Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers 2019

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Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers 2019
Posted on: January 25, 2019, 11:24:02 PM
Football is widely followed all over the world. It also doubles as the most viewed sport in the world. Aside being the most viewed sport, it is the best marketed sport judging by the revenue it brings.



In Nigeria, football - introduced by the early britons, receives wide acceptance from all nooks and cranies.



The english premier league - the major league in England, is adjudged best(probably in terms of competition and coverage). Huge amount of currency is being derived from TV deals alone in the league. Popular teams include Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham....

Football becomes edgy and lively with rivalry. Popular rivalry in the league include Liverpool vs Everton, Liverpool vs Manchester United, Chelsea vs Manchester United, Chelsea vs Manchester City, Arsenal vs Tottenham..... to name but a few.


The fore rival to the 'best league in the world' spot is the spanish laliga. This is where the legends live as popular stars like Lionel Messi, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos ..... stay put to make the league lively.

The biggest rivalry in the spanish laliga and perhaps in the world of football is termed the 'El classico'. It is between the richest club in the world, Real madrid FC and the second on that rich list Barcelona FC. To garner more income and increase coverage, the 'el classico' is always play(of recent) on a neutral ground in a large stadium outside spain.



Other major leagues that are of interest are: the serie A, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1.... etc. These leagues are home to stars who entertain fans through great footballing. Many of these stars are Africans who ply their trade outside their indeginous countries. Their football are admired by the world who watch their every moves on pitch and criticize their flaws.


Admired also is their pay which comes unfailingly every week! Analysis don't leave out pays received by players of football. In fact this has been the major discussion point for fans. That has led to questions ranging from Who is the highest paid player in Africa?, Which African player is paid highest in european league? to How much are top African players paid per week?, what is the weekly pay of African stars?



African stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Photo credit: Independent.ie



 Piere-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and team mate Sadio Mane are the best performing African footballers at the moment in major leagues in the world however there are other not-too-influential ones with heavy income. Most of them are in the chinese super league. What make them run away from the much needed fame to the chinese league?

Money!


Football clubs in China are ready to woo player who intend to value fat pays more than popularity. They earn more as salary and lose out on endorsement deals as their influence diminishes.


No! problem to their net income as the huge pays covers up for their financial loses.


On the other hand, the stars that are in the european top leagues. Their dimimutive weekly pay is covered up by endorsement deals which comes due to popularity. There are most of them on the list as well as those of the 'minor' leagues around the world!


The Latest highest paid African players (Top 10)




 The list of highly paid African stars is gotten from credible sources on the internet. Deviations would be reviewed and modified as needs be especially after the january football transfers.



1. Asamoah Gyan




Weekly wage:£300,000
Football club:Shanghai
League:Chinese Super League
Nationality:Ghana
Playing position:Forward
 


Asamoah Gyan is the Ghana national team captain. Stats has it that he's the current highest paid African footballer with £300,000 as weekly wage.


This was made possible after he joined Chinese club, Shanghai in 2015. Aside smiling to the bank every week, his wealth of experience has helped him stand out influential to the Ghananian team.



 

2. Mohammed Salah




Weekly wage:£250,000
Football club:Liverpool FC
League:English Premier League
Nationality:Egypt
Playing position:Forward




Egyptian forward - Mo Salah is Africa's best player for successive years 2017 & 2018. He recently beat off contenders Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and team mate Sadio Mane to the trophy.

He made history by being the first African to score 30 Premier League goals in a single season, a feat few like Cristiano Ronaldo, Suarez and other top strikers achieved. He's scored about 50 goals in all competitions for Liverpool fc as at the time of writing.

Aside other endorsements, his £250,000 per week wage after tax was made to bay off interest from rivals.



 

3. Odion Ighalo




Weekly wage:£190,000
Football club:Changchun Yatai
League:Chinese Super League
Nationality:Nigeria
Playing position:Forward




The first Nigerian on the list is Odion Ighalo. He's been instrumental to Nigeria in the recently concluded 2018 world cup and Afcon qualifiers. His move to chinese super league club Changchun Yatai earn him the third spot as the highest paid African footballer and the highest paid in Nigeria.



