Yaya Toure is Africa’s Highest Paid Footballer

22 Nov 2012

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Cote d’Ivoire midfielder, Yaya Toure

Cote d’Ivoire midfielder, Yaya Toure, is Africa's highest-paid athlete, according to the latest world rankings by Forbes magazine.

The Manchester City is ranked 73rd on the list of the world's highest-earning athletes with a pay of US$ 19.1 million.

The 29-year-old is tied with American basketball player Tim Duncan who plays San Antonio Spurs.

But Toure, reigning African Footballer of the Year, receives less than David Beckham (US$ 46m) Cristiano Ronaldo (US$ 42.5 M) Wayne Rooney (US$ 24.3 M) Kaka (US$ 20.8 M), Sergio Aguero (US$ 20.1 M) and Fernando Torres (US$ 19.6 M).

South African golfer is the other African in the list of the world's 100 highest-earning athletes.

American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the world's highest-paid athlete with US$ 85m per annum.

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