Top 11 Richest Footballers In Africa 2021


Are you curious to discover the net worth of the luckiest and richest footballers in Africa? Then you have chosen the right site and the right article.

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.

When talking about the top ten richest African footballers 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.

List of Top 10 Richest African Footballers 2020

RankNameEstimated Net worth
#1Samuel Etoo$95 million
#2Didier Yves Drogba$90 million
#3Yaya Toure$70 million
#4John Mikel Obi$60 million
#5Seydou Keita$51 million
#6Emmanuel Adebayor$45 million
#7Michael Essien$35 million
#8Asamoah Gyan$23 million
#9Sulley Ali Muntari$22 million
#10Christopher Samba$20 million

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

  • 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 top richest footballer in Africa.

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 therefrom 1992-1996, and then moved to a French soccer club but was rejected due to his young age and a lack of proper identification.

He never loses 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.

Check out the rides the striker possesses:

Eto’o rides the world’s most expensive car – A Bugatti Veyron and stands as 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!

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2. Didier Yves Drogba Net Worth – $90 million

  • 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 top 10 richest footballers in Africa 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

  • 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 TourĂ© 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

  • 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 become 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

  • 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 top 10 richest footballers in Africa 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.

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