Richest Football players in the world

Football is by far the most popular sport globally. Like other continents, Africa hasn't been left behind in producing some of Football best players. Apart from representing their countries these players, have joined various top clubs where they earn handsomely

So, without further ado here are the highest paid African footballers in 2019.

1. Cedric Bukambu - £307,000
Cedric Bukambu Joined Chinese SuperLeague side Beijing Guoan Last year in January from Villarreal at a fee of £65 Million making him the most expensive African footballer.
The Democratic Republic of Congo international earns £307,000 per week and he is the third highest paid player in Chinese Super league with only Brazilian duo of Oscar and Hulk making more weekly.

2. Mohamed Salah - £200,000
The Liverpool and Egypt forward has been one of best players worldwide in recent times. 
Following a stellar first season with Liverpool where he scored 43 goals for the reds, he extended his contract where he would earn £200,000 a week.

3. Riyad Mahrez - £200,000
The Algerian joined Manchester city last year in the summer from Leicester city signing a 5 year deal. The midfielder has been one of the continents best players for a while now.

4. Pierre Emrick Aubameyang - £198,000
After five remarkable years with Borussia Dortmund Pierre Aubameyang left them for Arsenal and signed a 3 year contract. According to the Daily mail the striker earns £198,000 a week with the Gunners.

5. Odion Ighalo - £190,000
The Nigeria international currently plays for chinese side Changhon Yatai, where he earns a whopping £190,000 every week. 

6. Sadio Mane - £150,000
Sadio Mane is undoubtedly one of the continents best players at the moment.
He recently extended his contract with Liverpool which sees him earn £150,000 a week.
Mane previously played for Southampton and Red bull Salzburg.

7. John Obi Mikel -  £140,000
John Obi Mikel is no stranger to lists of highest paid African footballers. Following his 10 remarkable years with Chelsea he joined Chinese club Tianjin TEDA in 2017.

8. Wilfried Zaha - £130,000
The Crystal palace forward was born in Ivory coast but grew up in England. He has been representing Ivory coast since 2017 after switching allegiances.
Zaha has been an important player for Crystal palace since returning to the club from Man united and recently signed a new long term contract.

9. Naby Keita - £120,000
After a stellar first season with RB Leipzig Naby Keita Signed a pre-Contract with Liverpool in 2017 which see him join the Reds at the end of 2017/2018 season. 

10. Islam Slimani - £80,000
The Algeria international plays in Turkish super league for  Fenerbahce where he is on loan from Leicester city. He currently earns £80,000 a week.


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