The Top 10 Richest Footballers: Al Ahly Reigns Supreme

Al Ahly of Egypt, the most successful club in African history and the club of the century, is the leading club in Africa in terms of player salaries. According to Africa Fact Zone, Tunisian defender Ali Maaloul and French striker Anthony Modeste are both the highest-paid players in Africa, each earning TZS 3.75 billion (about US$1.5 million) per year.

The full list of the top 11 highest-paid players in Africa is as follows:

  1. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia) – TZS 3.75 billion | Al Ahly =. Anthony Modeste (France) – TZS 3.75 billion | Al Ahly
  2. Ramadan Sobhi (Egypt) – TZS 3.62 billion | Pyramids FC
  3. Percy Tau (South Africa) – TZS 3 billion | Al Ahly
  4. Keagan Dolly (South Africa) – TZS 2.97 billion | Kaizer Chiefs
  5. Ahmed Fathi (Egypt) – TZS 2.5 billion | Pyramids FC =. Mohamed Awad (Egypt) – TZS 2.5 billion | Zamalek =. Hussein El Shahat (Egypt) – TZS 2.5 billion | Al Ahly
  6. Aliou Dieng (Mali), Ramy Rabia (Egypt) – TZS 2.25 billion each | Al Ahly
  7. Abdallah El-Said (Egypt) – TZS 2.17 billion | Pyramids
  8. Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt) – TZS 2.16 billion | Al Ahly
  9. Yasser Ibrahim (Egypt), Salah Mohsen (Egypt) – TZS 2.1 billion each | Al Ahly

Al Ahly’s dominance of the top of the salary list is due to a number of factors. First, the club is one of the most successful in Africa, having won the CAF Champions League a record eight times. Second, Al Ahly has a large and passionate fan base that generates significant revenue for the club. Third, the club has a strong financial position, with a reported revenue of TZS 20 billion (about US$80 million) in 2022.

The high salaries paid by Al Ahly and other African clubs are a sign of the growing financial power of African football. As the sport continues to grow in popularity and revenue, it is likely that we will see even higher salaries for players in the years to come.

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