Since the 1990’s, African countries and footballers have featured far more at world football’s top table. Although no African team is yet to reach further than the quarter finals at the World Cup, their individual footballers have been recognised for their talents.
Their talent has invariably seen them be well rewarded financially and many of Africa’s modern day greatest feature on this list of Africa’s richest current footballers.
Here are the richest footballers in Africa as of 2016:
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10) Christopher Samba – Net Worth: $8 Million
The Congolese defender’s wealth owes greatly to the contract he signed at Anzhi Makhachkala where he was paid $160,000 per week. Before then he made his name as the no nonsense captain of Blackburn Rovers. Between two spells at Anzhi he spent six months at Queens Park Rangers, where he again earned around $160,000 a week. He is currently at Dynamo Moscow after being sold in a fire sale of players by Anzhi.
9) Seydou Keita – Net Worth: $10 Million
The Malian midfielder has recently returned to Spain with Valencia after a year in the Chinese Super League. Keita earned a reported $16million before tax in his year with Chinese Super League club Dalian Aerbin FC. Before that move he had been an important member of the Barcelona squad for four years having impressed at Sevilla and in the French Ligue 1.