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Top 15 best African players in Premier League history

12. Lauren

Laureano Bisan Etamé-Mayer 

Laureano Bisan Etamé-Mayer (born 19 January 1977 in Kribi), commonly known as Lauren, is a retired Cameroonian footballer of Equatoguinean origin, who formerly played as a right back for the Cameroonian national team

Lauren was a key part of the back four in Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles side, playing 47 games across all competitions in 2003/04. The full-back spent six years in London

The former Cameroon defender arrived in England for £7.2m – then a big fee for a defender – from Mallorca, and after an injury-plagued first season, went on to replace Lee Dixon as Arsenal’s first-choice right-back.

11. Lucas Radebe

Lucas Radebe

Lucas Valeriu Ntuba Radebe OIS (born 12 April 1969) is a South African former footballer who played primarily as a centre-back. He played over 250 times without ever scoring in the league during his 11-year spell at Leeds.

He captain Leeds as they finished as high as third in the Premier League in 1999/2000, qualifying for the Champions League. Radebe received high praise from Alex Ferguson even after he turned down a move to Old Trafford



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