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Top 10 – Richest African Football Players – 2017

7. Kolo Toure – Net Worth – $43 Million

Kolo Toure Net Worth

Yet another beloved African footballer on our list is the professional defender from the football powerhouse Ivory Coast. Kolo Toure has been regarded as an amazing defender with extraordinary skills. Currently, he plays for the Scottish Club Celtic. Born in 1981 as a brother of the popular footballer Yaya Toure, this talented athlete has played as a defender for Celtic, Liverpool, Arsenal, Ivory Coast and Manchester City. He moved to Arsenal in 2002 and made 326 appearances for the club. He then helped Manchester City earn its first League Title in 2009. Toure was one of the eight football players to have won the Premier League with two different clubs. He also gained the Scottish Premiership with Celtic.

Kolo Toure is renowned as the second most capped player for the Ivory Coast with as many as 120 appearances. He represented his team at seven Africa Cup of Nations Tournaments and FIFA World Cup Tournaments three times. He helped the team win in 2015. Kolo retired from international football in 2015 and ended his professional football career in 2017. He has recently joined the coaching staff of Celtic as a technical assistant. His estimated net worth is $43 Million and he is one of the richest African football players.

6. John Obi Mikel – Net Worth – $50 Million

Top 10 Richest African Players - John Obi Mikel

Coming from the most popular African country Nigeria, Mikel plays his international football with the premier league club, Chelsea. The skilled footballer is reported to be earning an enviable salary of $5.3 Million annually. The player became renowned in the world of football after only six appearances for the Norwegian Club Lyn Oslo. In 2005, Chelsea and Manchester United announced signing this 18-year-old footballer and the controversy ended in 2006 with Mikel signing a contract with Chelsea. He achieved amazing success with this team winning the Champions League and the Premier League among others.

Mikel made 350 appearances for his team in 2015 after which his contract with Chelsea ended. He was signed by the Chinese Club Tianjin TEDA in 2017. Mikel was shortlisted for the African Footballer of the Year Award in 2012. With his debut FIFA World Cup in 2014, he helped his team reach the knockout stage for the very first time. He also helped his teammate win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification match. With an estimated net worth of about $50 Million, this Nigerian also deserves a place in our richest footballers list.