We have watched a lot of successful African stars over the past years and the tradition still continues. Let’s take a look at the pool of the richest African footballers in 2022.
8. Kolo Toure – $10.5 million
Kolo Toure is one of the best African defenders to ever play the game. The former Ivorian defender played for Manchester City, Liverpool and Celtic.
Kolo Toure did really well in the premier league and he gave his all in the national team. The former Manchester City defender has a net worth of $10.5 million. He retired in 2015 after a successful career.
7. Solomon Armand Kalou – $11 million
Solomon Kalou had a great football career and he was successful in the premier league. Solomon Kalou is one of the best African wingers and he can also play as a striker.
The former Chelsea star won a lot of trophies with the blues and he did a great job off the pitch. Solomon Kalou has a net worth of $11 million in 2022.
6. Michael Essien – $35 million
Michael Essien is one of the successful African players that also played in the premier league. He did really well at Chelsea and he also won a lot of trophies at the club.
He is one of the players who helped Chelsea to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy. After he had a successful career at Chelsea, he last played in the Azerbaijan premier league FK Sabail.
Michael Essien completed his coaching badge after a successful football career and he has gone on to coach FK Subail under-19 team and Nordsjaelland.
The former Chelsea midfielder could return back to the premier league one day and he could be successful as a manager. He has a net worth of $35 million.
5. Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor – $45 million
Emmanuel Adebayor is also one of the best African strikers and he had an amazing career. The Togolese forward played for a lot of successful clubs in Europe.
He played in the premier league, La Liga and also in the Turkish league. He did really well at Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham. Adebayor also played for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Emmanuel Adebayor retired in 2020, having played last for Paraguayan club Olimpia. Adebayor is the fifth wealthiest African footballer. He has a net worth of $45 million.
4. John Mikel Obi – $45 million
John Mikel Obi is also a successful African footballer and he had a great career at Chelsea. He is yet to announce his retirement from football.
The former Chelsea midfielder is currently a free agent and he has a net worth of $45 million. He did really well for the Nigerian national team and he won the UEFA Champions League trophy with Chelsea in 2012.
3. Yaya Toure – $70 million
The former Ivorian midfielder had a great career as a professional footballer, Yaya Toure will remain one of the best midfielders to ever play in the EPL.
He turned things around at Manchester City and he also won the premier league trophy with the English club. He took a bold step in becoming a manager and he will be successful as a coach, if he continues with the good work.
Yaya Toure is the third richest African footballer with a net worth of $70 million.
2. Didier Drogba – $90 million
Didier Drogba is regarded as the Ivorian king and he has received several awards for his goal scoring skills. He did really well for Chelsea and he also won the EPL golden boot.
The former Ivorian forward won the UEFA Champions League trophy for Chelsea in 2012. He made it happen when it looks impossible and he will remain a Chelsea legend.
Didier Drogba is the second wealthiest African footballers and he has a net worth of $90 million.
1. Smauel Eto’o – $95 million
Samuel Eto’o maintained his position as the richest African footballer since 2020. The former Barcelona forward announced his retirement from football in 2019.
He has a net worth of $95 million. He is one of the greatest African strikers, winning the Champions League trophy with both Barcelona and Inter Milan.