Highest Paid African Footballers In 2011 (Forbes Edition)

Date: 21-06-2011 10:18 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Yaya Toure

Country of citizenship: Ivory Coast

Club: Manchester City

Annual salary: $13.5 million

The 28 year-old Ivorian midfielder is the highest paid African player in the English Premier league. Made global headlines last summer when he left Barcelona (after a very successful streak) to join his elder brother Kolo at Manchester City. Smart move: Toure currently earns $320,000 a week. Other compensation includes an image rights payment of $2.5 million a year and an additional $1.3 million bonus every time Manchester City qualifies for the Champions League.

Samuel Eto’o

Country of citizenship: Cameroon

Club: Inter Milan

Annual salary:  $12 million

The revered Cameroonian striker is a four-time winner of the African Player of the Year award. He scored over 100 goals with previous club Barcelona FC over a five season period. His weekly take-home pay stands at $300,000. Eto’o bagged the African Player of the Year award for three consecutive years  in 2003, 2004 and 2005.




Emmanuel Adebayor

Country of citizenship: Togo

Club: Manchester City

Annual salary: $12 million

Born to Nigerian parents in Togo, the Manchester City striker started out his career playing for OC Agaza, a Togolese football club based in Lome. In July 2009 he exited Arsenal, signing a five-year contract with Manchester City, for a transfer fee of $40 million. Earns $220,000 a week. In January signed a loan deal to play for Real Madrid. Endorses energy drink, Power horse.

Kolo Toure

Country of citizenship: Ivory Coast

Club: Manchester City

Annual salary: $10.3 million

Kolo plays with Manchester City alongside younger brother, Yaya Toure. In March 2011 he was placed on suspension from the club after failing a drug test. He denies wrong-doing, claiming he inadvertently took diet pills meant for his wife. Investigations are still ongoing, but the worst that could happen is a 2 year-ban from football. Don’t feel too sorry: he’s got plenty of money. Currently earns $190,000 a week; has a boot deal with Adidas.

Frederic Kanoute

Country of citizenship: Mali

Club: Sevilla FC

Annual salary: $8.6 million

The 33 year-old French-born Malian footballer plays for Sevilla FC in the Spanish La Liga. Before Sevilla, had played for Lyon, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur. A devout Muslim, in 2007 he paid $700,000 to purchase a mosque in Seville for Muslim locals after the contract on the premises had expired, and it was about to be sold out. Earns $180,000 a week.

Didier Drogba

Country of citizenship: Ivory Coast

Club: Chelsea

Annual salary: $8 million

One of the most highly rated strikers in the world, Drogba is currently the highest goal-scorer for the Cote D’Ivoire national soccer team and is Chelsea’s 6th highest goal scorer of all time. Currently his earnings stand at $185,000 a week. The 33 year-old has endorsement deals with Nike, Pepsi, Samsung and Orange France. Large heart: Has committed some $5 million to building a children’s home in Abidjan.

John Mikel Obi

Country of citizenship: Nigeria

Club: Chelsea

Annual salary: $5,800,000,

Many complain of Mikel Obi’s petulance, but why would he care? He makes $110,000 a week. The 24 year-old Nigerian midfielder is the highest paid soccer player from Nigeria. He started off his career with Plateau United, a Nigerian club, before stints with Ajax Cape Town in South Africa and Norwegian side Lynn Oslo. Endorsement deals include Pepsi and Samsung.


Michael Essien

Country of citizenship: Ghana

Club: Chelsea

Annual salary: $5,500,000

The 28 year-old Ghanaian-born, Chelsea midfielder currently earns $110,000 a week. In 2005, he signed with Chelsea for a $38 million fee, making him the most expensive African footballer at the time. Started off his career playing for Liberty Professionals, a Ghanaian football club based in Accra; went on to play for French clubs SC Bastia and Lyon before joining Chelsea. Outside the pitch, enjoys endorsement deals with African telecom group MTN, Samsung and Pepsi.



Source: Forbes.com


Posted: at 21-06-2011 10:18 PM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- 10000bc at 21-06-2011 10:25 PM (12 years ago)
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Cool cash !
Posted: at 21-06-2011 10:25 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- toibeli at 21-06-2011 11:20 PM (12 years ago)
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Good for you guys. Get the money while you are still able to.
Posted: at 21-06-2011 11:20 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eomo at 21-06-2011 11:34 PM (12 years ago)
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Thank God for their lives. The wey do am for una go still do my own.
Posted: at 21-06-2011 11:34 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- eomo at 21-06-2011 11:35 PM (12 years ago)
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Thank God for their lives. The God wey do am for una go still do my own.
Posted: at 21-06-2011 11:35 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- orjiwolo at 21-06-2011 11:55 PM (12 years ago)
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Coooool cash my brothers.... no money medicine or rituals
Posted: at 21-06-2011 11:55 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- just2sexy at 22-06-2011 12:00 AM (12 years ago)
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niceeeee

Posted: at 22-06-2011 12:00 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- LOYOLAR at 22-06-2011 12:11 AM (12 years ago)
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Oh, la la! I'm tempted to go play football. Who no like money?
Posted: at 22-06-2011 12:11 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Sodman4luv at 22-06-2011 12:34 AM (12 years ago)
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seriously am richest of al african footballers
Posted: at 22-06-2011 12:34 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Pointzero at 22-06-2011 01:56 AM (12 years ago)
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y isn't drogba among the 1st 3?

Posted: at 22-06-2011 01:56 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ortopazz at 22-06-2011 02:05 AM (12 years ago)
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O BOY, BOYS DON UPGRADE O
Posted: at 22-06-2011 02:05 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ortopazz at 22-06-2011 02:06 AM (12 years ago)
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CHAI OSAXZE GO BETAR PLACE MAY THEM PAY U WELA, UR BETA THAN THIS GUYS
Posted: at 22-06-2011 02:06 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ortopazz at 22-06-2011 02:09 AM (12 years ago)
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ABEGI
Posted: at 22-06-2011 02:09 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ortopazz at 22-06-2011 02:12 AM (12 years ago)
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ATLIST ITS BETA THAN SELLING YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL TO GAIN MONEY AND FAME, THAT WONT LAST OR YOU WONT EVEN TAKE TO THE GRAVE
Posted: at 22-06-2011 02:12 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ortopazz at 22-06-2011 02:13 AM (12 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 22-06-2011 02:13 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- okwas at 22-06-2011 03:40 AM (12 years ago)
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GOOD FOR YOU GUYS
Posted: at 22-06-2011 03:40 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- saintkevin at 22-06-2011 04:23 AM (12 years ago)
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Where is my own share of the cash ?.
Posted: at 22-06-2011 04:23 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mediaexcell at 22-06-2011 04:24 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: Pointzero on 22-06-2011 01:56 AM
y isn't drogba among the 1st 3?
was about to ask too
Posted: at 22-06-2011 04:24 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- frayobkk at 22-06-2011 06:27 AM (12 years ago)
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Kolo toure had only 6 months ban ok get note of that

Posted: at 22-06-2011 06:27 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- omuc4megamoney at 22-06-2011 07:02 AM (12 years ago)
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big guy , i love there way , i pray GOD will give them strenght to make more money
Posted: at 22-06-2011 07:02 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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