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Africa’s Richest Football Players

Top 10 richest African footballers in 2020 | Pulse Nigeria
Throughout the past number of years, Africa has continuously produced some of the world’s most premier and prestigious names in world football, who have since become global phenomenon’s and are now pocketing a major sum of income to add to their ever-developing star brand and notoriety. These are the richest African football players currently competing today with some honorable mentions including Wilfred Zaha, Alex Iwobi, Thomas Partey, Naby Keita and Cedric Bakambu.   Mohammed Salah – Egypt (Net Worth: $70million): There is an argument to be made that the Liverpool winger is currently the best player in the world at this current juncture after a fruitful start to the 2021/22 campaign that has seen the Egyptian once again set the Premier League alight as Liverpool look certain to reignite their   title aspirations this season. Salah is roughly earning around $16million a year from his wage at Liverpool alone and has since signed major endorsements with the likes of Adidas, Uber and Falken Tires that has seen his popularity and income continue to skyrocket.   <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/pC7GrwJKucI” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> (Mo Salah’s Best Goals)   Liverpool are favored at 13/4 in the live Premier League winner odds, and given that Salah is proving to be an integral part of their title plans, he is truly worth every penny of the wage that he is currently earning while on Merseyside.    John Obi Mikel – Nigeria (Net Worth: $45million): Currently in the twilight years of his illustrious career, John Obi Mikel is still an active footballer but has since been terminated from his latest contract at Kuwait SC after signing for the club back in July. Mikel’s career has spanned over a decade that has seen the former Nigerian international win a multitude of accolades, particularly when during his tenure with Chelsea in England, which has further helped Mikel gain a greater interest and fame from a number of fans and endorsements. While he was earning an impressive wage while in the UK with Chelsea, Mikel made a major move to China in 2017 that saw him pocket an annual income of $7.5million which has since left Mikel atop his fellow countrymen as the richest Nigerian football star of all-time.   Sadio Mane – Senegal (Net Worth: $30million): Mohammed Salah is not the only African Liverpool winger who is currently earning a hefty influx of revenue as his Senegalese teammate, Sadio Mane, is also one of the highest paid active African footballers. Much like Salah, Mane is an instrumental part of Liverpool’s title aspirations and is currently pocketing around $15million a year from just his current contract at Liverpool with Mane also appearing in several forms of media for sponsors including New Balance and Western Union that has seen his brand continue to flourish. Both Salah and Mane are expected to see their net worth’s continue to increase in the coming years, as they are arguably the two most recognizable athletes from the continent and are still looking to claim more league titles and domestic cups as the years roll on.   Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang – Gabon (Net Worth: $30million): While there have been a multitude of struggles for Arsenal in recent years, Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang has continuously impressed in North London with the Gabonese striker proving to be the most distinguishable talent available in Mikel Arteta’s starting lineup. After making a then club-record $77million move to the Gunners back in January 2018, Aubameyang has endeared himself to the Arsenal faithful and is earning a reported $17million a year after signing a new three-year deal in 2020. Aubameyang is also a figurehead for Nike after originally being assigned to Puma during his tenure in Germany with Borussia Dortmund, where current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp helped develop the Gabonese international into one of the world’s most feared strikers.   Odion Ighalo – Nigeria (Net Worth: $20million) After a brief return to England to join domestic giants Manchester United, the former Watford striker Odion Ighalo is now playing in the Saudi League with Al Shabab where he is reporting earning over $300,000 per week. After making a name for himself at Vicarage Road in 2016, Ighalo jetted off to China where he would also see a much greater rise to his weekly wage before returning for a short spell at Manchester United. which unfortunately did not result in a permanent transfer. Ighalo is currently pocketing a major amount of money after signing for Al Shabab this summer, with the Nigerian international looking to become a major star in Saudi Arabia in a side that features a range of experienced talent including Ever Banega and Carlos Junior.   Africa has already produced a great number of sublime talents in recent years, with the very best and most influential names continuing to prove their worth at the top levels of the spectacle that is world football, while pocketing a sensational sum of money along the way.


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