Top 10 Richest Footballers in Ghana

Here’s the latest list of top 10 richest footballers in Ghana 2021.

Ghana has produced a lot of talents in the game of soccer.  The majority of them played for prestigious clubs across the globe. 

As you are aware, over time football has been a very lucrative and richly rewarding profession and as such the popularity and excitement with the action on and off the pitch attract a mass following.

Although the game requires tough training from grass-root to as many competitions as one is opportune to be a part of, the effort is worth it.

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A lot of Ghanaian players have really made it in the game of football and are now counted among African’s richest players.

This article is concentrated on the list of top 10 richest footballers in Ghana as of the year 2021. Ghanaian football fans appreciate the players and always show up for matches they featured in.

Due to their enormous salaries and allowances, it is of no wonder, their die-hard fans rush to any of the top betting sites, to place a bet that the team of their favorite Ghanaian soccer player will win.

Top 10 Richest Footballers In Ghana 2021

RankRichest Ghanaian FootballersEstimated Net Worth
#1Michael Kojo Essien$35 million
#2Asamoah Gyan$23 million
#3Sulley Ali Muntari$22 million
#4Kevin-Prince Boateng$20 million
#5Jordan Ayew$18 million
#6Andre Ayew$15 million
#7Christian Atsu$14 million
#8Kwadwo Asamoah$6 million
#9John Boye$5 million
#10Afriyie Acquah$4 million

The following professional footballers are the top 10 richest Ghanaian footballers.

This list ranked them in descending order according to their net worth. Included in the list are other details like their monthly salaries, current club, awards among other facts.

10. Afriyie Acquah – $4 million

Richest Footballers in Ghana - Afriyie Acquah
  1. Date of birth: January 5 1992
  2. Place of birth: Accra, Ghana
  3. Current club: Yeni Malatyaspor
  4. Role-playing: Midfielder
  5. Transfer worth: August 23, 2019 (current market value $1.2 million)
  6. Marital status: Married (Spouse name Amanda Acquah)

Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah began his career in Glentoran Football Academy in Sunyani, Ghana, which was established by Christopher Forsythe an Irish National from Sunyani. 

During his Glentoran’s career, Acquah was awarded the “Best Ghanaian midfielder’s Under-14”

Acquah is quite notable for his athletic potential as a powerful and quick footballer and is number 10 on our list of richest footballers in Ghana.

He learned how to speak Italian language form his tutor after moving to Italy in 2010. Notable teams the Ghanaian midfielder has played for include Palermo, Parma on loan, Torino, and Empoli all in Italy. Where we have one of the best football leagues.

His known salary as at 2013 was 500, 000 EUR.

9. John Boye – $5 million

Richest Footballers in Ghana - John Boye
John Boye
  • Date of birth: April 23 1987
  • Place of birth: Accra, Ghana
  • Current club: FC Metz
  • Role-playing: Defender
  • Transfer worth: July 1, 2018 (Current market value $940 thousand.)
  • Marital status: Married (Spouse name Soraya Boye)

Boye began his career with Schwepps’ youth academy, where he played alongside Mohammed Iddi, he later went on to play at Pro Consult Sports Academy and Miracle FC

Number 9 on the list of richest footballers in Ghana, Boye, is a defender for the national team of Ghana.

John Boye’s main position is centre-back and can also be played both in right-back and left-back.

He earns an annual salary in the region of $600,000. He was signed to FC Metz, his current team, on 21st July 2018.

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8. Kwadwo Asamoah – $6 million

Richest Footballers in Ghana - Kwadwo Asamoah
  • Date of birth: December 9, 1988
  • Place of birth: Accra
  • Current club: Inter Milan 
  • Role-playing: Left midfielder
  • Transfer worth: July 1, 2018 (Current market value $4.7 million)
  • Marital status: Married (Spouse name Abena Asamoah)
  • Awards: Juventus Serie A six times, Coppa Italia: four times Supercoppa Italiana three times, Inter Milan UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2019–20 with various individual awards

Kwadwo Asamoah popularly known as Kojo is one of the professional footballers currently in the Ghana national team.

He began his professional career with Italian club Udinese in 2008; his consistent performances earned recognition as European clubs soon started taking an interest in him.

He was signed by Juventus in 2012, where, with his energy, versatility, and technical skills, he played a key role in helping the club to six consecutive Serie A titles between 2013 and 2018, among other titles, although his appearances at the club were limited by injuries during his later seasons. He joined Inter in 2018.

At international level, he has represented Ghana in four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and two FIFA World Cups.

Asamoah was awarded CAF Most Promising African Player in 2010 and named Ghana Player of the Year twice consecutively for 2012 and 2013.

His salary is in the region of $3 million annually and is in the rank of 8th in this list of richest football players in Ghana.

7. Christian Atsu – $14 million

Richest Footballers in Ghana - Christian Atsu
  • Date of birth: January 10, 1992
  • Place of birth: Ada Foah, Ghana
  • Current club: Newcastle United
  • Role-playing: Winger
  • Transfer worth: July 1, 2017 (Current market value $5.6 million)
  • Marital status: Married (Spouse name Marie-Claire Rupio)
  • Awards: Porto Primeira Liga 2013, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira 2012, Newcastle UnitedEFL Championship 2017, Africa Cup of Nations runner-up 2015 and various individual awads

Next on our list of the top 10 richest football players in Ghana is Christian Atsuis who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United, and the Ghanaian national team.

