Africa is a continent of incredible footballing talents, with many of her stars plying their trades outside the continent. With several Africans in various clubs and leagues around the world, we take a look at the top African football earners around the world.
10. Victor Moses – Chelsea FC (£50,000)
The Chelsea FC regular opens our list. The wing-back takes home £50,000 a week for his services for the club.
9. Emmanuel Adebayor – Istanbul Basaksehir (£58,000)
After moving to the Turkish club, İstanbul Başakşehir last January, the Togolese striker is another top earner. He earns £58,000 on a weekly basis making him one of the highest paid African footballers.
8. Ahmed Musa – Leicester City (£60,000)
Another Nigerian, Ahmed Musa takes the number 8 spot. Musa currently plays for the English Premier League team, Leicester City where he earns £60,000 weekly.
7. Kelechi Iheanacho – Manchester City (£100,000)
another Leicester player, Kelechi Iheanacho, is one of the money men who earn a whopping £100,000 weekly making him one of the highest paid African footballers.
6. Obafemi Martins – Shanghai Shenhua (£100,000)
the Nigerian, Obafemi Martins is spotted at number 6 on the countdown. He plays for Shanghai Shenhua where he earns, £100,000 making him one of the highest paid African footballers.
5. John Mikel Obi – Tianjin TEDA (£140,000)
Former Chelsea player, Mikel Obi, who currently plays for the Chinese side, Tianjin TEDA takes the number 5 spot on the countdown. Mikel earns £140,000 weekly making him one of the highest paid African footballers.
4. Samuel Eto’o – Antalyaspor (£170,000)
At the number 4 spot, we have the Cameroonian-born star, Samuel Eto’o who is rated as one of the richest African footballers. He plays for the Turkish side, Antalyaspor where he earns £170,000, making him one of the African top earners,
3. Odion Ighalo – Changchun Yatai ((£190,000)
The former Watford player, Odion Ighalo, who recently moved to China takes the number 3 spot on the list. Ighalo currently plays for Changchun Yatai where he earns, £190,000 weekly.
2. Yaya Toure – Manchester City (£220,000)
Yaya Toure is the second highest paid African footballer. The Manchester City playmaker earns £220,000 weekly.
1. Asamoah Gyan – Shanghai SIPG (£227,000)
The Ghanaian international is the 8th highest wage earner in World football and number in Africa after signing a 2-year contract at the Chinese side, Shangai SIPG in 2015. The deal has seen him start earning a whopping $350,000-a-week (£227,000), a weekly amount only bettered by a handful of the planet’s best players. The deal made him highest paid African footballer.