Africa's Highest-Paid Players in Football History


African Footballers are not always on the list of players that earn a lot of wages for their services in the clubs they do play for.


There is only a handful of players that are on the list of players that earn a lot of money either weekly or yearly. Notjustok has decided to highlight the list of Africa's highest-paid players.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - £350,000

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Gabonese player was the highest-paid African player when he was playing for Arsenal. He achieved this feat while playing for the Gunners from 2020-to 2022 before he moved to Barcelona.

Samuel Eto'o - £350,000

The former Chelsea player earned the same amount of player with Anibameyamg while he was playing for Anzhi Makhachkala from 2011-13.

Cedric Bakumbu- £307,000

The Congolese is the third place on the list while he played for Beijing Guoan within the space of three years from 2019-to 2021 while playing for Shangai Shenhua.

Odion Ighalo - £300,000

Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo

The Nigerian forward player is the fourth player on the list and he achieved this feat while he was play for Shangai Shenhua from 2019-2021.

Sadio Mane - £250,000

Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane

The Senegalese is currently the highest-paid player in Africa that is still actively playing football. Mane's contract with Bayern Munich will see him earn £250,000 a week.

Yaya Toure - £240,000

The Ivorian was also part of the top highest-paid African players. Tours achieved this feat while he was playing for Manchester City from 2013-2018.

Asamoah Gyan -£225,000

The Ghanaian is also on the top ten list, he earned £225,000, while he was playing for Shanghai SIPG. He achieved this feat from 2015-2017.

Mohamed Salah - £220,000

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Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian King as he is popularly called by Liverpool supporters, he earns this amount following the contract he signed in 2018.

Thomas Partey - £200,000

Thomas Partey
Thomas Partey

The Arsenal midfielder completes the list of the highest amount earned by Africans. The Ghanian achieved this feat in his latest signing with the Gunners in 2020.