Top 10 Richest Footballers In Africa And Their Networths

Do you know the richest footballers In Africa? Football, also known as soccer is a game in which 2 teams consisting of 11 players play against each other, using any part of their bodies except their hands and arms to compete to get the ball into the opposing team’s goal post.

The team with the highest score wins the game otherwise it’s a draw. 

Football is played according to a set of rules known as the laws of the game and governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) which organizes the World Cup for both men and women every four years choosing the best team as the winner.

Football originated in Britain, and it is the most popular ball game played by both males and females. Despite the risks (fractures, and the likes), football continues to rise in popularity.

African football has improved positively in recent years as most African footballers have played a crucial part in football clubs worldwide, which include but are not limited to European clubs, Asian clubs, and the likes.

Listed below are the top 10 richest African footballers who are still active in football;

Top 10 Richest Footballers In Africa

1. Muhammad Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly, Net worth – $70 million

With a net worth of 70 million dollars is currently the richest footballer in Africa. He is a Muslim Egyptian professional footballer born on the 15th of June, 1992, who currently plays as a forward for Liverpool, a premier league club, and also captains Egypt national team.

He is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed, therefore, considered one of the best players in the world. Mohammed Salah has won up to 10 awards which include; 2 Golden Boots in the year 2017and 2018, the Player of the Season award in 2017, 2 Goal of the Month award for the years 2020 and 2021, Premier League Champion in 2019, and Player of the Month 4 times in November 2017, February 2018, March 2018 and October 2021.

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2. John Mikel Obi, Net worth – $50 million

Mikel Obi is one of the richest footballers in Africa. He is a Nigerian footballer born on the 27th of April made the 2nd on the least with an estimated net worth of 50 million dollars.

He started his career as a midfielder in Plateau United, a Nigerian local football team, before joining Lyn football club in Norway in the year, 2014.

He currently plays Trabzonspor, a Turkish football club. He has won several awards, mostly at Chelsea Fc. Mikel is currently the richest Nigerian footballer in the top 10 in Africa.

3. Emmanuel Adebayor, Net worth – $45 million

Is a Nigerian/Togolese professional player, born on the 26th of February, 1984 with a current estimated net worth of 45 million dollars.

He played as a striker and he is the first Togolese to win the African football of the year while he plays with Arsenal. He currently plays as a striker for the Paraguayan club, Olimpia.

4. Sadio Mane, Net worth – $30 million

Mane is one of African’s richest footballers. Known for his strength and hard work, Sadio Mane is a Senegalese professional footballer born on the 10th of April, 1992, and currently worth 30 million dollars.

He currently plays as a Winger for Premier League Club, Liverpool, and his country, Senegal. He is regarded as one of the best players in Liverpool and the premier league.

Mane has won many individual awards which helped in increasing his net worth. He was one of the key players who helped Liverpool win in the 2019 season, which is their first in 16 years.

5. Pierre Emrick Aubameyang, Net worth – $30 million

Followed closely behind Sadio Mane with a net worth of 30 million dollars. A Gabonese professional footballer born on the 18th of June, 1989, currently plays as a striker and is a captain of both Premier League club, Arsenal, and the Gabon National Team.

He is rated as one of the best strikers in Europe in the past years. Aubamenyang won many individual awards which helped in increasing his net worth.

6. Victor Moses, Net worth – $25 million

Victor Moses is the sixth richest footballer in Africa. He is a Nigerian professional footballer born on the 12th of December, 1990, who currently plays as a winger on either flank for Spartak Moscow, a Russian football club.

He made it to the top 10 richest African footballers with a net worth of 25 million dollars.

7. Asamoah Gyan, Net worth – $25 million

Born on the 22nd of November, 1985 is a Ghanaian professional footballer following closely behind Victor Moses with a net worth of 25 million dollars.

He was formerly the captain of the Ghanaian national team and currently plays as a striker for Legon cities FC. He was regarded as one of the best African strikers in his early career owning to his skills and goal-scoring ability.

His record of playing in different countries coupled with his awards has helped increase his net worth.

8. Kevin Prince Boateng, Net worth – $20 million

He is a Ghanaian professional footballer born on the 6th of March, 1987 with a current net worth of 20 million dollars. He currently plays for Bundesliga club, Hertha BSC as a midfielder.

Boateng retired already from international competition after years of playing for Ghana in the African cup of Nations as well as the World club.

He is the 2nd Ghanaian to make it to the current top 10 richest footballers in Africa after Asamoah Gyan. His successful early career helped him make this list as he has played for different European clubs where he earned huge sums.

9. Odion Ighalo, Net worth – $20 million

Ighalo is a Nigerian professional footballer born on the 16th of June, 1989 followed closely behind Kevin Boateng with a net worth of 20 million dollars. He acquired so much wealth playing for different clubs in different countries which helped him make this list.

He currently plays as a striker for the Saudi club, Al Shabab. He is one of the richest footballers in Nigeria.

10. Riyad Mahrez, Net worth – $18.5 million 

Made it to the list with a net worth of 18.5 million dollars thanks to his successful career in England so far.

Riyad Mahrez is an Algerian professional footballer playing as a winger for English champion Manchester city and also the captain of the Algerian National team.

He was born on the 21st of April, 1991, and his huge salary coupled with his awards which have helped him make a huge amount of money help in making him earn a spot on this list as the 10th richest footballer in Africa.

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