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Asamoah Gyan becomes Ghana's highest ever paid footballer, to earn $60m by 2018

Published on: 25 July 2014
Asamoah Gyan has become the highest ever paid Ghanaian footballer

Asamoah Gyan has become the highest ever paid Ghanaian footballer following his latest bumper deal with his UAE-side Al Ain that will earn him at least $13m per year.

Others bonuses depending on the team's results will rocket his annual earnings to about $15m which makes him by far the highest earning player from Ghana.

The charismatic striker stands well above Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Andre Ayew who are the other top earning footballers from the country.

Following the new deal he signed on Thursday, Gyan will earn $250,000 weekly before winning bonuses as well as appearance fee in various competitions will further boost his earnings.

He could earn up to about $60m by the time his contract comes to an end with the UAE side before the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Muntari, Essien and Boateng earn around $10m annually while Ayew, who is Marseille's highest paid player, earns about $8m but the huge taxes (about 40%) the quartet pay in Europe dwarfs their wages.

Ghana's other top players in the past like Abedi Pele, Sammy Kuffuor and Anthony Yeboah did not earn what the current generation are raking in.

Gyan enjoys tax free earnings in the UAE which means he will keep all the money he earns without paying anything in taxes.

He extended his contract with Al Ain until 2018 and the deal suggests he is not interested in moving to Europe

The Ghanaian striker, the UAE top flight’s leading goalscorer for the past three years, has committed his future to the Garden City club following a relatively successful Brazil World Cup.

Since joining in 2011, originally on loan, Gyan has scored 82 goals in 66 league matches.

Gyan, who led Ghana at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, previously played for Sunderland in the English Premier League.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • gingerbread says:
    July 25, 2014 12:53 pm
    Bravo, as an african there is no way you can be world best so money is important. But invest it well also have u heard from castro?
  • emmanuel gabah says:
    July 25, 2014 09:44 am
    asamoah keep on breaking records
  • Big one says:
    July 25, 2014 08:35 am
    the guy s realy swean in money
  • muwonge freddie says:
    July 26, 2014 07:28 pm
    yes dats wat i cal making free,bravo gyan don't go back to europe.
  • y asante says:
    July 25, 2014 03:20 pm
    hmmmm he must lucky then
  • roland boateng says:
    July 30, 2014 12:46 pm
    ehh asam u get doo paa oh
  • Eben says:
    September 25, 2014 03:45 pm
    I really prayed for you to become a star one day but,I never thought you will swim in dallars like this. Its your time but,don't forget to remember Jesus who made it possible for you and your tithe.May God bless you more.
  • Jarrul says:
    March 25, 2015 03:45 am
    Sign 20 yrs with dem Jet n chop money like shit