Being a professional footballer has become a dream for many Africans youth.

Footballers, given their pharaonic lifestyle, are dreaming more than one in the world. And it is not the astronomical amounts that they earn each year that will tell us the opposite. With all the money from football, players who have had the chance to evolve in Europe have started to be among the billionaires of the continent. Football has had to make some African billionaires, Here they are:

1st – Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon)

The former FC Barcelona player is still at the top of the list of the richest African players.
Even some madness he allows himself to do, the latter remains the richest African player. His personal fortune is estimated at CFA200 billion.

2nd – Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast)

Being the highest paid African player in England thanks to his transfer to Manchester City. The fortune of the former Ivorian international is estimated at CFA150 billion.

3rd – Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)

The former blues striker from Chelsea, retired internationally in 2014 while continuing to evolve into a club, but in Canada. He is one of the richest players in Africa and one of the most talented players in the Canadian league. The Ivorian fortune is estimated at CFA100 billion.

4th – JayJay Okocha (Nigeria)

Jay Jay Okocha is one of the ancient glories and legends of African football.

After having charmed the French public with his unequaled dribbles, he joined Bolton’s English club after France. Even if the former Nigerian international does not have contracts similar to the lease of Yaya Toure or Samuel Eto’o. Jay Jay Okocha would have a fortune close to CFA90 billion.

5th – Obafemi Martins (Nigeria)

Looking back at the time of FC Ebedei, the Nigerian club that revealed it, Obafemi Martins must be very nostalgic. Especially since 18 years, he has practiced football in 8 countries and 4 different continents.

Particularly sparkling at Inter Milan (players Winning Eleven know it), he also went through Newcastle, Wolfsburg, Rubin Kazan, Birmingham, Levante, Sounders FC, before landing at Shanghai Shenshua.

This last Chinese club offers him a very high salary and his fortune is estimated at CFA70 billion.

6th – Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria)

Placed in sixth place in the fortunes of African football, former Nigerian international Nwankwo Kanu has a financial wealth of CFA60 billion.

7th – Michael Essien (Ghana)

After an unhappy or even melancholic season at Panathinaikos, the former Chelsea player is announced on the side of Australia where he will probably end his career as a professional footballer. But after accumulating a lot of seasons in Chelsea added to his short-lived run to Real Madrid, Essien would have a fortune valued at CFA43 billion.

8th – Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo)

Making few African players wore the jerseys of major European clubs during his eventful career. Even if his last of Lyon was canceled lately this player is part of the legends of the African football.
With transfers to major clubs such as Real Madrid, the Togolese has obtained a fortune estimated at CFA36 billion.

9th – Obi Mikel (Nigeria)

The Nigerian international Obi Mikel, who was part of the essential elements for the victory of Nigeria at the Can 2013 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The Chelsea player is one of the ten billionaire players in Africa. His fortune is estimated at CFA35 billion.

10th – Kolo Touré (Ivory Coast)

At the age of 35, the former Ivorian international and brother of Yaya Toure (second in this ranking) continues his professional career knowing that the latter retired internationally after Can 2015. He joined Celtic Glasgow from Liverpool because of lack of playing time in the Premier League. And now, his wealth is estimated at CFA27 billion.

11th – Sulley Muntari (Ghana)

A fortune is built over time, and the player is a few years from the end of a good career.

Passed by Udinese Calcio, Portsmouth, Inter Milan, Sunderland, AC Milan, Al Ittihad FC and Pescara Calcio, the defensive midfielder of any 34-year contract recently played in the Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna. His fortune was estimated at CFA23.8 billion.


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