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Three Nigerian Football Stars On Richest African Stars' Log

Three of Nigeria’s football stars have made the list of the top ten richest African football players of all time in the 2015 Footendirect rankings.
A study conducted and published by the French publication rated the Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, Kanu Nwankwo and Austin Okocha amongst the ten richest African players of all time.
Amongst the new generation of football players, Mikel’s $50 million cumulative take-home pay makes him the highest paid footballer in Nigeria, while Kanu Nwankwo and Jay Jay Okocha who have since retired, made $100m and $150m respectively from their careers.
Samuel Eto’o/Antalyaspor: $202million


Yaya Touré/Manchester City: $170million


Didier Drogba/Montreal: $155million


Jay-Jay Okocha: $150million


Nwankwo Kanu: $100million


 Michaël Essien/Panathinaïkos: $70million


Emmanuel Adebayor/Libre: $57million


Obi Mikel/Chelsea: $50million


 Kolo Touré/Liverpool: $43million



 Sulley Muntari/Al-Ittihad: $40million