Africa has produced several amazing football stars in the world scene. While the like of Adebayor, Mikel, Essien, Okocha, Eto’o, Drogba, Kanu, Toure have attracted respect to the continent, there are new up rising stars today that have taken up the baton from where they left off. From the highest scoring Salah in Premier League, record breaking Sadio Mane, consistent Aubameyang to the biggest transfer cash out of Osimhen, these new hot bloods have risen from nothing to become sensations in top flights teams in Europe.
Sporst24 brings you aggregated facts for the year 2020, African footballers performances, stats and ratings.
WHO IS THE BEST AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR 2020?
After gaping his teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mané from Liverpool was named African Footballer of the Year for the first time in 2019/2020.
WHO IS THE HIGHEST PAID FOOTBALLER IN AFRICA 2020?
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah is the only African star who made it in Forbes’ list of 2020 highest-paid footballers. He earns £200,000 per week. However, Gabon international and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earns £250,000 per week, making him highest earning African player outside Forbes criteria.
WHO IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE AFRICAN FOOTBALLER 2020?
Nigerian and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen is Africa’s most expensive footballer for the year 2020. His $96 million transfer fee from French side Lille to Serie A side Napoli in 2020 made him the most expensive player in Africa.
WHO IS THE RICHEST AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF ALL TIME?
Worth $95 Million, he is arguably Africa’s richest player by combined net worth
WHO HAS WON AFRICA’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR THE MOST?
Samuel Eto’o and Yaya Toure.
Both have won the Africa’s best player 4 times.