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Asamoah Gyan with his Golden Rolls Royce
Asamoah Gyan has been named as Africa's highest paid footballer, the Ghana captain's staggering £226,923.07 ($350,000 or GH¢1.429,615.03) a week salary in China placing him just above Ivory Coast captain, Yaya Toure who earns £220,000.00 weekly.

This was revealed by UK based website, Thekingmaker's ratings of 200 best paid footballers in the world today in a list that included highest paid football coaches as well.

Gyan is number 6 in the world behind Lionel Messi (£313,461.00), Cristiano Ronaldo (£288,000.00), Wayne Rooney (£285,000.00), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£275,000.00) and (Gareth Bale £256,000.00) with Yaya Toure just coming in at number 7.

Sergio Agüero (£220,000.00), David de Gea (£200,000.00) and Bastian Schweinsteiger £200,000.00 complete the Top 10 even though number 11, Eden Hazard and 12th, Luis Suárez both also earn £200,000.00 in weekly wages.

Conspicuously missing from the list however are Sulley Ali Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng who both reportedly earn over £100,000.00 weekly wages each even though KP's brother, Jérôme Boateng is named at number 154 on a weekly wage of £64,800.00 at Bayern Munich.

Michael Essien however is the only other Ghanaian named in the list of 200 highest paid footballers at number 176 on £60,000.00 (GH¢378,000) a week.

On an African perspective, Emmanuel Adebayor is the 3rd highest paid player from the continent on £101,000.00 weekly (66th in the world) even though he remains unattached after his paying club, Tottenham Hotspurs failed to register him for competition this season.

Other African players on the list include Wilfried Bony £100,000.00 (76th), John Obi Mikel £75,000.00 (116th), Demba Cissé £70,000.00 (136th), Kolo Touré £65,000.00 (139th), Seydou Keita £55,000.00 (187th), Alex Song £50,000.00 (197th) and Cheik Tioté £50,000.00 (200th). Underfire Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho is highest paid coach at number 18 on a reported £160,961.00 weekly wage followed by number 35, Louis van Gaal on £134,615.00, and Arsene Wenger on £126,923.00 at number 38.

Top Weekly Wages in World Football Right Now

This listing will be updated whenever new contracts are signed, so stay tuned for regular updates. Players who are on loan are counted as playing in the League for the club that actually currently pays their wages (which can be either the parent or the club they are loaned to).

Listed wages are basic wages and exclude bonuses based on performance, trophies or merchandise tied variables.

Players on £100,000 a week or more: 75

Players on £200,000 a week or more: 12

Where Do The Top 200 Play/Manage?

Premiership 106; La Liga 36; ; Bundesliga 25; Ligue 1 = 14; MLS 7; Serie A 4; Chinese Super League 2; Superleague Greece 2; Turkish Super Lig 2; Scottish Premier League 1; Russian Premier League 1


