of the world love with Football hence it doesn’t stop the Footballers of the country to be rich soon and so today let’s take a look at those Footballers who had their luck in peeks as these are the Top 10 Richest African Footballer in 2017.
10 Frederic Kanoute– Net Worth: $8 Million
Starting the list with we have a very famous retired Striker Frederic Kanoute who is known as the top scorer of 2004 African Cup of Nation. His estimated net worth is US $8 million. The Malian player has a great record for his best performance in the world as he has represented many club in his entire career.
He has been the member of several FC Clubs like West Ham United, Lyons, Tottenham Hotspur and Sevilla. The legend was born on September 2, 1977. He is also best known for his performance in Chinese league.
9 Christopher Samba – Net Worth: $ 20 Million
Next up the list we have very famous Congolese defender Christopher Samba as one of the richest African footballer. He has the estimated net worth of US $20 million. His weekly income was US $160,000 for Anzhi Makhachkala club where he was signed as a defender for the team.
He was born on March 28, 1984 in France. Christopher Samba was famous as nonsense captain of Blackburn Rovers and he also played for very famous football team Queens Park Rangers with the same amount of wages for six months. Currently he is owned by Panathinaikos.
8 Seydou Keita – Net Worth: $22 Million
Seydou Keita is a central midfielder from Mali who was born on January 16, 1980 is one of the popular African player in the world. He has played for many famous football club like Barcelona, Marseille, Dalian Aerbin FC, Roma, Lens and with his best performance he is one of the best player of Mali and around the world as he represented his country since the age of 20.
His estimated net worth is US $22 million which managed him to become one of the richest African player.
7 Kolo Toure – Net Worth: $43 Million
Another famous African footballer in the list, Kolo Touré who is a professional defender from Ivory Coast is now playing for Scottish Club Celtic. He was born on March 19, 1981 who is the brother of famous footballer Yaya Touré. He has represented the famous English club like Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City with his amazing performance.
He is listed as one of the highest paid footballer in the world as he has won two Premier League with two different clubs. Kolo Touré has an estimated net worth of US $43 million and recently he was offered as a player coach for Celtic as well.
6 John Obi Mikel – Net Worth: $50 Million
John Obi Mikel is a Professional Nigerian midfielder who was born on April 22, 1987. He has appeared six times in Lyn FC and currently he is a team member of Chinese Football club Tianjin TEDA in Chinese Super League. He started his career at the age of 12 and manage to become an international star.
He was in the headline of under 17 world championship in Finland. and has appeared in Chelsea club for almost ten years with his best performance. His estimated net worth is US $50 million.
5 Emmanuel Adebayor – Net Worth: $57 Million
Emmanuel Adebayor is Togolese striker who is one the richest African player in the list. He was born in February 26,1984 in Togo. He started his international career in 2001 and his performance led him to reach at high level also played for many famous European clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid as well.
As off now he is a team member of Crystal Palace. He is among the best player in the world and talking about his net worth it is US $57 million.
4 Michael Essien – Net Worth: $70 Million
Next in the list is Michael Essien, a Ghanaian professional midfielder who was born in December 3, 1982 is one of the famous player in the world. Michael Essien has represented many FC club like Chelsea, Lyon, Real Madrid and his last team was Panathinaikos as he is representing Free Agent club currently. He is famous for his tackling style and boundless energy.
His current salary is 2.5 million Euro as he is one of the richest African player in the world with his estimated net worth of US $70 million. Michael has represented his country for three times in African Cup of Nations.
3 Didier Drogba – Net Worth: $155 Million
Didier Drogba is the most famous African player of Ivory coast. He is the star of his nation and mostly known as legend of Chelsea. He has scored numbers of goal for his club and his presence in the field makes the match very interesting.
Drogba has represented his country several times in African Cup of Nation with his amazing performance and not to mention an Ivorian professional footballer has also played for many FC clubs like Marseille, Le Mans, Galasaray, Chelsea and currently he is a team member of Montreal Impact. He is the third richest African player in the world with his estimated net worth of US $155 million.
2 Yaya Toure- Net Worth: $170 Million
Yaya Touré is a world famous Ivorian football player. He was born in May 13, 1983. He has appeared in many clubs like Barcelona, Beveren, Monaco and currently is a member of Manchester City. Toure was voted African player of the year for dour times. He along with his brother Kolo Touré are amazing players as he is step ahead than his brother.
He is considered as one of the richest African footballer with his estimated net worth of US $170 million. Toure represented his country in African Cup of Nations with a victory in 2015 and runner up in 2006 and 2012.
1 Samuel Eto’O Fils –Net Worth: $202 Million
On the top of the list of African richest footballer is none other than Cameroonian professional footballer Samuel Eto’O Fils. Samuel has been the African player of the year for many times and represented many famous clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea.
He is the one best scorer and highest paid African footballer who is also involved in donation and charity organization. He is current team member of Antalyaspor and has an estimated net worth of US $202 million.
Top 10 Richest African Footballer in 2017
|Rank||Top 10 Richest African Footballer|
|1||Samuel Eto’O Fils –Net Worth: $202 Million|
|2||Yaya Toure- Net Worth: 170 Million|
|3||Didier Drogba – Net Worth: $155 Million|
|4||Michael Essien – Net Worth: $70 Million|
|5||Emmanuel Adebayor – Net Worth: $57 Million|
|6||John Obi Mikel – Net Worth: $50 Milion|
|7||Kolo Toure – Net Worth: $43 Million|
|8||Seydou Keita – Net Worth: $22 million|
|9||Christopher Samba – Net Worth: $ 20 million|
|10||Frederic Kanoute– Net Worth: $8 million|
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List of Top Ten of this Article
- 10 Frederic Kanoute– Net Worth: $8 Million
- 9 Christopher Samba – Net Worth: $ 20 Million
- 8 Seydou Keita – Net Worth: $22 Million
- 7 Kolo Toure – Net Worth: $43 Million
- 6 John Obi Mikel – Net Worth: $50 Million
- 5 Emmanuel Adebayor – Net Worth: $57 Million
- 4 Michael Essien – Net Worth: $70 Million
- 3 Didier Drogba – Net Worth: $155 Million
- 2 Yaya Toure- Net Worth: $170 Million
- 1 Samuel Eto’O Fils –Net Worth: $202 Million
- Top 10 Richest African Footballer in 2017