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The Rich List: The 5 highest paid African ballers│Weekly salary & Net worth (2022)

With a weekly salary of over R7 million, Aubameyang is the highest paid African footballer in 2022. Check out the weekly salary of four other players in the top 5..

Inadvertently, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane come to mind when we consider the highest-paid African footballers.

And it is simple to understand why. The trio of the two, Roberto Firmino, and them up front for Liverpool has fantastic connection.

In reality, Michael Owen's and Ian Rush's respective goal-scoring records are on the verge of being surpassed by both players.

However, as this list demonstrates, there are many talented players in Africa, and as a result of their talent and hard work, they are among the highest paid footballers in the world.

The top five African footballers by salary and wealth are listed below.

5. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) – £200,000

Salary (week): £200,000 (R4 million).

Net worth: £30.1 million (R607 million)

Mahrez was born in France, but his mother and father are both of Algerian and Moroccan origin, and his father was born in Algeria.

Mahrez's tiny frame meant he was frequently ignored by teams, but he acquired ball abilities that caught their notice.

Mahrez became the most expensive player to sign for Manchester City and all of Africa when he signed a five-year deal with the club in July 2018 for a transfer fee of £60 million (R1.05 billion).

He declared his desire for the team to win the Champions League.


4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £200,000

Salary (week): £200,000 (R4 million)

Net worth: £77 million (R1.33 billion)

One of the best players in the world, the Egyptian professional footballer is renowned for his finishing, dribbling, and pace.

Salah agreed to a five-year, £52 million contract with Liverpool FC, which included an average yearly income of £10,400,000. He will have a cap hit of £10,400,000 and a base salary of £10,400,000 in 2021.

This equates to around £200,000 every week, and as a result of his sponsorship and non-football investments, Forbes pegs his net worth 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 started his career in 2013 at the Spanish club Atlético Madrid and currently plays as a midfielder for both the Ghana national team and Ghana.

ESPN says that Partey signed a four-year contract with an option to continue at Arsenal for an additional year in 2020.

Partey reportedly earns a staggering £260,000 per week through his deal with Arsenal, which is four times what he made while playing for Atletico Madrid.


2. Cedric Bakambu (Beijing Guoan) – £307,000

Salary (week): £307 000 (R6.2 million)

Net worth: £20million (R405 million)

Bakambu, a French native, played for France at the junior and under-20 levels before making his senior debut for the DR Congo national team in 2015.

After Mahrez, Bakambu became the most expensive African player in 2018 when he moved from the Spanish football club Villarreal CF to Beijing Sinobo Guoan in China for €65 million (R1.13 billion).

He receives a £307,000 weekly pay (R6.2 million).


1. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)- £350,000

Salary (week): £350,000 (R7.1 million)

Net worth: £43 million (R750 million)

Aubameyang, who was born in Laval, France, has a net worth of £43 million (R750 million). He is best known for leading Arsenal and the Gabon national team as their captain.

Aubameyang committed to staying at Arsenal by signing a three-year, £55 million contract in 2020.

The new contract, which also includes bonuses, is the highest-paying one ever reached for a player his age in Premier League history.

Aubameyang upped his pay to £250,000 per week, but once loyalty payments and bonuses are taken into account, his weekly earnings will be closer to £350,000.

The 32-year-old is proficient in French, English, Spanish, Italian, and German and is not just the highest-paid football player in Africa.


Sources:

https://www.spotrac.com/epl/liverpool-fc/mohamed-salah-15507/

https://www.kickoff.com/lifestyle/categories/fame-and-fortune/the-10-highest-paid-african-footballers-in-the-world-right-now-in-2021/699517?gallery=699517&gallery-page=6#ig-699517

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pierre-emerick-aubameyang-signs-new-55m-contract-at-arsenal-l7t2qd0np

https://www.sportingfree.com/football/highest-paid-african-footballers/

https://www.johnfyucha.com/2019/01/top-10-highest-paid-african-footballers.html

https://www.thisisanfield.com/2021/09/sadio-mane-and-mo-salah-close-on-owen-and-rush-records-in-europe

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