REVEALED: Top 5 RICHEST African Players in 2017

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 08: Real Madrid player Michael Essien receives a new Audi Q7 at the Jarama racetrack on November 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

It appears Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan, is not in the top five rich list.

Footballers are generally well to do in the financial aspects.Footballers seem to be leading celebrities when it comes to the luxurious and the lavish lifestyle.

These footballers legends represents African continent and mostly their countries. African footballers now features at the world’s football top table.

Here are the richest African footballers in 2017:

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1. Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o

This Cameroonian football player plays for Turkish club Antalyaspor as a striker. The 35 year-old is the most successful and most decorated African player of all time.

Samuel scored over 100 goals in five seasons with Barcelona; and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga.

The former Indomitable Lions captain was in fact once the highest-paid player in the world during his spell with Anzhi Makhachkala where he earned €20 million ($25 million) a year after taxes.

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Eto’o is now one of the richest footballer in the world. He is the richest footballer in Africa with a net worth of $95 million.

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