Footballers in view of their ‘Pharaonic’ lifestyle are dreaming more than one in the world. And it is not the astronomical amounts that are gathered by year that will tell us the opposite.
Here are the top 5 of the richest African footballers:
Samuel Eto’o / Antalyaspor: $ 202 million (Approximately 100 billion FCFA)
The Cameroonian has built his fortune at the cost of Pharaonic contracts, the most memorable of which is his signature at Anzi Mackashkala which made him the best-paid soccer player in the world in his time with more than 20 million € / year
Yaya Touré / Manchester City: $ 170 million (about 85 billion FCFA)
Yaya Touré since his arrival in England is among the highest paid players in the British championship with more than € 13 million cashed each year.
Didier Drogba / Montreal: $ 155 million (about 78 billion FCFA)
The Chelsea legend, who has been in the good old days of the English championship and is now in Canada, has benefited from a mediatization that allowed him to sign several sponsoring partnerships (Pepsi, Turkish Airlines, Orange … ect) that have Made him a very very rich man
Jay-Jay Okocha: $ 150 million (About 75 Billion CFA francs)
He illuminated the encounters thanks to his technique. “Jay-Jay Okocha” is a name that will always reason on the side of the Park of Princes. He retired in 2008 and is now a producer for Nollywood.
Nwankwo Kanu: $ 100 million (about 50 billion FCFA)
Nwankwo Kanu knew how to capitalize the money earned during his great career. The Nigerian has just opened its own model agency and even several years after retirement, it is therefore among the richest Africans in the world.
Sulley Muntari / Al-Ittihad: $ 40 million (about 20 billion FCFA)