Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers In 2021

Africa is one of the major continents that produce a lot of footballers across the world and most of these African players play in major lake in the world which include the English Premier League, La Liga, Seria A League 1, Bundesliga, and other major League in Europe, South America and other continents.

1. Pierre Emrick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – £ 350,000


After five remarkable years with Borussia Dortmund, Pierre Aubameyang left them for Arsenal and signed a 3-year contract. In 2020 he extended his contract with Arsenal and his weekly salary increased from £ 198,000 per week to £ 350,000, making him not only the highest paid African footballer but also the highest paid player in Arsenal.

2. Cedric Bukambu(Benijing Guoan) – £ 307,000


Cedric Bukambu joined Chinese SuperLeague team Beijing Guoan last year in January from Villarreal for £ 65million, making him one of the Africa’s most expensive footballer.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international earns £ 307,000 a week and is the third highest paid player in the Chinese Super League, with only the Brazilian duo of Oscar and Hulk making more each week.

3. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) – £ 230,000

The Ghanaian joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2020, signing a four-year contract with an option to extend the contract. His weekly salary is over £ 200,000.

4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £ 200,000


The Liverpool and Egypt forward has been one of the best players in the world lately.

After an excellent first season with Liverpool where he scored 43 goals for the Reds, he extended his contract where he would earn £ 200,000 a week.

5. Riyad Mahrez ( Manchester City) – £ 200,000

The Algerian joined Manchester City from Leicester City, signing a 5-year contract. The midfielder has been one of the best players one continent for quite some time.

6. Sadio Mane(Liverpool) – £ 150,000.


Sadio Mane is without doubt one of the best players on the continent at the moment.

He recently extended his contract with Liverpool, earning him £ 150,000 a week.

Mane has previously played for Southampton and Red Bull Salzburg.

7.Nicolas Pepe(Arsenal) – £ 140,000


The 24-year-old is the 4th highest paid player in Arsenals, behind Ozil, Pierre Emrick Aubameyang and at the level of Alexandre Lacazette.

8. Wilfried Zaha(Crystal Palace) – £ 130,000


The Crystal Palace forward was born in Ivory Coast but raised in England. He has represented Côte d’Ivoire since 2017 after changing allegiance.

Zaha has been an important player for Crystal Palace since returning from the Man United club and recently signed a new long-term contract.

9.Naby Keita (Liverpool) – £ 120,000


After an exceptional first season with RB Leipzig, Naby Keita signed a pre-contract with Liverpool in 2017 which sees him join the Reds at the end of the 2017/2018 season.

10. Odion Ighalo (Al-Shabab) – £49,000

Odion Ighalo came into the limelight when he was signed by Manchester United in 2020. Before that, the 31-year-old Nigerian was playing for Shanghai Shenhua in China. Even though he was signed as a backup striker, he had a short stint of 6 months and was later transferred to Saudi Arabian side Al – Shabab where he earns around £49,000 weekly.


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