Without a doubt Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the best paid players of all time.
But where do our African legends rank?
Who is the highest earning football player in Africa, both past and present.
Africa has produced some of the biggest football superstars over the past two decades and that status comes with immense wealth.
Morever, West Africa has produced the highest number of stars and we can all agree they have represented the continent well. That particular figure transforms to wealth accumulation in the region.
Who is the richest African footballer of all-time?
This happens to be former Cameroon International and Barcelona legend Samuel Eto'o with an over $95million. Following this loaded soccer star are Yaya Toure with and ex Chelsea player Didier Drogba.
He also holds a very unique record in world football as he is the only player to win back to back trebles.
Eto'o is the most decorated African footballer of all-time having won having won the African player of The year award a record 4 times.
Eto’o played for Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea and other top European clubs and made a living as one of the best strikers during his time.
The ex Barcelona striker has earned legendary status, not only in Africa but in Europe too, due to his exploits that started in 1996 when he left Doula for a dream move to Real Madrid.
Samuel Eto'o has made good use of his bumper salary by amassing a fleet of cars worth over £4 million.
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