Many outstanding football players have come from the African continent to grace the world of football and when you look at the history of the game, you'll notice that African players have made a name for themselves in their own respectable football teams during various tournament. Even though there are numerous competitions in football, such as the FIFA World Cup, premier leagues, the African Cup of Nations, which is played by qualified national teams from African countries, and other tournament matches played by national teams and club teams, the UEFA Champions League, however, is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world.
The UEFA Champions League is a yearly club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations. It is one of the world's most prestigious football tournaments. Apart from the World Cup, the UEFA Champions League is one of the tournaments in which every footballer aspires to play and, more significantly, to win the legendary trophy with their team.
However, not every footballer can play in this competition because it is only open to European football clubs that have qualified for the tournament. As a result, when you come to the African continent, only a few footballers are able to play in it with their European teams but looking at the tournament's history, some players from Africa have been able to play in it with their European club teams.
These individuals will go down in history as some of the most prolific goal scorers from the African continent in the UEFA Champions League. Today, we will share with you some of the African players who have scored the most goals in this tournament.
1. Didier Drogba - 44 goals
Didier Drogba, a Cote d'Ivoire native, scored 44 goals in 92 Champions League appearances and helped Chelsea win the championship in 2012.
2. Mohamed Salah - 31 goals
Mohamed Salah is Egyptian, and he won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2019 and so far he scored 31 goals in the champions league.
3. Samuel Eto’o - 30 goals
Samuel Eto'o is a Cameroonian who has won the Champions League three times. He won the league twice with Barcelona and once with Inter Milan in 2010. He scored 30 goals in the champions league.
4. Sadio Mane - 20 goals.
Sadio Mane is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Liverpool in England. He has scored 20 goals in the Champions League thus far.
5. Seydou Doumbia - 19 goals
Seydou Doumbia is a Cote d'Ivoire born who has 19 goals in the Champions League.
6. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 15 goals
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Gabonese forward who has 15 goals in the Champions League.
7. George Weah - 14 goals
George Weah is from Liberia and he scored 14 goals in the champions league during his football career
8. Vincent Aboubakar - 14 goals
Aboubakar is from Cameroon and he also scored 14 goals in the champions league
9. Emmanuel Adebayor - 13 goals
Adebayor is from Togo, and he scored 13 goals in the Champions League tournament.
10. Rabah Madjer - 11 goals
Rabah Madjer comes from Algeria and he also scored 11 goals in the UEFA Champions League.
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