The continent of Africa is not inferior to other continents in giving birth to green field stars. Many players from Africa are scattered in various clubs in the world including Premier League clubs. In the history of the Premier League, there are several African players who are the mainstay of the English league’s top caste contestants.
Some of them even successfully led his team to win the Premier League title. Not only that, they also have impressive personal records. There are at least six of the most shining African players in the Premier League, who are they? Following the review.
1. Didier Drogba
Football fans would agree that Didier Drogba is one of the brightest African players in the Premier League. The Ivory Coast striker is a Chelsea mainstay for nine seasons. Precisely since the 2004/2005 season until 2011/2012 and back in 2014/2015.
During his career in the Premier League, Drogba recorded 254 appearances for Chelsea. From his appearance Drogba scored 104 goals and 54 assist, he also won twice Golden Boot. Drogba led the Blues to win the Premier League title four times.
2. Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure is an Ivory Coast national African player. This midfielder carved gold ink in the Premier League with Manchester City. Toure defended The Citizens for eight seasons, from 2010/2011 to 2017/2018.
With City, Toure recorded 230 appearances in the Premier League. He appeared productive even as a midfielder poured 62 goals and 32 assist. Toure also successfully led Manchester City to win the Premier League three times.
3. Michael Essien
Another African player who shone when defending Chelsea was Michael Essien. The Ghanaian player has been part of Chelsea from the 2005/2006 season to 2013/2014. With Chelsea, Essien appeared in 168 Premier League matches.
This midfielder scored 17 goals and 10 assist. He was instrumental in the success of Chelsea won several titles. During eight seasons defending the Blues, Essien won the Premier League trophy twice.
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4. Nwankwo Kanu
Long before these players, Nwankwo Kanu first incised gold ink in the Premier League. The Nigerian defended three different teams during his career in the Premier League. The three teams are Arsenal, West Bromwich and Portsmouth. He was long enough in the Premier League, from 1998/1999 to 2009/2010.
The player playing as a striker appeared in 273 matches by scoring 54 goals and 29 assist. The peak of his career when defending Arsenal with success led the Gunners to win the Premier League trophy twice.
5. Riyad Mahrez
The last two players are still actively playing in the Premier League until now. One of them is Riyad Mahrez who is now defending Manchester City. The Algerian player has defended City since 2018/2019. Before defending City, Riyad Mahrez first defended Leicester City since 2014/2015.
Together with the two teams, Mahrez was equally successful. This is evidenced by the success of winning the Premier League trophy with Leicester and City. He achieved this success after recording 190 appearances by scoring 53 goals and 39 assist.
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6. Mohamed Salah
The last player on this list is Mohamed Salah, who is currently still actively defending Liverpool. Salah is a wing attacker who came from Egypt. Before defending Liverpool, Salah had also defended Chelsea even though his career was less bright. During the Premier League, Salah recorded 113 appearances by scoring 72 goals and 25 assists.
He has made various personal notes that make him one of the best players at the moment. Among them there are three times Player of the Month, once Player of the Season and twice Golden Boot. This season Salah has a great chance of winning his first Premier League trophy.
African players are no less qualified than players from other continents. Even some of them are able to carve gold ink in the Premier League. Who is your favorite African player in the Premier League?
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