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Obafemi Martins ranks highest paid African in the MLS

24 September 2015, 16:18

Abuja - Nigeria international and Seattle Sounders forward, Obafemi Martins who is the second highest paid in player in Sounders ranks 11th amongst the top earners in the MLS.

The Super Eagles striker, who is highly experienced, earns three million dollars ($3,000,00) basic take home per annum. This earnings ranks him as the highest paid African in the MLS ahead of EPL club, Chelsea FC legend, Didier Drogba who earns a little over two million dollar ($2,166,668).

Also read: Obafemi Martins shares incredible football journey

Nigerian star who plays for Switzerland at international level, Innocent Emeghara rakes in $1.3 million per annum. Brazilian international and Orlando City FC midfielder, Kaka sits atop highest earners in the MLS with an annual pay of $7,167,500 per annum.

Below is a list of highest earners in the MLS as released by the MLS Players Union:

ORLANDO CITY SC: Kaká ($7,167,500)
TORONTO FC: Sebastian Giovinco ($7,115,555.67)
TORONTO FC: Michael Bradley ($6,500,000)
LA GALAXY: Steven Gerrard ($6,332,504)
NEW YORK CITY FC: Frank Lampard ($6,000,000)
LA GALAXY: Giovani Dos Santos ($5,750,008)
NEW YORK CITY FC: David Villa ($5,610,000)
TORONTO FC Jozy Altidore ($4,750,000)
SEATTLE SOUNDERS: Clint Dempsey ($4,605,941.50)
LA GALAXY: Robbie Keane ($4,500,000)
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION: Jermaine Jones ($3,052,500)
SEATTLE SOUNDERS: Obafemi Martins ($3,000,000),
NEW YORK CITY FC: Andrea Pirlo ($2,315,694)
MONTREAL IMPACT: Didier Drogba ($2,166,668)
LA GALAXY: Omar Gonzalez ($1,450,000)
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS: Pedro Morales ($1,410,900)
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: Innocent Emeghara ($1,300,000)
SEATTLE SOUNDERS: Nelson Valdez ($1,215,000)
COLUMBUS CREW: Federico Higuain ($1,175,000)
COLORADO RAPIDS: Kevin Doyle ($1,170,000)
PORTLAND TIMBERS: Liam Ridgewell ($1,150,000)
CHICAGO FIRE: Gilberto ($1,144,992)
REAL SALT LAKE: Juan Manuel Martinez ($1,108,666.67)

- News24


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