Africa has produced the highest number of stars and we can all agree they have represented the continent extremely well.
Most African footballers, who play for big teams, are paid immensely for the great work they do on the field of play.
In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 richest African footballers in the world:
Didier Yves Drogba is an Ivorian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He became a player-owner for Phoenix Rising of the United Soccer League in 2017 and retired a year later at the age of 40. His net worth is around $90 million.
The Togolese striker is our fifth wealthiest African footballer, with a net worth of about $45 million. Appearing on Forbes as the 12th world’s best paid soccer player, Adebayor received an annual salary of about $16 million. Adebayor retired in 2020, having played last for Paraguayan club Olimpia.
Michael Essien is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder in the Azerbaijan Premier League. His net worth is about $35 million. At one point he played for Chelsea Football Club and also he was the most expensive African midfielder.
Kolo Touré is a former Ivorian defender with a total net worth of $ 10.5 million. Touré has played for top league clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Celtic FC. He retired in 2015 after a successful career spanning 19 years of both local and international duty.
Nwankwo Kanu is a retired Nigerian striker. According to TheRichest, Nwankwo has a net worth value of $9 million. Throughout his career, he was two-time African Footballer of the Year, two-time English Champion, Champions League winner, three-time English FA Cup winner, Olympic medalist, and UEFA Supercup winner, to name a few.