Africa has some of the best football players in the world. African footballers are gradually dominating European and Asian football.
Below are the 9 most expensive African footballers of all time;
1. Nicolas Pepe
Transfer Fee: £72 million
Nicolas Pepe currently holds the record for the most expensive African footballer of all time. Nicolas Pepe joined Arsenal from Lille in 2019 for a fee of £72 million.
2. Victor Osimhen
Transfer Fee: £65 million
Victor Osimhen is the most expensive Nigerian footballer in the history of football. He joined Napoli from Lille in 2020 for a fee of £65 million.
3. Riyad Mahrez
Transfer Fee: £60 million
Riyad Mahrez is the third most expensive African footballer of all time. The 30 years old joined Manchester City from Leicester City in 2018. Manchester City paid a fee of £60 million for the Algerian winger.
4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Transfer Fee: £56 million
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the fourth most expensive African footballer of all time. The Gabon striker joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £56 million.
5. Naby Keita
Transfer Fee: £53 million
Naby Keita is Liverpool’s second most expensive player of all time. Liverpool paid a fee of £53 million to RB Leipzig for the Senegalese midfielder.
6. Achraf Hakimi
Transfer Fee: £51 million
Achraf Hakimi is the only defender in the top 9 most expensive African footballers list. The 22 years old Moroccan joined Paris Saint-Germain from Inter Milan for a fee of £51 million.
7. Mohamed Salah
Transfer Fee: £44 million
Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool from Roma in 2017 for a fee of £44 million. The 29 years old Egyptian is currently one of the best forwards in the world.
8. Sadio Mane
Transfer Fee: £34 million
Sadio Mane is the second most expensive Senegalese footballer after Naby Keita. Liverpool paid a fee of £34 million to Southampton for Sadio Mane in 2017.
9. Hakim Ziyech
Transfer Fee: £33 million
Hakim Ziyech is the eighth-most expensive African player in the history of football. The 28 years old Moroccan joined Chelsea from Ajax for a fee of £33 million.
These are the top 9 most expensive African footballers of all time.