The 10 greatest African football players in history (Part 3)

4. Abedi Pele – Ghana

This three-time African football player of the Year award is most remembered during his successful playing for Marseille. Besides, Pele also scored 33 goals after 67 appearances for Ghana and with the same country team won the 1982 African Championship.

3. Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon

Samuel Eto’o is the most successful African player in Europe in the colors of the world’s top clubs such as Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan, and Chelsea. Along with Yaya Toure, he is also a player to set a record with four times winning the title of Best Footballer in Africa.

At the club level, the striker with the nickname “Black Panther” won 3 La Liga championships, 2 King’s Cups, 3 Champions League, 1 Serie A, 2 Italian Cup, and with the national team won 2 African championships.

2. Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast

“Jungle Elephant” is one of the most comprehensive and best strikers in African football history. Drogba was voted twice as the best player on the continent. At the club level, he won all titles with the Stamford Bridge team such as 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, and 1 Champions League.

Drogba is one of the most comprehensive and best strikers in African football history

In 2012, Drogba was voted Chelsea’s best player of all time. In the colors of the Ivory Coast national team, Drogba scored 65 goals in 104 appearances and placed 4th on the list of top scorers for the country.

1. George Weah – Liberia

The former AC Milan striker is the only player from this continent to win the Ballon d’Or, Europe’s Best Player, FIFA World Player of the Year.

He won the championships in Liberia, France, Italy, and the FA Cup. At the national team level, he has 13 goals in 30 games for Liberia. In 1996, George Weah was honored to receive the title of Best Footballer of the World War.


Above are the top 10 greatest African football players in history.