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TOP 11 GREATEST AFRICAN FOOTBALL LEGENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Football is one of the most excellent sports of our time, and African without a doubt has produced some of the worlds greatest players that will go down in History. These are players who have made Africa as well as domestic football clubs proud of their exceptional Talents.

And here are our 11 African Footballers of All Time & The Reasons Why

LAUREN: while not having a carer as influential as most of the others on this list, Lauren is the only player to have gone a full season undefeated as part of the "invincible" Arsenal squad in the 2003/2004 season. At the time of recording, the feat has yet to be repeated.

SAMUEL KUFFOUR: Kuffour was brought to Europe by Italian side Torino in 1991 aged 15. He joined Bayern Munich in 1993 which is where he made his footballing breakthrough with the German giants.

ROGER MILLA: Roger Milla is going to spark debate about being on this list because the biggest league he has played in was the French league. He had a good goal scoring record, but his real success came in the 1990 World Cup where he lit the completion up with his passion and personality.

SAMUEL ETO'O: Samuel Eto'o first started his career at Real Madrid at the tender age of 16. It was only when he was on loan at Mallorca that he shined and signed for them on a dual registration basis, the next season. In 2003 Mallorca won the Copa Del Rey beating Recreativo 3–0 with Eto'o scoring twice.

GEORGE WEAH: In his prime in the 1990s, Weah was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. He was known for possessing high speed, work-rate, stamina, and an eye for goal. As well as his physical and athletic attributes, he had a great footballing brain and was praised for his technical ability and creativity by many footballing personalities.

NWANKWO KANU: After a fantastic performance at the U-17 World Championships, Kanu was signed by Dutch giants Ajax in 1993. He made his Ajax debut that year and went on to score 25 goals in 54 appearances. Kanu also came on as a sub in Ajax's 1995 Champions League final win over AC Milan.

In 1996, Ajax sold Kanu to Inter Milan for $4.7 million. That summer he captained the Nigeria side that won gold at the Atlanta Olympic Games. Kanu was also named African Footballer of the Year for 1996.

DIDIER DROGBA: Drogba is a player that divides opinion, to some, he's a strong, talented leader who could score from anywhere in the opponents half and to others, Drogba is a player that is more bothered about diving to win a free-kick or a penalty. One thing that is never in doubt, however, is his successful career that is full of accolades and trophies.

JAY JAY OKOCHA: Okocha was a player that lit up the world with not only his football skills but also his passion for the game through his fantastic smile.

He signed for Eintracht Frankfurt linking up with players like Tony Yeboah and Tomas Doll. While playing for Frankfurt he scored the 1993 German goal of the year award, scoring a fantastic solo effort.

GEORGE WEAH: In his prime in the 1990s, Weah was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. He was known for possessing high speed, work-rate, stamina, and an eye for goal. As well as his physical and athletic attributes, he had a great footballing brain and was praised for his technical ability and creativity by many footballing personalities.

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