Ghanaian footballers have played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe and Asia and they do earn a lot due their respective performances.
These footballers have attracted mouth-watering offers from top European clubs like, Chelsea, AC Milan, Fernerbahce, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, etc.
YEN.com.gh brings you the top 5 richest active Ghanaian footballers:
1. Asamoah Gyan
Gyan takes the first spot as the richest active Ghanaian footballer. He currently plies his trade in the Turkish top-flight for Kayserispor and he is one of the top earners at the club.
Until his move to Kayserispor from Shanghai SIPG, he was the highest paid footballer in Ghana through on course salary and many endorsements and sponsorship deals with big brands around the world.
He is Africa’s top goal scorer in the World cup history. In 2015, he was paid a weekly salary of £227,000 Shanghai SIPG.
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2. Michael Essien
Michael Essien is currently a free agent after leaving Indonesian side Persib Bandung.
He received much recognition during the early period of his previous clubs AC Milan, Lyon, Chelsea FC and Real Madrid. He also plays as a defender for both right defence and centre. He is famous for his tough tackling energy and physical appearance on the ground. His entire career was marked by consistent play with top clubs which puts him on the 2nd spot for Ghana’s richest footballer.
3. Sulley Muntari
Sulley Muntari is also a free agent after his short stints with Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna.
He is a box-to-box midfielder, he has played for clubs like, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Udinese. Apart from the football, he is a businessman who deals with trading of expensive and luxurious cars to the billionaire across the world.
4. Kevin Prince Boateng
Kevin Prince Boateng, born to German mother and Ghanaian father currently plays for Italian side Sassuolo.
He switched his nationality to play for his Ghana in 2010 world cup. He received world recognition after he was signed by Italian giants of AC Milan. Boateng is also blessed with speed, killer instinct, strength and attacking flamboyance.
5. Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew is on-loan at Fenerbahce from English side West Ham.
He is the second son of football legend of Ghana Ayew Pele. He is well known for his commitment while playing the game who also inspire his mates to give their best in the matches. Andre was the captain Ghana’s U-20 team that won the world cup in 2009. He is currently one of the best paid active Ghanaian footballers.