What are the best African football players of all time? (Part 2)

3. Michael Essien

In 2005, Essien signed for Chelsea in the Premier League for a fee of £ 24.4 million and at the time of signing he was the most expensive African football player in history. He won the UEFA Champions League in 2012, and was also runner-up in the 2008 UEFA Champions League. He won the Chelsea Goal of the Season twice in the 2006–07 and 2008–09 seasons.

Essien is an international Ghanaian. At a young level, he represented his country at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Football Championship and the 2001 World Youth Championship, with the second team finishing in second place. Essien also represented Ghana at the 2006 and 2014 World Cups.

4. Asamoah Gfyan

Gyan began his career in 2003 with Liberty Premier Club scoring ten goals in sixteen matches then spending three seasons with Udinese Serie A club on two loan spells at Modena with 15 times. in 53 matches and Udinese in 39 matches.

In 2008, Gyan joined the Rennes 1 Rennes, having made 14 appearances in forty-eight matches in two seasons. In 2010, Gyan joined Sunderland Premier League club, breaking the club’s transfer record and net ten times in thirty-four Premier League matches in two seasons.

In 2011, Gyan joined Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League and became the top scorer of the tournament, scoring 24 goals in 27 matches. In the 2013–14 season, Gyan scored 44 times in 40 matches against Al Ain.

Gyan is Ghana’s top scorer, with 51 goals. He represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups. With 6 goals, he is Africa’s top scorer in World Cup history.

5. Samuel Eto

Based on the awards ever achieved in a career. There are very few people in the world who can touch on the success Eto’o has been. He has won the Africa Player of the Year award four times, on par with Yaya Toure. While Drogba and Diouf have only won this award twice.

During the main battle years, the Black Panther has won a series of noble titles. Includes 4 Champions League, 3 La Liga, 2 Copa del Rey, 1 Serie A, 1 Coppa Italia and FIFA Club World Cup. At the team level, he played in 118 matches and scored 56 goals. He recorded his name in four World Cups, winning the 2000 Olympic gold medal and two African Cup trophies.