He primarily plays as a winger, although he has also been deployed as an attacking midfielder.

He spent some of his education at the then Feyenoord Football Academy at Gomoa Fetteh, in the Central Region of Ghana which has now been changed to West African Football Academy in Sogakope in the Volta Region of Ghana

He began his career with Porto, also spending a season on loan at Rio Ave. In 2013, he was signed by Chelsea, one of the richest football clubs in the world, for £3.5 million, who subsequently loaned him to Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, AFC Bournemouth and Málaga.

Currently, he is one of the top talented youngsters playing in the English Premier League where he earns a salary of £30,000 weekly wage. The winger is great on the field and is known to have excellent relations with people close to him.

6. Andre Ayew – $15 million

Richest Ghanaian Footballers - Andre Ayew
  • Date of birth: December 17, 1989
  • Place of birth: Seclin, France
  • Current club: Swansea City A.F.C.
  • Role-playing: Midfielder
  • Transfer worth: June 30, 2019 (Current market value $6.60 million)
  • Marital status: Married (Spouse name Yvonne Ayew)
  • Awards: with Marseille he won Coupe de la Ligue twice and Trophée des Champions 2010, 2011, FIFA U-20 World Cup (2009), African Youth Championship (2009), Africa Cup of Nations third place 2008, runner-up 2010 and 2015 with individual awards

The young Ghanaian footballer goes by the full name Andre Morgan Rami Ayew also known as Dede Ayew in Ghana.

He comes from a family of footballers. His father, Abedi Ayew, was a three-time African Footballer of the Year.

Ayew began his career in Ghana, playing for Nania, while debuting for the club at age 14. In 2005, he signed with his father’s (Abedi “Pele” Ayew) former club, Marseille, and spent two seasons in the club’s youth academy before making his debut in the 2007–08 season.

Ayew spent the following two seasons on loan with Lorient and Arles-Avignon, helping the latter team earn promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time.

Andre Ayew is currently one of the professional football players featuring in the Ghanaian national team and currently playing for Swansea City in the EPL.

He currently earns £9,300 a week, hence, one of the richest footballers in Ghana.

5. Jordan Ayew – $18 million

Richest Footballer players in Ghana - Jordan Ayew
  • Date of birth: September 11, 1991
  • Place of birth:  Marseille, France
  • Current club: Crystal Palace
  • Role-playing: Forward
  • Transfer worth: July 25, 2019 (Current market value $11.7 million)
  • Marital status: Married (Spouse name Denise Acquah)
  • Awards: Marseille Ligue 1 2010, Coupe de la Ligue three times, Trophée des Champions twice, and received Crystal Palace Player of the Year 2019–20

Jordan Pierre Ayew is another son of the great Ghanaian football legend, Ayew Pele.

He is the younger brother of Andre Ayew. He plays for the national team and also is on the books of one of the European football clubs.

He was formerly at Lorient, a club side in the French Ligue and currently, he plays for the English club side Crystal Palace FC where he earned an annual salary of £1.7 million.

Jordan Anyew is currently the 5th richest footballer in Ghana.

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4. Kevin-Prince Boateng – $20 million

Richest Ghana Footballers - Kevin-Prince Boateng
  • Date of birth: March 6, 1987
  • Place of birth: West Berlin, West Germany
  • Current club: ACF Fiorentina 
  • Role-playing: Midfielder, Forward
  • Transfer worth: August 3, 2020 (Current market value $3.53 million)
  • Marital status: Married (Spouse name Jennifer Boateng 2007–2011, Melissa Satta 2016, )
  • Awards: Tottenham HotspurFootball League Cup: 2007–08, MilanSerie A 2010–11, Supercoppa Italiana 2011, Eintracht FrankfurtDFB-Pokal 2017–18, BarcelonaLa Liga 2018–19 with various individual awards

Next on the list of the richest footballers in Ghana is Kevin Prince Boateng who was born in Germany and he is of a mixed race as his father is Ghanaian and his mother is German.

He is a midfielder who can also play as a forward, known for his strength, foot speed and ball-joggling tricks.

A 2014 profile on FIFA’s official website described Boateng as “blessed with strength, speed, killer instinct in front of goal, and an uncommon flamboyance in the attacking third.

He has previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Milan, Schalke 04, Las Palmas, and Eintracht Frankfurt, among other international clubs and currently playing for ACF Fiorentina in the Serie A.

Other than playing professional football, Kevin-Prince Boateng also spends his time rapping. He officially released the video to his first rap song, ‘King,’ in 2018, which had fans excited.

He is well acknowledged as one of the best attackers both in the Ghanaian professional team and in his current club side. His last known salary annually was around €600 thousand.

