Football is now no longer a game of just playing for fun alone, or for little cash anymore.
Our footballers now are well paid and they also live a luxurious lifestyle, they also flaunts on social media about their success and many more.
When it comes to celebrities they can also match up to them, many of them even earn more than we think of.
We now see that all those football practices and talent they have are never to waste.
African footballers are no longer left behind, as they now feature at the world’s football top’s table. The list below will show you the richest African footballers in Africa.
1. SAMUEL ETO ‘O FILS: Samuel is from Cameron, he plays for the Turkish club Antalyasper as a striker.
He is rated as the most successful and decorated African player being aged 35 years old.
He scored 100 goals in five seasons with Barcelona and he is a record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga.
2. DIDIER DROGBA: Drogba scored more goals for Chelsea than any other foreign player and he is currently the club’s fourth highest goal scorer of all time.
He won the African footballer of the year twice 2006 and 2009. He is also the former captain of the Ivory Coast national football team.
3. YAYA TOURE: Toure is from Ivory Coast, he plays for Manchester City as the mildfielder, he is one of the world’s best player and has won the African footballer of the year four (4) times in a row, his net worth is nearly $70 million.
4. EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR: He helped Togo to qualify for the 2006 African cup of nations, he scored 11 goals in the qualifiers, he plays as a striker for the Turkish Club Istanbul Buguksehi. His net worth is $25 million.
5. MICHAEL ESSIEN: |He hails from Ghana, he was the most expensive African footballer of history, when he joined Chelsea in 2005.
He has achieved a lot in his career and he earns $5 million a year.