Africa’s Richest Football Players. Guess Who Earns The Most Money?

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They play in the most prestigious clubs in the world, and according to the French magazine Jeune Afrique, they are now the highest earners in African football. The following earnings do not take into account money earned form endorsements nor the ventures they are involved in.

10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Borussia Dortmund: 3 million euros per year.

Gabonese Pierre-Emerrick Aubameyang Scores Against Arsenal In Dortmund. Image: AP.
Gabonese Pierre-Emerrick Aubameyang Scores Against Arsenal In Dortmund. Image: AP.

 

9. Salomon Kalou (Côte d’Ivoire), Hertha Berlin: 3.1 million euros per year.

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8. John Mikel Obi (Nigeria), Chelsea: 4.4 million euros per year.

John Obi Mikel Remains an Important Member of the Super Eagles, Says Keshi. Image: AFP.
John Obi Mikel Remains an Important Member of the Super Eagles, Says Keshi. Image: AFP.

 

7. Kolo Touré (Côte d’Ivoire), Liverpool FC: 4.9 million euros per year.

Kolo Toure Celebrates With His Cote d'Ivoire Team-Mates after Their 2015 Triumph in Equatorial Guinea. Image: AFP.
Kolo Toure Celebrates With His Cote d’Ivoire Team-Mates after Their 2015 Triumph in Equatorial Guinea. Image: AFP.

 

6. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Everton and Sampdoria: 4.9 million euros per year.

Samuel Eto'O Joins Everton

 

5. Didier Drogba (Côte d’Ivoire), Chelsea: 5.2 million euros per year.

Didier Drogba Celebrates His Fourth Goal in Nine Meetings Against Spurs. Image: Getty.
Didier Drogba Celebrates His Fourth Goal in Nine Meetings Against Spurs. Image: Getty.

4. Michael Essien (Ghana), AC Milan: 5.8 million euros per year.

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3. Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo), Tottenham: 6.5 million euros per year.

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2. Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Bayern Munich: 8 million euros per year.

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1. Yaya Touré (Côte d’Ivoire), Manchester City: 13 million euros per year.

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