Ghana striker, Asamoah Gyan has become the 7th highest paid football player in the world. He glided over the likes of famous Barcelona star Neymar and Man City’s David Silva to hit the seventh position on the list of 2016 Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers in the World.
The 30-year-old Blackstars captain pockets a weekly pay of £227,000 after tax which amounts to an annual salary of £11.8 million.
Asamoah Gyan who is currently the No.3 player for Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, has always been named among the Highest Paid African Footballers, but since after his signing with Shanghai SIPG has been coming up in the world list. He used to be on the 8th position but in this last season, he has taken one step upward to the 7th position.
It could as well be said that this financial comfort being enjoyed by the Ghanaian player leaves a simple definition to his obviously luxurious life style.
Also, it will be noted that for the second year in a row Cristiano Ronaldo ranks No. 1 on the list of the world’s highest-paid soccer players with his main rival Lionel Messi in second place.
According to Total Sportek, below is the list of Top 10 Footballers with Highest Salary in 2015-16 Season.
Highest Paid Footballers in the World for 2015-2016 Season:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – weekly £288,000 after tax – Yearly £15 million after tax
2. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) – weekly £275,000 after tax – yearly £14.5 million after tax
3. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – weekly £250,000 after tax – yearly £13 million
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – weekly £250,000 after tax – yearly £13 million
5. Yaya Toure (Man City) – weekly £230,000 after tax – yearly £11.9 million
6. Sergio Aguero (Man City) – weekly £230,000 after tax – yearly £11.9 million
7. Asamoah Gyan (Shanghai SIPG) – weekly £227,000 after tax – yearly £11.8 million
8. Neymar (Barcelona) – weekly £220,000 after tax – yearly £11.4 million
9. David Silva (Man City) – weekly £210,000 after tax – yearly £10.9 million
10. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – weekly £205,000 after tax – yearly £10.66 million