Top 10 Richest Footballers In Africa In 2024

In this article will be sharing with you the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024. Africa is a rich continent with vast resources and the confederation of African football (CAF) is the governing council of football in Africa. There are many professional footballers in Africa but only few of them have manage to make fortune through football, so in this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 and their net worth.

10. Emmanuel Adebayor

Making the number 10 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Emmanuel Adebayor. He is a famous Togolese professional and international football player, who played as a forward striker for his country Togo national team and a former forward striker for English Premier League club Arsenal. He was born on 26th February 1984 in the city of Lome, Togo to Nigerian parents of Yoruba descent. He has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Emmanuel Adebayor was born and raised in Togo. He attended Sports Development Centre of Lomé in Togo. In 1999, he was spotted playing for Sporting Club de Lomé by scouts from Metz, who brought him to France. In 2003, he was transferred to Monaco. In 2006, he was transferred Arsenal. While in Arsenal he was regarded as one of the best goal scorer in English Premier League.

9. Jay Jay Okocha

Making the number 9 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Austin Jay-Jay Okocha. He is a famous Nigerian professional and international football player. He has been described as a legend in the game of football and the greatest and most skillful football player of all time and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 14th August 1973 in Enugu, Nigeria. He has an estimated net worth of $75 million. Jay-Jay Okocha played as an attacking midfielder for the Super Eagles Nigeria and English premier club Bolton Wanderers. He was the captain of the Nigeria Super Eagles for many years until he retired. He is a quick and skillful playmaker, who is widely regarded as the best player of all time.

8. Michael Essien

Making the number 8 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Michael Essien. He is a famous Ghanaian professional footballer who played for English club Chelsea as an attacking midfielder. Michael Essien started his career playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana before moving to England. He was born on 3rd December 1982 in Accra, Ghana. He has an estimated net worth of $80 million. In 2005, Michael Essien signed a contract deal with Premier League club Chelsea for a £24.4 million transfer fee. While in Chelsea, he helped the club to win the Premier Leagues in 2006 and 2010, as well as three FA Cups and one League Cup. He also represented his country Ghana at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship, with the team finishing as first runner-up. Michael Essien is physically strong due to his powerful and tough tackling skills.

7. Kanu Nwankwo

Making the number 7 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Kanu Nwankwo. He is a famous Nigerian professional and international football player. He has been described as one of the greatest and most skillful football players of all time and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 1st August 1976 in Owerri, Imo State. He has an estimated net worth of $85 million. Kanu Nwankwo is originally from Abia State, but was born and bred in Owerri, Imo State. He began his career at Nigerian league club known as Federation Works, before moving to Iwuanyanwu Nationale. While in England, he played for Arsenal and Portsmouth.

6. Victor Moses

Making the number 6 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Victor Moses. He is a Nigerian professional and international footballer who plays as a winger or wing-back for the Super Eagles Nigeria and English Premier League club Chelsea. He has been described as one of the best, greatest and most outstanding football players Nigeria has ever produced and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He has an estimated net worth of $95 million. He was born on 12th December 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria. When he was just 11 years old, his parents were killed by armed robbers. After which he relocated to United Kingdom as an asylum seeker.

5. Yaya Toure

Making the number 5 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Yaya Toure. He is an Ivory Coast professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Spanish club Barcelona, English club Man City and the Ivory Coast national team. He captained the Ivory Coast national team until his retirement. He was born on 13th May 1983 in Bouake, Cote d’Ivoire. He has an estimated net worth of $100 million. Yaya Touré has been regarded as one of the world’s best players in his position and also one of the greatest African players of all time. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.

4. Mohamed Salah

Making the number 4 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Mohamed Salah. He is an Egyptian professional and international footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Egyptian national team. He was born on 15th June 1992. He is considered as one of the best players in the world and amongst the greatest African players of all time, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed. He has an estimated net worth of $120 million. In 2014, Mohamed Salah joined Chelsea for a reported fee of £11 million. In 2017, he was signed into Liverpool for a record transfer of £36.9 million.

3. John Mikel Obi

Making the number 3 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is John Mikel Obi. He is a Nigerian professional and international footballer who captains both English club Middlesbrough and the Nigeria national team as a defensive midfielder. He has an estimated net worth of $130 million. He was a former midfielder in Chelsea. He was born on 22nd April 1987 in Jos, Plateau State. He is originally from Abia State. Mikel Obi started his football career at the age of 12 years old when he was picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents in Nigeria to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

2. Didier Drogba

Making the number 2 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Didier Drogba. He is a famous Ivory Coast professional and international footballer, who played as a former forward striker for his country Ivory Coast national team and a former forward striker for English Premier League club Chelsea. He has been described as one of the greatest and most creative footballers in Africa and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He has an estimated net worth of $150 million. He is the all-time top goal scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He was born on 11th March 1978 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

1. Samuel Eto’O

Making the number 1 on our list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2024 is Samuel Eto’o. He is a famous Cameroonian football player. He was a former forward striker for English premier league club Chelsea and Everton, Spanish club Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He has an estimated net worth of $200 million. He has been described as a legend in the game of football and the greatest and most skillful football player of all time and also one of the most successful footballers in Africa. He was born on 10th March 1981 in Douala, Cameroon. He is currently Cameroon’s all-time leading goal scorer and the third most capped player in Africa. He has been described as the most decorated African player of all time, having won the African Player of the Year four times. Samuel Eto’o is currently the richest footballer in Africa in 2024 with an estimated net worth of $200 million.

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