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Top 5 African players with the most PL goals

African players who top the goalscoring chart in England's top flight.

Top 5 / Top 10 04 Dec 2017, 15:30 IST
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Stoke City v Liverpool - Premier League
Egyptian sensation Salah has taken the PL by storm

An intense, fast-paced league with guaranteed goalmouth action, the Premier League has attracted some of the world greatest players. 

The popularity of the league is still quickly growing and spreading across the world. African football has largely benefitted from work done by the Premier League with numerous grassroots level programs being created across the continent. 

With a number of African stars plying their trade in the Premier League, viewers from the continent have steadily grown and increased. The league still boasts some of the world's finest goal scorers from Africa.

The likes of Mane, Salah and Mahrez have all lit up PL audiences but do not feature in the list of all-time PL top goal scorers from Africa.

Here we take a look at the top five Africans with the most number of goals in PL history.



#5 Nwankwo Kanu - 54 goals


Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Kanu celebrates for Arsenal

Former Nigerian and PL player with Arsenal F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C. and Portsmouth F.C., Nwankwo Kanu lit up PL games during his decade-long career in England. A tall striker, who began his career with Iwuanyanwu Nationale in Nigeria in 1992 moved to Ajax a year later and developed his ability.

After three seasons in Netherlands, Inter Milan signed the African, who went on to win two African Footballer of the Year awards in 1996 and 1999. The tricky striker fancied a move to England and joined Arsenal where he would spend six years winning two PL titles and two FA Cups.

Kanu scored 54 goals during his career in the PL and is number five on the all-time list of African players with the most PL goals. A 2-year spell with WBA ended in 2006 as the Nigerian joined Portsmouth and would finished his career with the club in 2012.

During his time at Portsmouth, Kanu won the FA Cup with the Pompey in 2008 and is still regarded as one of the best African players to have graced the PL.

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