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Highest paid player in Africa in 2018

Highest paid player in Africa in 2018

Millions of Nigerians love to watch football, and millions of people are curious to know the name of the top paid footballer. Who is the highest paid player in Africa this year? We already know the answer, so we'll share this interesting information with you.

Highest paid player in Africa in 2018

In this post, you will find the name of the highest paid soccer player in Africa in 2018. Every year this information changes, because some famous footballers get signed to new (more expensive or less expensive) football clubs and their monthly salary can either decrease or increase. Others become real superstars of the year and start earning even more money than they used to.

The highest paid football player from Africa

Let us play a quick guess game. Try to guess who is the highest paid soccer player in Africa in 2018. Here are the potential candidates who are professional and famous footballers and originate from different African countries:

  • Odion Ighalo
  • Yaya Toure
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Asamoah Gyan
  • Obafemi Martins
  • Ahmed Musa
  • John Obi Mikel

Should we continue this list of the highest paid African footballer names? We believe you have already guessed, so here comes the name of number 1 in 2018.

No, it is not Asamoah Gyan whose impressive earnings of £227,000 (according to lowered to (according to and after he left Chinese club SIPG to join Turkish club Kayserispor. His place has been taken by Mohamed Salah this year.

Aren’t you surprised?

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Most paid footballer: Mohamed Salah Ghaly

We should say that Mohamed Salah has got an amazing change in his life that has significantly increased his earnings since early 2018. The famous African football player left Roma in 2017 and transferred to Liverpool. The Egyptian soccer performed so great during the 2017-2018 season that the football club offered him an impressive contract in July 2018.

The new contract is signed for 5 years. Mohamed’s weekly salary, according to, can reach £200,000 per week (he used to earn approximately £120,000 weekly before this incredible deal). And this payment doesn’t include the release clause.

It is amazing how great the highest paid footballer is. Liverpool seems to value Salah, and we understand why. Last season, the player appeared 52 times on the field and scored 44 goals! This made Salah the superstar. He was even awarded the Player of the Year title by PFA Player as well as Footballer of the Year prize by Football Writers’ Association.

You can see how wonderful he is in terms of football and how much he deserves his payments and fame. This man is really hardworking, and he never gives in.

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The famous and now the most paid footballer in Africa was born on June 15th, 1992, in Egypt. He fell in love with soccer and started playing in a senior team at the age of 18.

This year he turned 26 years old. He lives an interesting ‘soccer life.' He has played as forward for Chelsea, Fiorentina, Basel, Roma and he now has a 5-year-long contract with Liverpool.

Many fans call him ‘Egyptian King’ and he is truly the king of African football now, successfully presenting himself also as an important part of the Egyptian national team.

According to, the highest paid African footballer has the net worth of about 28 million U.S. dollars.

Based on the latest contracts of top players, Mohamed Salah is become the highest paid soccer player in Africa in 2018. We are sure he would perform just as great or even greater in the season 2018-2019. Will you cheer for his success?

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