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Top 5 greatest African strikers of all-time

Jidonu Mauyon
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
25 Mar 2018, 18:39 IST

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Didier Drogba has been one of the finest African strikers of all-time

Africa has been home to some incredible talent over the years. The continent has provided some of the finest footballers ever to play the game. Players with quick feet, amazing dribbles, accurate passes, timely shots, incredible strength, fantastic movement, awesome pace and great goalscoring technique have all emerged from the continent in recent years.

The tricks and skills of Jay-Jay Okocha, the pace of Obafemi Martins, Hossam Hassan's unbelievable strength, the dribbles of El Hadji Diouf, the goalscoring sense of Samuel Eto'o and other amazing talents were all treats to the eye.

Besides, scoring goals is another area where the players impressed, with players like Abedi Pele, Rashidi Yekini, Patrick Mboma, George Weah and Nwankwo Kanu all having amazing goalscoring records.

In fact, it is highly remarkable that Africa has produced some of the best strikers in the world. These players proved their brilliance, both in Africa and in Europe, and therefore, they are well recognized.

Here's a quick look at the top 5 of these amazing strikers:


#5 El-Hadji Diouf

El Hadji Diouf of Liverpool strikes the ball
El-Hadji Diouf of Liverpool strikes the ball

He was named the best player on the continent on two different occasions. Diouf scored 21 goals for the Teranga Lions. His best contribution was inspiring his team to their first ever World Cup qualification at the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals in Korea and Japan, where Senegal made it to the quarterfinals.

Diouf impressed on the biggest stage of all and subsequently made it to the World Cup All-Star team.

His achievements earned him a big cash offer to Premier League giants Liverpool, where he later won the UEFA Champions League in 2005, which is popularly known as the “ Miracle Of Istanbul”.

He is one of the finest strikers Africa has offered and remains one of the few African players to win the UEFA Champions League.

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