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
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)
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)
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)