Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers


Imagine being paid £300,000 ( ₦139 200 000 Million Naira) every week for doing what you love?

Sounds awesome right? 

Currently some of our African players earn up to £300,000 a week playing for their respective clubs.

Africa is full of raw talented players,some of these African players earn a lot of money playing football. 

The Chinese Super League has been swooping on a lot of African players,accompanied with the big pay cheque,these players are smiling to the bank regularly.
In this article I have decided to research and find out who is the current richest and highest paid African footballer. 

Let's quickly take a look at some of Africa's richest football export and how much they earn. 

Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers

10. Victor Moses - Chelsea FC (£50,000 per week)

Victor Moses plays for Chelsea FC in the English Premier League and the Nigerian National Team the Super Eagles. 

9. Emmanuel Adebayor - Istanbul Basaksehir (£58,000 per week)

The former Manchester City FC player now plays for the Turkish club, İstanbul Başakşehir and earns £58,000 weekly. 


Adebayor also plays for the Togolese National Team. 

8. Ahmed Musa - Leicester City (£60,000 per week)

This Nigerian Super Eagles striker earns £60,000 per week. He plays for Leicester City. Ahmed Musa is the eighth highest paid  African player. 

7. Kelechi Iheanacho - Manchester City ( £85,000 per week)

Kelechi Iheanacho earns about £85,000 - £100,000 weekly.The youngster is the 7th highest paid  African footballer.

He plays in the English Premier League and also features for the super eagles of Nigeria. 

6. Obafemi Martins - Shanghai Shenhua (£100,000 per week)

Popularly called 'Oba Goal' Obafemi Martins plays in the Chinese league for Shanghai Shenhua where he earns, £100,000 per week,making him the 6th highest paid African footballer. 

5. John Mikel Obi - Tianjin TEDA (£140,000 per week)

Former Chelsea player, Mikel Obi and Nigeria's National team the 'Super Eagles' captain earns £140,000 a week playing for the Chinese side,Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese League. 

He is currently the 5th Highest paid African footballer. 

4. Samuel Eto’o - Antalyaspor (£170,000 per week)

The former African player of the year plays for the Turkish side Antalyaspor.

The Cameroonian earns about £170,000 per week.  

3. Odion Ighalo - Changchun Yatai (£190,000 per week)

The Nigerian Super Eagles player and Ex Watford player is among the top 3 highest paid african footballers. 

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Odion Ighalo currently plays for Changchun Yatai where he earns, £190,000 per week. 

2. Yaya Toure - Manchester City (£220,000 per week)

The Ivorian is the 2nd highest paid African footballer.He plays for the English side 
Manchester City and earns £220,000 per week.  

1. Asamoah Gyan - Shanghai SIPG (£300,000 per week)

Asamoah Gyan is the captain of the Ghanaian National Team and is currently the highest paid African footballer following a two year contract deal with the Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. 

He currently earns about £227,000 - £300,000 a week making him the highest paid African footballer.