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Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers 2021

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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.

Without further ado here are the highest paid African footballers in 2021.

1. Pierre Emrick Aubameyang - £350,000

After five remarkable years with Borussia Dortmund Pierre Aubameyang left them for Arsenal and signed a 3 year contract. In 2020 he extended his contract with Arsenal and his weekly wage shot from £198,000 a week to  £350,000 making him not only the best paid African footballer but also the best paid in the English Premier league.

2. 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.

3. Thomas Partey - £230,000

The Ghanian Joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2020, signing a four year deal with an option to extend the contract. His weekly salary is above £200,000 which also constitutes of bonuses.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6.Odion Ighalo - £190,000 

The Nigeria international currently plays for Manchester United, where he earns a whopping £190,000 every week. 

7. 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.

8.Nicolas Pepe - £140,000

The 24 year old is Arsenals 4th highest best paid player, behind Ozil, Pierre Emrick Aubameyang and level with Alexandre Lacazette.

9. 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.

10.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. 


Best Paid African Footballers


Player Name



Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang



Cedric Bukambu



Thomas Partey



Mohamed Salah



Riyad Mahrez



Odion Ighalo



Sadio Mane



Nicolas Pepe



Wilfried Zaha



Naby Keita


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