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Top 4 African players who signed for FC Barcelona

Yaya Toure had an effective time with the Blaugrana
Yaya Toure had an effective time with the Blaugrana
Parth Athale
Modified 25 Jan 2019, 10:10 IST
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Barcelona has seen a host of players turn up at the Camp Nou for them over the years. Obviously, the majority of them have been Spanish by nationality, but numerous foreign individuals have been remembered by the Barcelona faithful.

Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho have been some of the best South American players to play for the Blaugrana.

Rivaldo and Ronaldo also enjoyed success at Barca and were from the same region. Dutch players like Johan Cruyff and Patrick Kluivert are also names at the top of the most successful Barca players' list.

Comparatively, the representation from Africa has been less. Europe and South America normally produce the majority of footballing talent, so that is not much of a surprise.

13 players in total from Africa had turned out for Barcelona, and the number incremented recently.

Barcelona signed Kevin-Prince Boateng from Sassuolo on loan and the Ghanian international has already started life at the club. On that note here are the top four African players who signed for FC Barcelona.

#4 Gerardo Miranda (Mauritius)

Miranda played for Barcelona from 1981 to 1988
Miranda played for Barcelona from 1981 to 1988

The majority of people won't know this player, and they can be excused. Miranda plied his trade for Barcelona quite a few time ago.


The Mauritanian played for the Catalans from 1981 to 1988, making 155 appearances for the Spanish side in the process.

Only two other Africans have made more appearances for Barcelona; they are Samuel Eto'o and Seydou Keita.

Miranda made more than 100 appearances for Las Palmas before Barcelona signed him in 1981.

His sole league title came in the 1984-85 season with Barcelona. He made 28 appearances in that campaign, scoring three goals in the process. After his Barcelona stint, he returned to Las Palmas and retired from football there.

He also won two Copa del Rey trophies at Barcelona, along with two Copa de 1a Liga, and one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

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Published 25 Jan 2019, 10:10 IST
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