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Top 5 Richest African Footballers 2018: Eto’o Reclaims No. 1 Spot

Samuel Eto’o  : He is the richest African footballer. And also the most titled. Samuel Eto’o has everything [Image: Associated Image] earned in his career … or almost. The iconic Cameroonian striker, Didier Drogba’s rival, made the days of Real Mallorca, FC Barcelona and Inter Milan. He has won the UEFA Champions League three times, including twice in a row (2006, 2009, 2010).

Eto’o is also a two-time African champion (2000, 2002) and top scorer in the history of the Cameroon team (56 goals in 118 matches). One time, while wearing the jersey of Anji Makhachkala (Russia) led by powerful businessmen, he was the highest paid player in the world with an annual salary of 20 million euros. But later, he was forced to leave the club which, undermined by a crisis, could no longer insure his huge salary. Eto’o, who also became a businessman, raised 95 million dollars (50 billion 596 million 997 thousand 720 FCFA).

2 – Didier Drogba:  Regarded as the best Ivorian footballer in history, Didier Drogba marked his generation with an indelible imprint. Charismatic player, he has federated Ivorian fans around the stadiums that had been abandoned since the 90s. Former star of Chelsea, Drogba has been four-time champion of England (2005, 2006, 2010, 2015) and winner of the League champions in 2012.

The legendary scorer is also twice elected  ” Ballon d’Or ”  in 2006 and in 2009. In 2007, he finished 4th at the Ballon d’Or France Football. Now converted into business while still playing (Phoenix Rising), the top scorer in the history of the Elephants (66 goals in 106 selections) Drogba has a fortune of 90 million dollars (47 billion 933 million 997 thousand 840 FCFA).

3 – Yaya Touré:  is a legend of Ivorian football. Winner of the Champions League in 2009, he is also African Champion in 2015 with the Elephants. The midfielder is also a four-time winner of the ” African Golden Ball ”, the most prestigious individual trophy for Africans. Manchester City player since 2010 where he perceives a huge salary, he enjoys a fortune valued at 70 million dollars (37 billion 281 million 998 thousand 320 FCFA)

 

4 – Emmanuel Adebayor:  The Togolese forward is one of the best African footballers of his generation. Former player Arsenal (2006-2009), Manchester City (2009-2011) or Real Madrid (2001), he now wears the colors of Basaksehir Istanbul (Turkey). The man reached the UEFA Champions League final in 2004, finished 12th at the Golden Ball in 2008, and won the Spanish Cup in 2011. He is also the top scorer of the UEFA Champions League. history of the Togo team with 30 goals in 63 selections. The fortune of Adebayor is estimated at 35 million dollars (18 billion 640 million 999 thousand 160 FCFA)

 

5- Michael Essien:  The former Ghanaian international is currently playing in Persib Bandung, in the Indonesian championship. Aged 35, he discovers the 7th club of his career. Essien has worn the colors of Chelsea (2005-2014) and Real Madrid (2012-2013). The most important trophy of his career is the Champions League won in 2012 with the  “Blues”.  His personal fortune is estimated at 25 million dollars (13 billion 314 million 999 thousand 400 FCFA)

 

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