Club: Inter Milan
Playing Position: Striker
Earnings: €10.5 million
The most decorated African player of all time, Samuel Eto’o has much to be proud of – in the wake of his Champion League success with Barcelona and Inter Milan, his performance has been consistently excellent with the two most recent clubs he played for, Barcelona and Internazionale. Eto’o refuses to compare himself to other football players, letting his vast collection of awards, including African Player of the Year for three consecutive years with 4times record. He is currently Africa’s best-paid Soccer player and African Player of the year 2010.
According to a chart of international footballers’ earnings published by Futebol Finance, the 29-year-old pockets €875,000 per month, totalling €10.5million per year putting him 3rd World Most Paid Footballer .
Eto’o now tops Didier Drogba who earns €5.5m a year as the highest paid Ivorian footballer and every other African pro in terms of earnings. The Cameroonian scoops €875,000 monthly, totalling €10.5m per year. He’s tied with Barcelona’s Messi as the world’s third highest paid players behind top earner Cristiano Ronaldo (€1.083m/month) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic ( €1m / month).
Captain of Cameroon National Team