Richest Footballers In Africa 2021 – Top 11 Richest Footballers In Africa 2021

Richest Footballers In Africa 2021 – There are a lot of extremely rich people in Africa. Most of them are businessmen or celebrities e.g Dangote, Otedola, and many more. Football is a very popular and exciting game. It is a game that millions of people around the world play and love.

This is one of the reasons soccer lovers head on to the top list of betting sites to place bet, that the team of their favorite footballer will win. African footballers are among the highest earners in the world of football.

Richest Footballers In Africa 2021

When talking about the Richest Footballers In Africa 2021 and their net worth, we should note that the salary from the games, the prize money they get, or the amounts they receive from their endorsement deals, is not thousands of dollars but millions and millions of dollars. Now, who are the richest footballers in Africa? Here is a comprehensive list.

1. Samuel Eto’o Net Worth – $95 million

Samuel Etoo - richest footballer in Africa
  • Date of birth: March 10, 1981, Nationality: Cameroonian
  • Current club: He plays for Qatar SC before his retirement
  • Role-playing: striker
  • Transfer worth: free transfer, Estimated net worth :$95million, Marital status: married.
  • Awards: As the most decorated African player of all time, he is a four-time winner of the African Player of the Year award – 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010. Among other records, Eto’o retires as Cameroon’s all-time top scorer
  • Current goals :426goals.

I am glad to announce  to you that Samuel Etoo is once again the Richest Footballers In Africa 2021. Everyone agrees that Samuel Etoo at present is the biggest star in Africa. Samuel Etoo, who plays as a striker joined the Kadji Sports Academy at the age of 11. He trained there from 1992-1996, and then moved to French soccer club but was rejected due to his young age and a lack of proper identification.

He never lose hope but joined Real Madrid where he completed his youthful career the following year. Madrid was the first club he played for (1997 to 2000), but was later loaned to multiple clubs. In all, he has played for 11 different clubs and the Cameroonian National Team.

The clubs include Real Madrid, Espanyol, Leganes, Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Anzhi Makhachkala, Everton, Sampdoria, and Antalyaspor. His estimated net worth is $95m and this has made him one of the 20 world’s richest footballers.

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Eto’o rides the world’s most expensive car – A Bugatti Veyron and stands the only African footballer who actually owns one. Among the fleet, you can definitely find a Ferrari, a Bentley,  Lamborghini, a hummer jeep, a Porch and a family bus.

He doesn’t purchase the wheels for himself alone, almost every member in his nuclear family rides in something big! Are you curious to know the list of the remaining 9 richest footballers in Africa?

2. Didier Yves Drogba Net Worth – $90 million

Dider drogba net worth
  • Date of birth: March 11, 1978
  • Nationality: Ivorian, Current club: Retired
  • Role-playing: Striker, Transfer worth: April 12, 2017, Arizona United
  • Estimated net worth :$90 million, Marital status: married.
  • Awards: Ten trophies for Chelsea and Galatasaray (4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 2 Community Shields, 1 Champions League, and 1 Turkish Super Cup) African Footballer of the Year, Ivory Coast Player of the Year, FIFA World Player of the Year, BBC African Footballer of the Year, amongst others.
  • Current goals: 284goals

Drogba is very wealthy and currently number 2 on our list of the Richest Footballers In Africa 2021 with an estimated net worth of $90 million. Drogba began on his path to football when he was sent by his parents to live with his uncle, professional footballer Michel Goba. He had skills, trickery, confidence, and technique. He is one of the best in the history of African football.

Drogba has worked with some of the world’s largest brands which include, Samsung, Pepsi, Adidas, Nike, and Konami. In 2006, Didier Drogba captained the national team of Ivory Coast from 2006 until his retirement from the Ivory Coast national team in 2014.

During his time in the Ivory Coast national team, he was the nation’s all-time top goal scorer. Close to his retirement, he played in Chelsea FC, one of the ten richest soccer clubs in the world. He is well-known for his remarkable scoring abilities, passion for the game and love for luxury cars.

3. Yaya Toure Net Worth – $70 million

Richest African footballer - Yaya Toure Net worth
  • Date of birth: May 13, 1983, Nationality: Ivorian
  • Current club: Qingdao Huanghai, Role-playing: Midfielder
  • Transfer worth: July 3, 2019, Estimated net worth :$70 million,
  • Marital status: married.
  • Awards:  Yaya has won the African Footballer of the Year award four times, and twice won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award, voted for by the public. He has also been voted into the PFA Team of the Year twice.

Yaya Touré has been regarded as one of the world’s best players in his position and also one of the greatest and richest footballers in Africa. Yaya Touré was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Manchester paid him £250,000 per week and he got $21.7 million from his endorsements., Forbes estimates his personal investment as $46.4 million and in total his net worth is estimated to be $70 million and this has made him be one of the richest footballers in Africa.

