- Michael Essien is regarded as one of the richest African footballers
- The Ghanaian football star's net worth is over $30million
- He has played for top clubs like Chelsea, AC Milan, Real Madrid, etc
Michael Essien is one of the best midfielders Ghana has produced in the last two decades.
The Ghanaian middleman was one of the most sought-after midfielders in the world 10 years ago.
He was one of the highest paid footballers in the world all because of his qualities.
Essien has used his two legs to amass lots of wealth and he is regarded as one of the richest African footballers currently.
He is one footballer who doesn’t like flaunting his wealth on social media but he is really rich. However, YEN.com.gh has dug deep to gather some photos of his mansion and cars.
Though it is not official, but Essien’s net worth is estimated at some $30 million.
The box-to-box midfielder can boast of more than two mansions in Ghana and has another house in the United Kingdom.
Essien’s cars in his garage have an estimated value of over $1 million.
Born on December 3, 1982, Essien started his career playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana.
In 2000, he joined Bastia and spent three seasons playing over 60 matches before joining Ligue 1 title champions Lyon in 2003.
At Lyon, Essien won back-to-back league titles in 2003–04 and 2004–05, and won Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2005.
In 2005, Essien signed with Premier League side Chelsea for a £24.4 million transfer fee and, at the time of his signing, was the most expensive African footballer in history
Essien has played for clubs like Chelsea, AC Milan and Panathinaikos. He currently plies his trade in Azerbaijan for Sabail.
He has capped 58 times for Ghana scoring nine goals in the process.
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