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Top 10 Richest Footballers in Ghana 2017
Football has over the years developed to become one of the most watched sport in the world and also one of the sports with worldwide coverage.
Due to its worldwide coverage and great football loving fans,it has attract great investors and sponsors in its various leagues to cater for the administration of these clubs/teams. Football can boast of great personalities, legends, managers, coaches, sports analysts, referees and other prominent people who have once graced the beautiful game.
Today we take a look at how some of Ghana’s great footballers are earning in their clubs and also their sponsorship deals and other endorsements but before that you can take a look at the Top 20 richest footballers in the world 2017.
Here are the football richest/billionaires in Ghana in descending order
#10. Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah
Former Fc Parma midfielder who now plays for Italian club Torino is one of the richest and young billionaires in Ghana currently where he earns $561,000 on salary basis. Afriyie Acquah is now Ghana’s most promising footballer together with Christian Atsu who won the player of the tournament at the 2015 AFCON which was held at equitorial guinea.
His impressive display and exploits at the 2015 AFCON helped the black stars of Ghana to reach the finals of the tournament where they lost to the elephants of La cote d’voire on penalties.
#9 John Boye
Club : Sivasspor
Salary : $ 600,000
Net Worth : $ 5.1 Million
Age : 23rd April 1987 (29 years)
John Boye is a Ghanaian international professional footballer who plays as a defender for Turkish club Sivasspor. Read more:
The Ghanaian defender who came under huge criticism during the 2014 world cup held at Brazil is the 9th richest footballer in Ghana now. He earns a whooping $600,000 monthly from his Turkish club Kayseri Erciyesspor.
#8. Christian Atsu
Club : Newcastle United
Salary : $ 725,000
Net Worth : $ 5.4 Million
Age : 10th January 1992 (25 years)
Christian Atsu Twasam is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Ghanaian national team. He primarily plays as a winger, although he has also been deployed as an attacking midfielder. Read more : Top 10 Highest Paid Players at Chelsea 2017
Christian atsu who is mostly described as Africa’s Lionel Messi was crowned the best player at the just ended AFCON 2015 which was staged at Equitorial Guinea. Even though he is still young (24) he has managed to make his way in the list of the Ghana football Rich list.
#7. Jordan Ayew
Club : Swansea City
Salary : $ 1,000,000
Age : 11Th September 1991 ( 24 years)
Jordan Ayew is the 3rd son of Ghanaian football legend Abedi Ayew Pele, he plays for Swansea the English Premier League where he earns 1 million USD as his salary.
He was a member of Ghana’s world cup squad in Brazil that had a poor campaign at the tournament.
#6. Kwadwo Asamoah
Club : Juventus fc
Salary : $ 1.6 million
Age : 9Th December 1988 (28 years)
Kwadwo Asamoah is mostly regarded as the best footballer in Ghana due to his consistent effort and level of professionalism for both the national team and his club side, he plays for Italian giants Juventus who won the Serie A last season without losing any match in the league season. Read : Top 15 Largest/Biggest stadiums in the world revelaed[Camp Nou is 3rd]
He earns 1.6 million as his salary. Even though he has been faced with numerous injuries he was also crowned Serie A’s best left back for last season for a wonderful display.
#5. Sulley Ali Muntari
Club : Formerly Pescara Fc
Salary : $ 1.7 Million
Age : 27Th August 1984 (31 years)
Suleyman Ali “Sulley” Muntari is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Saudi Arabian club Ittihad FC.
Sulley is also regarded as a businessman aside his football trade, he deals in selling of high and expensive luxurious cars where he only trade with billionaires around the world.
#4. Kevin Prince Boateng
Club : Eintracht Frankfurt
Salary : $ 2.85 Million
Age : 6Th March 1987 (29 years )
Kevin Prince Boateng is a German-born Ghanaian footballer (Ghanaian father and German mother ), he plays for Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga. KP Boateng switched nationality in 2009 to play for the Ghana black stars at the 2010 world cup held in Germany.Read: Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers in South Africa[Tsabalala is #2]
Boateng gained massive world recognition after the world cup and was signed by Italian football giant AC Milan where he was earning $3.9Million before his transfer to the bundesliga club, Schalke 04. He was also a member the Ghana team that took part in the 2014 world but was suspend on the grounds of indiscipline.
#3. Andre Ayew
Club : Westham United
Salary : $ 4.2 Million
Age : 17Th december 1989 (27 years)
Ghana black stars deputy captain Andre Dede Ayew is the 2nd son of Ghanaian football legend Abedi Ayew “Pele”. Andre Ayew is always remembered for his total commitment when he is playing and also he always inspires his team mates to give up their maximum best in matches.
Andre Ayew captained Ghana under-20 team to win the 2009 world cup that was staged in Egypt. The West ham United play maker is currently earning $4.2Million at his club.
#2. Michael Kojo Essien
Club : Club Persib Bandung
Salary : $ 6.1 Million
Age : 3Rd December 1982 ( 34 years )
It is no surprise to Ghanaians that Michael Essien is on the rich list in Ghana because he has earned much over the period with his previous clubs (Lyon, Chelsea fc,Real madrid, AC Milan) through to where he is now at club Persib Bandung indonesia. See this : Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers in German Bundesliga[Robben is #3]
#1. Asamoah Gyan
Club : Kayserispor
Salary : $ 7.9 Million
Age : 22Nd November 1985 ( 31 years )
Black stars captain and Kayserispor attacker is the richest footballer in Ghana at the moment, he earns $300,000 after tax from his club and also with other sponsorship deals and endorsements from huge firms around the world.
It was reported recently that black stars captain Asamoah Gyan has bought a private jet but it seems it turned out to be a rumour because we are still waiting for the final confirmation from the forward.
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