Top 10 Richest / Highest Paid African Footballers /Soccer Players

According to Forbes Magazine’s latest release, below are the richest African Footballers / Soccer Players for 2011. Below you will find their age, citizenship, the club they belong to and their annual salary

Top Ten (10) Highest Paid / Richest African Football / Soccer Players

   Name                                  Age   Country           Club      Annual Salary

1) Yaya Toure                28      Ivory Coast     Manchester City     $13.5 Million

2) Samuel Eto’o             30      Cameroon       Inter Milan              $12 Million

3) Emmanuel Adebayor 27     Togo                Manchester City      $12 Million

4) Kolo Toure                30      Ivory Coast     Manchester City      $10.3 Million

5) Frederic Kanoute      33      Mali                  Sevilla FC                $8.6 Million

6) Didier Drogba           33      Ivory Coast      Chelsea                  $8 Million

7) John Mikel Obi          24       Nigeria          Chelsea               $5,800,000

8) Michael Essien         28       Ghana              Chelsea                $5,500,000

 Faces of Richest African Footballers

John Mikel Obi

Yaya Toure

michael essien

samuel eto'o

Emmanuel Adebayor


Kolo Toure

Frederic Kanoute

Didier Drogba

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