These Africans walk over Europe UEFA Champions League

We consider this continent to be in the most prestigious UEFA competitions.

Most capped Africans in European Champions Club Cup/UEFA Champions League (including preliminary stages)

94: Didier Drogba (CIV – Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)
87: Mohamed Salah (EGY – Basel, Chelsea, Roma, Liverpool)
82: Samuel Eto’o (CMR – Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​​​Inter, Chelsea)
76: Michael Essien (GHA – Lyon, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Milan)
74
: Kolo Toure (CIV – Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Celtic)
73
: Samuel Kuffour (GHA – Bayern)
73: Yaya Toure (CIV – Olympiakos, Barcelona, ​​Manchester City)
72: Emmanuel Eboué (CIV – Arsenal, Galatasaray)
68: Sadio Mane (SEN – Salzburg, Liverpool, Bayern)
66
: Seydou Keita (MLI – Marseille, Lens, Sevilla, Barcelona, ​​Rome)

The best goals scored by Didier Drogba in the Champions League

The best African goalscorers European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (initial rounds included)

47: Mohamed Salah (EGY – Basel, Chelsea, Roma, Liverpool)
44: Didier Drogba (CIV – Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)
33: Samuel Eto’o (CAM – Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​​​Inter, Chelsea)
27: Sadio Mane (SEN – Salzburg, Liverpool, Bayern)
19: Seydu Doumbia (CIV – CSKA Moscow, Basel, Sporting CP)
19: Riyad Mahrez (ALG – Leicester, Manchester City)
17: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB – Dortmund, Chelsea)
14: Vincent Abubakar (CAM – Porto, Besiktas)
14: Emmanuel Adebayor (TGO – Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Basaksehir)
14
: George Weah (LIB – Monaco, Paris, Milan)



Samuel Eto’o in 1999© Getty Images

Most capped Africans in UEFA competitions*

116: Mohamed Salah (EGY – Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Roma, Liverpool)
113: Samuel Eto’o (CAM – Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​​​Inter, Anji, Chelsea, Everton)
111: Seydou Keita (MLI – Marseille, Lens, Sevilla, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Rome)
102: Didier Drogba (CIV – Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)
93
: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB – LOSC, Dortmund, Arsenal, Chelsea)
91: Yaya Toure (CIV – Metalurh Donetsk, Olympiacos, Barcelona, ​​Manchester City)
90: Samuel Kuffour (GHA – Bayern, Roma, Livorno)
90: Kolo Toure (CIV – Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Celtic)
83: Sadio Mané (SEN – Salzburg, Southampton, Liverpool, Bayern)
82: Emmanuel Adebayor (TGO – Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Basaksehir)
81: Nwankwo Kanu (NGR – Ajax, Inter, Arsenal, Portsmouth)

Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently


Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently playing for Chelsea

African top scorers in UEFA competitions*

52: Mohamed Salah (EGY – Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Roma, Liverpool)
50: Didier Drogba (CIV – Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)
48: Samuel Eto’o (CAM – Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​​​Inter, Anji, Chelsea, Everton)
44
: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB – LOSC, Dortmund, Arsenal, Chelsea)
35: Sadio Mané (SEN – Salzburg, Southampton, Liverpool, Bayern)
35: George Weah (LIB – Monaco, Paris, Milan)
32: Benny McCarthy (RSA – Ajax, Celta, Porto, Blackburn)
31: Frédéric Kanouté (MLI – Lyon, Sevilla)
29: Seydou Doumbia (CIV – Young Boys, CSKA Moscow, Basel, Sporting CP)
26: Emmanuel Adebayor (TGO – Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Basaksehir)

The first African to win a UEFA club competition
Derek Smethurst (South Africa, Chelsea 3-2, after Real Madrid, 1971, Cup Winners’ Cup)

Africans with the most wins in C1 finals (not including unused substitutes)
3: Samuel Eto’o (FC Barcelona 2005/06, 2008/09, FC Internazionale Milano 2009/10)
2: Seydou Keita (FC Barcelona 2008/09, 2010/11)

African with the most goals in the C1 final
2 goals: Samuel Eto’o (FC Barcelona 2005/06, 2008/09)

First African in the C1 final
Bruce Grobbelaar (Zimbabwe) – Liverpool FC, 1983/84

The first African to lose in the C1 final
Bruce Grobbelaar (Zimbabwe) – Liverpool FC, 1984/85

The first African to score in the final C1
Rabah Madjer (Algeria) – FC Porto, 1986/87

First African-born player to play in a C1 final
Just Fontaine (Morocco, born in Morocco) – Stade de Reims 1958/59

First African to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
Taribo West (Nigeria, Lazio 0:3 International1999)

The first players born in Africa won the C1 final
Alberto Costa Pereira (born in Nacala, Mozambique), Joaquim Santana (born in Lobito, Angola), José Aguas (born in Lobito, Angola), Mário Coluna (Inhaja, Mozambique) – SL Benfica, 1960/61

