Over the years, football has remained the sports activity with the largest audience across the globe. Taking a broad survey of the world’s entire span from the African continent to Europe, facts have proven that footballers constitute the sportspeople with the best remuneration systems. { Richest Footballers In Ghana}

Behind several other high-paying sports activities such as Golf, Formula 1 and the likes, football has claimed an impressive feat. Over and above that, millions of spectators have expended their money on football matches not only for the sake of betting but also in appreciation of the unrivaled delight associated with the game.

As God would have it, Ghanaian players feature among Africa’s richest football stars and in this respect, we’ve obtained accurate details about the top 10 richest Ghanaian footballers 2020.


  • 1. Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan - Richest Footballer In Ghana

Asamoah Gyan

Born in 1985, Asamoah Gyan takes the first spot on top ten richest Ghanaian footballers. Formerly, the 32-year-old Ghanaian played as a forward for Al Ain –one of the football clubs in the United Arab Emirates. The Ghanaian star footballer became a player of Al Ain following the completion of a £6 million transfer deal expected to keep him at the UAE club for 5 years.

Prior to the deal which brought him into the UAE club, Asamoah Gyan played for several football clubs. Previously, he played for Sunderland FC in the English Premier League.

As the Ghanaian professional footballer who receives the highest salary, Asamoah Gyan presently performs a key role, as a forward, for a Chinese club –Shanghai SIPG. Following the deal which brought him into the Chinese club, Asamoah Gyan was declared as earning a weekly deal of £227,000 beginning from 2015.

As part of his spectacular performances, Asamoah Gyan holds a reputable record as the African player with the highest number of goals ever scored in the history of World Cup.

  • 2. Michael Essien

Michael Essien - Richest Ghanaian Footballers

Michael Essien – Richest Ghanaian Footballers

The second richest footballer in Ghana, Michael Essien formerly played as a midfielder for English-based Chelsea where he enjoyed the peak of his football career. As a native of Ghana, the beginning of Michael Essien’s football career could be traced back to his days at an Accra-based football club called Liberty Professionals.

Significantly, Michael Essien was part of Ghana’s U-17 squad which performed in the 1999 (U-17) World Youth Championship. Michael Essien’s sparkling performances at the competition provoked serious interest from European clubs and consequently, he was hijacked by London-based Chelsea.

Essien’s annual salary is declared to be worth $6.1 million without the inclusion of allowances or other remunerations generated from matches. And currently, he steers his career forward as a player of Panathinaikos FC.

  • 3. Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew

Going by the full name Andre Morgan Rami Ayew, Andre Ayew is one of the professional players in Ghana national team. Previously, he doubled up his professional football career as a winger for Marseille –one of the football clubs in the French Ligue 1. But currently, he plays for Swansea City –one of the football clubs in the EPL. At his former club side, Marseille, Andre Ayew’s salary was estimated at $4.2 million.

Also noteworthy, Andre Ayew is greatly acclaimed for his devotion towards his professional career at which he motivates his teammates. Likewise, his presence in football marks an awesome experience for Ghana as he is the son of Ayew Pele –a renowned Ghanaian legendary footballer.

  • 4. Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin Prince Boateng

Kevin Prince Boateng

Boateng is a German-born Ghanaian and professional footballer in Ghana national team. He has some mixed parentage comprising a Ghanaian father and a German mother. He is greatly acclaimed as one of the best attackers both in the Ghanaian professional team and his current club side.

Previously, he played for a Bundesliga side, Schalke 04, where he was rewarded with a salary worth $2.85 million. As of now, Boateng showcases great football skills, particularly as an attacker for AC Milan –one of the clubs in the Italian Serie A.

  • 5. Sulley Muntari

Sulley Muntari Among The Top 10 Richest Footballers In Ghana

Sulley Muntari Among The Top 10 Richest Footballers In Ghana

Going by the birth name Suleyman Alli Muntari, Sulley Muntari is not only a professional footballer but also one of the best midfielders in Ghana national team. He spent a few years in the Italian Football League –Serie A –where he once played as a midfielder for AC Milan following his departure from another Italian side –Inter Milan.  His annual salary is estimated at $1.7 million but currently, he does football for a Saudi Arabian side known as Ittihad FC.

  • 6. Kwadwo Asamoah

Kwadwo Asamoah –A.K.A Kojo –is one of the professional footballers in Ghana national team. On the club side, Asamoah happens to be a versatile player at Juventus –a football club in the Italian Serie A –where he combines roles as the central midfielder, left wing-back and left midfielder. Meanwhile, his salary at the Serie A club hovers around $1.6 million.

  • 7. Jordan Ayew

Besides his professional football role in Ghana national team, Jordan Ayew is one of Ghana’s talented footballers playing somewhere around Europe. As a Ghanaian international, he was previously a player of Lorient –a club side in the French Ligue –with an annual salary valued at $1.1 million. But as it stands, Jordan Ayew, who is the younger brother of Andre Ayew, plays in the English Professional League for Aston Villa

  • 8. Christian Atsu

Among the footballers in the current squad of Ghana’s national team, Christian Atsu is definitely a remarkable athlete who does it right as a left winger. Currently, he is one of the talented youngsters playing in the English Premier League where he is rewarded with a salary worth $725,000. 24-year-old Christian Atsu joined Chelsea FC following his departure from Everton –another EPL side.

  • 9. John Boye

Here is another athlete who does it for the Ghana national team as a defender. By way of doubling up his professional career, John Boye combines athletic roles as midfielder and defender for Kayseri Sivasspor–a club in the Turkish League –where his annual salary is reported to be worth $600,000.

John Boye showcased sparkling brilliance at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations from which his Ghanaian squad bagged a silver medal.

  • 10. Afriyie Acquah

Afriyie Acquah claims a professional role as a midfielder in Ghana national team. Likewise, he carries on his professional game in the club side for Torino –a football club in the Italian Serie A.

Afriyie Acquah is notable for his athletic potential as a powerful and quick footballer. As of now, his annual salary hangs around $561, 000 and he is regarded as a Ghanaian footballer to have become a billionaire at a young age.

That’s all about The Top 10 Richest Footballers in Ghana 2020.


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