TOP 10 RICHEST FOOTBALLERS IN GHANA 2019
Football is one of the sports myriads of people have made great success with and it is quite fortunate that some Ghanaians are part of these people. Today, top Ghanaian footballers feature among the richest African footballers and this gives the impression that Ghana is one of the countries that add to the beauty of African football.
Ghanaian footballers who boast immense riches are notably those playing in professional football leagues across continents like Europe and Asia where footballers are rewarded tremendously.
Who Is The Richest Footballer In Ghana
For some years, Asamoah Gyan –who plays for Kayserispor –has remained Ghana’s highest-earning and richest footballer. Obviously, he has amassed substantial fortune throughout his switch from one football club to another.
With the above noted, we would like to present you a list of the Top 10 Richest Ghanaian Footballers. The list also features the amount each footballer earns annually.
TOP 10 RICHEST FOOTBALLERS IN GHANA 2019
1. Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan is a professional footballer born in 1985. He is the captain of the Ghanaian national team and serves in the role of a striker for Kayserispor. He is one of the most fortunate Ghanaian footballers of all time. His fortune, most especially at the club level, has made him Ghana’s richest footballer over the years. At the national level, he has reached a great milestone as Ghana’s all-time top goalscorer with a total of 51 goals. In addition, he is Africa’s all-time leading scorer in the World Cup with a total of 6 goals already.
Gyan began his club-level senior career in 2003 playing for Liberty Professionals. In the same year, he departed the club for Serie A side Udinese where he played for 5 years and bagged 11 goals from 39 appearances. Within his 5-year stint at Udinese, Asamoah Gyan was sent to Modena on a two-season loan spell –precisely from 2004 to 2006. During the loan spell, he scored 15 goals from 53 appearances.
Prior to his move to his current club side Kayserispor in 2017, Asamoah Gyan played for several other teams including Rennes, Sunderland, Al Ain, Shanghai SIPG and Al Ahli Dubai. Currently, Asamoah Gyan takes home the annual salary of $7.9 million.
2. Michael Essien
Michael Essien –fully known as Michael Kojo Essien –is a professional footballer with over 50 caps for the Ghana national team. Currently the second richest footballer in Ghana, he is quite versatile and can be adapted as a right-back, center-back, and midfielder. He is popularly dubbed “The Bison” in view of his tough tackling ability.
Born in Accra, Ghana in 1982, Michael Essien has made football fortune playing for several football clubs including Chelsea, Bastia, Milan, Real Madrid, Panathinaikos, and Lyon. He made most of his football success at London-based Chelsea where he played from 2005 to 2014 and won several trophies. Currently, Michael Essien takes home the annual salary of $6.1 million.
3. Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew –fully known as André Morgan Rami Ayew –is a professional footballer serving in the role of a forward for the Ghanaian national team and the Swansea City of England.
Born in 1989 in Seclin, France, Andre Ayew began his club-level senior career in 2007 playing for Marseille where he bagged 45 goals from 152 appearances. During his 8-year stint at Marseille, he was sent on a season-long loan to Lorient from 2008 to 2009 and on another loan to Arles Avignon from 2009 to 2010. He joined Swansea City in 2015 and later moved to West Ham United in 2016 after bagging 12 goals from 34 appearances for the former.
In 2018, he marked his return to Swansea City which recently relegated from the EPL to Championship. At the moment, Andre Ayew is said to be earning the annual salary of $4.2 million.
4. Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng is Ghanaian footballer born in West Berlin, Germany, in 1987. His current club side is Eintracht Frankfurt and he can be adapted both as a midfielder and as a forward.
He began his club-level senior career in 2004 playing for Hertha BSC and later moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. After his two-year spell at Tottenham, he joined Portsmouth in 2009 but left the club side only in 2010 after having bagged 3 goals from 22 appearances.
He played in Serie A side AC Milan from 2010 to 2013 and recorded 10 goals from 74 appearances. In 2016, he marked a return to AC Milan but later left the club for a second time after recording 1 goal from 11 appearances. Currently, Kevin-Prince Boateng earns the annual salary of $2.85 million.
5. Sulley Ali Muntari
Suleyman Ali Muntari –professionally known as Sulley Muntari –is a Ghanaian footballer born in Ashanti Ghana in 1984. He plays in the role of the central midfielder for Deportivo de La Coruna in the Spanish league.