Yaya Toure has been a fan of luxurious cars and mansions. Earlier he was having Porsche 911, Mercedes Benz, Bentley Continental GT, Porsche Cayenne., Recently, this wealthy African footballer has got himself the lavish Rolls Royce Phantom, worth £350,000.

4. Mohamed Salah Net Worth

Mohammed-salah African footballer
  • Date of birth: June 15, 1992, Nationality:  Egyptian
  • Current club: Liverpool FC, Role-playing: Forward
  • Transfer worth: £36.5m, Estimated net worth: $70 million
  • Marital status: married.
  • Awards: Over the years, Salah has been crowned the PFA Player of the year 2018, African Player of the Year 2018/2019, CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year 2012, Premier League Player of the Month 2018,2019, FWA Footballer of the Year 2018, Premier League Golden Boot 2017,2019, BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, and many more.

Mohamed Salah, popularly known as Mo Salah is no doubt one of the most popular African players. Born in Egypt on June 15, 1992, Salah who is academically endowed chose to follow his dream to becoming a professional football player. Mohamed Salah is becoming one of the world’s greatest forwards who plays as a striker for Liverpool FC of the English Premier League – one of the best football leagues in the world.

He also plays for the Egyptian National Team. His net worth of $70 million proves he’s a successful player as he earns enormous weekly salary and has endorsements with top brands like Adidas, Falken Tyres, Uber, etc.

5. John Mikel Obi Net Worth – $60 million

John mikel net worth
  • Date of birth: April 22, 1987, Nationality:  Nigerian
  • Current club: Trabzonspor, Role-playing: Midfielder
  • Transfer worth: free transfer July 1, 2019
  • Estimated net worth: $60 million, Marital status: married.
  • Awards: He has a total of 10 major winners’ medals all at Chelsea: 2 Premier League 2009–10, 2014–15,4 FA Cup 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12,2 Capital One Cup 2006–07, 2014-15, 1 UEFA Champions League2011–12, 1 UEFA Europa League 2012–13. Mikel also won the African Cup of Nations in 2013.

John Mikel Obi is very wealthy and currently number 4 on our list of the Richest Footballers In Africa 2021 with an estimated net worth of $50 million. While this professional footballer is a former player, he represented Nigeria in many championships. He takes the top spot on the list of top 15 richest footballers in Nigeria.

He was born John Michael Nchekwube Obinna but as a result of a mistake in his name submitted by the Nigerian Football Association in 2013 to FIFA for a tournament in Finland, his name was changed to “Mikel” which he has since stuck with.

He’s no doubt one of the richest footballers in Africa has featured for top English Premier League side Chelsea and Lyn Oslo In Norway. His contract at Tianjin Teda fetched him 140 thousand pounds weekly. Mikel Obi’s house and cars are really impressive and expensive.

He also has extremely expensive cars such as, for example, Bentley Continental GT (it costs about N35m), expensive Mercedes G Wagon (#81 million) luxurious Range Rover Sport, (#43million) and Black Mercedes G 500. Obi Mikel not only makes a lot of cash playing football but also from his endorsements like Pepsi and Samsung.

6. Seydou Keita Net Worth – $51 million

Seydou Keita net worth
  • Date of birth: January 16, 1980, Nationality: Mali
  • Current club: Retired, Role-playing: Midfielder
  • Transfer worth: El jaish August 19, 2016, on a free transfer
  • Estimated net worth: $51 million, Marital status: married
  • Awards: He received the golden ball as the best player of the tournament at the 1999 Fifa U-20 world cup.With a total of 12 major winners’ medals including 2 Champions League winners.

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Here is another outstanding and wealthy African footballer whose net worth is $51 million. Seydou Keita is a versatile footballer who can play both as a central midfielder and a defensive midfielder on the football field. His professional football career started when he was 17.

He represented his country, Mali at the age of 20 and he appeared in the seventh African Cup of Nations tournaments. Keita made his debut in 2000 for Mali at the FIFA World Cup Qualifier. In 2012, he joined the Chinese Super League Club FC Dalian Aerbin where he is paid €14 million per year. He is blessed with many mansions, luxurious cars worth millions of dollars and other assets.

7. Emmanuel Adebayor Net Worth – $45 million

Net worth of richest African footballers
  • Date of birth: Feb 26, 1984, Nationality: Nigerian/ Togolese
  • Current club: Without a club, Role-playing: Striker
  • Transfer worth: In 2017, the superstar joined the Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir on an 18-month deal which is expected to earn him around £50,000-a-week or £2.6million a year after tax.
  • Estimated net worth :$45 million
  • Marital status: married
  • Awards: Adebayor was picked by CAF for the 2008 African Football of the Year on 10 February 2009 at an awards ceremony held in Lagos, Nigeria. He was the first Togolese to win the African Football of the Year.

