Top 10 richest footballers in Africa 2022 Forbes list

Forbes list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa in 2022.

Most talented African soccer players are not only recognized as the best footballers in Africa but the world. For example, Sadio Mane is now the highest-paid footballer from Africa after his move to Bayern Munich. Today, we shall list the top 10 richest footballers in Africa for the year 2022 according to Forbes magazine.

Who is the best player in Africa 2022?

Currently, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, and Riyad Mahrez are the best players in Africa 2022. Besides, both Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita were nominated as the best male players in Africa in 2022.

Who is the richest African footballer in 2022?

With a net worth of $96 million, Samuel Eto’o tops the list of the richest footballers in Africa in 2022. Besides, Eto’o is a four-time winner of the African Player of the Year Award (2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010).

Apart from Samuel Eto’o, we also have other prosperous soccer players from the African continent. For example, Drogba, Mikel John Obi, and Christopher Katongo, just to name a few. Ndidi Wilfred boasts of being the richest ex-footballer in Nigeria.

In outline, we will list the top 10 richest footballers in Africa. Then, we will state their current net worth as of 2022.

Top 10 richest footballers in Africa 2022

  1. Samuel Eto’o. Net Worth 2022 – $95 million. Samuel Eto’o is the most successful and richest footballer from Africa right now.
  2. Didier Yves Drogba. Drogba is the second richest footballer in Africa in 2022 with a net worth of $91 million.
  3. Mohammed Salah. Net Worth 2022 – $90 million.
  4. Yaya Toure. Net Worth 2022 – $70 million.
  5. John Obi Mikel. Net Worth 2022 – $66 million.
  6. Seydou Keita. Net Worth 2022 – $51 million.
  7. Emmanuel Adebayor. Net Worth 2022 – $46 million.
  8. Michael Essien. Net Worth 2022 – $35 million.
  9. Sadio Mane. Net Worth 2022 – $30 million. And lastly on the list of the top 10 richest African footballers in 2022,
  10. Asamoah Gyan. Net Worth 2022 – $25 million.


We also have other richest footballers in Africa who missed our 2022 top 10 list above. For example, Sulley Ali Muntari, Christopher Samba, and Riyad Mahrez tie with a net worth of $21 million in 2022.

Finally, if you missed out on the previous post, here are the 10 wealthiest soccer players in the world in 2022.

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