I don’t know if you have noticed but, most of the well-known soccer clubs in the world have African soccer players as part of their teams. This is solely because footballers from Africa are widely known for being skilled and exceptional in the field.

    Being recognized by great clubs, many of them have secured lucrative contracts and are receiving large payments.

    Today, we look into who of our African brothers get paid more. Just so you know, the majority of the top African footballers you are hoping would be on our list might not be.

    Some may be well-known but not necessarily getting paid as great as you might anticipate, while others you might not anticipate making it to our list will do so because some clubs overseas typically pay their players generously.

    Who is the highest-paid African footballer right now? In no particular order, let’s have a look at the top 10 African soccer players in terms of pay. Please note that the list comprises our African brothers that play for both clubs in Africa and outside.

    1. Mohamed Salah

    With a net worth of $70 million. Mohamed Salah tops the list as one of the Highest-paid African soccer players. Salah is one of the best players that hails all the way from Egypt and plays for Liverpool FC.

    Salah transferred from AS Roma to the Merseyside Team in 2017. He quickly entered the Premier League and Liverpool records for most goals and fastest goals scored.

     It is reported that he is the club’s highest earner as he gets paid £350,000 per week.

    2. Victor Osimhen

    Victor is known and recognized for his massive skills as a striker. He is from Nigeria and plays for Napoli which is where he earned his Highest-paid player title.

    In the 2021–2022 season, he was awarded the MVP of the Serie a Young Player of the Year.

    It is said that he earns £112,000 per week and his net worth is $25 Million.

    3. Sadio Mané

    Sadio Mané is a football star from Senegal and currently plays for Bayern Munich. He is listed as one of the Highest-paid footballers as he earns a weekly salary of £250,000 and his net worth is set at $30 Million.

    He is a former Liverpool player and was with the team for 7 years. He achieved both European successes with his old team, Liverpool, and continental success with Senegal, who won the AFCON trophy in 2021.

    4. Riyad Mahrez

    Riyan Mahrez is a Manchester City star from Algeria. He is recognized as the best dribbler because of his tricks and flicks.

    With a net worth of $18.5 million, he currently earns around £120,000 per week.

    5. Thomas Partey

    Thomas Partey, a Ghanaian midfielder transferred from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal in October 2022 where he currently earns £230,000 per week, making him one of the Highest-paid African players and also the richest African player in the Premier League.

    6. Naby Keita

    Naby Keita, a midfielder for Liverpool was born in Guinea. On the strength of his excellent performances, he transferred from the German team RB Leipzig to Liverpool in 2018. He currently earns £130,000 a week, making him one of the Highest-paid African football players.

    7. Achraf Hakimi

    Achraf Hakimi, a right-back and right-midfielder from Morocco, is one of the fastest and most technically proficient young players in the world.

    He currently plays for Paris Saint-German (PSG) and earns around £170,000 per week.

    He previously played for some prestigious football clubs like Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Borussia Dortmund, and he has won the Champions League.

    8. Franck Kessie

    Franck Kessie is an Ivorian soccer player who plays as a Midfielder for the Spanish La Liga club Barcelona and the Ivory Coast national team.

    He transferred from AC Milan, and he currently earns £173,000 per week.

    9. Odion Ighalo

    With a reported net worth of $20 Million, Odion Ighalo, a Saudi club Al Hilal striker is listed as one of the highest Nigerian soccer players as he earns about £170,000 per week.

    He was one of the very first Nigerian players to play for Manchester United after his move from Shanghai Shenhua.

    10. Nicolas Pepe

    Nicholas Pepe, an Ivorian winger also made it to the list of the Highest-paid African soccer players. He currently plays for Ligue 1 Club Nice, on loan from Arsenal.

    With a net worth of £30,059,640, Pepe earns £105,000 per week.

    Some of the Highest-paid African soccer players include Wilfried Zaha with £130,000 per week and Andre Ayew (Al Sadd) who receives £180,000 per week.

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