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Okocha, Kanu, Mikel, Listed Among Top 10 Richest African Footballers Of All Time, See Full List

Nigeria’s Mikel Obi alongside retired players Jay Jay Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo are among the top 10 highest earning African players of all time according to a study conducted & published by French publication, Footendirect. With a cumulative take-home of $50 million, John Mikel Obi is now the best paid among the current generation of Nigerian players.

See the full list below:

1. Samuel Eto’o/Antalyaspor – $202 millions

2. Yaya Touré/Manchester City – $170 millions

3. Didier Drogba/Montreal – $155 millions

4. Jay-Jay Okocha – $150 millions

5. Nwankwo Kanu – $100 millions

6. Michaël Essien/Panathinaïkos – $70 millions

7. Emmanuel Adebayor/Libre – $57 millions

8. Obi Mikel/Chelsea – $50 millions

9. Kolo Touré/Liverpool – $43 millions

10. Sulley Muntari/Al-Ittihad – $40 millions