The African continent has exported some incredible footballing talent to England since the Premier League was founded in 1992. We take a look at nine of Africa’s highest paid football players plying their trade in the English Premier League.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been one of the continent’s top talents plying his trade in the English Premier League over the past few years. The Egyptian striker has scored 307 goals in 187 games for Liverpool. He was named African Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018, according to AfricaNews.
AFRICA’S HIGHEST PAID FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE FROM A RANGE OF COUNTRIES
Salah’s success for Liverpool saw the Merseyside club offer the 31-year-old an £18.2-million contract per year for 2022/23 – that equates to £350 000 a week. He is currently the highest paid African footballer in the Premier League.
Former Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly is second on the list after he moved from Italian side Napoli. Koulibaly ended his tenure at the Serie A club by winning the scudetto, or league title in 2022.
Chelsea paid Koulibaly £15.3-million a year which pushed Arsenal’s Thomas Partey, Ghana’s most expensive player of all time, into third position on the list of Africa’s highest paid football players.
Check out the infographic below for the full list and thanks to the Outlier:
According to the Outlier, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah became the highest-paid player in Liverpool’s history when he signed a new contract worth more than £18.2-million a year for 2022/23 – that’s £350 000 a week.
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Thomas Partey may be Ghana’s most expensive player of all time, but he dropped into third position on the salary table, overtaken by Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegalese defender was paid more than £15.3-million with Chelsea last season. He doubled his earnings last month when he moved to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.