No Ghanaian among top five African football earners

The continent has always produced some of the finest soccer players like Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Fredrick Kanoute, Michael Essien, Mikel Obi, Yaya Toure,  Roger Milla, Abedi Pele etc – who have played for various clubs around the world.

Who earns the most amongst our soccer superstars?

1. Name :  Yaya Touré

About : Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, known as Yaya Touré, is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast national team.

Born: May 13, 1983 (age 31), Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

Yearly Salary: R192million

Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

 

2. Name:  Didier Drogba

About: Tébily Didier Yves Drogba, known as Didier Drogba, is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Galatasaray in the Süper Lig. He is the captain and all-time top scorer of the Ivory Coast national team.

Born: March 11, 1978 (age 36), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Yearly Salary: R155million

Current teams: Current teams: Galatasaray S.K. (#11 / Forward), Ivory Coast national football team (Forward)

Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba

3. Name:  Emmanuel Adebayor

About: Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor, known as Emmanuel Adebayor, is a Togolese footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Togo national team

Born: February 26, 1984 (age 30), Lomé, Togo

Yearly Salary: R114million

Current teams: Togo national football team (Forward), Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (#10 / Forward)

 

4. Name:  Samuel Eto’o

About: Samuel Eto’o Fils is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Chelsea. Eto’o trained at Kadji Sports Academy.

Born: March 10, 1981 (age 33), Douala, Cameroon

Yearly Salary: R71million

Current teams: Cameroon national football team (Forward), Chelsea F.C. (#29 / Forward)

 

Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto’o

 5. Name:  Mikel John Obi

About: John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, commonly known as Mikel John Obi, John Obi Mikel or John Mikel Obi, is a Nigerian footballer, who plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team.

Born: April 22, 1987 (age 27), Jos, Nigeria

Yearly Salary: R56 Million

Current teams: Nigeria national football team (Midfielder), Chelsea F.C. (#12 / Midfielder)

John Mikel Obi

John Mikel Obi

 

 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. ballvoodoo says:

    they havent bn watching serie A huh? kojo should be somewhere in there

  2. Tosh says:

    CIV is so blessed with talent(golden generation) , I just hope they go all way and make Africa proud. Wilfred Bony will be a menace in Brazil this June.