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Top Africa’s greatest players in the Premier League (Part 2)

5. Emanuel Eboue

The former best defender in the history of Arsenal, one of the best defenders in the English Premier League.

Founded at ASEC Mimosas, he moved to Europe to play for Belgium’s Beveren in 2002. He spent most of his career, from 2005 to 2011, with the Premier League’s Arsenal, playing 214 games – including the general match. 2006 UEFA Champions League final and scored 10 goals. He moved to Galatasaray for € 3.5 million, where he played regularly and won five domestic titles in Turkey.

Eboue is known for being a strong defender and has great combat ability even though he is only 1m74 tall, a relative height compared to the tall defenders in the Premier League.

Eboué made his international debut for Ivory Coast in 2004, eventually earning 79 in 2013. He is part of their team at five African Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cups.

In 2017, Eboue lost all his possessions because he was tricked by his wife to live together for more than 20 years. He became empty-handed and became a miss. Arsenal knows this has helped him, giving him the role of training young players.

6. Salomon Kalou

As one of the most played players for the Chelsea club. He is also the best midfielder of the Blues of all time. A midfielder with all the qualities of a high-class central midfielder. Strength, technology, speed, he all converged fully. Kalou can also play as a winger when needed. He got along with Mikel-Lampard. Became the three most terrifying midfielders in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho during 2004-2007.

At Chelsea, he has won many titles, including the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, four FA Cups and the League Cup. He moved to Lille on a free transfer in July 2012 at the end of his contract at Chelsea, where he spent two seasons before moving to Hertha for an undisclosed fee.

Being a full international for Ivory Coast since 2007, Kalou has had 97 international matches and represented his country at three World Cups, six Africa Cup of Nations and 2008 Olympics.