Top 10 champions league greatest African winners

10) SADIO MANE
One of the key protagonist in Liverpool’s magnificent campaign, mane also played a key role in Thier Champions league success in 2019.

9) MOHAMED SALAH
Another member of the Liverpool side that won the title in 2019, Salah was influential in the final against Tottenham, netting an early penalty after mane had won a penalty.

8) ABEDI PELE
The Ghanian spent many years playing in Europe, but it was his spell at olympique de Marseille that cemented his name as one of Africa’s greatest ever players, helping Marseille to the European cup triumph in the 1992/93 campaign.

7) BRUCE GROBBELAAR
The Zimbabwean is certainly one of Africa’s most successful player’s, having won a number of trophies during his stint with Liverpool, which include six league tittles , three FA cups, and the European cup.

6) SAMMY KUFFOUR
One of the most memorable images in champions league history was Sammy kuffour crying and beating the ground in the 1999 final after Bayern Munich lost to Manchester United. However the Ghanian redeemed himself 2years later.

5) MICHEAl ESSIEN
The no-nonsense, tough-tackling midfielder was key to Chelsea’s success following the appointment of Jose mourinho in 2004, helping the club to a number of premier league and FA cups. He won the Champions league during the 2011/12 campaign.

4) NWANKWO KANU
The Nigerian played for some of euripesy top clubs , but he will undoubtedly remember his time at Ajax Amsterdam fondly , having lifted the champions league trophy during his 3 year spell at the club.

3) DIDIER DROGBA
If there is one African who has been key to one club’s success, it’s Didier drogba having joined them in 2004, the Ivorian helped transform Chelsea into a European powerhouse.

2) YAYA TOURE
The power house is fondly remembered for playing centre back for Barcelona in that final against Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo when he silenced the Portuguese superstar for the entire 90 minutes.

1) SAMUEL ETO’O
The two-time AFCON winner is without a doubt, Africa’s most decorated player in Europe, having win the champions league 3times , and league titles in la Liga and Italy too.

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