Talk of one of the easiest means one could become a millionaire and it appears footballing is one of the easiest ways to go. The love for football is very evident during the World Cup as it is believed that tournament attracts more than 3.5 billion viewers across the globe. That is more than half the population. Th of the world. This shows how important football is.
With people having passion for football, it, therefore, make the game one of the most lucrative businesses in the world with several companies partnering with most football clubs in their quest to make some quick profits as football has the intended market already.
Most football clubs therefore tend to sign the best players by enticing them with the most mouth-watering contracts even the devil can’t resist. Let us take Kylian Mbappe for instance, in PSGs quest to make sure they keep their star man at all cost, they began by offering him a deal worth more than a million pounds per week which will make the French man the highest paid player in the world. The player had that offer turned down, the club therefore has decided to offer him a blank cheque. He should put in any amount he wants. Let’s see how that will go.
Our attention is to have a look at Ghanaian players. The richest Ghanaian players we currently have. Ghana football is somehow on the decline with some lackadaisical performances from the national team. The Ghanaian national team now can’t even beat a country like Comoros and they can’t even qualify out a group in an African Cup.
I think the performance of the National team is something we will look into with time but the question here is; who are the richest Ghanaian footballers?
10. Afriyie Acquah – $4 million
With an estimated net worth of $4 million, Afriyie Acquah is seen as one richest Ghanaian footballers in the country. The midfielder who now plies his trade in the Saudi Arabian League with Al Batin prior to his move was very instrumental in the Italian League playing for clubs like Parma and Torino.
9. John Boye – $5 million
Now wearing the number 21 jersey for Al Fahya FC in the Saudi Arabian League, John Boye is one of the most formidable defenders the country has ever seen. With $5 million to his name, he is seen as the ninth richest player in Ghana when it comes to the 10 richest footballers from Ghana.
8. Kwadwo Asamoah – $6 million
He is one of the finest footballers the country and the world at large have seen. He is also the most decorated Ghanaian footballer with several titles to his name. He used to ply his trade with the most successful teams in Italy; Juventus and Italy.
With an estimated net worth of $6 million, he is one of the richest Ghanaian footballers in the country. He is now a free agent after his release by Inter Milan. I will certainly keep you updated if he signs for a new club.
7. Christian Atsu – $14 million
With his pace and skills, he was seen as the Ghanaian Messi of our time. His skills and agility on the ball got him signed by Chelsea Football Club but he rarely got playing time and found himself on several loan moves but finally got signed by Newcastle.
He now wears the number 3 jersey for Al Raed where he now plies his trade. With an estimated net worth of $14 million, he is seen as the seventh most richest player in Ghana just like the jersey number he wears for Ghana.
6. Andre Ayew – $15 million
The Ghanaian skipper with $15 million to his name is fifth on the list when it comes to the richest Ghanaian footballers. Having had some stints with West Ham and Swansea, he finally left European football and now finds himself in the Qatari League where he has played 17 matches so far and has scored 14 goals.
5. Jordan Ayew – $18 million
Just like his brother, he is also on the list of the richest Ghanaian footballers. The forward now plays for Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. It is believed Jordan Ayew is worth close to $18 million and this boils to the fact that he is one of the highest paid players in the Crystal Palace team.
4. Kevin-Prince Boateng – $20 million
The German-born Ghanaian is the first Ghanaian player to have worn the Barcelona jersey. He now wears the number 27 jersey for Hertha BSC in Germany and with more than $20 million to his name, he is seen as the fourth richest Ghanaian footballer.
3. Sulley Ali Muntari Net Worth – $22 million
With $22 million as his net worth, Sulley Aliu Muntari is the richest Ghanaian player now playing in our local league; the Ghana Premier League. He now wears the 10 jersey for the continental club masters; Accra Hearts of Oak.
2. Asamoah Gyan Net Worth – $23 million
Asamoah Gyan is the highest goalscorer Ghana has seen so far and was once the highest-paid player in the world when he was plying his trade in china. He is the first high-profile player to have joined the local league when he played for Legon Cities. He now has a net worth of $23 million.
1. Michael Essien – $35 million
The midfield dynamo who once plied his trade in England for Chelsea is seen as the richest Ghanaian footballer with an estimated net worth of $35 million.
He now plays for Sabail FK in the Azerbanjai league and wears the number 3 jersey.