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Top 15 best African players in Premier League history

2. Yaya Toure

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983)

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City. He also played for and captained the Ivory Coast national team

After joining his older brother Kolo in Manchester City in 2010 after a successful spell at Barcelona, box-to-box midfielder Yaya began to dominate, bagging eight goals and eight assists in his first season in England.

The former Barça man established himself as something of a set-piece sensation before his City career began to peter out, and currently has over 80 City goals to his name – 24 of them coming in a majestic 2013/14 season, when he won the second of his Premier League titles.

1. Didier Drogba

Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (born 11 March 1978)

Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (born 11 March 1978) is an Ivorianprofessional footballer who plays as a striker for American club Phoenix Rising. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team.

The Ivorian struggled to win over fans at the beginning of his Chelsea career after signing from Marseille for £24m in 2004. But by the time his first spell with the Blues came to an end in 2012, the striker had notched 157 goals in 341 games and was regarded as one of the club’s greatest ever players.

After he returned to west London for a season in 2014/15, the 6ft 2in striker added a fourth Premier League title to a medal collection that also includes four FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League

Drogba goes down as one of the defining strikers of the Premier League; a big-game player who changed the way strikers of his type were thought of.


Also See: Top 10 most expensive African footballers in History



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