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Top 20 Most Richest Footballers in Africa and their Net Worth

Football is well acknowledged as the most popular sport in the world. Millions of people play and follow the game regularly and when the football world cup comes around every four years, over a billion viewers tune in to watch the game. On the richest footballers in Africa we have done a thorough research and have compiled the list of the top 20 most richest footballers in Africa and their net worth.

So therefore we present to you the top 20 most richest footballers in Africa and their Net Worth.

20. Salomon Kalou

Salomon Kalou is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker and winger for German club Hertha BSC and Ivory Coast national football team. He previously played for Feyenoord from 2003 to 2006 and Chelsea from 2006 to 2012. He was born on 5th August 1985 in Oume, Cote d’Ivoire. He is currently 33 years old.

While at Chelsea he won numerous honours, including the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, four FA Cups and the League Cup. He moved to Likke on a free transfer in July 2012 upon the expiry of his contract at Chelsea, where he spent two seasons before moving to Hertha for an undisclosed fee.

He is a full time player for his country Ivory Coast since 2007. Salomon Kalou has amassed 97 international caps and represented his country at three FIFA World Cups, six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2008 Olympics. Salomon Kalou is very wealthy and currently number 20 on our list of top 20 most richest footballers in Africa with an estimated net worth of $12 million.


19. Fredric Kanoute

Fredric Kanoute is a retired Malian professional footballer who played as a striker for several top-tier clubs in Europe, enjoying his greatest success with La Liga side Sevilla. Kanouté was named the 2007 African Footballer of the Year, the first player born outside Africa to win the award. He was born on 2nd September 1977 in France. He is currently 41 years old. He is currently married to Fatima Kanoute.

Frédéric Kanouté began his career with Lyon in France before moving to the Premier League club West Ham United in 2010. After a spell at their London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Frédéric Kanouté moved to Spanish club Sevilla where he won two consecutive UEFA Cups in 2006 and 2007 in addition to various other European and domestic honours and remains the club’s highest-scoring foreign player. He joined Beijing Goan in June 2012.

Despite appearing 16 times for France U-21, Frédéric Kanouté was a member of the Malian squad which reached the semi-finals of the 2004 African Cup of Nations and also featured in their selections for the tournament in 2006 and 2010. His international career ended in 2010 with a total of 39 caps and 23 goals. Frédéric Kanouté is very wealthy and currently number 19 on our list of top 20 most richest footballers in Africa with an estimated net worth of $13 million.

18. Yakubu Aiyegbeni


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