If Africans love football so much, it is thanks to them. The 10 greatest African football players of all time deserve this title because they have rocked the continent with their talent and the things they have accomplished. These are real models that the Mané - Salah generation will seek to follow. These 2 are on the right track to become the best African players in history
(10) Nwankwo Kanu
The Nigerian striker is a true legend. With Ajax, he won 3 championships and a Champions League. He is also one of the greatest African footballers of all time because he won the Premier League twice and a Gold medal with Nigeria at the 1996 Olympics.
(9) Thomas Nkono
He is the best goalkeeper Africa has known so far. Thomas Nkono won the CAN in 1984 and 2 African Golden Balls. He was so strong that the Italian Gianluigi Buffon considers him his idol, to the point of giving his first name to his son.
(8) Salif Keita
The Malian striker is the first to be crowned African Ballon d'Or (1972). A true phenomenon of his time, he was a CAN finalist in 1972.
(7) Didier Drogba
Even if he has never won the CAN, Didier Drogba is the main architect of the first qualification of Côte d'Ivoire in the World Cup. A charismatic player and outstanding goalscorer, he won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, as well as 4 Premier League.
(6) Rabah Madjer
Rabah Madjer is an Algerian legend who has his place in this top 10 of the greatest African footballers of all time. European champion with FC Porto in 1988, he gave his name to a way of scoring in the final in question. Indeed, he scored a goal with the heel, a technical gesture that has become famous. The Madjer.
(5) Georges Weah
The Liberian is to date the only African football player to have won the France Football Ballon d'Or (1995). He is also a legend of PSG and AC Milan, a club in which he won 1 and 2 league titles respectively.
(4) Yaya Touré
The Ivorian midfielder has done better than his striker compatriot in terms of record. He won 2 Liga and 1 LDC with FC Barcelona and 3 Premier League with Manchester City, as well as many other trophies. He was the leader of the Ivorian selection which won the CAN in 2015, 23 years after the first coronation.
(3) Abédi Pelé
In Accra, the Ghanaian capital, there is a street named after him. A recognition that the formidable midfielder has amply deserved. He is one of the architects of the only coronation of Olympique de Marseille in the LDC, against AC Milan in 1993. With his country, he won the CAN in 1982. He also won the African Golden Ball on 3 occasions.
(2) Roger Milla
2 African Cups, 2 African Golden Balls, a crazy performance in the World Cup and dance steps at the corner post which have become legendary. This is Roger Milla.
(1) Samuel Eto'o
The African footballer who wants to do better than Eto'o will necessarily have to win the World Cup and the Ballon d'Or. Eto'o has risen to the top of football and fully deserves his first place in this ranking. 3 LDC, 2 CAN, a Gold medal at the Olympics are enough to give a taste of the career he had.
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