3. Sulley Ali Muntari Net Worth – $22 million

Richest Ghanaian soccer players - Sulley Ali Muntari
  • Date of birth: August 27, 1984
  • Place of birth: Konongo, Ghana
  • Current club: Without a club
  • Role-playing: Midfielder
  • Transfer worth: Jan 31st, 2019 Albacete (Current market value $235 Thousand)
  • Marital status: Married (Spouse name Menaye Donkor)
  • Awards: PortsmouthFA Cup 2008, Inter– Serie A twice, Coppa Italia twice, Supercoppa Italiana twice, UEFA Champions League 2010, FIFA Club World Cup 2010

Suleyman Ali Muntari known popularly as “Sulley” Muntari   is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder and can also play as a defensive midfielder.

Muntari’s abilities first came to light in youth tournaments, while he was playing for Liberty Professionals youth team.

He became a regular member of Ghana under-20 team at the age of 16 as they finished runners-up at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina, losing out to the hosts in the final. 

This soccer player hasn’t just benefited much from his lucrative football career, but also from the numerous contracts with most of England’s richest clubs.

He is the 3rd on the list of the top 10 richest footballers in Ghana.

2. Asamoah Gyan Net Worth – $23 million

Richest Footballers in Ghana - Asamoah-Gyan
  • Date of birth: November 22, 1985
  • Place of birth: Accra
  • Current club: Without a club
  • Role-playing: striker
  • Transfer worth: September 19, 2019, on a free transfer (Current market value $294 thousand)
  • Marital status: Married (Spouse name Gifty Gyan)
  • Awards: Al Ain FCUAE Pro League three times, one UAE President’s Cup and Arabian Gulf Super Cup with several individual’s awards.

Gyan began his career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals scoring ten goals in sixteen matches.

In 2008, Gyan joined Ligue 1 club Rennes, netting fourteen times in forty-eight league matches during two seasons. 

In 2010, Gyan joined Premier League club Sunderland, breaking the club’s transfer record and netting on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches during two seasons.

Asamoah Gyan is a striker and former captain of the Ghanaian national team. He is the second richest Ghanaian footballer.

He is an all-time leading goal scorer of Ghana national team having scored 51 goals. Asamoah Gyan has represented Ghana in 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

He is not just one of Ghana’s richest soccer players, he’s on the list of the top 10 richest footballers in Africa!

His thriving career has seen him accumulate assets like McCarthy Hill house worth $3 million and his Rolls Royce worth about $400,000.

Asamoah has lately obtained a license to operate a private airline, ‘Baby Jet Airlines’ in Ghana. When he was playing for the chinese team Shanghai SIPG he earned £227 thousand weekly after tax, about £11.9 million yearly.

That made him the 8th highest paid player in the world and the highest paid footballer in Africa.

1. Michael Kojo Essien – $35 million

The Richest Footballer in Ghana - Michael Kojo Essien
  • Date of birth:3rd December 1983
  • Place of birth: Accra
  • Current club: Career break
  • Role-playing: Midfielder
  • Transfer worth: Fk Sabail March 16, 2019 (current market value $233 thousand)
  • Marital status: Married (spouse name Akosua Puni Essien)
  • Awards: Lyon – ligue 1 in 2004 and 2005, Trophée des Champions 2003 and 2004, Chelsea – Premier League in 2006 and 2010, as well as four FA Cups, one FA Community Shield and one League Cup. UEFA Champions League runners-up in 2008 won it in 2012. With Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations bronze 2008, runner-up 2010. He also won various individuals awards

Michael Kojo Essien is currently the richest footballer in Ghana.

He was nicknamed “the Bison” for his powerful and fearless play and now plays in the midfield, where he flourished. He has also been capped for the Ghana national team more than 50 times.

Essien started his career playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana. In 2000, he moved to France to join Bastia, where he would spend three seasons and appear in over 60 matches before joining Ligue 1 title holders Lyon in 2003.

At Lyon, Essien won back-to-back league titles in 2003–04 and 2004–05, and won Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2005. During his five-year stint in France, he acquired French citizenship.

In July 2018, Essien has announced his retirement from international football, after over 12 years of active service with Ghana. He said that he even retired before the 2014 FIFA World Cup but he was called back by former Ghana coach, James Kwesi Appiah to come and help the team.

Michael Essien is undoubtedly the richest footballer in Ghana. He is also among the list of richest footballers in Africa by Forbes.

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Summary of the Richest Footballers In Ghana

The good thing with many of the richest Ghanaian footballers of all time is that they give back to the community.

You will find the players taking part in community programs that benefit the vulnerable in society.

They also live expensively, and you will hear of select properties they own in the country and abroad.

Here’s a quick recap of Ghana’s wealthiest football players:

  1. Michael Kojo Essien
  2. Asamoah Gyan
  3. Sulley Ali Muntari
  4. Kevin Prince Boateng
  5. Jordan Ayew
  6. Andrew Ayew
  7. Christian Atsu
  8. Kwadwo Asamoah
  9. John Boye
  10. Afriyie Acquah

With surveys conducted across all continents, facts have proven that footballers constitute the sportspeople with the best remuneration systems.

Millions of spectators all over the world expand their hard-earned money on football matches not only for the sake of betting but also in appreciation of the unrivaled delight that the game brings.

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