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Top 5 Amazing African Dribblers of All Time (Photos)

 1.Abedi Pele 

 Abedi Ayew, known professionally as Abedi Pele, is a 56-year-old retired professional footballer from Ghana who played as an attacking midfielder for Lille and the national team from Ghana. 

 

 

 

 Pelé is considered to be one of the greatest African dribblers of all time and is known for his speed, ball control, ability to pass and shoot at goal, along with the nicknames African Maestro and Maradona. 

 

 

 One of the first African players to shape European club football, Abedi Pelé began his nomadic career at Real Tamale United in Ghana in 1978.He played for various European clubs and became known in the French Ligue 1 with Lille and Marseille, where he won the UEFA Champions League in 1993, among others. 


 Abedi Pele played 73 games with the Ghanaian national team, with 33 goals, is Ghana's top scorer behind Asamoah Gyan, was part of the Ghanaian team that won the Africa Cup in 1982, a figure in the African football scene for almost a decade. His performance in the African Cup of Nations in 1992 is often cited as one of the most outstanding football achievements of a player in a single tournament. 


 He was the captain and one of the first African footballers to achieve a prominent position in the 1991 and 1992 election of FIFA World Player of the Year.He was named African Footballer of the Year three times by France Football, was the first BBC African Sports Star of the Year winner in 1992 and the African Football Confederation award twice. best player in the 1992 African Cup of Nations and man of the game in Marseille's historic victory over Milan in the 1993 UEFA Champions League final. Abedi holds the record for most appearances in the UEFA Champions League Cup finals. 

 

 

 

 2. El Hadji Diouf 

 

 El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf is a 40-year-old former Senegalese soccer player who played as a striker for Liverpool and the Senegalese national team. 

 

 

 

 Diouf's ability to defeat opponents with style, agility, body deception or sudden changes in acceleration made him one of the greatest African dribblers of all time. 


 Diouf made 69 international appearances with the Senegalese national team and scored 21 goals for his country. He was a member of the Senegalese squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and was selected for the AllStar World Cup team after taking Senegal to the quarter-finals and victories over France and Sweden.He was also part of the Senegalese team that finished runner-up at the 2002 African Cup of Nations, but was one of the players who missed a penalty in the final penalty shoot-out after losing to Cameroon. 

 

 

 

 Seventeen years ago he was included on the FIFA 100 list of the 125 best living footballers, selected by Pelé for the celebration of FIFA's 100th anniversary. Diouf has been voted African Footballer of the Year twice. 

 

 

 

 3. Gervinho 

 

 Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi, better known as Gervinho, is a 34-year-old professional footballer from the Ivory Coast who currently plays as a forward for Trabzonspor and the Ivory Coast national team. 

 

 

 

 Widely regarded as one of the greatest African dribblers of all time, Gervinho is known for his short, quick jumps in pace and sudden changes of direction. 

 

 

 

 For the Ivory Coast international, Gervinho has played more than 80 games since 2007, scoring 23 goals. He was part of the Ivory Coast teams in five African Nations Cup tournaments and two world championships. 

 

 

 

 4. Nicolas Pépé 

 

 Nicolas Pépé is a 26-year-old professional footballer from the Ivory Coast who plays as a winger for the Premier League club Arsenal and the Ivory Coast national team. 

 

 

 

 Pépé is considered one of the greatest African dribblers of all time and is known for his double free kicks, long shots, precise long pass, vision and tight ball control. 

 

 

 Pépé began his senior career at Poitiers in the Championnat de France Amateur 2.He signed for Lille four years ago and was named UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year for the 2018-2019 season. In the summer, Pépé moved to Arsenal and won the FA Cup in his first season. 

 

 

 

 He made his debut in a friendly against France for Ivory Coast in 2016 and was a national player in the African Cup of Nations in 2017 and 2019, respectively. 

 

 

 

 5. Wilfried Zaha 

 

 Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha is a 28-year-old professional footballer from the Ivory Coast who currently plays as a striker for the English club Crystal Palace and the Ivory Coast national team. 


 Zaha began his professional football career in 2011 with the Crystal Palace first team from his youth squad and moved to Manchester United three years later.After a failed 2013-2014 season at Manchester United in 2014 in one season.


6. Scara Ngobese

Former Kaizer Chiefs ( South Africa) Middlefielder.

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