This list is made up of the best of footballers Africa has ever produced. It is not uprising that these are the top 10 richest footballers of all time in Africa. This list contains players and former players like Austin Jay Jay Okocha who has since retired from active football is currently a business mogul in Nigeria. Samuel Eto’O who is arguably the best goal scorer Africa has ever seen. Didier Drogba who is considered the most respected African player of all time in the world, the biggest Chelsea legend.
The net worth for these players on this list runs in hundreds of millions of dollars. Find out if your favorite players are on the list. This is the continuation from the Top 20 Richest Footballers in Africa And Their Net Worth.
10. Sulley Muntari – Net Worth: $40 Million
Sulley Muntari journey into being a Ghanaian professional footballer started when he appeared in a youth tournaments from there to Ghana U20 to their senior team.
Muntari has played for different European football clubs before joining Saudi league team Ittihad FC in 2015 for a two year deal contract worth €6m. He has been successful in his football career that is total net worth is $40 million
09. Kolo Toure – Net Worth: $43 Million
Kolo Toure is an Ivorian footballer who has a net worth of $10.5 million dollars began his with ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast before joining Arsenal FC in 2002 after a short trial with the club and he was a member of the famous ‘invincible s’ side of the 2003–04 season.
After seven seasons with Gunners he signed for Man City where he pocketed $190,000 a week and currently plays for Liverpool, Kolo Toure also have a boot deal Adidas.
08. John Obi Mikel – Net Worth: $50 million
Born John Michael Nchekwube Obinna but, in 2003 the Nigerian Football Association mistakenly submitted “Mikel” as “Michael” for the tournament in Finland and has since then stuck to his new name. In 2005 Mikel was involved in a contract saga but eventually ended up in Chelsea.
John Obi Mikel collects $120,000,(N20m), per week excluding bonuses, and income from participating in the UEFA Champions League. Mikel Endorsement deals includes Pepsi, Samsung and Amstel Malta and has a total net worth of $50 million
07. Emmanuel Adebyor – Net Worth: $57 Million
Nicknamed Baby Kanu at his time in Arsenal Emmanuel Adebayor played for Metz, Monaco, Real Madrid, Manchester City and he currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur in England. At Man city the striker earned a whooping weekly salary of $274,000.
Togolese captain won the won the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2007 and Africa footballer of the year award in 2008 making him the first Togolese player to have won the award, Adebayor current net worth stands at $57 Million.
06. Michael Essien – Net Worth: $70 Million
Michael Essien is a box-to-box midfielder for his ability to exert energy in supporting offensive and defensive play and for his tough tackling style in 2005 Chelsea signed Essien from Lyon for $38 million.
The Ghanaian midfielder earned $110,000 a week at Chelsea, Essien has endorsement deals with African telecom group MTN, Samsung and Pepsi he also have investments across Ghana and other Africa countries.
05. Kanu Nwankwo – Net Worth: $100 Million
Kanu Nwankwo career as a successful football player span for 20 years across European top clubs like Ajax FC, Inter Milan, Arsenal, West Brom, and Portsmouth, he retired from both international football and at club level in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Apart from football the lanky striker make his money from wise investments in Real Estate, Hospitality, Oil and Gas, etc. His other investments includes an hotel in Victoria Island called Hardley Apartments which cost about $5million to establish he also own a multi million dollars photo-shop in Allen Avenue in Lagos and three other mansions in Park View, Ikoyi and the Kanu Heart Foundation as well as business interests in shipping in Europe. Last year, Kanu was dupe $104 million by his manager, meaning he actually worth more
04. Austin Jay Jay Okocha – Net Worth: $150 Million
Jay Jay Okocha is one of Africa finest player to have ever graced the world of Football mesmerize players with his step overs, skill and technique. Okocha has a football career of over 20 years in top teams in Germany, Turkey, England and oil rich Qatar.
He retired in 2006 after failing to help Nigeria qualify for the world cup, Okocha is a businessman in Nigeria, in fact, he is one of the biggest business mogul in Nigeria with a relaxation spot called ‘CLUB 10′ and he also owns merchandise named ‘Jay Jay Okocha Group West Africa Limited’ that is into property development, road construction, sales and distribution of electronics, and soccer players’ management. His total net worth is set at $150 Million.
03. Didier Drogba – Net Worth: $155 Million
Chelsea’s 4th highest goal scorer of all time Didier Drogba signed for the club on July 2004 for £24 million from Marseille and was voted Chelsea greatest player ever in 2012. Didier Drogba first cap for the Ivory Coast national team in 2002 against South Africa and in 2006 captained his side to World Cup.
Didier Drogba is certainly one of the richest footballers in Africa. He left Chelsea to joined Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua where he earned a whooping £200,000 a week, in 2013 Drogba singed for Galatasaray and he also earn a sign-on fee of €4 million plus basic wage and €15,000 per match. The 37-year-old has endorsement deals with Nike, Pepsi, Samsung and Orange France making his total net worth to be $155 Million
02. Yaya Toure – Net Worth: $170 Million
Ivory Coast captain and Man City player Yaya Toure began his playing career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas he also played for Beveren in Belgium, Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine, Olympiacos in Greece, and AS Monaco in France before he joined Barcelona in 2007 and he was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona team which won six trophies in one calendar year.
In 2010 Man city signed Yaya Toure for £24 million Toure currently earns $320,000 a week. Other compensation includes an image rights payment of $2.5 million a year and an additional $1.3 million bonus every time Manchester City qualifies for the Champions League and his current net worth is $170 Million to make him one of the richest footballers in Africa
01. Samuel Eto’O – Net Worth: $202 Million
Samuel Eto’O Fils is Africa most decorated player with four African Player of the Year and he became the first player to win two European continental trebles following his back-to-back achievements with Barcelona and Inter Milan.
The Cameroonian captain played for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea FC, Anzhi Makhachkala and Everton. Samuel Eto’O became the highest paid player in the world with a salary of €20 million (after taxes) per season with Anzhi Makhachkala and he has Endorsements deals that worth $3M, Samuel Eto’o total net worth is $202 Million to put him on top of the richest footballers in Africa.