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Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan Named Second Richest African Footballer but who’s first?

France Football has named Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan as 19th in the World and second in Africa. But who is the richest African player?

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Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, tops the Africa list placing 17th in the World. With an annual salary of €13.5m (€1.125m per month) and numerous sponsorship contracts (Puma, Nissan, Airtel Africa,…). The 4-times African Ballon d’or winner beats Ghana’s Gyan Asamaoh who an annual Salary of €15m (€1.25m per month)

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Yaya Touré (Manchester City) = €18m

  • Annual Salary: €13.5m (€1.125m per month)
  • Bonuses: €700,000
  • Other forms of income: €3.8m
  • Sponsorship contracts: Puma, Nissan, Airtel Africa.
  • Other operations: Football schools, image rights, real estate investments

Asamoah Gyan (Shanghai SIPG) = €17.5m

  • Annual Salary: €15m (€1.25m per month)
  • Bonuses: €1m
  • Other forms of income: €1.5m
  • Sponsorship contracts: Puma, Uni Bank Ghana Limited.
  • Other operations: Merchandise, real estate and financial investments.

Footballers: Top 20


1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) = €74m
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) = €67.4m
3. Neymar (Barcelona) = €43.5m
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) = €28.5m
5. Thiago Silva (PSG) = €26.5m
6. Angel di Maria (PSG) = €26m
7. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) = €24.5m
8. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) = €23.6m
9. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) = €22m
10. Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona) = €21.5m
11. Iker Casillas (FC Porto) = €21m
12. Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona) = €20.3m
13. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) = €20.2m
14. Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich) = €18.9m
14. Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich) = €18.9m
16. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) = €18.8m
17. Yaya Touré (Manchester City) = €18m
17. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) = €18m
19. Asamoah Gyan (Shanghai SIPG) = €17.5m
20. Eden Hazard (Chelsea FC) = €17m


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