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Top five African goal scorers in the English premier league

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Mo Salah, Mahrez, and Mane. Interestingly, are the three fascinating players in the premier league when we talk about goal scoring by African players, but do you know that it was just two of the names that made it to our top five African players who scored the most P.L. goals.

The P.L. has allowed many Africans to become legends in the world. With many players who came from Africa to try their legs on the numerous stadiums in the United Kingdom, many of them never disappointed us.

Here is the list of players who have made history in the Premier League;

Mo Salah

Mo Salah (photocredit: Goal)
Mo Salah (photocredit: Goal)

An Egyptian who plays with Liverpool Fc had played with Chelsea and scored a total of 75 goals. The fast striker, who won the African Footballer of the Year awards in 2017 and 2018, Has won one carling cup and two Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2015 and Liverpool in 2020

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane, a Senegal International, started with Southampton and has gone to win the Premier League title with Liverpool and the champions league with the club world cup. He is the African Footballer of the Year for 2019. Mane has scored 84 goals within his years.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Yakubu Aiyegbeni
Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Yakubu Aiyegbeni, a Nigeria, made his debut with Portsmouth in the 2003/04 season, scoring 95 goals throughout his stay in the league. He played for Middlesbrough F.C. in 2005 and made a huge impact in Boro, where he netted 25 goals. He joined Everton in 2007 before ending his P.L. career at Blackburn Rovers. He ended his career with Coventry City F.C. in 2017.



Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor

Togo striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, was a force to reckon with in the P.L. during his reign. He played for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and finally, Crystal Palace. He spent ten years playing for these clubs and netting 97 goals. Adebayor ended his career with many stunts, but he was a good player who didn’t miss the net often. Togo striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, was a force to reckon with in the P.L. during his reign. He played for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and finally, Crystal Palace. He spent ten years playing for these clubs and netting 97 goals. Adebayor ended his career with many stunts, but he was a good player who didn’t miss the net often.

Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba

The name Didier Drogba will always ring a bell in P.L. He finished with 104 goals and has been dubbed the greater striker for Africa to have played in the league. He joined Chelsea in 2004 and went on to win the European club football. Drogba was one of the few players from Africa who made an amazing career in the league. He still commands that respect of a legendary player wherever he makes his public appearance.


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Francis Chidera
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Popularly known as Chokolate is a content creator. A lover of simplified words making it easy to get to a wider audience. It pains to see that Africans are forgetting and neglecting who they are, hence, I am passionate about reminding us of our culture. I work with 54history on the African culture category, to achieve this aim.

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