Who is the richest African footballer of all time? However, if you always stumble on this question, you are not far from the answer. Samuel Eto’o leads the top ten richest African footballers in history.
Former Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Chelsea player Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon has earned several million dollars during his professional soccer career. According to Soccer Laduma, the Samuel Eto’o ranks the ten richest African footballers of all time, whether they are active or not. Samuel Eto’o is ahead of the two Ivorians Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure.
With an estimated value of 140 million dollars, Samuel Eto’o (40 years), who has just applied for the presidency of the Cameroon Football Federation, would be the richest African footballer of all time.
In fact, he was the highest-paid footballer on the planet after signing a 3-year contract in 2011 with Russian club FK Anji Makhachkala, which paid him about $24 million net per year, plus $23,222 per goal and 11,611 euros per assist.
Despite his retirement, Samuel Eto’o remains the richest African player of all time. With a rich record of achievements both collectively and individually, the former captain of the Indomitable Lions also has plenty of money. He has been appointed Ambassador of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and is constantly involved in social work in his country, Cameroon.
The Ivorian Didier Drogba, 43 years old, who also marked the history of Chelsea and Ivorian soccer and who is also a candidate for the presidency of the FIF, naturally comes in second place in this ranking, with an estimated value of 100 million dollars.
Four times “best African player of the year,” the former Ivorian international midfielder Yaya Gnégnéri Touré (38 years) completes the podium with his 80 million dollars.
The Egyptian Mohamed Salah, who comes in 4th place with 70 million dollars, is the richest African footballer in activity, ahead of the Senegalese Sadio Mané (9th) with 30 million dollars and the Gabonese Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (10th), who also weighs 30 million dollars.
Top 10 richest footballers in Africa
- 1st Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) 140 million dollars
- 2nd Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) 100 million dollars
- 3rd Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) 80 million dollars
- 4th Mohamed Salah (Egypt) $ 70 million
- 5th John Obi Mikel (Nigeria) $45 million
- 6th Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo) $45 million
- 7th Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast) $40 million
- 8th Michael Essien (Ghana) $32 million
- 9th Sadio Mané (Senegal) $30 million
- 10th Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) $30 million