  1. Lionel Messi £313,461 [Top La Liga Wage Earner] (from Youth System)
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo £288,000 (£80 million from Manchester United) 
  3. Wayne Rooney £285,000 [Top EPL Wage Earner] (£27 million from Everton)
  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic £275,000 [Top Ligue 1 Wage Earner] (£14.3 million from Milan)
  5. Gareth Bale £256,000.00 (£85.3 million from Tottenham Hotspur)
  6. Asamoah Gyan £226,923 [Top Non-European League Wage Earner] (from Al Ain for an undisclosed fee)
  7. Yaya Touré £220,000.00 (£24 million from Barcelona)
  8. Sergio Agüero £220,000 (£38 million from Atlético Madrid)
  9. David de Gea £200,000 (£17.8 million from Atlético Madrid)
  10. Bastian Schweinsteiger £200,000 (£14.4 million from Bayern Munich)
  11. Eden Hazard £200,000 (£32 million from Lille)
  12. Luis Suárez £200,000 (£75 million from Liverpool)
  13. Diego Costa £185,000 (£32 million from Atlético Madrid)
  14. Thiago Silva £185,000 (£35 million from Milan)
  15. Rahim Sterling £180,000 (£49.0 million from Liverpool)
  16. Fernando Torres £180,000 (on loan from Milan)
  17. Blaise Matuidi £166,154 (£5.4 million from Saint-Étienne)
  18. Jose Mourinho £160,961 [#1 paid manager]
  19. David Silva £160,000 (£25 million from Valencia)
  20. Cesc Fàbregas £156,000 (£23.9 million from Barcelona)
  21. Toni Kroos £156,000 (£18 million from Bayern Munich)
  22. Kevin De Bruyne £150,000 (£54 million from Wolfsburg)
  23. John Terry £150,000 (from Youth System)
  24. Karim Benzema £150,000 (£35 million from Lyon)
  25. Andrés Iniesta £150,000 (from Youth System)
  26. Neymar £150,000 (£71.5 million from Santos)
  27. Mesut Özil £140,000 (£42.4 million from Real Madrid)
  28. Juan Mata £140,000 (£37.1 million from Chelsea)
  29. Falcao £140,000 (Loaned from Monaco)
  30. Christian Benteke £140,000 (£32m from Aston Villa)
  31. Sergio Ramos £140,000 (£19.3 million from Sevilla)
  32. Ángel Di María £140,000 (£44.3m from Manchester United)
  33. Theo Walcott £140,000 (£9.1 million from Southampton)
  34. David Luiz £135,000 (£50 million from Chelsea)
  35. Louis Van Gaal £134,615 [#2 paid manager]
  36. Alexis Sánchez £130,000 (£35 million from Barcelona)
  37. Gerard Piqué £130,000 (£5 million from Manchester United)
  38. Javier Mascherano £130,000 (£17.2 million from Liverpool)
  39. Arsene Wenger £126,923 [#3 paid manager]
  40. Vincent Kompany £120,000 (£6 million from Hamburg)
  41. Nicolas Otamendi  £120,000 (£28.5 million from Valencia) 
  42. Samir Nasri £120,000 (£25 million from Arsenal) 
  43. Thibaut Courtois £120,000 (undisclosed fee from Genk) 
  44. James Milner  £120,000 (Free transfer)
  45. Daniel Sturridge £120,000 (£12 million from Chelsea)
  46. Luka Modric £120,000 (£33 million from Tottenham Hotspur)
  47. James Rodríguez £120,000 (£63 million from AS Monaco)
  48. Dani Alves £120,000 (£30 million from Sevilla)
  49. Sergio Busquets £120,000 (from Youth System)
  50. Edinson Cavani £120,000 (£55 million from Napoli)
  51. Marco Reus   £120,000 [Top Bundesliga Wage Earner]
  52. Philipp Lahm £115,200 (from Youth System)
  53. Franck Ribéry £115,200 (£17.9 million from Marseille)
  54. Arjen Robben £115,200 (£17.9 million from Real Madrid)
  55. Robert Lewandowski £115,200 (free transfer)
  56. Joe Hart £110,000
  57. Ashley Young £110,000
  58. Mario Bolatelli £110,000 [Top Serie A Wage Earner]
  59. Pepe  £110,000
  60. Ezequiel Lavezzi  £110,000
  61. João Moutinho £110,000
  62. Manuel Neuer £108,000
  63. Arturo Vidal £108,000
  64. Thomas Müller £108,000
  65. Manuel Pelligrini £105,769 [#4 paid manager]
  66. Emmanuel Adebayor £101,000
  67. Mario Götze £100,800
  68. Jordan Henderson  £100,000
  69. Roberto Firmino  £100,000 (£28m from Hoffenheim)
  70. Petr Cech £100,000 (£10.0m from Chelsea)
  71. Olivier Giroud £100,000
  72. Eliaquim Mangala £100,000 (£32 million from Porto)
  73. Wilfried Bony £100,000
