Everybody knows it. Nowadays, being a professional footballer is synonymous with luxury, wealth, glory … the life-style of the stars of the ball make you dream more than one. Among them, some earn a lot of money and are extremely wealthy. It is not the African players who will not respect the rule. The editorial team of Imatin.net offers you the Top 10 most successful African footballers.
Here are the top 10 of the richest African footballers:
Samuel Eto’o / Antalyaspor: 202 million dollars (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 footballer 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 / Rising Star FC: $ 155 million (about 78 billion FCFA)
The Chelsea legend, who has made the best of the English championship and is now in Canada, has benefited from extensive media coverage, which has allowed him to sign several sponsorship partnerships (Pepsi, Turkish Airlines, Orange …). He is a very very rich man
Jay-Jay Okocha: 150 million dollars (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.
Mickaël Essien / Libre: 70 million dollars (about 35 billion FCFA)
Emmanuel Adebayor / Libre: 57 million dollars (about 28 billion CFA francs 500 million)
Obi Mikel / Chinese club: $ 50 million (Approximately 25 Billion FCFA)
Kolo Touré / Liverpool: $ 43 million (about 21 billion CFAF 500 million)
Sulley Muntari / Pescara: $ 40 million (about 20 billion FCFA)