African players abroad Salah, Drogba, Mane : The 20 Greatest African players in Premier League history have been ranked

Greatest African players in Premier League history

With Mohamed Salah starring almost every week in England since the start of the season, FourFourTwo has published their ranking of the 20 greatest African Players to have played in the Premier League.

The ranking is based on the performances of the players and the impact they have had or continue to have on the English top-flight with their different clubs.

The player who comes on top of the ranking is Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah who set a new record of scoring in 9 consecutive games for Liverpool after his brace against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

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The Pharaoh is followed by Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as former Manchester City playmaker Yaya Toure ranked third.

Ex-Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham star Emmanuel Adebayor is 12th on the list while Sadio Mane sit at the fifth position.

Full ranking of The 20 Greatest African players in Premier League history

20. Peter Ndlovu

19. Steven Pienaar

18. Salomon Kalou

17. Tony Yeboah

16. Lauren

15. Lucas Radebe

14. John Obi Mikel

13. Yakubu Ayegbeni

12. Emmanuel Adebayor

11. Kolo Toure

10. Wilfried Zaha

9. Jay-Jay Okocha

8. Nwankwo Kanu

7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

6. Riyad Mahrez

5. Sadio Mané

4. Michael Essien

3. Yaya Toure

2. Didier Drogba

1. Mohamed Salah

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