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Jonathan Mensah is highest paid Ghanaian in MLS

Wednesday 26th April , 2017 6:18 am
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Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah will pocket USD 844, 000 per year making him the highest earner among Ghanaian players in the MLS.

This was revealed following the publication of the 2017 wages of players in the league by the  Major League Soccer Players Union on Tuesday.

Mensah joined Columbus Crew in January 2017 as one of the team’s designated players and was set to earn a lot of money in wages.

His yearly salary translates to USD 70, 333 per month.

David Accam is second to Jonathan Mensah on the Ghanaian earners chart in the MLS

David Accam is second to Jonathan Mensah on the Ghanaian earners chart in the MLS

Fellow Ghanaian international David Accam of the Chicago Fire will take home a yearly salary of USD 820, 937 ( USD 68, 411 per month) while Harrison Afful, team mate of Jonathan Mensah at Columbus Crew will earn USD 296, 666 (USD 24, 722 per month).

Jonathan Mensah with Harrison Afful (right)

Jonathan Mensah with Harrison Afful (right)

Mohammed Abu and Alhassan “Lalas” Abubakar of the Columbus Crew will be paid yearly salaries of USD 171, 250 (USD 14, 270 per month) and USD 72, 500 ( USD 6, 041 per month) respectively.

Former Liberty Professionals forward, Latif Blessing, will walk away with USD 74, 379 a year ( USD 6, 198 per month) in wages.

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Latif Blessing

Former Right To Dream graduate, Emmanuel Boateng, of the LA Galaxy’s yearly salary stands at USD 115,000 ( USD 9, 583) while Dominic Oduro of Montreal Impact’s yearly salary is USD 330, 000 (USD 27, 500).

Former Asante Kotoko and HJK Helsinki defender, Gideon Baah, will earn USD 315, 000 a year (USD 26, 291 a month).
The highest-paid player in the MLS is former Brazilian international Kaka who will earn USD 7,167,500.00 a year (USD 597, 291 per month). He currently plays for Orlando Magic.

He is followed by Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC who is on a yearly salary of  USD 7,115,555 ( USD 592, 962 per month) and  Michael Bradley, also of Toronto FC, who gets USD 6, 500,000 a year ( USD 541, 666 per month).

Former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be paid  USD 5,400,000 per year ( USD 450,000 per month).

Bastian Schweinsteiger joined Chicago Fire on a free transfer last month (Image credit: Getty Images)

Bastian Schweinsteiger joined Chicago Fire on a free transfer last month (Image credit: Getty Images)

 

 

 

By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana

 

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