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10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

While Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the best-paid players in history, here are the 10 richest African footballers of all time, past and present.

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 richest African players in the world, according to

Although football abroad is naturally dominated by European and South American players, African players have hugely contributed to the growth of the game overseas.

Young players today from all over the world would have grown up being inspired by many from the African continent, such as former FC Barcelona superstar Samuel Eto’o.

The ex-Cameroon international is among the greatest strikers to have ever graced the beautiful game, and holds one of the most unique records imaginable, having been the only player in the history of football to win back-to-back trebles.

After celebrating an incredible 2008/2009 season under Pep Guardiola, during which the Blaugrana won the Copa del Rey, LaLiga and UEFA Champions League, Eto’o joined Inter Milan in the next campaign, where he lifted the European title again, as well as the Serie A trophy and Coppa Italia.

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Unsurprisingly, Eto’o is among the 10-man list, but click through the gallery above to see exactly where he features!

With a reported net worth of around $70 Million (R1 billion), Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah ranks fourth among the richest African footballers in the world, while his club colleague Sadio Mane is said to be the ninth.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has a net worth of $30 million (R448 million) as per the publication, while legends such as Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba appear further up the ranking.

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