 

4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang





 
Weekly wage:£180,000
Football club:Arsenal FC
League:English Premier League
Nationality:Gabon
Playing position:Forward




This Gabonese star man bags £180,000 weekly after his transfer from Burussia Dortmund to Arsenal FC. He's in contention for the EPL highest goal scorer this 2018/19 season and had came runner-up  in the 2018 African best player award.



5. Samuel Eto’o





Weekly wage:£170,000
Football club:Konyaspor
League: Turkish league
Nationality:Cameroon
Playing position:Forward




One of Africa's most admired forward, Samuel Eto’o is among the list of highly paid footballers in the continent. He has won the award for best African player four times in a row and earns £170,000 per week playing for Turkish club Konyaspor.


He has played for european clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Everton, Anzhi in Russia before he joined Konyaspor.



6. John Obi Mikel





Weekly wage:£140,000
Football club:formerly Tianjin TEDA
League:Formerly Chinese Super League
Nationality:Nigeria
Playing position:Midfielder




Nigeria's Super eagles captain Mikel Obi was formerly at chinese super league club Tianjin TEDA. This made him earn £140,000, however he's no longer in the team as he moved to english championship side, Middlesbrough FC.


He captained Nigeria in the Fifa world cup in 2018.


7. Kelechi Iheanacho





Weekly wage:£100,000
Football club:Leicester
League:English Premier League
Nationality:Nigeria
Playing position:Forward




With £100,000 as weekly pay, Iheanacho is another rich Nigerian professional footballer among the list of highest paid footballers in Africa. He plays for Premier league club, Leicester City after he moved from Manchester City.


He was quoted as being surplus by coach Pep Guardiola and then his move from etihad.



8. Obafemi Martins




 
Weekly wage:£100,000
Football club:Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
League:Chinese Super League
Nationality:Nigeria
Playing position:Forward




Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins is a popular Nigerian footballer on the list. He played for clubs in the EPL, the American league and in Shanghai Greenland Shenhua which he earns £100,000 as weekly pay



9. Ahmed Musa




 
Weekly wage:£60,000
Football club:CSKA Moscow
League:Russian League
Nationality:Nigeria
Playing position:Forward



 Nigeria's Ahmed Musa is also on the list of highly paid African stars thanks to his £60,000 pay per week. He's currently at Russian club CSKA Moscow, although he is on loan from Leicester City. He plays as a left winger for the club.


Haven scored twice against Iceland in the 2018 World cup to secure Nigeria's only win at that edition of the competition, he's most fans favourite.



10. Victor Moses





 
Weekly wage:£50,000
Football club:Formerly Chelsea Fc
League:Formerly English Premier League
Nationality:Nigeria
Playing position:Winger



 Victor moses was formerly a chelsea FC playing earning £50,000 per week there. He played as both winger and wing-back in Chelsea FC. He had in late 2018 retired from the Nigerian National team. He's on loan at Fenerbahce.




That all that could be gotten for the highest earning players in Africa. The are entitled to such pay because of their passion, hardwork and skill. Meanwhile, learn more on how to increase your personal income in Nigeria this 2019!


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Re: Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers 2019
#1 Posted on: February 15, 2019, 09:08:46 AM
I was really surprised by the list. I was looking for Sadio Mane in the list and he was nowhere to be found. He is an integral part of the Liverpool that has the best chance to win the Premier League for the first time. Who do you think should be on top of the list? Maybe Mohammad Salah?

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers 2019
#2 Posted on: February 15, 2019, 09:25:21 PM
I was really surprised by the list. I was looking for Sadio Mane in the list and he was nowhere to be found. He is an integral part of the Liverpool that has the best chance to win the Premier League for the first time. Who do you think should be on top of the list? Maybe Mohammad Salah?

Just saw that Sadio Mane's pay is about £190k... :D
i will review them, thanks!
 

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