With no major changes in contracts expected this year and the January transfer window lurking around, we profile the biggest African football earners.
With the 2017/18 football season underway, it’s fair to say that money dominated last year’s headlines.
Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa has compiled the richest footballers in Africa using net worth data from the Sunday Times rich list, Forbes, football website Goal.com, and financial services site Gobankingrates.com.
These African footballers started 2018 as the biggest earners in football and we look at their weekly earnings.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal – $232,000)
Gervinho (Hebei China Fortune – $221,000)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool – $160,000)
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace – $147,000)
Stephane Mbia (Hebei China Fortune – $144,000)
Demba Ba (Shanghai Shenhua – $139,000)
Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City – $258,000)
Obafemi Martins (Shanghai Shenhua – $133,000)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool – $120,000)