He began his club-level senior career in 2002 playing for Udinese where he recorded 8 goals from 125 appearances. He left Udinese in 2007 and moved to Portsmouth where he spent only one year before joining Inter Milan in 2008. He made most of his career success at Serie A side Inter Milan where he won the UEFA Champions League in 2010. During his 4-year stint at Inter Milan, he served loan spells in Sunderland in 2011 and in Milan in 2012. At the moment, Sulley Muntari is reported to be earning $1.7 million as the annual salary.
6. Kwadwo Asamoah
Kwadwo Kojo Asamoah –professionally known as Kwadwo Asamoah –is a professional footballer born in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana in 1988. He is quite versatile and can be adapted as an offensive central midfielder, a left wing-back or as a left midfielder. Currently, he plays for the Ghanaian national team as well as Serie A side Juventus.
He began his club-level senior career in 2008 playing for Italian club Udinese. He joined Juventus in 2012 after having completed a four-year stint at Udinese. 29-year-old Asamoah was part of the squads that represented the Ghanaian national team at 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments. Also, the star defender has represented his country in 4 AFCON tournaments. Currently, he takes home the annual salary of $1.6 million.
7. Jordan Ayew
Jordan Ayew is a professional footballer as well as the younger brother of Andre Ayew. He was born in Marseille, France, 1991 and he currently serves in the position of a forward for the Ghanaian national team and Swansea City.
He began his club-level senior career in 2009 playing for Serie A side Marseille. He left Marseille for Lorient in 2014 after having recorded 14 goals in 111 appearances for the former. Meanwhile, he joined Aston Villa from Lorient in 2015 and eventually moved to his current club side [Swansea City] in 2017. At the moment, he is reported to be earning the annual salary of $1 million.
8. Christian Atsu
Christian Atsu Twasam –professionally known as Christian Atsu –is a footballer who primarily serves in the position of a winger for the Ghanaian national team and EPL side Newcastle United.
The eight football player among the richest football players in Ghana was born in 1992, Christian Atsu began his club-level senior career in 2011 playing for Portuguese side Porto. During his three-year stint at the Portuguese side, he was sent to Rio Ave to serve a loan spell from 2011 to 2012. He joined Chelsea FC of England in 2013. During his Chelsea spell, he served one-season loan at each of Vitesse, Everton, Bornemouth and Malaga. At the end of his Chelsea career in 2017, he moved to Newcastle United. 26-year-old Christian Atsu is said to be earning $725, 000 as the annual salary.
9. John Boye
John Boye is a Ghanaian footballer born in Accra, Ghana in 1987. He serves in the position of a defender for Sivasspor. He began his club-level senior career in 2007 playing for Heart of Lions. He has also played for several other football clubs including Rennes and Kayseri Erciyesspor. Meanwhile, he moved to his current club side, Sivasspor, in 2015.
He joined the Ghanaian national team in 2008 and recorded his first cap for the team in a match against Gabon in that same year. Also, he was part of the 23-man squad that represented Ghana at the 2012 AFCON tournament. His debut, during the tournament, was recorded on 24th of January 2012 in a match between Ghana and Botswana.
John Boye was also included in the squad that represented Ghana at the 2015 AFCON tournament where Ghana suffered an 8-9 defeat to Cote d’Ivoire on a penalty shoot-out. So far, the 31-year-old defender has recorded 6 goals in 60 appearances for the Ghanaian national team. John Boye is said to be earning $600,000 as an annual salary.
- 10. Afriyie Acquah
Afriyie Acquah is a Ghanaian footballer born in Brong-Ahafo, Ghana in 1992. Tenth among the richest footballers in Ghana, serves in the position of a midfielder for the Ghanaian national team and the Italian club Torino. He began his club-level senior career in 2011 playing for Palermo. After his two-year spell at Palermo, he moved to 1899 Hoffenheim. His spell at 1899 Hoffenheim lasted from 2013 to 2015 and during this period, he was loaned to Parma (2013 to 2015) and to Sampdoria in 2015. He joined his current club, Torino, in 2015 and so far, he has recorded 5 goals from 71 appearances for the Italian side.
26-year-old Afriyie Acquah joined the Ghanaian national team in 2012 and he marked his first senior career appearance for Ghana in a match against Chile. Currently, he is reported to be earning $561,000 as an annual salary.
That’s all about the richest footballers in Ghana 2019.
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