The Premiership’s 15 best African players of all time – Drogba, Radebe, Mido (!?) and more

So here we go again. The African Cup Of Nations kicks off this week to the delight of football fans everywhere and the chagrin of a small group of managers who lose key players for a few weeks.

Later this week we’ll asses which clubs are going to suffer the most during the month, but for now it is time to look back and salute some of the great Africans who played in the Premiership.

I have chosen 15 players who in one way or another all made their presence felt in the English league. Some, like Mido, only really shone for one season, others, like Lucas Radebe and Lauren had a huge impact over an extended period of time.

Anyhow here then are the 15. Tell us in the comments who we missed. And roll on South Africa v Cape Verde Islands.

Pics from Wikipedia

Cheick Tiote

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The first of several Ivory Coast players on our list Tiote is much coveted by many Premiership managers (coughs, Arsene Wenger), but is actually under contract at Newcastle until 2017. By then if he maintains the form he showed in his early days at the club, he will be a bona fide Premiership African legend.

By Ashley | January 16th, 2013





AshleyThe Premiership’s 15 best African players of all time – Drogba, Radebe, Mido (!?) and more
  • Chipbox

    Whoever wrote this is an Idiot !!

    Best African Players of All tiem my scrotum ……!!!!!

    Did you ever hear of George Weah, Benny McCarthy, E’too, Abedi Pele and Roger Milla…many more..

    You Sausage

  • Stefano

     key words – in the premiership. McCarthy and Weah are borderline cases, the other three never played in England

  • Will

    Christopher Samba better than Kolo Toure
    Benny McCarthy better than Mido
    Yakubu better than Adebayor

  • Stiopa

    Kalou, Mikel, Momo Sissoko ?