Top 10 Richest Footballers In Ghana 2023 [NEW!]

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Top 10 Richest Footballers in Ghana

Presenting the freshly updated list of the richest footballers in Ghana as of 2023, showcasing their current financial status.

Ghana has been a fertile breeding ground for skilled footballers, many of whom have adorned prestigious football teams worldwide.

It’s widely acknowledged that the world of football brings considerable wealth and abundant rewards, contributing to the immense hype and enthusiasm surrounding every move on and off the pitch, captivating a broad audience.

The journey to stardom in football requires rigorous groundwork and participation in countless tournaments, but the fruits of this labor are indeed rewarding.

We recently penned a piece on the top 15 richest footballers in Nigeria, which is a recommended read.

Numerous football stars from Ghana have attained significant success in the sport and now hold positions amongst the wealthiest players in Africa.

This piece of writing pivots around the ten richest football personalities in Ghana as of 2023. Ghanaian football enthusiasts take immense pride in their stars, always ensuring a substantial presence at games featuring their heroes.

Richest footballers in Ghana

Notably, their passionate fans don’t hesitate to head over to leading betting sites, eagerly backing their preferred Ghanaian football maestros, placing their bets on the chances of their victory.

Top 10 Richest Footballers In Ghana 2022

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 among Ghana’s top ten wealthiest.

According to their net worth, they were listed in descending order on this list. Other information on the list includes their monthly income, current club, and honors, among other things.

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)

Born in Sunyani, Ghana, Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah’s journey in football started at the Glentoran Football Academy, an institution established by fellow Sunyani native, Christopher Forsythe. Today, he is regarded as one of Ghana’s most affluent footballers.

While at Glentoran, Acquah garnered the prestigious recognition of “Top Ghanaian Under-14 Midfielder”, a testament to his burgeoning skills at a young age.

Acquah occupies the tenth spot on our list of Ghana’s wealthiest footballers, revered for his blend of strength and swiftness on the football field.

In 2010, Acquah ventured to Italy where he honed his Italian language skills under the guidance of a personal tutor. His football prowess has led him to play for a number of prestigious Italian clubs including Palermo, Parma (during a loan period), Torino, and Empoli, all part of one of the best football leagues in the world.

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)

Initiating his journey in football, Boye honed his skills at Schwepps’ budding talent institution, sharing the pitch with Mohammed Iddi. Subsequently, he transitioned to Pro Consult Sports Academy and Miracle FC to further cultivate his football prowess.

Boye, sitting comfortably in the ninth position among the wealthiest Ghanaian footballers, defends his country’s honor on the global stage as a part of Ghana’s national squad.

Primarily occupying the center-back role, John Boye possesses the flexibility to switch gears, effortlessly filling in the right and left-back positions when needed.

At present, Boye enjoys an annual income close to $600,000. He became an integral part of FC Metz on July 21, 2018, a club he proudly represents to this day.

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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

His journey in the realm of professional football started with the Italian football club, Udinese, in 2008. His consistent, impressive play on the field didn’t go unnoticed and caught the eyes of numerous clubs across Europe.

In 2012, Asamoah became a proud member of Juventus, where he demonstrated not only his passion for the game but also his versatile capabilities and profound technical proficiency. Despite some challenges with injuries in his latter years with the team, he was instrumental in securing six successive Serie A titles for Juventus from 2013 to 2018, amongst other victories. In 2018, he transferred his talents to Inter.

On the global stage, Asamoah has represented Ghana in two FIFA World Cups and four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

In recognition of his talent and contribution to the sport, Asamoah received the CAF Most Promising African Player award in 2010, and was honored as Ghana’s Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013.

His annual income is around $3 million, making him the eighth wealthiest footballer 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.

His primary position on the field is that of a winger, but he has demonstrated versatility by performing effectively as an attacking midfielder as well.

Part of his early education was gained at the Feyenoord Football Academy in Gomoa Fetteh, located in Ghana’s Central Region. However, this has since transformed into the West African Football Academy, situated in Sogakope in Ghana’s Volta Region.

The inception of his professional journey happened at Porto, with a season’s experience at Rio Ave acquired via a loan deal. In 2013, he attracted the attention of Chelsea, one of the richest football clubs, leading to a transfer valued at £3.5 million. The London-based club then arranged for him to play for various teams on loan, including Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, AFC Bournemouth, and Málaga.

At present, he shines as one of the brightest young talents gracing the English Premier League, earning a handsome weekly wage of £30,000. Not only is he an exceptional performer on the pitch, but he is also widely recognized for his warm and cordial relationships with those in his inner circle.

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

Kevin Prince Boateng, who was born in Germany and is of mixed race because his father is Ghanaian and his mother is German, is the next on the list of the richest footballers in Ghana.

He’s a strong midfielder who can also play forward, and he’s noted for his ball-juggling skills.

Boateng was described as “gifted with strength, pace, deadly instinct in front of goal, and a rare flamboyance in the attacking third” in a 2014 profile on FIFA’s official website.

He has formerly played for Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Milan, Schalke 04, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Eintracht Frankfurt, among others, and is currently with ACF Fiorentina in Serie A.

Kevin-Prince Boateng spends his free time rapping in addition to playing professional football. Fans were ecstatic when he unveiled the video for his first rap song, “King,” in 2018.

He is widely regarded as one of the top attackers in Ghana’s professional team as well as his present club. His latest known annual salary was roughly €600,000.

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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