Africa is known as one of the continents that produce many good players in the history of world football. Due to many different external factors, the football background of the Black Continent has been affected a lot in the development process compared to other continents.
However, over the past few decades, African football has made remarkable strides. Also, they provide the world’s top leagues with quality players, not inferior to the talent from South America or Europe. Below, we take a look at the 10 best faces in the history of Black Continent football.
10. Nwankwo Kanu – Nigeria
Nwankwo Kanu is one of the players to win the most trophies in African football history with the Dutch Championship, Champions League, European Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, UEFA Cup, Premier League, FA Cup, Water Super Cup UK, and Olympic Gold Medal. In individual achievements, he also won the title of “Best Footballer in Africa” twice in 1996 and 1999.
Kanu began to emerge from the time he wore Ajax with a technical style and excellent scoring ability. Kanu has 87 caps for Nigeria but could not help the country’s national team win the championship cup of Africa.
9. Michael Essien – Ghana
Essien was once known as one of the best African football players. The striker spent his best years playing for Chelsea. Chelsea bought the 33-year-old midfielder in 2005 for £ 24.4 million. After eight seasons on the payroll of Chelsea, Essien moved to AC Milan in 2013 and is now on the other side of the slope of his career.
During his playing career, Essien has won many titles such as 2 League 1, 2 Premier League, 4 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Champions League. Besides, he was also voted by BBC as “Best Player of Africa” in 2006, “Best Player of Ghana” in 2008, “Best Player of Chelsea” in 2007.