With a weekly salary of over R7 million, Aubameyang is the highest paid African footballer in 2021. Check out the weekly salary of four other players in the top 5.
And it is not hard to see why. The pair, together with Roberto Firmino shares an incredible chemistry as Liverpool front three.
In fact, both players are close to eclipsing goal scoring records of Michael Owen and Ian Rush respectively.
However, as this list confirms; Africa is full of talented players, and thanks to their skill and dedication, they are among the highest paid footballers on the planet.
Below, are the five highest paid African footballers of 2021, and their net worth.
5. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) – £200,000
Salary (week): £200,000 (R4 million).
Net worth: £30.1 million (R607 million)
Although Mahrez was born in France, his father was from Algeria and his mother is of both Algerian and Moroccan descent.
Although often overlooked by teams due to his slender build, Mahrez developed ball skills that brought him attention.
In July 2018, Mahrez joined Manchester City on a five-year contract for a transfer fee of £60m (R1.05 billion), which made him the most expensive African footballer at the time, and also Manchester City's most expensive signing.
He stated that he wanted to win the Champions League with the club.
4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £200,000
Salary (week): £200,000 (R4 million)
Net worth: £77 million (R1.33 billion)
The Egyptian professional footballer is considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed.
Salah signed a 5 year / £52,000,000 contract with the Liverpool F.C., including an annual average salary of £10,400,000. In 2021, he will earn a base salary of £10,400,000, while carrying a cap hit of £10,400,000.
This works out to about £200,000 per week, and thanks to his sponsorship and investments outside of football, his net worth is estimated by Forbes at $90 million (£77 million).
3. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) – £260,000
Salary (week): £260,000 (R4.5 million)
Net worth: £25.6 million (R445 million)
The 28 year old Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for and the Ghana national team began his professional career at the Spanish club Atlético Madrid in 2013.
According to reports from ESPN, in 2020 Partey has signed a four-year contract with an option to extend his stay at Arsenal for another year.
With his Arsenal contract, Partey reportedly pockets a whopping £260,000-a-week, which is four times more than what he earned at Atletico Madrid.
2. Cedric Bakambu (Beijing Guoan) – £307,000
Salary (week): £307 000 (R6.2 million)
Net worth: £20million (R405 million)
Born in France, Bakambu represented them internationally at youth level up to the under-20s, and in 2015, he made his senior debut for the DR Congo national team.
In 2018, Bakambu transfered from the Spanish football club- Villarreal CF to China’s Beijing Sinobo Guoan on a €65 million (R1.13 billion) deal, making him the most expensive African player, after Mahrez.
He earns a weekly salary of £307,000 (R6.2 million).
1. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)- £350,000
Salary (week): £350,000 (R7.1 million)
Net worth: £43 million (R750 million)
Born in Laval, France, Aubameyang has a net worth of £43 million (R750 million). He is best known for being the captain of Arsenal and the Gabon national team.
In 2020, Aubameyang signed a three-year contract worth about £55 million to stay at Arsenal.
The new deal included bonuses and is the most lucrative agreed for a player of his age in Premier League history.
Aubameyang increased his wage to £250,000 a week but will earn nearer £350,000 a week once loyalty payments and bonuses are included.
The 32 year old is not only the highest paid African footballer, but is also multilingual fluent in French, English, Spanish, Italian, and German.
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