  74. Morgan Schneiderlin  £100,000 (£25.0m from Southampton)
  75. Javier Pastore £100,000
  76. Shinji Kagawa £95,000
  77. Jack Wilshere £90,000
  78. Santi Cazorla  £90,000
  79. Gaël Clichy £90,000
  80. Pablo Zabaleta £90,000
  81. Fernandinho £90,000
  82. Fabian Delph  £90,000 (£8.0m from Aston Villa)
  83. Jesús Navas £90,000
  84. Memphis Depay  £90,000 (£31.0m from PSV Eindhoven)
  85. Oscar £90,000
  86. Jérémy Mathieu £90,000
  87. Nuri Sahin £90,000
  88. Xabi Alonso £86,400
  89. Tomás Rosicky £85,000
  90. Aleksandar Kolarov £85,000
  91. Gary Cahill £85,000
  92. Willian £85,000 (£30 million from Anzhi Makhachkala)
  93. Juan Cuadrado £85,000
  94. Loïc Rémy  £85,000
  95. Arda Turan £85,000
  96. Kaka £82,692 [Top MLS Wage Earner]
  97. Lucas Laiva £80,000
  98. Mikel Arteta £80,000
  99. Aaron Ramsey  £80,000
  100. Bacary Sagna £80,000
  101. Chris Smalling  £80,000
  102. Luke Shaw £80,000
  103. Matteo Darmian  £80,000
  104. Michael Carrick £80,000
  105. Marouane Fellaini £80,000
  106. Hugo Lloris £80,000
  107. Raphaël Varane £80,000
  108. Marcelo £80,000
  109. Fábio Coentrão £80,000
  110. Javi Martínez £79,200
  111. Steven Gerrard £77,692
  112. Frank Lampard £75,192
  113. Michael Bradley £75,192
  114. Danny Welbeck £75,000
  115. Fernando £75,000
  116. Daley Blind £75,000
  117. Ander Herrera £75,000
  118. Filipe Luís £75,000
  119. John Obi Mikel £75,000
  120. Martin Skrtel £75,000
  121. José Enrique £75,000
  122. Coutinho  £75,000
  123. Jordi Alba £75,000
  124. Ivan Rakitic £75,000
  125. Moussa Sissoko £75,000
  126. Neven Subotic  £75,000
  127. Oliver Kirch £75,000
  128. Dante £72,000
  129. Douglas Costa £72,000
  130. David Villa £70,192
  131. Sebastian Giovinco £70,192
  132. Per Mertesacker £70,000
  133. Mathieu Debuchy £70,000
  134. Dedryck Boyata £70,000
  135. Marcos Rojo £70,000
  136. Antonio Valencia £70,000
  137. César Azpilicueta £70,000
  138. Nemanja Matic £70,000
  139. Nathaniel Clyne £70,000 (£12.5m from Southampton)
  140. Dimitar Berbatov £70,000
  141. Demba Cissé   £70,000
  142. Ricardo Carvalho  £66,000
  143. Mamadou Sakho £65,000
  144. Kolo Touré £65,000
  145. Mathieu Flamini £65,000
  146. Abou Diaby £65,000
  147. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain  £65,000
  148. Martín Demichelis £65,000
  149. Anthony Martial  £65,000 (£36.0 million from Monaco)
  150. Branislav Ivanovic £65,000
  151. Ramires £65,000
  152. Dejan Lovren £65,000
  153. Adam Lallana  £65,000
  154. Álvaro Arbeloa £65,000
  155. Jérémy Toulalan £65,000
  156. Fabricio Coloccini £65,000
  157. Marcel Schmelzer  £65,000
  158. Kevin Großkreutz £65,000
  159. Jérôme Boateng £64,800
  160. Medhi Benatia £64,800
  161. David Alaba £64,800
  162. Thiago £64,800
  163. Christian Eriksen £64,000
  164. Fabio Borini £60,000
  165. Laurent Koscielny £60,000
  166. Kieran Gibbs £60,000
  167. Victor Valdez £60,000
  168. Asmir Begovic £60,000 (£8.0m from Stoke City)
  169. Simon Mignolet £60,000
  170. Lazar Markovic £60,000
  171. Danny Ings  £60,000
  172. Paulinho £60,000
  173. Roberto Soldado £60,000
  174. Nacho Fernández £60,000
  175. Danilo £60,000
  176. Asier Illarramendi £60,000
  177. Isco  £60,000
  178. Adriano £60,000
  179. Alex Vidal £60,000
  180. Pedro £60,000 (£21.4m from Barcelona)
  181. Michael Essien £60,000
  182. Christopher Samba £60,000
  183. Daryl Janmaat   £60,000
  184. Rémy Cabella  £60,000
  185. Ilkay Gündogan £60,000
  186. Mauricio Pochettino £57,692
  187. Holger Badstuber £57,600
  188. Robbie Keane £56,346
  189. Thomas Vermaelen £55,500
  190. Emre Can £55,000
  191. Keylor Navas £55,000
  192. Marc-André ter Stegen £55,000
  193. Seydou Keita £55,000
  194. Siem de Jong £55,000
  195. Mats Hummels £55,000
  196. Jakub Blaszczykowski £55,000
  197. Rafinha £54,000
  198. Gabriel Paulista £50,000
  199. Nacho Monreal £50,000
  200. Sergio Romero  £50,000

Source: thekingmaker

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