Do you want to know who the top African player in the planet right now is? Football is one of the most popular sports on the planet, with millions of professional players and billions of fans.
Football is without a doubt the continent's most popular sport, and Africa is one of the sport's most important markets.
In AFCON 2022, there will be many of fantastic attacking players, but there will also be plenty of undeniable world-class goalkeepers, defenders, and midfield maestros.
While many of the elite players are from the Premier League, others come from Serie A, Ligue 1, and even the Eredivisie, as Europe sends some of its greatest players to participate.Below is a list of the best five African footballers in Europe.
1. Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian footballer who plays forward for Liverpool and the Egyptian national team. He is regarded as one of the best players in the world for his finishing, dribbling, and pace.
The 27-year-old celebrity is married with a child and has won multiple awards for his achievements.
The BBC African Footballer of the Year Award was given in 2017, the FIFA Puskas Award was given in 2018, the Premier League Golden Boot was given in 2017 and 2019, the PFA Player of the Year was given in 2018, and the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award was given in 2019.
2. Riyad Mahrez (Forward, Algeria)
Mahrez has established himself as one of Man City's most important players this season, and as the best player on the defending African champions, he might bring good attacking form to the competition. Mahrez scored a critical goal late in a 2019 AFCON semifinal, and if Algeria is to retain its title, he should play a bigger part this season.
3. Sadio Mane
Sadio Mané is a Senegalese footballer who currently plays as a winger for Liverpool in the Premier League and for the national team of Senegal. He is recognized as one of the best players in the world.
The talented Senegalese soccer player has won various accolades, including the Premier League Golden Boot in 2019, the CAF Africa's Finest IX in 2017, 2019, and 2020, and the Premier League Golden Boot in 2019.
In addition, he has 13 goals in 25 games and was voted African Player of the Year in 2020.
4. Edouard Mendy (Goalkeeper, Senegal)
For obvious reasons, offensive ability is at the top of the list, but since joining Chelsea in 2020, Edouard Mendy has established himself as one of the best Premier League players, and his qualities should be on full display in this competition.
Thanks to Mendy's efforts, Senegal has moved to the final of the 2019 competition, and they will be trying to win this time.
5. Thomas Partey (Midfielder, Ghana)
Thomas Partey has quietly evolved into one of the most valuable players in the Premier League, and his absence will be felt at Arsenal. The Gunners are reportedly exploring an agreement to cover the month he could be out. Partey is a tremendous box-to-box performer who can take Ghana all the way to the final. He has the second-most successful tackles and the third-most successful dribbles in the Arsenal squad.
Source: https://wikisouthafrica.co.za/best-african-players-in-europe/ | https://www.sportingnews.com/us/soccer/news/afcon-2022-top-10-star-players-ranking-africa-championship/161vgpbn4if5i1etayip3qhek1
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