5. Roger Milla – Cameroon
It would be a big mistake without Roger Milla on this list for the simple fact that he is a legend of African football, who has made great contributions to helping the continent make strides on the world football map. At the 1990 World Cup, despite being 38, Milla excelled to make Cameroon the first African team to make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Four years later, he went on to set another record when he became the oldest player to play at the World Cup soccer festival at the age of 42. In 2007, Milla was voted the Best Footballer in Europe. Africa for 50 years.
4. Abedi Pele – Ghana
The player who won the Africa Player of the Year three times is best remembered for his successful playing time with Marseille. He helped Ligue 1 Club to win the Champions League in 1993. In addition, Pele also scored 33 goals in 67 appearances for Ghana and the team won the African Championship in 1982.
3. Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon
Samuel Eto’o is the most successful African player to play in Europe with the world’s top clubs such as Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea. Along with Yaya Toure, he is also a record player with 4 times to win the Best Player in Africa. At club level, the striker nicknamed “Black Panther” won 3 La Liga championships, 2 King’s Cups, 3 Champions Leagues, 1 Serie A, 2 Italian National Cups and the national team won 2 African championships.
2. Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast
“Elephant forest” is one of the most comprehensive and best strikers in African football history. Drogba was twice voted the Best Player of the Continent. At club level, he won every title with the Stamford Bridge team as 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 1 Champions League.
In 2012, Drogba was voted the best player of all time by Chelsea. In the national team of Ivory Coast, Drogba scored 65 goals in 104 appearances and ranked 4th in the list of top scorers for this country.
1. George Weah – Liberia
George Weah is the greatest player in the history of African football. The former AC Milan striker is the only player in the continent to win the Ballon d’Or, the European Footballer of the Year and FIFA World Player of the Year.
In his illustrious career, Weah has played for Monaco, PSG, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City and Marseille. He won the Liberia, France, Italy and FA Cup championships. At the national level, he has 13 goals in 30 matches for Liberia. In 1996, George Weah was honored to receive the title of Best World Player of Africa.