Top 10 Greatest African Footballers Of All Time
Well, this topic is one that might really interest you due to the level of talents the African football terrain has churned over the past few decades.
A few years ago, getting an African footballer to feature in major league outside the continent was a difficult thing to see. I won’t see that happened because Africa lacked great footballers to match with foreign footballers.
It could be possible because these foreign league had less knowledge concerning the tactical prowess of some great African players who were really on top of their game at that time.
Most people claim football civilization began from Egypt due to the records they have to their credit. There is no argument when it comes to football successess in Africa and the Egyptian national team.
If not for anything, they are six times African champions and that is one thing you can’t take from them when it comes to African football success.
The Egyptian national team can boast of players like Mohammed Aboutrika as one of their most successful players of all time.
When you come to Ghana, I am sure there is no way you can sideline the Black Stars looking their African and World heritage in recent years and over the past decades.
Ghana is widely recognized as the Star of African football having won the AFCON trophy on four occasions. Aside this impressive feat, the Black Stars have recorded the most reputable achievement at the World Cup being the only African team to make it to the quarter final stage of the mundial aside Senegal.
With respect to continental and international successess, Ghana has proven beyond reasonable doubts they are a force to reckon with anytime any day.
Infering from top African footballers on record, I would say our most successful player is the legend Abedi Ayew Pele.
Due to the impact he has conferred on the Ghanaian and African football terrain, his two children have taken over his mantle and are doing amazing in both the Ghanaian national team and on the international front.
With all this said and done, one may be wondering if there are other talented football players who should actually be acknowledged when it comes to football exploits in Africa.
In today’s article, I will be giving a list of the top ten most successful African football players of all time. If you happen to see your favorite footballer in the list, do well to comment his name to show you truly acknowledge his presence.
1. George Oppong Weah
2. Roja Mila
3. Abedi Ayew Pele
4. Nwanko Kanu
5. Ogbafemi Martin’s
6. Didier Drogba
7. Samuel Eto
8. Asamoah Gyan
9. Mikel Obi
10. Sadio Mane