By Johnny Edward:
Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike has been listed among the top 40 earners in the Turkish topflight League, which also highlighted him as the third top African earner, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Other Nigerian players; Kenneth Omeruo, Ogenyi Onazi, Amimu Umar, Raheem Lawal, Godfrey Oboabona, Nosa Igiebor, Emem Eduok and Bright Edomwonyi, who also feature in the Turkish Super Lig did not make the list.
Eight Fenerbahce players made the top ten list, with one player each from Besiktas and Galatasaray completing the first ten.
Emenike is the 14th highest earner and the third highest African earner in the Turkish topflight League, according to aspor.com.tr Emenike earns €2,500,000.
Emenike's strike partner Robin Van Persie is the highest paid player in the division. The Dutchman earns €5,000,000 per year, according to aspor.com.tr.
Van Persie's compatriot and Galatasaray's play maker, Wesley Sneijder, who is on €4,500,000 per year follows in second position.
Another forward at Fenerbahce, Moussa Sow is in third position, and the Senegalese earns €4,000,000 per year
Other players who made the top ten list are Simon Kjaer (€4,000,000), Fernando Muslera (€3,575,000), Vincent Aboubakar (€3,300,000), Lukas Podolski (€3,000,000), Jeremain Lens (€3,000,000),Volkan Demirel (€2,830.000) and Seluck Believe (€2,850,000).