Since football truly became global, and the Premier League became one of the most in demand places to play, there has been an influx of African talent into the division. But just who stands amongst the greatest players to have graced the pitch in the Premier League? Let us take a look
Few can argue that Didier Drogba is not only one of the finest Africans to grace the game, but one of the top strikers. Powerful, demanding and full of creativity, Drogba was the ultimate modern striker. He led the line at one of the most powerful teams to have graced Premier League pitches, and was a vital cog in the Chelsea side that won two back to back Premier League
Vital when Leicester produced the shock of the century and took the title and went on to prove his class at Man City. Mahrez was picked out of obscurity to become one of the most feared wingers and ball runners in Premier League history. Pace, trickery and an ability to finish from anywhere….Mahrez drove Leicester to new heights!
Surely, for those two goals alone? You know what I am talking about….
Yakubu is perhaps one of the most under rated African players to hit the Premier League but he had a knack of scoring goals and terrifying defences that makes him hard to ignore in a list like this! Click here for an updated list of the best gambling sites in the UK. He had a decade in the division running from 2002-2012 and every club he played for he scored goals….95 goals for four clubs…..several hat tricks and a true match winner!
Jay Jay Okocha
True Jay Jay didn’t have a great deal of success in terms of wins and trophies….but can you name a player who is more enjoyable to watch?
When the history of the Premier League is written, this man cannot be ignored. His career seemed over when he failed at Chelsea, but Jurgen Klopp saw something when he took him from Roma, and Salah turned into a goal machine. A player who inspires genuine fear, a match winner and a natural born finisher.
Tall, gangly, skinny…..but super talented Kanu is one of the most unlikely Premier League heroes of all. Can you remember a player who had such natural craft that he could trick even the greats of the game? A legend at every club he played at!
A true powerhouse and a vital cog in the Chelsea machine. Essien was a power horse, impossible to dribble past and equally as likely to storm into the opposition box and score an absolute screamer!
The Toure Brothers
And what better place to end than with the most decorated African brothers in Premier League History. Kolo was a defensive lynchpin who was the backbone of every team he played in. Yaya is one of the most gifted midfielders to grace the game! Together both they, and all the other players on this list, have been a blessing to the Premier League!