Didier Drogba, Mohamed Salah, Yaya Touré, Sadio Mané… discover the 10 best African players in the history of the Premier League!
British football has seen many African stars explode. From Chelsea to Liverpool, Manchester City and United, Blackburn and Sunderland, the Africans showed a singular ingenuity in the Premier League. The best of them in the lines that will follow.
A difficult task
It was not an easy choice, but it is there. Among Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, Sadio Mané, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Michael Essien, Nwakwo Kanu, Jay Jay Okocha, Celestine Babayaro, Benny McCarthy and others Yakubu Ayegbeni, we had to make a decision and the Afrique Sports website did it for us.
The Top 10 African players in the history of the Premier League!
1 – Didier Drogba (Côte d’Ivoire)
2 – Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
3 – Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)
4 – Michael Essien (Ghana)
5 – Sadio Mané (Senegalese)
6 – Riyadh Mahrez, Algeria
7 – Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo)
8 – Bruce Grobelaar (Zimbabwe)
9 – Kolo Touré (Côte d’Ivoire)
10 – Nwankwo Kanu, Nigeria
No Cameroonians in the ranking
Despite the quality of this ranking dominated by Côte d’Ivoire, three places, we are forced to regret the absence of Cameroonians. An understanding deficiency though, when we know that Samuel Eto’o, arrived on the end at Chelsea and Everton, Choupo-Moting, Joseph Désiré Job and other Patrick Mboma have never really succeeded in England. If it were necessary to put absolutely one in this ten prestige, Geremi Njitap would have been the only one.The two-time African champion has notably shone at Middlesborough, won numerous titles at Chelsea and wore the armband at Newcastle.
Source : Footempo