Meet Africa’s Top MLS Earner, Obafemi Martins

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins is ranked 11th among the top paid players in the MLS with a basic take-home of three million dollars ($3,000,00) a year.

He is ranked as the second highest paid in Seattle Sounders behind US international Clint Dempsey, who pockets over four million dollars ($4,605,941.50).


Former Birmingham City forward Martins is the highest paid African player in the MLS with Montreal Impact’s Didier Drogba earning just over two million dollar ($2,166,668).

Highest paid player in MLS is Kaka of Orlando City FC, who goes home every year with $7,167,500.

Nigerian-born Switzerland international Innocent Emeghara gets $1.3 million a year.


Written by PH

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