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Top 10 Richest footballers in Africa

Last updated on September 23, 2021

Top 10 Richest footballers in Africa And Their Net Worth 2021

Who are the Richest footballers in Africa? Muhammad Salah , John Obi Mikel , Emmanuel Adebayor , Sadio Mane , Pierre Emrick Aubameyang , Victor Moses , Asamoah Gyan , Kevin Prince Boateng , Odion Ighalo and Riyad Mahrez are the Top 10 Richest footballers in Africa on our List .

Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Africa. Indeed, football is probably the most popular sport in every African country, although rugby and cricket are also very popular in South Africa.

African football has improved so much in recent years. Most of its footballers have played a crucial part in football clubs worldwide, including European clubs, Asian clubs and many others.

Richest footballers in Africa

Scout Africa discovers the Richest footballers in Africa in 2021 and their current net worth’s. 

Who is the richest footballer In Africa 2021?

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah as the Richest footballer in Africa is the only African star in the Forbes’ list of highest-paid footballers for the year 2021. Salah is placed fifth in the global 10-man shortlist behind no. 1 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Who are the Richest Footballers In Africa 2021?

Here are the Top 10 Richest Footballers In Africa and their Net worth as at 2021

1. Muhammad Salah – Net Worth $70 Million (Egyptian)

Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Egypt national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed .

Mohammed Salah is currently the richest footballer in Africa in 2021, with an impressive net worth of  $70 Million. Salah is currently Liverpool’s highest-paid player with an annual salary of $23.1 million, adding to his previous salaries in the past years. His endorsements also include Adidas, DHL International, Electronic Arts, ExxonMobil, Vodafone-USD.

2. John Obi Mikel – Net Worth $45 Million (Nigerian)

John Obi Mikel is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for EFL Championship club Stoke City. Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004. John Mikel Obi is the 2nd richest footballer in Africa in 2021 with a $45 million salary.

After two years in Norway, Mikel Obi joined English club Chelsea, where he spent eleven years. He earned lots of money at the London club before moving to Chinese club Tianjin TEDA in 2017. In Tianjin TEDA, he received over $7.5 million on an annual basis.

3. Emmanuel Adebayor – Net Worth $45 Million (Togolese )

Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese professional footballer who plays as a striker. He previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace.

The striker spent ten years in England, acquiring so much wealth that raised his net worth. In Manchester City, Adebayor earned an annual salary worth $25 million, while in Tottenham, he received an annual salary of $5 million.

His early five years in Metz and Monaco also helped him make little money that increased his net worth. Adebayor has also played in the Turkish Super League for İstanbul Başakşehir and Kayserispor for four years. Emmanuel Adebayor is the 3rd richest footballer in Africa, with a net worth of $45 Million

4.  Sadio Mane – Net Worth $30 Million (Senegalese)

Sadio Mané is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Senegal national team. 

Over the past five years in Liverpool, Mane has been a very prolific player helping Liverpool win many European titles, including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.

The strong midfielder has also won many individual awards that helped increase his net worth to become the fourth richest footballers in Africa. His awards include Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season Award, African Footballer of the Year, Onze d’Or and many others.

5. Pierre Emrick Aubameyang – Net Worth $30 Million (Gabonese )

Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang is a Gabonese professional footballer who plays as a striker and is the captain of both Premier League club Arsenal and the Gabon national team. Aubameyang is renowned for his pace, finishing, and off-ball movement.

In 2018 Aubameyang joined Arsenal in the club’s record fee worth £56 million. Currently, he receives a lucrative weekly salary worth  £350,000, a huge salary that has increased his net worth to become the 5th richest footballer in Africa in 2021.

He has also won many individual awards that have increased his net worth, including Ligue 1 Best African Player 2013, Bundesliga Player of the Year 2015, African Footballer of the Year 2015 ad many others.

6. Victor Moses – Net Worth $25 Million (Nigerian)

Victor Moses is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger on either flank for Russian club Spartak Moscow on loan from Premier League club Chelsea. He has also been deployed as a wing-back at times during his career.

Victor Moses is a Nigerian and Chelsea player, but he currently on loan playing for Russian club Spartak Moscow.

In the 2019 season, Moses joined his former manager Antonio Conte on loan at Inter Milan. In 2016 Moses lifted the 2016 Premier League trophy with Conte. After the one-year loan contract with Inter Milan, he joined Spartak Moscow for another loan spell.

7. Asamoah Gyan – Net Worth $25 Million (Ghanaian)

Asamoah Gyan was born November 22, 1985, in Greater Accra, Accra. He has played for Udinese, Rennes, and Sunderland and currently plays with legion Cities FC.

Asamoah ‘Baby Jet’ Gyan is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Legon Cities FC and is the former captain of the Ghanaian national team. 

He has an estimated net worth of $25 million and a Market value of $121,300.

8. Kevin Prince Boateng – Net Worth $20 Million (Ghanaian)

Kevin-Prince Boateng, also known as Prince, is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or forward for Serie B club Monza. Coming through the youth system, Boateng began his career at Hertha BSC, before joining Tottenham Hotspur in England.

In the past, Kevin Prince Boateng has played for different European clubs where he earned so much money to increase his net worth to such a huge amount.

The top striker has played for AC Millan, Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sassuolo, Barcelona and many other clubs.

9. Odion Ighalo – Net Worth $20 Million (Nigerian )

Odion Jude Ighalo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Saudi club Al Shabab. After starting his career at Nigerian clubs Prime and Julius Berger, Ighalo moved to Norwegian club Lyn in 2007. 

His huge net worth increased when he joined Changchun Yataiin in 2017 in the Chinese Super League and another Chinese club, CSL giants Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in 2019.

After a loan move to Manchester United in 2019, where Ighalo agreed to receive a pay cut of 150,000 pounds per week, he joined Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab.

10. Riyad Mahrez – Net worth $18.5 million (Algerian)

Riyad Karim Mahrez is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester City and captains the Algerian national team. Mahrez began his career as a youth player for French club AAS Sarcelles .

His huge salary has helped him to earn a spot as the 10th richest footballers in Africa.

Mahrez’s individual awards have also helped him gain so much money to make it to the top ten richest footballers in Africa.

His individual awards include CAF African Footballer of the Year 2016, BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016, Algerian Footballer of the Year 2015 and 2016, PFA Players’ Player of the Year 2015, PFA Fans’ Player of the Year 2016 and many more.

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