Gaming is one effective way to ease stress and have fun. Out of many games like soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, football and all; football has proven to be the most lucrative of them. Aside the fun fact of this games, they have been converted to a legitimate means of making money. Different countries have developed many ways of making their games very attractive and enticing by giving large allowances to their players. Ghana is not an exception.
In recent times, Ghana has produced renowned players, who are internationally recognized. This is because of their exceptional traits that singles them out as excellent. Some of them are in the league of top football players in the world representing Ghana and the African continents. Dexterity, constant practice and mastery of the football brought this people to limelight. In this article, I’ll take you through the top five richest Ghanaian football players arranged in a descending order.
- Micheal Kojo Essien.
Michael is a Ghana born player. He is currently 38 years old. He was born on December 3, 1982 to Aba Gyandoh and James Essien. He attended the Augustine college in cape coast where he graduated and went into football fully.
He started his career as a footballer after he graduated from The Augustine college. He played for a local club called Liberty professionals in Accra Ghana from 1998-1999. However, he became renowned after representing Ghana in the U-17 world cup which took place in New Zealand. He also played for Ghana in the 2001 FIFA world youth championship where the team emerged as a runner up. Record has it that Essien has played with different clubs like Chelsea and helped them to win the premier league in 2006 and 2010 as well as three FA cup and one league cup. He is currently an assistant coach at FC Nordsjalland.
Style of play.
Micheal is widely known as a midfielder. His ability to tackle opponents with his excellent playing skills won him the nickname “The Bison”. He exert great energy both as a defender and an attacker.
He is currently worth 35 million dollars.
- Asamaoh Gyan.
Gyan was born November 22, 1985 in Accra Ghana. He was once a captain of the Ghana national team.
He started his career in 2003 while playing for the Ghana premier league club (liberty professionals). In 2011, he joined Al Ain of the UAE pro-league on loan. Due to his excellent playing skills, he became the club’s top goalscorer with 24 goals in 27 matches. At some point in his career, Gyan contemplated retirement from international games because of some game loses he suffered, nevertheless, he hasn’t retired. His tenancity earned him the top African goal scorer in the world with 51 goals in all. He currently plays for the Turkish owned league Kayserispor.
Gyan is worth 23 million dollars. At the zenith of his Career, he was the 8th highest paid player worldwide.
- Suley Ali Muntary
Ali Muntari was born on the 27th, August 1984 in Konongo Ashanti Ghana.
Ali started football as a youth with the liberty professionals youth team. He became a regular member of the Ghana U-20 club at the age of 16. He proceeded unto the Italian club Udinese and was later transferred to Portsmouth. He is a Ghanaian international footballer who played as a central midfielder for Italy’s AC Milan. He currently plays for the Spanish club Deportivo de la Coruna. Ali is known as one of the best Ghanaian players.
He is currently worth 22 million dollars.
- Kelvin Prince Boateng.
Unlike the others, Kelvin is of a mixed race as his mother is German while his father is Ghanaian. He was born on the 6th of March 1987.
Prince started playing football as early as age six. He started with the club Reinickendorter Fusche before signing for Hertha Bsc at age 7. He played for the club till he was twenty years old. Then, his career tour through the football world began. He has played for different clubs in his lifetime ranging from Tottenham Hotspur, to Borussia Dortmud, down to Portsmouth, Genoa, AC Milan, Barcelona and back to AC Milan. His career is one characterized by constant transfers from one club to the other. On 23 June 2021, Kelvin returned to Hertha Bsc.
Boateng Plays as a midfielder, he posseses a long range shooting skill, excellent dribbling skills and footspeed. He is also a left side shooter, all of his skills singles him as one of the best inter- racial players. He is an anti- racist who has used his career to promote anti-rasicm.
In lieu of this, a captain of the club he has played for said “Kelvin gives the team a sense of stability both mentally and physically”.
Kelvin is worth 20 million dollars.
- Jordan Ayew.
Jordan’s prowess in Football is not surprising as the game runs in his blood. His father Abedi Pelé Ayew was a three time footballer of the year and FIFA 100 member. He was born in September 11, 1991.
He started football in the year 2000 playing for Lyon Duchère as a youth. He then signed his first professional contract with the club Marseille in 2009. He has played for club’s like Lorient, Aston Villa, and Swansea city. He currently plays as a Forward for premier league club crystal palace.
Jordan Ayew is currently worth 18 million dollars.
All of the aforementioned players rose to the top by dilligence and constant practice. While some were born with the game’s blood running through their vein, others defiled all hurdles to break through and become successful. It is worthy to note that this players have represented their country well; locally and internationally. This players have garnered loads of love from their various fans all over the world. The fans express their love towards them through constant prediction of matches and online betting.