Bruce Grobbelaar


Bruce Grobbelaar© Getty Images

Africans C1 final winners
Bruce Grobbelaar (ZIM – Liverpool FC, 1983/84)
Rabah Madjer (Algeria – FC Porto, 1986/87)
Abedi Pele (Ghana – Marseille Olympique, 1992/93)
Finidi George (Nigeria – AFC Ajax, 1994/95)
Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria – AFC Ajax, 1994/95)
Samuel Kuffour (Ghana – FC Bayern München 2000/01)
Benny McCarthy (South Africa – FC Porto, 2003/04)
Djimi Traore (Mali – Liverpool FC, 2004/05)
Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon – FC Barcelona, ​​​​2005/06, 2008/09, FC Internazionale Milano, 2009/10)
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast – FC Barcelona, ​​2008/09)
Seydou Keita (Mali – FC Barcelona, ​​2008/09, 2010/11)
Sulley Muntari (Ghana – FC Internazionale Milano, 2009/10)
Jon Obi Mikel (Nigeria–Chelsea FC, 2011/12)
Salomon Kalou (Ivory Coast – Chelsea FC, 2011/12)
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast – Chelsea FC, 2011/12)
Joel Matip (Cameroon – Liverpool 2018/19)
Sadio Mane (Senegal – Liverpool 2018/19)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt – Liverpool 2018/19)
Edouard Mendy (Senegal – Chelsea FC, 2020/21)

Goals scored by Africans in the C1 final (excluding penalties).
Rabah Madjer (Algeria – FC Porto, 1986/87)
Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon – FC Barcelona, ​​​​2005/06)
Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon – FC Barcelona, ​​​​2008/09)
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast – Chelsea, 2011/12)
Sadio Mane (Senegal – Liverpool 2017/18)
Mohamed Salah (Cameroon – Liverpool 2018/19)

Algerian Sofiane Feghouli, who trains in Grenoble, has had a stellar European career.


Algerian Sofiane Feghouli, who trains in Grenoble, has had a stellar European career.

Most capped players in UEFA competitions by nation*

Algeria – 66: Sofian Feghouli (Valencia, West Ham, Galatasaray)
Angola – 20: Bastos (Rostov, Lazio)
Good – 18: Babatounde Bello (Jilina)
Botswana – No
Burkina Faso – 72: Charles Kabore (Marseille, Krasnodar, Dynamo Moscow)
Burundi – 14: Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle, Glentoran)
Cameroon – 113: Samuel Eto’o (Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​​​Internazionale, Anji, Chelsea, Everton)
Green hat – 51: Stopira (Fehérvár)
Central African Republic – 25: Foxi Kethévoama (Ujpest, Kecskemét, Astana)
Chad – 23: Japhet N’Doram (Nantes, Monaco)
Comoros Islands – 57: Ben (Crvena zvezda)
Democratic Republic of the Congo – 61: Dieudonne Mbokani (Anderlecht, Standard Liege, Dynamo Kyiv, Antwerp)
Republic of the Congo – 44: Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo (Club Brugge, Rapid Wien, Celtic, Basaksehir)
Djibouti – No
Egypt – 116: Mohamed Salah (Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Roma, Liverpool)
Eswatini – No
Equatorial Guinea – 8: Juvenal Edjogo-Owono (Racing Santander, FC Santa Coloma)
Eritrea – 29: Henok Goitom (AIK Solna)
Ethiopia – 1: Benyam Demte (Skenderbeu)
Gabon – 93: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (LOSC Lille, Dortmund, Arsenal, Chelsea)
The Gambia – 38: Demba Savage (Honka, HJK Helsinki, Hacken)
Blood – 90: Samuel Kuffour (Bavaria, Roma, Livorno)
Guinea – 57: Mady Camara (Olympiacos)
Guinea-Bissau – 43: Amadou Diawara (Napoli, Roma, Anderlecht)
Ivory Coast – 102: Didier Drogba (Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)
Kenya – 33: Victor Wanyama (Celtic, Tottenham)
Lesotho – No
Liberia – 62: George Weah (Monaco, Paris, Milan)
Libya – 30 Ali Musrati (Vitória Guimarães, Braga)
Madagascar – 61: Anicet Abel (CSKA Sofia, Botev Plovdiv, Ludogorets)
Malawi – 8: Charles Petro (Sheriff)
financial – 111: Seydou Keita (Marseille, Lens, Sevilla, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Rome)
Mauritania – No
Mauritius – 4: Diallo Guidileye (AEL Limassol)
Morocco – 72: Hakim Ziyech (Heerenveen, Twente, Ajax, Chelsea)
mozambique – 35: Simão (Panathinaikos)
Namibia – 31: Collin Benjamin (Hamburg)
Niger – 24: Ali Mohamed (Beitar Jerusalem, Maccabi Haifa)
Nigeria – 81: Nwankwo Kanu (Ajax, Inter, Arsenal, Portsmouth)
Rwanda – 37: Mohamed Tchite (Standard Liège, Anderlecht, Racing Santander, Club Brugge)
Sao Tome and Principe – No

Senegalese rock Kalidou Koulibaly plays for Chelsea today


Senegalese rock Kalidou Koulibaly plays for Chelsea today

Senegal – 86: Kalidou Koulibaly (Genk, Napoli, Chelsea)
Seychelles – No
Sierra Leone – 33: Mohamed Kamara (HJK Helsinki, Partizan)
Somalia – 8: Livan Abdi (Ferencvaros, Haugesund)
South Africa – 77: Benny McCarthy (Ajax, Celta Vigo, Porto, Blackburn)
South Sudan – No
From Sudan – No
Tanzania – 42: Mbwana Samatta (Genk, Antwerp)
to go – 82: Emmanuel Adebayor (Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Basaksehir)
Tunisia – 43: Karim Haqqi (Strasbourg, Leverkusen, Hannover)
Uganda – 46: Ibrahim Sekagya (Salzburg)
Zambia – 36: Patson Daka (Salzburg, Leicester)
Zimbabwe – 41: Kosta Nhamoinesu (Sparta Praha)

*Champions Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Europa League, Intercontinental Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Intertoto Cup.

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