Let’s have a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Ghanaian Footballers in 2016 and 2017. Football is the world’s most watched game and also one of the best. While all the major leagues have players from different countries, African countries are also making their mark with some amazing footballers who are currently ranked on top among the world’s best players. The country such as Ghana has been producing some really good quality players for years. They have been competing on the professional front and have achieved many laurels and awards for their respective clubs among other competitors.
Since the game of football receives worldwide coverage there are amazing football fans who follow the game religiously. The game has also attracted great investors to sponsors to cater the administration of teams/club. Footballs produce great personalities, coaches, legends, referees and players.
Here is the list of world’s top 10 Richest Ghanaian Footballers in 2016 and 2017.
#10. Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah (Age: 24 years)
Net worth: $ 4.5 Million
Afriyie Acquah is a Ghanian midfielder who plays for Italian league for the club Torino and also national Ghana team. He is currently the youngest billionaires sportsmen of Ghana with a salary of $561,000. He has been known for his impressive exploits and display of strength and speed on the ground. He made his World Cup debut against Portugal.
9. John Boye (Age: 28 years)
Club : Kayseri Erciyesspor
Salary : $ 600,000
Net Worth : $ 5.1 Million
John Boye is a Ghanaian pro football player who is currently playing for Turk club Kayseri Sivasspor as a defender. In 2015, he participated in African Nation Cup and the team took the silver medal after looking to Ivory Coast. This Ghanaian defender earns whopping amount from the club and his in home endorsement deals.
8. Christian Atsu ( Age: 24 years)
Club : Chelsea FC
Salary : $ 725,000
Net Worth : $ 5.4 Million
Christian Atsu Twasam is a professional football player from Ghana who we have seen playing in-famous English club Chelsea FC. He is also the part of national Ghana team. He plays as an at-tacking midfielder and winger for the team. In Africa, he is described as African Lionel Messi and was also crowned as best player by the end of AFCON 2015. At an age of 24, he is among the young rich players of Ghana football world.
7. Jordan Ayew (Age: 24 years)
Club : Aston Villa
Salary : $ 1,000,000
Jordan Ayew plays for Ghana National Team and English club Aston Villa as a striker. He is the son of Ghana’s football legend Abedi Pele. He started his UEFA league game against one of the most expensive football clubs, Arsenal in 2011. He also played as part of Africa Cup of Nation team in 2015 where the team took home silver medal after losing to the team Ivory Coast. At present, he receives a salary of $ 1,000,000 and one of youngest much player of Ghana.
6. Kwadwo Asamoah (Age: 27 years)
Club : Juventus FC
Salary : $ 1.6 million
Kwadwo Asamoah is a Ghanian footballer who also plays for Italian club Juventus as a central mid-fielder, left wing and left midfielder. He is regarded as one of the best footballers of Ghana because of his consistent play and a great level of professionalism on the field for both club and the national team. He was part of his club last season who went on to win the league without losing any single match. Despite multiple injuries, Kwadwo gave a tremendous performance in the last season and was crowned as best (left back) player for the season.
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5. Sulley Ali Muntari (Age: 31 years)
Club : AC Milan
Salary : $ 1.7 Million
Suleyman Ali plays for Ittihad FC, Saudi Arabian club as a central midfielder. He is a powerful play-er with the tenacious midfielder and he has also been making notable technical skills. Apart from the football, he is a businessman who deals with trading of expensive and luxurious cars to the billionaire across the world.
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4. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Age: 28 years)
Club : AC Milan
Salary : $ 2.85 Million
Kevin Boateng,born to German mother and Ghanian father is a professional Ghanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian Series A club AC Milan. He also switched his nationality to play for his country Ghana black star in 2006 world cup. He received world recognition after he was signed by football giants of Italy AC Milan. Boateng is also blessed with speed, killer instinct, strength and attacking flamboyance.
3. Andre Ayew (Age: 26 years)
Club : Swansea FC
Salary : $ 4.2 Million
Andre Dede is a deputy captain of Ghana black stars who also plays for EPL club Swansea FC. He is the second son of football legend of Ghana Ayew Pele. He is well known for his commitment while playing the game who also inspire his mates to give their best in the matches. Andre was the captain on under-20 Ghana team where the team won the world cup in 2009. He was also the top goal scorer for Africa National Cup in 2015.
2. Michael Essien (Age: 33 years)
Club : Panathinaikos
Salary : $ 6.1 Million
Michael Essien is Ghanian footballer who currently plays as #2 midfielder for Panathinaikos FC. He received much recognition during the early period of his previous club AC Milan, Lyon, Chelsea FC and Real Madrid. He also plays as a defender for both right defence and centre.He is famous for his tough tackling energy and physical appearance on the ground. His entire career was marked by consistent play with top clubs which puts him on the 2nd spot for Ghana’s richest footballer.
1. Asamoah Gyan (Age: 30 years)
Club : Shanghai SIPG
Salary : $ 7.9 Million
Asamoah currently plays as a striker for Shanghai SIPG ( Chinese League) and captain of Black star national Ghanian Team. He is currently the highest paid footballer in Ghana through on course salary and many endorsements and sponsorship deals with big brands around the world. He is Africa’s top goal scorer in the World cup history. In 2015, he started receiving a weekly salary of £227,000 from his Chinese Club that instantly gave him number one slot as bets paid footballer in the world.
These players are known for their determination and powerful play. With football managers keep looking for young and best talent from across the world, Ghanaian players are definitely among the favourite ones.