Liberia has produced great footballers who have made their names in the world of football. Some of these players were born and started their careers in Liberia whereas others were scouted in Europe.
Football legend and former Balon d’Or winner, George Oppong Weah, is a liberal and the current president of the country. Among the active footballer from and within Liberia, Sam Johnson is the richest football player in Liberia.
Sam Johnson plays for Real Salt Lake in the Major League Soccer. He started out playing for his village team before joining Liberian third division side New Dream FC. His performance saw him playing for clubs like Assyriska IF, Juventus IF, Härnösands FF, IK Frej, Djurgårdens IF, Wuhan Zall, Vålerenga and now at Real Salt Lake as a forward. He represented Liberian from the U-23 level to the senior national team.
Sam John was born on May 6, 1993, in Monrovia, Liberia. He has earned £1,503,320 from his football career. He earns £468,000 per year and £9,000 per week.