TOP 10 RICHEST FOOTBALLERS IN GHANA 2023
The richest footballers in Ghana are important points of reference because in Ghana (just like other places) money is an important factor in deciding a person’s wealth. There is also the economic side to consider; football is one of the highest paying professions in the country; and footballers, with their considerable wealth, have great financial might, and are therefore able to impact society for the better.
Ghana’s richest footballers have achieved great things in European clubs, and have measured up to their peers in terms of skill and ability; and they have not compromised in terms of wages. They have flown the country’s flags at the highest stages, and shown without any doubt that they deserve every penny they have.
TOP 10 RICHEST FOOTBALLERS IN GHANA
1. Asamoah Gyan
Net Worth: $23 million
Gyan began his career in Ghana with Liberty Professionals, scoring ten goals in sixteen matches. From there he went on to Rennes, in France, and then Sunderland in England, breaking the club’s transfer record.
Asamoah Gyan is the highest goal scorer for Ghana; he has 51 goals. He represented Ghana in 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. Asamoah Gyan then played for Chinese team Shanghai SIPG, where he earned £227 thousand weekly after tax, about £11.9 million yearly.
He operates an airline in Ghana; ‘Baby Jet Airlines’ is a private jet company that caters to a specific market.
Asamoah Gyan has several accolades including; Al Ain FC – UAE Pro League three times, one UAE President’s Cup and Arabian Gulf Super Cup. He also has individual awards to his name.
2. Sulley Ali Muntari
Net Worth – $22 million
Sulley Muntari is a thorough professional; he is one of the few Africans who have proved themselves again and again, winning accolades in different countries, and leaving a mark wherever they go. Aside from his sojourn in Europe, he returned to Ghana to contribute to the development of football in the country by playing in the Ghana Premier League side Hearts of Oak.
Sulley Muntari played for Udinese, Portsmouth, Internazionale, Sunderland, Milan, Ittihad, Pescara, Deportivo La Coruña, and Albacete during his time abroad; and he made a truckload of money in the process.
Some of his accolades include; English FA Cup (2008), Serie A (2 times), Coppa Italia (2 times) Supercoppa Italiana (2 times), UEFA Champions League 2010, and FIFA Club World Cup 2010.
3. Kevin-Prince Boateng
Net Worth: $20 million
With an estimated net worth of $20 million, Kevin-Prince Boateng is one of the richest footballers in Ghana. He played at several prominent European clubs, and he won lots of accolades. Kevin Prince Boateng was born in Germany, but opted to play for Ghana where his father comes from.
He played for Ghana at the 2010 world cup, and faced Germany, with his brother on the other side.
Kevin Prince Boateng has won several laurels such as; Football League Cup: 2007–08, Serie A 2010–11, Supercoppa Italiana 2011, DFB-Pokal 2017–18, and La Liga 2018–19. He has several individual accolades.
4. Jordan Ayew
Net Worth: $18 million
Jordan Ayew is a son of Ghanaian football legend, Abedi Pele. Talented and confident, he has played for several clubs in Europe including Marseille, Sochaux, Lorient, Aston Villa, Swansea City, and Crystal Palace.
The good thing about Jordan Ayews career is that he has always commanded reasonable transfer fees whenever he made a change of clubs.
His laurels include; Ligue 1 (2010), Coupe de la Ligue (3 times), and Trophée des Champions (2 times).
5. Andre Ayew
Net Worth: $15 million
Andre Ayew is the other son of Ghanaian football legend Abedi Pele. He is generally considered the more talented of the Ayew Brothers; he dribbles smoothly, and creates scoring opportunities for his team mates.
Some of his clubs include Marseille, Lorient, Arles-Avignon, Swansea City, West Ham United, Swansea City, Fenerbahçe, and now Al Sadd in Qatar.
Some of his accolades include; Coupe de la Ligue (2 times), Trophée des Champions (2 times), FIFA U-20 World Cup (2009), and African Youth Championship (2009).
6. Christian Atsu
Net Worth: $14 million
Christian Atsu is a Ghanaian footballer who is mostly known for his versatility; he has played as forward, or as a midfielder. He made a fortune playing for different clubs like Porto, Rio Ave, Chelsea, Vitesse, Everton, Bournemouth, Málaga, Newcastle United, and Al-Raed.
He won the Primeira Liga title with Porto in 2013.
7. Kwadwo Asamoah
Net Worth: $6 million
Kwadwo Asamoah is a well decorated Ghanaian footballer who plays on the left side; mostly as a left midfielder, or as a left back. He is one of the most decorated players of his generation. Some of the clubs he has played for include; Udinese, Juventus, Inter Milan, and Cagliari.
Some of his accolades include; Serie A (6 times), Coppa Italia (4 times), and Supercoppa Italiana (3 times).
8. John Boye
Net Worth: $5 million
John Boye is one of the well established stars of Ghanaian football today; he has made a lot of money playing for various clubs. Some of the clubs he has played for include Heart of Lions, Rennes B, Rennes, Kayseri Erciyesspor, Sivasspor, Metz, and now Al-Fayha where he earns 528,000 EUR per month.
9. Afriyie Acquah
Net Worth: $4 million
Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah now plays in Oil Rich Saudi Arabia with Al-Batin. He is a talented midfielder who has won many accolades. He played with Palermo, Parma, 1899 Hoffenheim, Sampdoria, Torino, Empoli, and Yeni Malatyaspor.
His estimated salary was 500, 000 EUR per month. He is said to earn even more now in Saudi Arabia.
10. Christopher Antwi-Adjei
Net worth: $3 Million
Christopher Antwi-Adjei was born in Hagen, Germany, and has played his entire career in Germany. He is a fine midfielder; known for his passing ability, and his ability to read the game.
Some of the clubs he has played for include; Fortuna Hagen, Hasper SV, MSV Duisburg, TSC Eintracht Dortmund, SC Westfalia Herne, TSG Sprockhövel 89, SC Paderborn, VfL Bochum.
- Top 10 Richest Musicians In Ghana And Net Worth
- TOP 5 RICHEST WOMEN IN GHANA
- TOP 20 RICHEST MEN IN GHANA
- Top 10 Richest Actresses In Ghana
- TOP 10 RICHEST FOOTBALLERS IN AFRICA
The richest footballers in Ghana also have trophy cabinets that show that they are not ordinary journeymen willing to serve whoever offers them money. Some of these stars have won laurels that their contemporaries in Europe have never touched.
The most commendable part being that they have been happy to contribute to the growth of the game in Ghana; proudly wearing the country’s colors, returning to the local league, and any other way they can.