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9. Christopher Samba – Net Worth – $20 Million
Next on our list is the very popular Congolese defender Christopher Samba who is currently one of the richest African football players. His estimated net worth stands at US $20 Million and much of his wealth comes from the contract he signed with Anzi Makhachkala where he was paid $160,000 as weekly salary. Born in France, this talented footballer plays for the Championship Club Aston Villa as a defender. He got popularity as a no-nonsense captain of Blackburn Rovers. In 2007, he signed a deal of three and a half years for £450,000. He established himself in the 2007-08 season and made a total of 40 appearances scoring three goals.
Samba made his debut in 2004 at the age of 20 and represents the Republic of Congo National Team in international football. He also played for Queen Park Rangers for six months where he was paid about $160,000 per week again. He was signed by Dynamo Moscow in 2014 and by Panathinaikos in 2016.
8. Seydou Keita – Net Worth – $22 Million
Born in 1980 in Mali, Seydou Keita is a versatile footballer who can play as both a central midfielder and a defensive midfielder. His most notable performances were given with Lens and Barcelona where he won 14 titles. He enjoyed a prominent place in Barcelona squad where he played for four years and gave impressive performances at French Ligue 1 and Sevilla. He joined professional football at an age of 17. Keita, from the age of 20, represented Mali and appeared in seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
Keita made his debut in 2000 for Mali at the FIFA World Cup Qualifier. In 2012, he joined the Chinese Super League Club FC Dalian Aerbin where he is paid €14 million per year. As a part of Valencia CF, Keita scored its fastest-ever goal in 2014. His extraordinary performance has got him some of the best salaries in his career and made him one of the richest African players in the world.