Top 10 Highest Paid Active African footballers in 2021
Lets take a detailed look at the highest paid active African footballers around the world in 2021.
Years back African footballers were paid meagre amounts by their respective clubs.
In recent times, things have changed. African players are making their mark in the world when it comes to football and receiving worthy amounts to play.
From Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah’s contribution to Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions League triumph, to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contributing to Arsenal’s FA cup triumph, African players have proved that they deserve every penny paid them.
We, therefore look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Active African footballers in 2021.
10. Hakim Ziyech – Chelsea (£100,000 per week)
Hakim Ziyech signed a 5 year / £26,000,000 contract with the Chelsea F.C., including an annual average salary of £5,200,000. Ziyech earn a base salary of £5,200,000, while carrying a cap hit of £5,200,000.
famous for his dribbling skills, free-kick prowess and pace, crosses as well as his killer passing instincts.
However, the 27 years old Moroccan earns £100,000 per week at Chelsea same as Liverpool defender Joel Matip. But Joel Matip is not included in this list since he has not been playing in the Cameroon National team for long now.
9. Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City (£120,000 per week)
Riyad Mahrez is already one of the most decorated African players of all time after some successful seasons at Leicester and Manchester City. In 2019, Riyad Mahrez won almost everything including the AFCON, confederations cup, Premier League, Community Shield, FA cup and many more.
The 29 years old Algerian is famous for his dribbling skills, free-kick prowess and pace. Mahrez is paid £120,000 per week at Manchester City which makes him one of the Top 10 Highest Paid Active African footballers in 2021.
He is rank 9th behind Naby Keita amisdt terms of his contract. Mahrez earns £6.24M per year while Naby Keita is paid £6.9M per year.