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A Ghanaian player is on the list of the top 10 richest African footballers of all time, whether active or not. The remark was recently published by the South African website, Soccer Laduma.

Among all the richest African footballers of all time, Samuel Eto’o is the most dreamed up.

Samuel Eto’o


Africa is a poor continent compared to Europe and North America. But not all Africans are poor.

There is a minority who take it easy. They are businessmen, politicians, artists, sportsmen, etc.

Almost all professional footballers are generally in good financial health. However, there are some who after hanging up the boots never need to work again.

Despite his retirement, Samuel Eto’o remains the richest African player of all time.

The former FC Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea player has earned millions of dollars during his professional football career in Europe.

According to South African site Soccer Laduma, the Cameroonian tops the list of the 10 richest African footballers of all time, whether they are active or not.

Samuel Eto’o arrives in front of the two Ivorian players: they are Didier Drogba and Yaya Touré.

Former Ghana black star striker Asamoah Gyan has reportedly acquired a net worth of €19 million in his professional career, with the forward once the highest-paid African footballer in the world.

However, his colleague Michael Essien’s net worth is believed to be €10 million more than Gyan’s.

Here is the full ranking of the 10 richest African footballers of all time:



1st – Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) – $ 140 million

2nd – Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) – $ 100 million


3rd – Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) – $ 80 million


4th – Mohamed Salah (Egypt) – $ 70 million


5th – John Obi Mikel (Nigeria) – $ 45 million


6th – Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo) – $ 45 million


7th – Kolo Touré (Ivory Coast) – $ 40 million


8th – Michael Essien (Ghana) – $ 32 million


9th – Sadio Mane (Senegal) – $ 30 million


10 – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) – $ 30 million

Source: Soccer Laduma with AfrikPage