Football is one of the most liked game in the entire world but African`s have a different out of the world love with Football hence it doesn’t stop the Footballers of the country to be rich soon and so today let’s take a look at those Footballers who had their luck in peeks as these are the Top 10 Richest African Footballer in 2023.
10. Frederic Kanoute – Net Worth: $8 Million
Starting the list with we have a very famous retired Striker Frederic Kanoute who is known as the top scorer of the 2004 African Cup of Nation. His estimated net worth is the US $8 million. The Malian player has a great record for his best performance in the world as he has represented many clubs in his entire career.
He has been a member of several FC Clubs like West Ham United, Lyons, Tottenham Hotspur, and Sevilla. The legend was born on September 2, 1977. He is also best known for his performance in the Chinese league.
9. Christopher Samba – Net Worth: $ 20 Million
Next up the list, we have very famous Congolese defender Christopher Samba as one of the richest African footballers. He has an estimated net worth of US $20 million. His weekly income was the US $160,000 for Anzhi Makhachkala club where he was signed as a defender for the team.
He was born on March 28, 1984, in France. Christopher Samba was famous as a nonsense captain of Blackburn Rovers and he also played for very famous football team Queens Park Rangers with the same amount of wages for six months. Currently, he is owned by Panathinaikos.
8. Seydou Keita – Net Worth: $22 Million
Seydou Keita is a central midfielder from Mali who was born on January 16, 1980, is one of the popular African players in the world. He has played for many famous football clubs like Barcelona, Marseille, Dalian Aerbin FC, Roma, Lens and with his best performance he is one of the best players in Mali and around the world as he represented his country since the age of 20.
His estimated net worth is the US $22 million which managed him to become one of the richest African players.
7. Kolo Toure – Net Worth: $43 Million
Another famous African footballer on the list, Kolo Touré who is a professional defender from Ivory Coast is now playing for Scottish club Celtic. He was born on March 19, 1981, who is the brother of a famous footballer, Yaya Touré. He has represented the famous English club like Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City with his amazing performance.
He is listed as one of the highest-paid footballers in the world as he has won two Premier League with two different clubs. Kolo Touré has an estimated net worth of US $43 million and recently he was offered as a player-coach for Celtic as well.
6. John Obi Mikel – Net Worth: $50 Million
John Obi Mikel is a Professional Nigerian midfielder who was born on April 22, 1987. He has appeared six times in Lyn FC and currently, he is a team member of the Chinese Football club Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League. He started his career at the age of 12 and manage to become an international star.
He was in the headline of under 17 world championship in Finland. and has appeared in the Chelsea club for almost ten years with his best performance. His estimated net worth is the US $50 million.
5. Emmanuel Adebayor – Net Worth: $57 Million
Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese striker who is one of the richest African players on the list. He was born on February 26, 1984, in Togo. He started his international career in 2001 and his performance led him to reach a high level also played for many famous European clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Real Madrid as well.
As of now, he is a team member of Crystal Palace. He is among the best player in the world and talking about his net worth it is the US $57 million.
4. Michael Essien – Net Worth: $70 Million
Next in the list is Michael Essien, a Ghanaian professional midfielder who was born on December 3, 1982, is one of the famous players in the world. Michael Essien has represented many FC clubs like Chelsea, Lyon, Real Madrid, and his last team was Panathinaikos as he is representing the Free Agent club currently. He is famous for his tackling style and boundless energy.
His current salary is 2.5 million euros as he is one of the richest African players in the world with his estimated net worth of US $70 million. Michael has represented his country three times in the African Cup of Nations.
3. Didier Drogba – Net Worth: $155 Million
Didier Drogba is the most famous African player on the Ivory coast. He is the star of his nation and mostly known as the legend of Chelsea. He has scored the number of goals for his club and his presence in the field makes the match very interesting.
Drogba has represented his country several times in the African Cup of Nation with his amazing performance and not to mention an Ivorian professional footballer has also played for many FC clubs like Marseille, Le Mans, Galatasaray, Chelsea and currently he is a team member of Montreal Impact. He is the third richest African player in the world with his estimated net worth of US $155 million.
2. Yaya Toure – Net Worth: $170 Million
Yaya Touré is a world-famous Ivorian football player. He was born on May 13, 1983. He has appeared in many clubs like Barcelona, Beveren, Monaco and currently is a member of Manchester City. Toure was voted African player of the year for dour times. He along with his brother Kolo Touré are amazing players as he is stepping ahead than his brother.
He is considered as one of the richest African footballers with his estimated net worth of US $170 million. Toure represented his country in the African Cup of Nations with a victory in 2015 and runner up in 2006 and 2012.
1. Samuel Eto’s Fils – Net Worth: $202 Million
On the top of the list of African richest footballer is none other than Cameroonian professional footballer Samuel Eto’O Fils. Samuel has been the African player of the year for many times and represented many famous clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Chelsea.
He is the one best scorer and highest-paid African footballer who is also involved in donation and charity organization. He is a current team member of Antalyaspor and has an estimated net worth of US $202 million.
Top 10 Richest African Footballer in 2023
RankTop 10 Richest African Footballer
- Samuel Eto’s Fils –Net Worth: $202 Million
- Yaya Toure- Net Worth: 170 Million
- Didier Drogba – Net Worth: $155 Million
- Michael Essien – Net Worth: $70 Million
- Emmanuel Adebayor – Net Worth: $57 Million
- John Obi Mikel – Net Worth: $50 Milion
- Kolo Toure – Net Worth: $43 Million
- Seydou Keita – Net Worth: $22 million
- Christopher Samba – Net Worth: $ 20 million
- Frederic Kanoute– Net Worth: $8 million