This popular footballer is another richest player who originates from Nigeria and is well known all over the world. He played for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspurs and Crystal Palace in English Premier League.

This  professional footballer Adebayor hasn’t just benefited much from his lucrative football career, but also from the numerous contracts with most of England’s richest clubsr. While at Manchester City the striker earned a reported $268,000 a week and by 2015, he has an estimated net worth of $45million. He lives an extravagant lifestyle with multiple mansions, super-cars, and high-flying private jets.

8. Michael Essien Net Worth – $35 million

Richest Footballers - Michael essien
  • Date of birth:3rd December 1983, Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Current club: Fk Sabail, Role-playing: Midfielder
  • Transfer worth: Fk Sabail March 16, 2019, Estimated net worth :$35 million
  • Marital status: married
  • Awards: Chelsea, Essien helped the club win the Premier League in 2006 and 2010, as well as three FA Cups and one League Cup. He won the UEFA Champions League in 2012.

In the past few years, Michael Essien been a big name in the world of football. Michael Essien is a Ghanaian football star and has featured in both champions league and premier league well over many times. This midfielder is blessed with many mansions, luxurious cars worth millions of dollars and other assets.

He featured for a number of top European club sides including French sides Bastia and Lyon, Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Millan, and others. He is as of now a free agent and his net worth is $35 million.

9. Asamoah Gyan Net Worth – $23 million

 Richest Footballers - Asamoah Gyan net worth
  • Date of birth: November 22, 1895, Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Current club: North East United FC, Role-playing: striker
  • Transfer worth: September 19, 2019, on a free transfer, Estimated net worth: $23 million, Marital status: married.

Asamoah Gyan is very wealthy and currently number 8 on our list of the Richest Footballers In Africa 2021 with an estimated net worth of $23 million. This wonderful striker is blessed with many mansions, luxurious cars worth millions of dollars and other assets.

Asamoah’s assets include his McCarthy Hill house worth $3 million and his Rolls Royce worth about $400,000. Asamoah has lately obtained a license to operate a private airline, ‘Baby Jet Airlines’ in Ghana.

10. Sulley Ali Muntari Net Worth – $22 Million

Sulley Ali Muntari
  • Date of birth: August 27, 1984, Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Current club: without a club, Role-playing: Midfielder
  • Transfer worth: Jan 31st, 2019 Albacete, Estimated net worth :$22 million
  • Marital status: married

This soccer player hasn’t just benefited much from his lucrative football career, but also from the numerous contracts with most of England’s richest clubs. In 2012 for instance, he earned about $7,540,000 from permanent contracts and $8,810,000 as annual salary he signed with Tottenham Hotspur.

Whilst at Manchester City the striker earned a reported $268,000 a week and by 2015, he has an estimated net worth of $22million. His fleet of cars includes six-wheeled Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 – that cost around $900, 000 at the time of purchase.

In fact, he loves cars so much he runs a car pimping service and drives a Lamborghini Gallardo with an estimated worth of about £96,000. He has an Escalade, a Mercedes Benz, and a Ferrari in his garage.

Awards: African Footballer of the Year, Ivory Coast Player of the Year, FIFA Ballon d‘Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, BBC African Footballer of the Year

11. Christopher Samba Net Worth – $20 milion

Christopher samba - 10th richest African footballer
  • Date of birth: March 28, 1984, Nationality: Congo
  • Current club: Without a club, Role-playing: Defender
  • Transfer worth: his last club was Aston villa on July 20, 2017
  • Estimated net worth :$20million, Marital status: married, Current goals: 40 goals

Last on this list is highly popular Congolese defender Christopher Samba. He is currently one of the Richest Footballers In Africa 2021. His net worth is currently put at $20 million. His most lucrative salary was a $160,000 per week contract he signed with Anzi Makhachkala

Christopher Samba was born in France and currently plays for Championship Club Aston Villa as a defender. He has also played for various football clubs including Hertha BSC, Blackburn Rovers, and Dynamo Moscow. In 2007, he signed a deal of three and a half years for £450,000.

Ten Richest Footballers In Africa (Conclusion)

Those 10 richest African footballer’s assets are the best examples of escaping African poverty to reach for their passion and being the world’s happiest people with an enjoyable life and career. So, it’s no surprise that football players who are superstars love to spend their cash on the very best and the latest.

Dream big, because all these footballers also had a dream at one time, and didn’t stop there, they made it come through hard work, focus, persistence, patience, and humility. Don’t ever forget that!.

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