Africa’s Richest Football Players

Walter Wilson Nana

A list made public by a Belgian football magazine reveals three top African soccer stars in the top ten of highest paid footballers. They are Ivorian born offensive midfielder; Yaya Toure, who trades his football skills at English Premier League side; Manchester City, the captain of the Indomitable Lions and Inter marks man Samuel Fils Eto’o and another EPL ace Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor.


Sport Foot Magazine writes that in the hit parade of highest paid footballers, Yaya Toure is at the 4th position with a yearly take home package of 10.8 million Euros, Eto’o is at the 5th position with 10.5 million Euros per year while Adebayor closes the top ten list with 8.4 million Euros per year.

From the Sport Foot Magazine list, Cristiano Ronaldo has a salary of 12 million Euros per year, excluding advertising contracts. He is the current highest paid footballer. The Portuguese man is followed by Manchester United’s England striker, Wayne Rooney, who earns 11.5 million Euros a year, while Argentinean, Lionel Messi got 11 million Euros from Barcelona.

In the list of the top 10 you also have the following players with their respective take home packages; Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bundesliga club Bayern Munich with a yearly salary of 9.7 million euros, at the 6th position. There is Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the 7th position with nine million euros per year, at the 8th position is Real Madrid’s Kaka, who takes home nine million euros per year and is tied with Chelsea’s John Terry, 9th position with nine million per year.

Walter is a33-year old Cameroonian living Buea. He studied Journalism and Performing Arts in the University of Buea, Cameroon
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