Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Top 10 African highest-paid football players

Africa has always produced some of the finest footballers of different generations, from Roger Mila to Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o to Michael Essien and Yaya Toure. These players have graced the European football with Africa flair and power and most of the big clubs send their scouts in the African cup of Nations to find some gems who might light up european leagues and Champions League.
With the changing face of football around the world, more marketing more money which ultimately reward the players who are consistant and are playing on top of their games. Here is the list of players from African continent who have been on top of their game and earning the most money. Here is the list of top 10 highest earners from African continent in sport of football.
Top 10 Highest Earning African Footballers:
1. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon/Anzhi Makhachkala) – €20M
2. Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast/Manchester City) – €15M
3. Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast/Galatasaray) – €12.9M
4. Seydou Keita (Mali/Dalian Aerbin) – €12M
5. Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo/Tottenham) – €10M
6. Frederic Kanoute (Mali/Beijing Guoan) – €6.2M
7. Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast/Liverpool) – €5.8M
8. Christopher Samba (Congo/Anzhi Makhachkala) – €5.5M
9. Michael Essien (Ghana/Chelsea/Real Madrid) – €5.1M
10. Mikel John Obi (Nigeria/Chelsea) – €4.5 M

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