Inarguably, African players continue to dominate the football realm. Ghana, in particular, has provided world-class footballers such as Michael Essien, Andre Ayew and of course, Asamoah Gyan.
The Richest Footballer in Ghana
Asamoah Gyan is currently the richest footballer in Ghana. Born in Accra Ghana on 22nd November 1985 in Accra Ghana, the footballer, nicknamed ‘Baby Jet' earns an approximate weekly salary of £226,923.07. The striker and captain of the Ghanaian National football team began his career in 2003 when he was only 17 years old. He then played for the Ghanaian Premier League Club.
In 2010, he signed a $13 million deal with Sunderland, and on 10th September 2011, he joined Al Ain on loan, after which he joined the club permanently. Currently, Asamoah is the Striker-Centre-Forward for Kayserispor, a contract that began on July 5, 2017, which will end on July 30, 2019.
Richest Footballer in Ghana Net Worth
The 6’1” striker Asamoah Gyan has an estimated net worth of $23 million. Asamoah’s assets include his McCarthy Hill house worth $3 million and his Rolls Royce worth about $400,000. Asamoah has lately obtained a license to operate a private airline, ‘Baby Jet Airlines’ in Ghana. Clearly, there is no stopping Ghana’s richest footballer.
However, when it comes to the richest African footballer of all time, Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o takes the crown. With a net worth of a swooping $202 million, the former captain of the Cameroon National Team (Lions) is ranked among the richest footballers in the world. Born in Douala, Cameroon on March 10, 1981, Eto’o has obtained dual citizenship for Cameroon and Spain. He has played for various clubs in England, Italy, Russia, and Spain. They include; Everton, Chelsea, Real Madrid (on loan) and Barcelona.
Eto’o’s main position is as a Centre-Forward, but he also plays as a Secondary Striker and Right Wing. He currently plays for the Turkish club Antalyaspor, on a contract which began on July 1st, 2015, which will end on July 30, 2018.
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On the other hand, the richest man in Ghana is Charles Ampofo, chairman, and founder of Kampac Group, an oil and gas company whose headquarters are in Dubai. The company also has branches in Ghana, Canada, Greece, South Africa, Jordan, Venezuela, and Senegal. The entrepreneur, who was brought up in a humble background, has a net worth of $ 1.46 billion.