Top 10 Richest Footballers in Ghana – All Wealth Revealed

Top 10 Richest Footballers in Ghana – All Wealth Revealed
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The Black Stars of Ghana are the third most successful team in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with four titles, making them an African football legacy team boasting stars like Asamoah Gyan and Michael Essien.

They are one of the most historic teams in Africa. The many talents in their various teams have gone on to make appearances for a number of clubs in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The lucky players have gone on to amass a fortune by riding on the wave of their talent. Below is a list of Ghana’s top 10 richest footballers.

List of Richest Ghanaian footballers

The actual top 10 list contains two retired players – Asamoah Gyan (whose net-worth information is in this article) and Michael Essien – and one player who has passed on – Christian Atsu. See it below.

  • Thomas Partey – $36.4 million
  • Michael Essien – $35 million
  • Jeffrey Schlupp – $27.4 million
  • Asamoah Gyan – $23 million
  • Sulley Muntari – $22 million
  • Kevin-Prince Boateng – $20 million
  • Jordan Ayew – $19.3 million
  • Andre Ayew – $16 million
  • Christian Atsu – $15.2 million
  • Daniel Amartey – $9.1 million

However, we will be giving you information on the richest active players in this list.

7. Daniel Amartey – $9.1 million

Daniel Amartey - Top 10 Richest Footballers In Ghana
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Daniel Amartey, born on December 21, 1984, is a Ghanaian defensive midfielder who, in December 2018, signed with Leicester City. Described as a player with the characteristics of an engine, Daniel is known for his work ethic. He is currently out of a contract with the 2015/16 Premier League winners and is looking for his next payday. He earned $1.2 million at the King Power which shot him up to tenth on this list.

6. Andre Ayew – $16 million

Andre Ayew - Top 10 Richest Footballers In Ghana
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Andre Morgan Ayew, popularly known as Dede Ayew, is an active player and the Black Stars of Ghana captain. He most recently played for Premier League club Nottingham Forest, who he signed for in February 2023 on a short-term contract after terminating his contract with Qatar Stars League club Al-Sadd. During his time at Nottingham Forest, Ayew made 13 appearances, which took his top-flight appearances in England to 100. His net worth is estimated at $16 million.

5. Jordan Ayew – $19.3 million

Jordan Ayew - Top 10 Richest Footballers In Ghana
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Jordan Ayew is a Ghanaian professional footballer born September 11, 1991, in Marseille, France. He is a veteran of the Ghana national football team, having racked up 90 caps from 2010 to date. He currently turns out for Crystal Palace in the English top flight where he plays as a forward. He is also only two caps away from taking over Asamoah Gyan, who recently announced his retirement, as Ghana’s most-capped player. His estimated net worth is placed at $19.3 million.

4. Kevin-Prince Boateng – $20 million

Kevin-Prince Boateng on the sidelines
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Kevin-Prince Boateng is one of Ghana’s most recognisable players along with top scorer Asamoah Gyan. He had a short Balck Stars career, however, spending only four years in the Black Stars’ ranks between 2010 and 2014. He currently plays for German side Hertha Berlin but has had stints with Barcelona, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Fiorentina and a few other clubs. He’s also a recording artiste when he is not playing football. He is estimated to be worth $20 million.

3. Sulley Muntari – $22 million

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Sulley Muntari is most famous for his participation in the treble-winning Internazionale team of 2009/10. Under José Mourinho, Muntari – alongside another AFCON legend Samuel Eto’o – won the UEFA Champions League, the Coppa Italia and the Italian Serie A. He had a storied career in Europe, especially in Italy where he got to play for both Milan teams as well as Udinese. He is retired from the Ghana national team where he was one of the key players with Gyan. He is currently back home in Ghana with Ghana Premier League side Hearts of Oak and is the richest player in the league with an estimated net worth of $22 million.

2. Jeffrey Schlupp – $27.4 million

Jeffrey Schlupp celebrates scoring for Crystal Palace
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Jeffrey Schlupp is a first-team Ghanaian professional footballer and one of the few to have won the Premier League title. He and fellow Black Star Daniel Amartey were part of the dream Leicester City team who wrote one of the greatest stories in modern football by winning the top-flight title in 2016. Schlupp is now with Crystal Palace. He is estimated to be worth $27.4 million.

1. Thomas Partey – $36.4 million

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Thomas Partey is the vice-captain of the Ghana national football team thanks to his star power and experience on the biggest stages of them all. He started his professional career with Atlético de Madrid in LaLiga, Spain, where he made a name for himself as a midfielder par excellence. Arsenal took him to the Premier League in 2020 and he has been a key part of their squad since then. From 2023, however, he could be playing in Asia as a Saudi Pro League side is reportedly interested in his services. This would definitely see him increase his current net worth which is estimated to be around $36.4 million and keep him at the number one spot on this list.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago