Football is the most enticing and entertaining sports in our planet. It is a game that has the highest support across the world. Africa has produced some of the finest Football talents over the years. Here we want to look at the richest African Footballers 2016.
The African footballers are playing across both the major and minor leagues in the world. However it is the African players who have played at some of the major European Players that has made the cut as one of the Richest African Footballers 2016. By the major leagues i mean top European leagues like Engligh premier league, La Liga, Seria A, German Bundesliga and French League 1.
They top African Footballers are paired fairly decently for their services. The Richest African Footballers 2016 got their wealth from both salaries and endorsement. Yes, they also get a lot of money from endorsements too. So the net worth of the richest African Footballers 2016 here is not just based on salary alone.
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Richest African Footballers 2016 : Top 1O Highest Paid African Footballers
In our list of richest African Footballers 2016, Camreoonian Striker Samuel Etoo with a net worth of $75 Million is the highest paid African player. He is closely followed by Ivorian strike rDidier Drogba who is valued at $40 Million.
Third on our list of richest African Footballers 2016 is Ivory Coast and Manchester City Midfielder, Yaya Toure who is worth $25 Million. Despite seeing himself relegated from the Manchester City first team by new manager Pep Guardiola, Toure is still one of the richest African footballer.
In fact, Yaya Toure is the richest african footballer if we had to base the the assessment of our top 10 richest African players on salary alone. He earns €250,000 every week at the Etihad Stadium.
Ghana Striker Asamoah Gyan is the fourth on our richest African Footballers 2016. He currently plays for Al Ain FC in UAE with a weekly salary of €60,000. Asamoah Gyan’s net worth is $23 Million.
Full List of the top 1O Richest African Footballers 2016, with their nationality and net worth
Below is the complete list of our top 1O Richest African Footballers 2016, with their nationality and net worth. As we stated earlier, this list is not based on current salary alone. It is based on accumulated wealth that the player has gathered over the years. Now take a look.
|Samuel Eto’o||34||Cameroon||$75 Million|
|Didier Drogba||37||Ivory Coast||$40 Million|
|Yaya Toure||33||Ivory Coast||$25 Million|
|Asamoah Gyan||30||Ghana||$23 Million|
|Michael Essien||33||Ghana||$22.3 Million|
|Emmanuel Adebayor||32||Togo||$20 Million|
|John Obi Mikel||28||Nigeria||$15 Million|
|Kolo Toure||35||Ivory Coast||$11 Million|
|Christopher Samba||32||Congo||$9 Million|
|Steven Pienaar||33||South Africa||$8.5 Million|
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