Top 15 best African players in Premier League history

10. Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Karim Mahrez

Riyad Karim Mahrez (born 21 February 1991) is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for English club Leicester City and the Algerian national team.

Mahrez was an integral part of the Leicester team that shocked the world by winning the Premier League in 2015/16, becoming the first player from his nation to bag a winner’s medal in England’s top flight. The PFA Player of the Year award was worthy recognition for a return of 17 goals in 37 Premier League appearances.

Late interest from Manchester City in January 2018 didn’t amount to a move away, but the Algerian will surely be a Champions League player again in 2018/19 – wherever that may be.

9. Kolo Toure

Kolo Toure

Kolo Abib Touré (born 19 March 1981) is an Ivorian former footballer. He played as a defender for Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Celtic and the Ivory Coast national team. He is currently technical assistant at Celtic as well as a member of the coaching staff for the Ivory Coast.

He holds the distinction of winning the Premier League with two different clubs. The Ivorian defender was part of the Invincibles side which went through the 2003/04 season unbeaten in the league.

After over 300 games for the Gunners, the centre-back left to enjoy spells at Manchester City – where he added his second title in 2011/12 – and Liverpool.

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