Best African Soccer Players in History

Best African Soccer Players in History
George Weah, only African player to win a Golden Ball (Photo: StudioFútbol)

Last update August 31, 2020 by Javier Argudo

Africa has been the cradle of great soccer players. That is why today we will draw up a list of the best African players in history who had to emigrate mostly to Europe to succeed.


The best African footballers
There is little discussion when choosing the best African player in history. The name of George Weah usually it appears at the top of all classifications. Not in vain, Liberian is the only African who has won a Golden Ball. It was in 1995 when he wore the shirt of AC Milan. He played in big teams like Monaco, PSG, self-Milan, Chelsea and Olympique Marseille (Photo: StudioFútbol)


Roger Milla
Impossible to be left off this list of the best African players in history to Roger Milla. Cameroonian it made history with his selection that participated in three World (1982, 1990 Y 1994). Precisely in the latter managed to score a goal enshrining him as the oldest in the history of the World Cup scorer with 42 years. He also won two African Cups. (Photo:


The best African footballers
Undoubtedly one of the best. Samuel Eto'o arrived in Spain after signing for Real Madrid which did not have many opportunities. After noting in Leganes and Mallorca he had the opportunity to sign for FC Barcelona where he was part of one of the best teams in history Pep Guardiola on the bench. Of course he was the leader of the Cameroon and African Footballer elected four times (2003, 2004, 2005 Y 2010). Cameroon got 2 African Cups and won the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000. Other major in which he played were Chelsea and Inter Milan. 3 Champions League under his belt (Photo: Cambio16)


Didier drogba
Like most African footballers, Drogba had to emigrate to France to succeed. In the ranks of Marseille dazzled, allowing him to join Chelsea where he became a legend. The Ivorian led the Blues with which he managed to win the Premier League and Champions for the first time in club history. With his selection was present in three World Cups and was voted best African player in 3 occasions (Photo: Irish Mirror)

Abedi Pele

Best African footballers
The name of this Ghanaian footballer and made foretell that it would be a good footballer. Pele is considered one of the best African players in history by experts and we join to this review. Won 3 Sometimes the African Golden Ball (1991, 1992 Y 1993) and was European champion with Olympique Marseille also 1993. He was also champion in Africa Cup 1982 with Ghana (Photo: Rabona notes)


Kanu is one of the best African players in history without a doubt. Nigeria dazzled the world as part of the Ajax proclaimed champion of Europe in 1995. Later Arsenal Inter and especially enjoyed their goals. On the whole Gunner was a cornerstone of a team that also made history in the Premier League. Of course, He had a prominent Nigerian selection with which participated in three World Cups and won the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics paper 1996 (Photo: Belfast Telegraph)

Of course we do not want to mention many other names that deserve to appear on this list of the best African players in history. goalkeepers N´Kono (Cameroon) y Grobbelaar (South Africa). players like Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Algerian Madjer in addition to the Egyptian Ahmed Hassan and Nigerian Okocha are some of them.

Javier Argudo

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